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Photo from the Dancing Disability 2019 Open Studio. Three dancers sit next to each others, their knees bent and arms wrapped across their body. They each wear a white piece of fabric, wrapped like a bandage, on their left knee.

Application Questions

If I don't identify as having a disability or being physically different, can I apply for Dancing Disability?

Dancing Disability is intended for those who identify as having a disability or physical difference.

I am a dance artist with an invisible disability. Can I apply?

Yes! Any dance artist who identifies as having a disability is welcome to apply.

I’m a dance artist from outside of the U.S., can I apply?

Yes! If you are accepted, your travel expenses and lodging will be covered.

Participant Questions

Where will participants be housed?

Participants will receive lodging at the Luskin Conference Center. Hotel and travel arrangements will be coordinated by the Lab staff.

What are some accessible transportation options in Los Angeles?

Uber and Lyft are popular rideshare options in LA where you can request an accessible vehicle. Additionally, the following cab companies have accessibility options: L.A. Yellow CabL.A. City CabChecker Cab, and United Independent Taxi. The following website gives users an overview of public transportation options as well:

What is UCLA's current protocols for COVID-19?

The UCLA Campus has protocols and guidance to address COVID-19 prevention, vaccines, testing, exposure management and quarantine procedures.  All protocols are listed on the COVID-19 and Vaccines resources website.

All participants with the Dancing Disability lab will need to follow campus protocols and will need to wear masks indoors, provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative test verification along with photo ID, and completion of the Daily Symptom Monitoring Survey.  Campus COVID-19 protocols are subject to change and are in alignment with guidance from the California and Los Angeles County public health departments and in some cases surpass state and county requirements.

Open Studio Questions

Will the Dancing Disability Open Studio be accessible?

The public sharing of Dancing Disability will have ASL interpretation, audio description, and captioning. The public showing will be fragrance-free. Please refrain from wearing scented products such as perfumes/cologne, hair products, and scented lotions.

Please also be aware that UCLA is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Other access requests can be considered. Attendees are encouraged to make their needs known as soon as possible by contacting Dancing Disability. Glorya Kaufman Hall is ADA accessible. A map displaying accessible pathways, building entrances, and parking structures is available here:

Important Note: All guests will need to comply with current campus COVID-19 protocols.  More information will be provided closer to the date of the event.

This webpage will be updated throughout the next few months. If you have any questions not on this list, please email Dancing Disability.