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2018 Events

January-March

  • Lane County, Oregon -Weekly DanceAbility classes resume January, 2018
    EUGENE Adults: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. January 18-March 8
    EUGENE Youth: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. January 18-March 8
    Eugene classes are all held at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene
    COTTAGE GROVE Combo Adults/Teens: Monday’s 5:15-6:15 p.m. January 22nd-March 12th
    Cottage Grove classes are held at the Opal Center, 513 East Main Street, Cottage Grove
    PRICES: Suggested $10 per class, and $80-$100 per 8-9 week session. No one turned away for lack of funds, thanks to generous donors. Inquire about our partial and full scholarships.
    To register for classes, please click here.

February

  • Necochea, Argentina, 19th-23rd of February, 5-Day DanceAbility Intensive, taught by DanceAbility Master Teachers Andrea Fernandez and Marina Gubbay, only in Spanish. These intensive trainings are for dance educators and others wanting immersion in the DanceAbility method.
    See also March, April, May, June, and December.

March

  • Eugene, Oregon, March 26th-30th, DanceAbility Intensive (for dance educators and others) taught by Jana Meszaros. Cost: $300. To register, please click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, March 8th, from 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Hillyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St.
    DanceAbility Open House with performances, class demo, and readings on dance by Karen Daly from her memoir, "Joy Ride". For more information, please click here. To RSVP, please, click here.

April

  • Lane County, Oregon -Weekly DanceAbility classes resume April, 2018
    EUGENE Adults: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. April 12-June 7
    EUGENE Youth: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. April 12-June 7
    Eugene classes are all held at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene
    COTTAGE GROVE Combo Adults/Teens: Monday’s 5:15-6:15 p.m. April 23-June 18
    Cottage Grove classes are held at the Opal Center, 513 East Main Street, Cottage Grove
    PRICES: Suggested $10 per class, and $80-$100 per 8-9 week session. No one turned away for lack of funds, thanks to generous donors. Inquire about our partial and full scholarships.
    To register for classes, please click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, April 17-18th, DanceAbility performances of original choreography set to the music of Augusta Read Thomas.
  • Montevideo, Uruguay, 23rd-27th of April, DanceAbility Intensive taught by founder Alito Alessi.

May

  • Trier, Germany, 16th-20th of May, DanceAbility Intensive taught by DanceAbility Master Teacher Maja Hehlen.
  • Cottage Grove, Oregon, May 25th, DanceAbility Performance at the Cottage Grove Art Walk. Opal Center from 6-8pm.
  • June

    • Columbia, South Carolina, June 11th-15th, DanceAbility Intensive taught by Alito Alessi. Intensive will be held Mon-Fri, 10:00am-5:00pm at the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance. To register, please click here.
    • Eugene, Oregon, June 1st. DanceAbility Performance at the 4th Annual Arts Alive showcase, as Kesey Square.
    • Wilsonville, Oregon, June 2nd, 1:35-2:35pm. DanceAbility Performance at the Wilsonville Festival of Arts.
    • Eugene, Oregon, June 7th, 4:30-5:30pm. In the Studio demonstration and performance at Hilyard Community Center.
    • Toronto, Ontario, June 24th-28th. DanceAbility 5-Day Intensive taught by Michelle Silagy. For more information, please see the Facebook Even Page.
    • Ashland, Oregon, June 30th. DanceAbility performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show.
    • Starting on June 26th, weekly "Movement for Memory" classes in Eugene begin! Join us every Tuesday for a low-intensity intertactive movement class for ALL people.
      Timing: Tuesdays June 26-August 14th
      11am-12pm at Lane County Farmers Market (8th & Oak)
      1pm-2pm at Hi-Fi Music Hall (7th & Willamette)
      To register click here.

