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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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What’s Happening

  • DanceAbility International is seeking a new full time staff person to direct Oregon programs, development, and communications. Applications are being accepted until September 25, 2015. Click here for more details: DanceAbility Job Description.
  • In Eugene, 'Everybody Can Dance' weekly teens classes will start September 17, 2015 through November 19, 2015. Taught by DanceAbility Instructor Jana Meszaros, the class will take place Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm. Registration is currently open. See our calendar for more details.
  • The next DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will be in Rome, Italy September 8-October 3rd, 2015. For more details, visit our calendar or DanceAbility Rome's website . 2016 Courses are expected to be held in Eugene, Oregon, and confirmed in July in Vienna, Austria. The second installment of the DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in Austin, Texas will be held December 7-18, 2015.
  • The European DanceAbility Conference will be 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, Market of Choice, Sizzle Pie, 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