National Dance Week

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National Dance Week

April 18-24, 2020

All abilities welcome. FREE!

THAT’S A WRAP! Thank you so much to everybody for participating in and contributing to our first ever National Dance Week Digital. We received some truly wonderful submissions for our community dance challenge.

Here are our 2020 winners:

Grand Prize Winner - Zorb Ball

@youreapodcast on Instagram 

Runner-up - Giftcard to Mosaic

@myperfectlifecrisis on Instagram

Runner-up - Gift card to Bo & Vine

Jayanthi Raman on Facebook

Runner-up - Gift card to Party Downtown

RhoDana Janssens on Facebook

  1. 042320 West African Cultural Institute Interview

    West African Cultural Institute Interview

    West African Cultural Arts Institute is committed to sharing the joy and passion of West African culture. Read on...
  2. 042320 West African Cultural Institute Performance

    West African Cultural Institute Performance

    West African Cultural Arts Institute is committed to sharing the joy and passion of West African culture. Read on...
  3. 042220 Cynthia Gutierrez Interview video

    Cynthia Gutierrez Interview

    Artistic Director of Company Movimiento. Read on...
  4. 042220 Cynthia Gutierrez Performance video

    Cynthia Gutierrez Performance

    Holding Space/Holding Time Read on...
  5. 042120 Shannon Mockli Interview video

    Shannon Mockli Interview

    "Dance in Dialogue" interview w/Shannon Mockli Read on...
  6. 042120 Shannon Mockli Performance video

    Shannon Mockli Performance

    Eugene-based educator, artist and choreographer. "Song Me & Him Together." Read on...
  7. 041820 Michael Moloi Interview video

    Michael Moloi Interview

    Check out Michael Moloi’s response to the question of "How can dance help us navigate and creatively respond to times of change?" Read on...
  8. 041820 Gumboot Video

    Michael Moloi Gumboot & Joshua Caraco

    Gumboot dance from South Africa and Kora instrument from West Africa. Read on...
  9. 042020 Vanessa Fuller Interview video

    Vanessa Fuller Interview

    Owner/Artistic Director of Xcape Dance Academy Read on...
  10. 042420 Sara Zolbrod Improv video

    Sarah Zolbrod Performance

    Eugene Contact Improvisation Dance Read on...
  11. 042420 Lane Dance Company video

    Lane Dance Company

    A student company that is dedicated to the creation and performance of contemporary dance. Read on...
  12. 042220 Japanese Association Performance video
  13. 042120 Danceability Dance with me video

    Danceability International

    DanceAbility International’s mission is to dissolve barriers and connect people with and without disabilities through dance and movement. Read on...
  14. 042020 Darin Henry video

    Darin Henry

    Picuris Pueblo, Southern Style Fancy Dancer. Read on...
  15. 041920 Rebelle Ballet performance video

    Rebelle Ballet

    Rebelle Ballet is a volunteer performance group based out of the Rebelle Movement studio. Read on...
  16. 041920 Geordi Helmick Interview and Performance video

    Geordi Helmick - Me & My Selves

    As a dancer and a digital artist, her artwork explores relationships between technology and the body. Music by Hill, "A Forgotten Dream Returns." Read on...
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  1. 042320 Brittney Hietala Improv Workshop

    Improvisation with Brittney Hietala

    Brittney teaches a 10 minute improvisation class. Read on...
  2. 042220 DanceAbility Workshop video
  3. 042220 DanceAbility Panel video

    DanceAbility Panel on Inclusion in the Arts

    DanceAbility International hosts a 6 person panel discussion on Inclusion in the Arts. Read on...
  4. 041920  Eugene Ballet Beginning Adult Teen video

    Beginning Teen/Adult Ballet with Eugene Ballet

    Join instructor Florabelle Moses for a 15-minute beginning teen/adult ballet lesson. Read on...
  5. 041820 Woolston Workshop video
  6. 042120 Gumboot workshop video

    Gumboot Dance with Michael Tumelo Moloi

    Join Michael Tumelo Moloi to learn more about Gumboot dance. Read on...
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Brought to you by the City of Eugene with support from these local businesses. Thank you to our sponsors for making Eugene a great place to live, work and play!

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DanceAbility International logo

Special thanks to DanceAbility International for providing inclusion services and training during dance week.

History of National Dance Week: National Dance Week was formed in 1981 when a group of dance-related organizations began a strong grassroots movement to bring greater recognition to dance in the United States. National Dance Week celebrations occur throughout the nation.