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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What’s Happening

  • The 2015 Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam » will be held on March 12th - 20th.
  • The next DanceAbility┬« Teacher Certification Courses will be in Austin, Texas, and Helsinki, Finland, in 2015. The event will take place in either June or July of 2015. Details and dates will be posted soon.
  • Long time dancer Emery Blackwell, of Eugene, Oregon, is retiring from his volunteer work with DanceAbility International, after 24 years. To honor Blackwell's legacy, we have created the Emery Blackwell Legacy Fund, to help spread the joy of dance.
  • Visit the DanceAbility calendar for DanceAbility events, bringing people together with and without disabilities. DanceAbility Calendar. »

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DanceAbility International
Joint Forces Dance Co.
P.O. Box 51257
Eugene, OR 97405