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“DanceAbilty woke up my mind, my senses, my skin, it opened my pores and my heart – it made me alive.”

∼Carina Kocher, Austria

Dancer, Choreographer,

Certified DanceAbility Teacher

“It was so good to have that work with you, to move in so many ways and not to be criticized for it. Usually, I’m asked to barely move, so nothing can happen and people feel comfortable. With you, I could move and nobody (almost...) was afraid. Everything upside down. Who’s up, who’s down? ”

~Daniela of Vienna,

Workshop Participant

DanceAbility in Europe


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Connecting with the DanceAbility Method in Europe

You can see a list of Certified DanceAbility Teachers by clicking here.

In 2017, there will a DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in July in Lisbon, Portugal, and another, separate one in August in Thessaloniki, Greece. See our Calendar for details.

Besides the main DanceAbility International FaceBook page, there is a DanceAbility Europe Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/danceabilityeurope »


DanceAbility Association and A.D.A.M., Vienna

Carina Kocher and Vera Rebl founded the DanceAbility Association in Vienna in 2006 after receiving DanceAbility training from Alito ».They offer weekly classes and several weekend workshops, which end in performances. They also perform the Street Parade, “Awaiting Spring.” They founded the performance group Austrian DanceAbility Movement, known as A.D.A.M., which performs inclusive dance pieces for theatres.

click here to email Carina and Vera in German or English»

Visit the DanceAbility Association in Vienna at www.danceability.at » (English and German language site).

ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival), Vienna

Every summer, thousands of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers from all over the world come together for five weeks in one city. Alito has been teaching at ImPulsTanz for over ten years. ImPulsTanz was one of the first major contemporary dance festivals to integrate mixed-abilities dance and has also produced two DanceAbility Teacher Certification courses in 2006 and 2007.

You can visit the festival website here: www.impulstanz.com » (English and German language site).


There are DanceAbility teachers in Cyprus. To email DAI for more information, click here ».

In 1998 and 1999 Alito Alessi and assistants led workshops and performances in three special education schools. The success with the children involved led the Youth Board and the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture to expand the project to all special education schools throughout Cyprus.


Alito taught short DanceAbility method workshops in Finland several times between 1990 and 2006, in Helsinki, Oulu, and Kirkkonummi. DanceAbility Finland ry (DAF) was established in 2008 to promote inclusive dance nationally. DAF organized four-week DanceAbility Teacher Certification Courses in Finland in 2009 and 2015. There are 23 Certified DanceAbility Teachers in Finland.

To email DAF in English or Finnish, click here»

Also visit: www.danceabilityfinland.com » (Finnish/English language site).


BewegGrund, Trier

To email Maja Hehlen and BewegGrund in German or English, click here»

Also visit: www.beweggrund.de » (German language site with some English).

Marina Idaczyk, Trier

To visit Marina Idaczyk, Trier, Germany, see: www.danceability.de » (German language site).

More Information for Germany

There are also other DanceAbility teachers in Germany. For more information click here to email DanceAbility International ».

Greece, the Netherlands, and Switzerland

We have DanceAbility teachers in each of these countries. To email DanceAbility International for more information, click here ».

See our Calendar for information about the August, 2017 DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in Thessaloniki, Greece.


The following people and groups are active in mixed-abilities dance in Italy. All of them have participated in DanceAbility trainings.

L’Associazione il Cortile/ContactArt in Milan

Click here to contact Laura Banfi in English or Italian», founder of Il Cortile and certified DanceAbility teacher or visit: www.ilcortile.net/danceability.html » (Italian language site).

Danza Senza Limiti (Dreamtime Festival)

For more information, please contact Paola Banone», Artistic Director of Dreamtime Festival. Also be sure to check out this website».
You can write to her at this address:
Associazione Culturale Vi.d.A. Viaggiatori dell Anima
Via G. Murat 76 20159 Milano, Italy
You can also call: +39 026070619

Associazione Cultural Onlus Ottavo Giorno in Padova (Padua)

Ottavo Giorno is one of the main promoters of Danceability in Veneto and in Northern Italy. The mission of this inclusive dance association founded in 1997 is to carry out dance and theatrical projects which foster the integration of able and disabled artists on stage. Ottavo Giorno promotes DanceAbility and dance and drama workshops for mixed–abilities groups. They also bring DanceAbility workshops to schools both for pupils and teachers, with the desire to spread the ideas of an integrated–oriented culture. There are also two artist groups, Gruppo di Teatro Integrato, and Le Peschenoci.

Click here to contact Marina Giacometti of Ottavo Giorno», a certified DanceAbility teacher
You can also visit: www.ottavogiorno.com/italiano/laboratori/danceability » (Italian language site).

Fuori Contesto

For more information, please contact Emilia Martinelli, a certified DanceAbility teacher whose workshops are supported by Rome Municipal Administration and the Lazio Region. Also visit Fuori Contestos www.fuoricontesto.it/home/ for more information about upcoming events and festivals.

Pierluigi Zonzin, Schio

Click here to email Pierluigi Zonzin in Italian», a certified DanceAbility teacher in Schio.


See our Calendar for information about the July, 2017 DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in Lisbon, Portugal.

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