While Physically Integrated Dance has gained acceptance over the past 25 years, it may still be new to you. If you’re a student, scholar or dancer, we’ve collected some information below to help you research. AXIS Dance Company is recognized by the National Endowment For the Arts, and we are dedicated to promoting knowledge about this dance form in the U.S. and abroad.

If you’re a teacher, please access our AXIS Teacher’s Guide, available to educators and presenters who schedule AXIS Dance Company to conduct a youth performance, assembly, residency program or workshop.


AXIS Dance Company with consultant Debra Cash of Boston Dance Alliance, and our colleague Jo Verrent of Unlimited - the world's largest commissioning program for disabled artists (http://weareunlimited.org.uk) - have collaborated on a compendium of information for artists, educators, producers, funders and others interested in the issues of dance that includes people with disabilities. We are in the process of expanding this bibliography through work at our National and Regional Convenings. Access the bibliography and submit your own additions here.

Interviews, Articles, Blogs and more….

Company Paved Way for Physically Integrated Dance, November 17, 2011

Able-Minded: An Interview with Marc Brew, October 2011

AXIS Dance Company: Intensive Choreography, SF Gate, October 10, 2011

AXIS on So You Think You Can Dance

Essays, books and articles:  compilation for research (PDF)

Companies Like Us:  learn more about physically integrated companies all over the world

All Kids Can:  Disabilities awareness program for students of all ages

DanceHelp.com : Dance articles, tips, news, forums, listings and educational

Disability Arts Online:  A unique journal for discussion of arts and culture

Disability Etiquette: Tips on interacting with people with disabilities (publication by the United Spinal Association)

National Dissemination Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.