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Our Mission

DanceAbility International’s mission is to create opportunities for people with and without disabilities to dance and move together. Our vision is that through dance and movement, people from very diverse backgrounds experience the art of being together.

The work of DanceAbility® International helps decrease
prejudice and misconceptions
about diversity in the
field of dance, and by
extension in society.

“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

  • Eugene, Oregon: Open house of "Everybody Can Dance" Teens Class on Wednesday, May 20th from 4:15 - 4:45 at the Washington Park Center, 2025 Washington St. Eugene, Oregon. Please come celebrate and observe the wonderful work our students have done! The event is free.
  • Eugene, Oregon, Friday, June 5th between 6-7 pm: First Friday dance showcase in Kesey Square FREE. Check our calendar for more details.
  • Thank you everyone who attended the Sweaty Ganesh Yoga class and the Falling Sky event on April 26th, we really appriciate your support!
  • Teens class, in Eugene, continues until May 20th, 2015. For future classes starting in September, contact us at 541-342-3273, or our email.
  • The next DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will be in Austin, Texas in two ten-day sessions - May 11-22 and December 7-18, 2015. Check our calendar for more details.
  • Another DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will be in Helsinki, Finland from June 28th - July 24th, 2015. For more details, visit our calendar or DanceAbility Finland's website .
  • The European DanceAbility Conference will be on October 29th - 31st, 2015 in Trier, Germany. Please visit their page for more information: DanceAbility Germany.
  • To get involved with DanceAbility® in Eugene, Oregon, try this DanceAbility Method-based class: Certified DanceAbility Teachers Celeste Peterson and Emery Blackwell lead a dance improvisation workshop the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. See our calendar and their website for details (go to their Arts and Culture section, as well as the Schedule and Registration sections).
  • Check out our YouTube video that gives an overview of our work, as we celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking dance.
  • In the Eugene area, there are some businesses that will automatically give a percentage of your bill to DanceAbility International! Through their participation with eScrip, Sizzle Pie, Jameson's, 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
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DanceAbility International
P.O. Box 51257
Eugene, OR 97405
USA
541.342.3273