Education is an important part of the work that we do at DanceAbility® International. We believe that education is a way to change people’s perceptions about disabilities, and learn new ideas about how to include all people in the arts. We are proud to offer an extensive menu of valuable educational materials, summarized below, including pictures, videos, web links, resource guides for parents and teachers, and an extensive bibliography. Please let us know about your experience with these resources, and contact us with comments and suggestions on how we can strengthen and improve our educational resources.
Our extensive bibliography will provide you with sources where you can find information about mixed-abilities dance/integrated dance, or dance and disabilities, including the history of this work, and the work of Alito throughout the world.
Dance companies in the U.S. and throughout the world who are also making important and valuable contributions to the field of mixed–abilities dance. Other resources include information and links to non-profits in the U.S. who are contributing to the arts.
An explanation and downloadable PDF of a curriculum for Youth Outreach Performances. This is helpful for teachers of students who are anticipated a DanceAbility performance or who want to include an integrated lesson in their classroom.
The DAI Press Kit is available for immediate download in English and Spanish and includes a brief history of DAI, the Artistic Director’s biography, a summary of awards received and information about DanceAbility, the method and its practice.