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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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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.
  • Ashland, Oregon, September 16,17,18 and September 23, 24, 25, 2016 – DanceAbility Teacher Orientation with Alito Alessi. This teacher training 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.
  • Lane County, Oregon, September, 2016 onwards: 'Everybody Can Dance' classes in Eugene and Cottage Grove: To download a registration form, please click here.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico and Washington D.C., September 9 and October 16, 2016 - "Don't Leave Me" dance performance weaves dance, music, and architecture in a celebration of equality and empowerment, and features eight professional dancers with and without disabilities. The performance and lecture is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. For details on adjunct activities in the two cities, view our Calendar.
  • Montevideo, Uruguay, October 24-28 - DanceAbility Teacher Orientation with Alito Alessi, in English with translation into Spanish. For schedule and registration details, email to hola (at) danceability .com
  • Eugene and across the USA – Join Escrip and many businesses will automatically give a percentage of your bill to DanceAbility International to help us provide more free of low-cost dance programming. For example, Eugene business participants include Market of Choice, Safeway, and many popular restaurants. 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.
  • Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska - DanceAbility earns donations when you shop with your Fred Meyer rewards card and designate us. See our Donations Page for easy sign-up details.
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DanceAbility International
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401