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 2018 Breitenbush Hot Springs Contact Improvisation Jam will be March 15-23, 2018. Please visit our Breitenbush Contact Improv Jam Facebook page for more details or email us at Joint Forces Dance. Registration will open in fall, 2017; check back then for a link to the registration page. The afternoon workshops during the 2017 Jam were mainly led by Andrew Harwood (Montreal), and in 2016 by Benno Voorham (Sweden). The 2018 theme is in the works.
  • Eugene, Oregon contact improvisation jams on Fridays have been discontinued. April 21st, 2017 was the last one. There are weekly contact improvisation jams every Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00pm at 420 W. 12th Ave. (corner of Lawrence) at Xcape Dance Academy. 7:00 - 7:30pm is a Guided Warm-Up/Mini-Class followed by open contact improvisation jamming. Please visit the Eugene Contact Improv Facebook group page for more details or email us at Joint Forces Dance.
  • DanceAbility Teacher Certification Courses in 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. 1500 Euros or 1300 Euros for students and unemployed. For more details email us at DanceAbility International. (The DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in July, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal is full with a waiting list.)
  • Visit the DanceAbility Calendar for DanceAbility events, bringing people together with and without disabilities.
DanceAbility International
Joint Forces Dance Co.
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401