Our Goals

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Make Dance Accessible for All

Workforce Development for Individuals with Disabilities

Improve Financial Stability for Disabled Dancers & Create More Teaching Opportunities

Develop Dance Pedagogy for Youth with Disabilities

Create More

Resources for Dance Education

Build  

Community 

Through Dance

Increase Representation of Dancers with Disabilities

Engage in Disability Advocacy

1. Make dance accessible for all bodies. 

How we do it?

- Organizing dance classes with dancers who have experience in or are interested in creating dance pedagogy that is more inclusive to a diversity of abilities. Just like our name suggests, we want to move towards making dance accessible for all bodies. However, we understand that inclusive dance classes are never a “one size fits all” as every dancer with a disability will have different capacities and needs.

Some of our classes require more dexterity in their upper arms, hands, fingers and wrists.

Some of our classes provide specific technique and options for wheelchair users.

Some of our classes provide both seated and standing movement technique. 

And some of our classes provide directions and movements that are more inclusive to a diversity of abilities. 

Click here to learn more about the different dance styles we offer and which class might be a better fit for you. If there is a class that you are interested in but does not address your access needs or if you have suggestions for how we can improve the accessibility of our classes, let us know by filling out this form.  

2. Provide more financial security for dancers with disabilities and create opportunities for them to practice their skills as dance instructors. 

How we do it?

- By providing compensation for our instructors to teach their dance classes. This is also an opportunity for them to share and expand upon their skills as professional dancers and instructors. To support us, please consider donating - it will go directly towards paying our instructors!

3. Create more resources to learn about different dance styles.

How we do it?

- Coming soon! We are working on making pre-recorded dance class videos available in different styles. 

Got any ideas for how we can make dance more accessible? Email us at info@danceforallbodies.org

4. Increase representation of disabled dancers.

How we do it?

- By bringing our inclusive, engaging and community-focused dance classes to events and workspaces. Want to schedule a class with us for your organization? Click here to learn more or fill out this form

- By sharing photos and videos of our instructors and participants on social media.

- By organizing more dance classes at an ongoing basis.

5. Develop dance pedagogy for youth with disabilities.

How we do it?

- By collaborating with our instructors who are interested in making dance classes more inclusive to youth with disabilities. We want to create dance curriculum for mixed ability classes as well as more specific dance classes for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, visual impairments as well as Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing youth. 

- Want to help us create a dance pedagogy for youth with disabilities? Email info@danceforallbodies.org with Youth Dance Pedagogy as the Subject Title. 

- Want to help us do outreach to youth with disabilities? Fill out the volunteer interest form to tell us more!

6. Create more employment and volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities. 

How we do it?

- This is something we are working on! We want to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities to work with our organization.

Want to help us achieve this goal? Consider sponsoring us. Or email info@danceforallbodies.org with suggestions for grants we can apply for, we would love to hear from you.

- Want to volunteer with us? Check out some of our available volunteer positions. 

7. Create a strong community of individuals with disabilities. 

How we do it?

We started a new Facebook group in July 2020 for our participants to connect and share resources with one another. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve this group or do a better job in building community, email info@danceforallbodies.org with subject title as "Building Community Through Dance". 

8. Increase our advocacy work in disability justice. 

How we do it?

- Coming soon:

- Creating a resource page on our website.

- Writing blogs. 

- Speaker series & interviews. 

- Workforce development & creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

- Mentorship program to connect youth with disabilities with adults. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Email: info@danceforallbodies.org

Contact: (510) 239-3789

Location: United States

 

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