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DanceAbility has ongoing classes, workshops & events all over the world

What's Happening:

  • DanceAbility Teacher Certification Courses


We will be announcing our 2023 Teacher Certification class schedule in late summer.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified DanceAbility Teacher, email John at


You'll be added to our class wait list, and notified as soon as the schedule is published.


What is a Teacher Certification?

 • DanceAbility 5-Day Intensives

Take a deep dive into the DanceAbility Method of teaching inclusive dance to people with and without disabilities. You'll learn theory and teaching techniques from day one that you can use in your own dance practice. Course handbook with over 40 exercises and pages of class notes included. Stay the entire week and get a certificate of completion​​





Upcoming Classes in Eugene, Oregon


  • DanceAbility in Eugene: Adult/Teen, TBA

(This class series is on hold as we sign up teachers and confirm classroom space.)

          No dance experience necessary.

          ALL abilities and disabilities welcome!

Classes are sliding scale $80 - 100 for the full session, $10 drop-in rate, full and partial scholarships available
NOTAFLOF: no one turned away for lack of funds.

Again, email John and get on our classes waiting list! 





  • 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 or 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.


  • 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.


Classes are RESUMING
Watch This Space 
for the Latest News!

DanceAbility & Orchestra Next:
Riverfront Festival Concert Preview!

Coming Events:

  • August 17, 10:30 am  Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OR

  • September 10, 5:00 pm  Amazon Short Class and Show, Amazon Community Center, Eugene, OR

Hey everybody! DanceAbility  performed with Orchestra Next at the Eugene Riverfront Festival on Friday, July 22 at 12 noon! Thank you for coming out and supporting the work of both of these groups in their first collaboration! The 45 minute show features new choreography AND original music. Don't miss this! Don't even think about it! Next chance will be at the Springfield Public Library, Wednesday, August 17 at 10:30 AM. There might be another location in September, if so, watch this space for it!

Thanks to the Oregon Cultural Trust for their major support for this program. Also thanks to our other grantors and individual donors who made this work possible. Want to help support inclusive dance at DanceAbility? See the Home Page of this website, for details, or email John Watson at 

Current Collaborators

Hilyard Community Center

Eugene, Oregon

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Ensemble BewegGrund Trier

Trier, Germany

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Opal Arts Center

Cottage Grove, Oregon

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University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

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Delgani String Quartet

Eugene, Oregon

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Vienna International Dance Festival

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Hong Kong, China

Escuela de Roosevelt
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Montevideo, Uruguay

Centro Latino
Americano de DanceAbility
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Latin America

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