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DanceAbility® Events Calendar

2016 Events

January

  • Eugene, Oregon - Join us for a free screening and discussion of "Afternoon of a Faun.” Friday, January 8th 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Blue Door Theatre, Lane Community College 4000 East 30th Ave. Eugene, OR 97405. Ragazzino Performance Hall Building. For more information about this exciting movie, please visit afternoonofafaun.com.
  • Eugene, Oregon, January 14 - March 17, 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Classes. Thursdays at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard st. Eugene, Oregon, 97405. Youth 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Adult 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.
  • Cottage Grove, Oregon, January 11 - March 14th, 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Class. Mondays at the Opal Center, 513 Main Street, Cottage Grove, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.
  • Junction City, Oregon, January 11 - March 14th, 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Class. Every Saturday. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. If you are interested please send us an email.

February

  • Eugene, Oregon, February 4th, 2016 - DanceAbility will have the honor of being featured on OPB’s Emmy-award winning show, Oregon Art Beat. It is our pleasure to invite you to a viewing party and celebration of our new downtown office. Please join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 576 Olive Street, Suite 208. The Art Beat segment will air at 8:00 p.m. Wine, Beer and Pizza will be served. Limited seating; please RSVP by calling 541-357-4982 or by email. If you can’t make the event, be sure to tune in at home at 8:00 p.m. to OPB.
  • Lane County, Oregon, January - March 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Classes in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Junction City continue. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here.

March

  • Eugene, Oregon, March 3rd, 2016 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Please join us for an inspiring demonstration from our Everybody Can Dance teen program. Celebrate with local teens across a full spectrum of abilities and disabilities as they enjoy the art of dancing together. Free, Location: Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, Oregon.
  • Portland, Oregon, March 21 - March 25, 2016 - 5 Day 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.
  • Join us on March 22, as Alito Alessi, world renowned choreographer and founder of DanceAbility International, will be giving a talk about the importance of increased inclusiveness in dance. The free talk and video presentation will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Conduit Dance, 2505 SE 11th Avenue #120, Portland, OR 97202. For more information, click here or visit our Facebook page.
  • Eugene, Oregon, March 31 - June 2, 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Classes. Thursdays at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard st. Eugene, Oregon, 97405. Youth 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Adult 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.
  • Cottage Grove, Oregon, March 28 - June 6, 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Class. Mondays at the Opal Center, 513 Main Street, Cottage Grove, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.
  • Junction City, Oregon, April 1 - June 4, 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Class. Every Saturday. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.

April

  • Lane County, Oregon, March - June 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Classes in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Junction City continue. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.

May

  • Lane County, Oregon, March - June 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Classes in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Junction City continue. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.
  • Florence, Oregon, May - Talk and Video Presentation - Thursday, May 26, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Dance/Creative Movement Workshop - Saturday, May 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Siuslaw Public Library. Free to the Public. For more information, click here.

June

  • Lane County, Oregon, March - June 2016 - "Everybody Can Dance" Youth and Adult Classes in Eugene, Cottage Grove, and Junction City continue. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. For more information, please click here. To download a registration form, click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, June 2, 2016 - "In the Studio" with DanceAbility - Thursday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Hilyard Community Center. Please join us for an inspiring performance along with a demonstration of our “Everyone Can Dance” teen’s program. For more information, click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, Friday, June 3rd, 2016 - Arts Alive, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. DanceAbility International will present two pieces within this variety show of dance and music. It is in conjunction with First Friday ArtWalk. Location: Kesey Square, aka Broadway Plaza, Broadway and Willamette.
  • Florence, Oregon, June 10, 2016 - "Dont Leave Me" weaves dance, music, and architecture in a celebration of equality and empowerment, and features professional dancers with and without disabilities. For more information, click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, June 13 - June 17, 2016 - 5 Day 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.
  • Eugene, Oregon, June 15, 2016 - Talk and Video Presentation Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Alito Alessi will speak about mixed-abilities dance and the value of creating an all-inclusive experience, and share award-winning videos about the DanceAbility method and of choreographed work featuring dancers with and without disabilities. Presented in conjunction with the ARC of Lane County. Free. Location: 576 Olive Street, Suite 208, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Ashland, Oregon, June 22 and 23, 2016 –Green Show, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. DanceAbility International will perform several pieces, including special performances choreographed by Alito Alessi and featuring Emery Blackwell. For more information please click here.
  • Ashland, Oregon - Thursday, June 23rd, during the day sometime -- TIME AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED -- Alito Alessi will hold a talk about the DanceAbility method and about the DanceAbility Teacher Orientation which will happen in Ashland during two weekends in September.

