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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Welcome

What’s Happening

  • The 2019 Breitenbush Contact Improv Jam will be held the 18th-24th of March. Prices start at $655 a person. Includes: lodging in forest cabins and vegitarian meals. For more information, contact us directly at our email. Initial deposit of $125 will go to Joint Forces Dance Co., 576 Olive St. Suite 208, Eugene, OR 97401, USA or use PayPal info@jointforcesdance.com.

    Joint Forces Dance. Please click here to register. The Spring Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam is extraordinary: the world's longest running jam in the Oregon mountains draws people from around the world.
  • Weekly Contact Improvisation Class
    When: Saturday 11:00am - 12:30pm, (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15 (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
    Where: Xcape Dance Academy,1645 Oak St., Eugene, Oregon 97401
    Cost: $65-$105 sliding scale for the 7-class series.
    Click here to register.
    About: Contact improvisation is a dance form where points of physical contact provide the focal point for movement improvisation and exploration, often practiced in pairs but possible in small groups as well. Guided exercises and explorations will help class participants develop or improve skills of deep listening, falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, comfort with solo, duet, trio, and group movement, tuning into the speed and potential of our reflexes, how to both avoid causing boundary violations and practice re-directing or rejecting dances, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. This class is suited for beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers, “recreational” and “serious” dancers alike.
    Contact: Email Sara (class teacher and organizer) at sarazolbrod@gmail.com or email Joint Forces Dance. Please visit the Eugene Contact Improv Facebook Group Page for more details.
  • Weekly Contact Improvisation Jam
    When: Every Friday 6:00-8:00p.m. (FIRST Friday of the month only: class 6-7pm, Jam 7-8pm)
    Where: Xcape Dance Academy, 1645 Oak St., Eugene, Oregon 97401
    About: The jam is hosted and basic instruction is offered by a rotating cast of members of the Eugene Contact Collective
    For more information contact Sara at: sarazolbrod@gmail.com
    Visit Eugene Contact Improv for details.
  • 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
USA
541.357.4982