Photo by Kathy Coleman
The Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company provides integrated dance classes, and is inclusive of youth with and without disabilities. Dancers aged 12-22+ have the opportunity to learn structured improvisation through DanceAbility Methodology, how to choreograph movement including creating their own solos or small ensembles, and expand their movement vocabulary through learning contemporary dance. IAVDC emphasizes individual expression of movement and building an equitable community through dance. All choreography builds on the dancers unique minds and bodies, and each dancer contributes to the choreography in their own way. Participating in Inclusive Arts Vibe is a way for young dancers to develop artistic expressions, positive identities, leadership skills, and experience a working model of social justice in the arts.
Dancers’ reasons for dancing include:
the pleasure of dance,
exercise and energy,
the fun and nice people in rehearsals,
and the feelings of happiness and pride that come from performing in front of people.
Click here to take a look at some of IAVDC’s recent performances on Vimeo.
For more information contact Artistic Director Kathy Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-358-9085 (voice)
Comments from our community:
“I am a special ed teacher and an advocate for inclusion – you are living it!” – IAVDC audience member
“It is importance to dance because it is a good way to express yourself” – IAVDC dancer
“I love that I get to dance with people I love” – IAVDC dancer