July

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eugene, Oregon, Sunday, July 24,2016 - Performance at the Lane County Fair, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Location: Lane County Fairground (796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR) For more information please click here.
  • Eugene, Oregon, July 30, 2016 – Performance at the Children’s Festival, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Location: Island Park (200 West B Street, Springfield)

August

  • 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.

September

  • Eugene, Oregon - DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course continues until the September 2nd, 2016.
  • Eugene, Oregon, Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Club de Arte para Mamás, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene)
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 – Alito Alessi leads master classes in the Dance Department at the University of New Mexico for registered students.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, Thursday, September 8th, 2016 - “Feel the Force” lecture by Alito Alessi and Frances Bronet, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Lecture on set and space design in “Don’t Leave Me” and beyond. George Pearl Hall Auditorium, University of New Mexico, 2401 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Presented by School of Architecture and Planning, info at 505-277-5885.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, September 9th, 2016 – Envisioning Inclusive Dance 2016 Regional Convening, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Southwest and Mountain States Regional Convening for dancers with and without disabilities. Alessi and DanceAbility Intl. dancers will participate. Keshet Dance Studio, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. To register, please click here.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, September 9th, 2016 - Dont Leave Me dance performance by DanceAbility International weaves dance, music, and architecture in a celebration of equality and empowerment, and features eight professional dancers with and without disabilities. 7:00 p.m. Keshet Dance Studio, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Performance and Lecture supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. For tickets please click here.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, Saturday, September 10th, 2016 - Open DanceAbility Class for dancers of all abilities with Alito Alessi, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Also, Master Class + Extended Teacher/Educator workshop on the DanceAbility method with Alito Alessi, 12:30 - 6:30 p. m. Keshet Dance Studio, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. To register please click here.
  • Lane County, Oregon, September - June, 2016-17 Everybody Can Dance Youth and Adult Classes in Eugene and Cottage Grove. Three ten week sessions – Fall, Winter, and Spring. New participants are welcome, as are adult volunteers. To download a registration form, please click here.

October

  • Corvallis, Oregon, Friday, October 7th, 2016 – DanceAbility International performs during the opening plenary session of the Oregon Arts Summit. More info at OregonArtsSummit.com.
  • Washington, D.C., Saturday, October 15th, 2016 – Diverse Dance class with Dance Exchange, and DanceAbility Class with Alito Alessi, 10:30 – 5:30p.m. Details to be announced. Location: Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912. Info: 301-270-6700
  • Washington, D.C., Sunday, October 16th, 2016 – Don’t Leave Me dance/space performance by DanceAbility International (directed by Alito Alessi and Frances Bronet) weaves dance, music, and architecture in a celebration of equality and empowerment, and features eight professional dancers with and without disabilities. 6:00 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Performance and lecture supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts and Oregon Arts Commission.
  • Washington, D.C., Monday, October 16th, 2016 – “Feel the Force” lecture by Alito Alessi and Frances Bronet, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Lecture on set and space design in “Don’t Leave Me” and beyond. Free and open to the public; presented by School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, (301)405-6286. ALSO: Alito Alessi leads master classes in the Dance Department at the University of Maryland for registered students (which continue Oct. 17th), and hosts an evening contact improvisation jam there.
  • Tampa, Florida, Thursday, October 20th - 22nd – Alito Alessi presents master classes at “A New Definition of Dance”/ “Integrated Dance: Creating our Future, Merging Our Strengths” conference at University of South Florida. Info at www.vsafl.org.
  • Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, October 26th - Oct. 30th – Alito Alessi teaches a DanceAbility Teacher Orientation Course, 9a.m. – 3:00p.m. daily, Casarrodante Studio. English, with Spanish translation. Approximately $250, details to be announced soon.
  • Upcoming Teacher Orientation in Germany. Date: First Weekend: Friday, October 28 - Saturday, October 30th and Second Weekend: Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11, 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. Where: Trier, Germany, with Maja Hehlen. Taught in German only, unless non-German speakers register. www.danceability.de for more information.

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