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Our Mission

Joint Forces Dance Company’s mission is to encourage the evolution of contemporary dance and provide ways for people to connect through dance. This mission is accomplished through the work of DanceAbility International, contact improvisation workshops and events, and performances.

The work of JFDC creates inclusive communities through dance.

“I believe that DanceAbility® goes beyond movement exploration and is, for many people their first opportunity to define themselves in their own terms and see that this dance form, like their lives, has many options and possibilities.”

~Susan Sygall,

Executive Director,

Mobility International U.S.A.



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Welcome

What’s Happening

  • DanceAbility had the honor of being featured on OPB’s Emmy-award winning show, Oregon Art Beat. To watch the episode please click here.
  • Vienna, Austria, July 3rd - July 29th, 2016 - DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course, co-produced with ImPulsTanz Festival. This is a four-week, full-time training. For more information and to download a registration, please click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, August 7th – September 2nd, 2016 - DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course. In this four-week, full-time training, participants learn how to teach and lead dance, movement, and theater groups integrating all abilities and disabilities. Teachers learn to create a foundation of equality and respect among students, and to build connections and community between people through dance. To download a registration form, click here. For more information, click here or visit our Facebook page.
  • Ashland, Oregon, September 16,17,18 and September 23,24,25, 2016 – Danceability Teacher Orientation. This teacher training course provides basic DanceAbility exercises and theory for immediate application for those who want to lead movement improvisation and mixed-abilities inclusive dance. To download a registration form, click here . For more information, click here or visit our Facebook page.
  • Berkeley, California, Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Sawtooth Building 930 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California 94710 - Cost: Cost: $20 - $45 (sliding scale) - Please join Aleti Alessi for a creative movement and dance improvisation class for people of ALL disabilities and abilities. For more information, click here.
  • Veneta, Oregon, Sunday, July 10th, 2016 - Performance at the Oregon Country Fair, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Location: The new Dance Pavilion. For more information please click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - Downtown Outdoor Performance, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Location: Kesey Square, aka Broadway Plaza, Broadway and Willamette. For more information please click here.
  • Lane County, May – June, 2016 - Mark your calendar! DanceAbility Summer Performance Series. We hope you can join us this spring and summer for our inspiring trainings, performances, and events. For more details, please click here
  • Lane County, Oregon, September - June, 2016-17 'Everybody Can Dance' Youth and Adult Classes in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Junction City. Three ten week sessions – Fall, Winter, and Spring. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. More information coming soon. To download a registration form, please click here.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 9 and Washington D.C., October 16, 2016 - "Don't Leave Me" weaves dance, music, and architecture in a celebration of equality and empowerment, and features professional dancers with and without disabilities. Performances of Don't Leave Me supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Eugene and accross the USA – Join Escrip and there are some businesses that will automatically give a percentage of your bill to DanceAbility International! For example, in Eugene through their participation with eScrip, Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie, Cozmic Pizza, Maru Asian Tapas Bar, El Tapatio and others will help us provide more free or low-cost dance programming with your help! See our Donations Page for easy sign-up details.
  • Remember to follow us on Twitter and connect with us on Facebook
  • Check out our YouTube video that gives an overview of our work, as we celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking dance.
  • Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska - You can help DanceAbility earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer rewards card. See our Donations Page for easy sign-up details.
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DanceAbility International
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401
USA
541.357.4982