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DanceAbility® 5-Day Intensive, 2018, Eugene, Oregon - Event Registration
Learn how to lead dance and movement improvisation with people OF all abilities and disabilities, from DanceAbility method Master Teacher, Jana Meszaros.

Event Timing: Monday, March 26, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018
The Course will run approximately 10:00 – 5:00 each day, with an 1.5 hr lunch break.

We are approaching our limit of 22 participants! Please call before proceeding with application process. Alternatively you may complete application, but please know that we may not be able to fit you in.
If we can't find you a spot in the Eugene Intensive, we are having an upcoming Intensive during June in South Carolina which still has available slots.
For details on the South Carolina Intensive, click here:

Course Details:

5-Day DanceAbility Intensives teach basic DanceAbility exercises and theory for immediate application by dance educators, teachers, therapists, and dancers, who want to share movement improvisation and/or mixed-abilities inclusive dance in their communities. Participants learn how to present the DanceAbility® method of inclusive dance—a comprehensive approach based on structured movement improvisation. This method is an ideal way for people without disabilities and with various mental and physical abilities to meet on common ground where creativity is based on equality, not on specific skills. DanceAbility dissolves barriers between disabled and able-bodied people and facilitates deep, meaningful communication among practitioners. Inclusive dance helps people from very diverse backgrounds experience the art of being together. The course is open to dance educators and anyone who wants to teach inclusive dance, or who is interested in an immersion in the DanceAbility® method. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a teaching guide (DanceAbility handbook) with over 40 exercises and detailed notes from each day’s material. While many who take these intensives are professionals, non-professionals and people with no prior dance experience are also welcome. The DanceAbility method has been developed over 30 years, by Eugene dance artist Alito Alessi. He has been recognized as a Guggenheim Fellow for this work and his dance company has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts awards and other major recognitions.

The training includes:
•Foundation concepts and exercises of movement improvisation for people of all abilities and disabilities, based on things that all participants can do
• How to guide people to be aware of their potential for movement and for communication
• Dance/movement explorations for individuals, partners, and small and large groups that encourage EVERYbody's expression and non-verbal communication
• How to foster leadership and support in groups that include diverse mental disabilities
• How to work with adults and children
•Teaching physicality and touch (inspired largely by Contact Improvisation)

Course Teacher Jana Meszaros is a Certified DanceAbility Teacher (2015) and DanceAbility Master (2017) under the mentorship of Alito Alessi. She is a Contributing Choreographer and Rehearsal Director for DanceAbility International. An independent designer, performer and musician, she captains Joint Forces Dance Company and is the lead DanceAbility teacher in Lane County.

Event Address: Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, Oregon 97405

Contact us at:
DanceAbility international
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401 USA
1-541-357-4982 (Pacific Standard Time)

We will review your application and notify you of your acceptance within one week of completing this form.

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