Education

When we first started performing, people kept asking how they could learn more about the field of physically integrated dance.  So we created a uniquely inclusive educational program that inspires and engages participants of all ages and abilities, both amateur and current or aspiring professionals. By popular demand, our education programs now encompass about 50% of our activities.

What We Do:

  • We teach dance and the art of collaboration to youth and adults of all abilities
  • We encourage looking at differences as opportunities for creative ideas and solutions, rather than as obstacles
  • We provide a fun, non-competitive, creative, physical outlet for all ages.
  • We empower youth and adults by providing inspiring role models who do what they love – no matter what!

AXIS Classes
Are you an adult who wants to have fun and move?  Check out our Dance Access classes.

Does your child or teenager have an interest in dance?  We have a number of fun and all-inclusive classes designed for disabled and non-disabled children and youth.

AXIS Professional Training Programs
Are you a person with a physical disability that is active in sports and other recreation programs, like to dance, and looking to engage in a new contact sport? Are you an aspiring dancer without a disability interested in exploring physically integrated dance?  Take one of our master classes, labs or apply for our week-long Summer Intensive.

Parents, Educators, Social & Health Providers
Do you know children who could benefit from learning about working as an artist or living with a disability? Our Dance Access/KIDS! program offers low-cost classes, teacher trainings, and performance opportunities to schools.  Our education programs operate on a “no one turned away for lack of funds” policy.  Contact us for more information.

Are you a professional dancer or choreographer who wants to push your creative and athletic abilities? Our week-long Summer Intensive will help you reach a new level of choreography, dance, and experimentation.

Are you an educator who wants to incorporate a dance program into your classroom?
We can help!  Download our Dance Access/Kids! brochure to learn more about our teacher trainings on creative dance in an inclusive setting, classroom visits, or in-school residencies.

Are you an organization who would like to offer your staff a unique training opportunity? We offer educational and training programs to any type of organization.

Fees & Availability
The fees for our services range depending on the program, number of engagements, length of engagement, number of AXIS dancers required and distance to which the company travels for the engagement. Our goal is to reach as many communities and schools as possible. If there are other schools or organizations in your area that could benefit from AXIS’ programs around the same time of your event, we often negotiate a fee based on multiple engagements within one area.  Please email us to determine the availability of the company and the Dance Access teaching team for future engagements, or call (510) 625-0110.

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