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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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Welcome

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.
  • 'Everybody Can Dance' classes across Lane County, Oregon. To download a registration form, please click here.
    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.
  • DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in July, 2017. Where: Lisbon, Portugal Dates: Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 28, 2017. Approximately 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Taught by Alito Alessi in English, with translation into Portuguese. Alito Alessi is the founder of the DanceAbility method, which connects people with and without disabilities through dance and movement improvisation. He is a world leader in the field and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his contributions to increasing diversity in dance.
  • DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in August, 2017. Where: Thessaloniki, Greece. Dates: Sunday, August 6 - Friday, September 1, 2017. Approximately 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Taught by Alito Alessi in English, with translation into Greek. (Full tuition is 1500 euros, or 1350 with early sign up.)
  • 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
USA
541.357.4982