DanceAbility Latin America
el Centro Latinoamericano de DanceAbility
Quien coordina actividades de DanceAbility en Sudamérica es el Centro Latinoamericano de DanceAbility, cuyo objetivo fundamental es difundir el método en toda Latinoamerica y promover las actividades de danza inclusiva que se desarrollan en los diferentes países.
DanceAbility activities in South America are coordinated by the Latin American DanceAbility Center, whose main objective is to spread the method throughout Latin America and promote inclusive dance activities that take place in different countries.
A large donation from Marisa de Leon of Eugene, Oregon is fueling the Latin America project. Marisa, a visionary woman
born in Montevideo, Uruguay, founded Escuela Franklin Delano Roosevelt there in 1941 for children with disabilities.
She became a supporter of DanceAbility International because of her passion to expand expressive opportunities for
children. Click Here to read more about Marisa.
DanceAbility International, together with Latin American partners, envisions inclusive dance communities spreading throughout Latin America, connecting people with and without disabilities through art. Escuela Franklin Delano Roosevelt will be a major center for training.
For more information about existing integrated dance communities in Latin America, please visit the country listings below.
For more information en Español, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information em Português, please email aló@danceability.com.
Marisa’s funds are enabling DanceAbility workshops to be offered affordably all over Latin America. Scholarships to attend classes are being offered to those in need. In 2010 and beyond, month-long DanceAbility Teacher Certification courses in Uruguay and elsewhere will provide an opportunity for educators to learn the DanceAbility methods and become local leaders. The program will support the development of amateur and professional mixed-abilities performances to be showcased throughout Latin America. DanceAbility International and Latin American partners are currently working to make teaching materials available in Spanish.
We would love to hear from dance teachers and organizations in Latin America who would like to partner in expanding dance opportunites for all people. If you are interested in bringing DanceAbility to your community or region, please Click Here.