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 2017 Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam will be March 16-24, 2017. Please visit our Facebook Group Page for more details or email us at Joint Forces Dance . Registration will open in fall, 2016. The afternoon workshop during the 2016 Jam were led by Benno Voorham (Sweden), and in 2015 by Alito Alessi, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, Nora Hajos, and Ronja Ver. In 2017, we will have a theme of Rejuvenate and most likely some bodywork (massage instruction) with Alito Alessi, among other ideas and offerings. Click here for the registration form.
  • Eugene Contact Improv Jams continue every Friday at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., 2:45 - 4:15pm with a Guided Warm-Up/Mini-Class from 2:45p.m. sharp - 3:15p.m. followed by open contact improvisation jamming. Please visit our Facebook Event Page for more details or email us at Joint Forces Dance.
  • DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in July, 2017. Where: Lisbon, Portugal Dates: Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 28, 2017. Approximately 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.. Taught by Alito Alessi in English, with translation into Portuguese. DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in August, 2017. Where: Thessaloniki, Greece. Dates: Sunday, August 6 - Friday, September 1, 2017. Approximately 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Taught by Alito Alessi in English, with translation into Greek. Early Bird Discount: Sign up by October 14, 2016, and receive a 150 euro reduction in tuition. (Full tuition is 1500 euros, or 1350 with early sign up.)
  • Visit the DanceAbility Calendar for DanceAbility events, bringing people together with and without disabilities.
  • Click here to Like our Breitenbush Contact Improv Jam Facebook page.
DanceAbility International
Joint Forces Dance Co.
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401