DanceAbility Teacher Certification

2–28 July 2023

ImPulsTanz, Alito Alessi (founder and executive director of DanceAbility) and Connie Vandarakis (Master DanceAbility Teacher), offer a four-week long DanceAbility Teacher Certification course, taking place during the ImPulsTanz Festival 2023.

  • What: how to lead mixed abilities dance, movement & theatre groups
  • Who: Alito Alessi & Connie Vandarakis
  • When: 2 July (orientation meeting at 17:00) until 28 July 2023 (final event and presentation; note: the ImPulsTanz festival takes place until 6 August 2023) 4 weeks,
    Mon – Fri, 6 hours/day, 10:00–17:30
  • Where: Arsenal G, Staatsoper Probebühe (Rehearsal Stage of the States Opera),
    Arsenal Objekt 19 (vis-á-vis Arsenal Objekt 5), 1030 Vienna
  • Costs: €1,800
  • Max. number of participants: 32 people

More than 700 people with and without disabilities have attended intensive DanceAbility Teacher Certification courses in various countries since 1996. Those trained in DanceAbility have continued to develop and expand inclusive dance communities around the world. The DanceAbility Teacher Certification addresses people, who want to teach integrated groups in movement arts or learn a model for facilitating communities that foster inclusive participation. The course covers well-defined methods and techniques for teaching, but there is not a stagnant set of rules. It is an approach to designing creative movement practices that allow anybody and everybody’s movement to emerge, thereby facilitating individual and group expression. Participants in the DanceAbility Teacher Certification course will build on their own experiences to develop appropriate materials for the continued development of the work in their own communities.


  • Foundation exercises introducing basic concepts of movement improvisation to people of all abilities based on things ALL participants can do
  • How to guide people to be aware of their potential for movement and communication
  • Integrating Contact Improvisation – inspired physicality with mixed abilities
  • Movement explorations and games for individuals, partners and small and large groups
  • Learning how to plan and teach classes for all levels and all abilities and disabilities
  • Learning to lead performance-making projects, including outdoor public space and street performances
  • Teaching language: English
  • Open Classes: In the third week of the training, Alito Alessi and Connie Vandarakis invite everybody interested, with or without disabilities, to join the Open Classes, which will be led by the student-teachers. They are free of charge.


Detailed course information and schedule DOWNLOAD
Fee, information and registration form DOWNLOAD

Please send your application including
• Curriculum Vitae
• Picture
• registration form

The registration will be considered only upon receipt of the deposit of 500 euro.

Registration deadline:
31 May 2023

(Subject to availability, registrations are evaluated on an ongoing basis)

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General information and photos on DanceAbility International and Alito Alessi HERE.

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