    July

    • Vienna, Austria, 1st-27th, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30. Four week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will take place at ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival). For more information, please click here.
      The same Course will also happen in April, 2018 in Quito, Ecuador, or Hong Kong. There are tenative plans for possible courses in January, 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay or in June or August in North America. Please email us to indicate your interest and availability.
    • Movement for Memory classes continue through the summer. See June.
    • Cottage Grove, Oregon, July 2nd-August 20th. Weekly DanceAbility summer classes begin. Classes will be held at the Opal Center on Mondays 5:15-6:15pm. To register, please send an email to info@danceability.com

    August

    • Movement for Memory classes continue through the summer. See June.
    • Cottage Grove weekly DanceAbility classes continue. See July.

    September

    • Rome, Italy, September 3rd-28th, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00. Four week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course taught by Alito Alessi in English with translation into Italian. For more information, please click here.
    • Community Class Series at Hilyard Community Center Classes are $80 per session or $10/class drop-in rate, with full and partial scholarships available. When: Thursdays September 27th - December 6th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm ALL ARE WELCOME To register, please send an email to info@danceability.com or call us.
    • Movement for Memory at the Hilyard Community Center Thursdays at 11am beginning September 27th - December 6th ALL ARE WELCOME
    • Cottage Grove Community Classes(teens/adults) 5:15 - 6:15 on Mondays, 10 week session 10/1 - 12/3 Opal Center for Arts and Education 513 E Main St, Cottage Grove, OR 97424

    December

    • Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15th to 22nd, DanceAbility 5-Day Intensive (for dance educators and others) taught by Alito Alessi at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. To indicate interest, please email us.

    2019 Events

    Teacher Certification Courses

    • Announcing DanceAbility 2019 Teacher Certification Courses taught by Alito Alessi.
    • July 27 - August 17, Hong Kong, China
    • Febuary 4 - March 1, Montevideo, Uruguay
    • August 26 - September 20, Eugene, Oregon
    • Registration for all three opening soon! You can  call us at 1+541-357-4982 for more information.
    • More than 500 people with and without disabilities have attended intensive DanceAbility Teacher Certification courses in various countries since 1996. Those trained in the DanceAbility method have continued to develop and expand inclusive dance communities around the world. DanceAbility Teacher Certification is for people who want to teach integrated groups in dance, improvisation, and movement arts, or learn a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. The course covers well-defined methods and techniques for teaching, but there is not a stagnant set of rules. It is an approach to designing movement practices that allow anybody and everybody’s movement to emerge, thereby facilitating individual and group expression. Participants in the DanceAbility Teacher Certification course will build on their own experiences to develop appropriate materials for the continued development of the work in their own communities. An extensive log with the 60 exercises studied during the Course is provided with detailed descriptions of each exercise, and a 200-page DanceAbility Manual is also provided, with over 150 exercises detailed. If you are intersted in attending this course, please send an email to John Watson, john@danceability.com.

    2017 Events

    January

    • 'Everybody Can Dance' classes across Lane County, Oregon.
      Cottage Grove: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm from January 23 - March 13 at CG Body Studio, 28 S 6th st B, Cottage Grove, OR.
      Eugene: Youth classes: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 from January 19 - March 9 at Hilyard Community Center 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene, OR.
      Eugene: Adult classes: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 from January 19 - March 9 at Hilyard Community Center 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene, OR.

    March

    • Weekly Spring DanceAbility classes in Lane County, Oregon ran in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Springfield.

    April

    • Shanghai, China, April 27 - April 30th: Artistic Director Alito Alessi gave the keynote speech and a DanceAbility workshop at the International Dance Day celebration, and DanceAbility International premiered Alessi’s new piece, "Third Wheel" in a concert with Trisha Brown Dance Company.
    • DanceAbility Intensive, Quito, Ecuador, April 19 - April 23, $200 U.S., 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. daily. Taught by Alito Alessi in English, with translation into Spanish.
    • Presentations by Alessi about the DanceAbility method, Quito, Ecuador, April 24th, as part of U.S. State Department’s U.S. Speakers program in collaboration with World Learning.
    • Weekly DanceAbility classes continued in Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove, Oregon.

