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

  • Eugene Contact Improv Jam will commence this Fall beginning September 25th and running through December 18th at Hilyard Community Center, 2:45 - 4:15pm. Please visit our Contact Jam Event Page for more details or email us at Joint Forces Dance.
  • The 2016 Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam will be on March 10th - 18th. Please visit our Event Page for more details or email us at Joint Forces Dance. The 2015 Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam on March 12th - 20th went amazing! Thank you to everyone who attended as well as our wonderful teachers: Alito Alessi, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, Nora Hajos, and Ronja Ver.
  • 2016 DanceAbility Teacher Certification Courses are expected to be held in Eugene, Oregon, and confirmed in July in Vienna, Austria. For more details, visit our calendar.
  • Eugene, Oregon: Contact Improv Jams, May 1 - June 26, 2015, Fridays, 2:15 - 4:15pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Details here.
  • Long time dancer Emery Blackwell, of Eugene, Oregon, retired in late 2014, 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, so please consider donating.
  • Visit the DanceAbility Calendar for DanceAbility events, bringing people together with and without disabilities.
  • Remember to follow us on Twitter and connect with us on Facebook
DanceAbility International
Joint Forces Dance Co.
P.O. Box 51257
Eugene, OR 97405