    May

    • DanceAbility Intensive, Hong Kong, May 1 - 5 with Alito Alessi, 10:00am - 5:30pm daily. Cost: 2700 HKD - HKD5000 with early bird discount till the 8th of April.
    • Weekly DanceAbility classes continued in Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove, Oregon.

    June

    • Weekly DanceAbility classes continue in Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove, Oregon. See March for session dates and details.
    • Performances, Ashland, Oregon, June 16th and June 18th: DanceAbility International will help the Oregon Shakespeare Festival celebrate the opening of their new Bricks courtyard stage in the Green Show series.

    July

    • The four-week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in July, 2017, with Alito Alessi in Lisbon, Portugal is full, but email us if you want to get on the waiting list.
    • DanceAbility will be performing at the Oregon Country Fair Dance Pavilion on Friday July 7th from 12:15-1:15 p.m. The performance is free with the purchase of Oregon Country Fair tickets. Get your tickets here!

    August

    • Four-week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday, August 6 - Friday, September 1, 2017. Approximately 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Taught by Alito Alessi in English, with translation into Greek. Tuition is 1500 euros.

    September

    • Weekly DanceAbility classes will resume in Lane County, Oregon; registration form available by emailing us. Classes will be offered in Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove. Classes are $80 for a 9-week session. Full and partial scholarships are available to all who need them, and drop-ins ($10 per class or by donation) are welcome too!
      Eugene classes are all held at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street.
      Cottage Grove Classes are all held at CG Body Studio, 28 S. 6th St., Suite B
    • SEPTEMBER CLASSES:
      EUGENE Adults 2 and 3: Thursdays, September 7th and September 21st, 10:00-11:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.
      SPRINGFIELD Youth: Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm. Please call or email to check about space availability for Mondays.

    October

    • Two-week DanceAbility Master Trainers Course, Trier, Germany, Sunday, October 1 - Saturday, October 14. Approximately 10:00am - 5:00pm with some evenings also. Taught by Alito Alessi in English. Pre-requisites: completed three or 4-week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course and at least 75 hours of DanceAbility method teaching (or equivalent).
    • OCTOBER CLASSES, Lane County, Oregon:
      EUGENE Adults 1: Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00pm beginning October 19th through December 21st.
      EUGENE Adults 2 and 3: Thursday, October 19th 10:00 – 11:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.
      EUGENE Youth: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm beginning October 19th through December 21st.
      COTTAGE GROVE: Combo Adults/Teens: Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm beginning October 23rd through December 18th.
      SPRINGFIELD: Youth: Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm Please call or email to check about space availability for Mondays.

    November

    • NOVEMBER CLASSES, Lane County, Oregon:
      EUGENE Adults 1: Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00pm, through December 21st.
      EUGENE Adults 2 and 3: Thursday, November 2nd, 16th and 30th 10:00 – 11:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.
      EUGENE Youth: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm, through December 21st.
      COTTAGE GROVE: Combo Adults/Teens: Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm beginning October 23rd through December 18th.
      SPRINGFIELD: Youth: Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm Please call or email to check about space availability for Mondays.

    December

    • Eugene, Oregon, December 7th, 7:00 p.m., Spectrum! Free performance will be held in the University of OregonTeen’s Gerlinger Annex Dougherty Dance Theatre. Please RSVP by clicking here. More information on the event can be found here.
    • Puebla, Mexico, December 13th to the 17th, Danceability Orientation taught by Alito Alessi. More details will be posted soon.
    • DECEMBER CLASSES, Lane County Oregon:
      EUGENE Adults 1: Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00pm, through December 21st.
      EUGENE Adults 2 and 3: Thursday, December 14th, 10:00 – 11:00am and 3:00-4:00pm.
      EUGENE Youth: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm, through December 21st.
      COTTAGE GROVE: Combo Adults/Teens: Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm beginning October 23rd through December 18th.
      SPRINGFIELD: Youth: Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm Please call or email to check about space availability for Mondays.

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