Ongoing Jams/Classes — local classes and jams – "regularly scheduled dancing"
Buenos Aires , Argentina

Tuesday – Thursday – Friday – Sunday
Martes – Jueves – Viernes – Domingo


Jams Semanales en Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires, Villa Mitre , Argentina

Bailar con la gravedad, la masa, la inercia y el momentum. Conectase con uno mismo , los otros y el espacio. Entrenar los caminos orgánicos para caer y volar. Activar o inhibir reflejos. Estar presentes, estar alertas.

En las clases se trabajan principios y habilidades del CI como rolar, espiralar, ceder, alcanzar, pesar, contrapesar, balancear, sostener, suspender, caer, saltar. Para todos los niveles de experiencia. Principiantes y mentes de principiante, bienvenidos.

Gratuita / Free

Lunes 18 a 20hs.
Caracas 1249 (esquina Av. Gaona)

CONTACT: Laura Barceló, +54911 43009577, ,
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Buenos Aires, San Telmo , Argentina

Espacio para la práctica libre, entrenamiento e investigación de Contact Improvisación donde cada uno sigue su propio interés de movimiento y expresión. El límite es la libertad y seguridad de todos. El desafío, la co-creación.

Space for Contact Improvisation free practice, training and research where each participant follows their own interest in movement and expression. The limits is everyone’s freedom and safety. The challenge is co-creation.



CONTACT: Laura Barceló, +5411 43009577, ,
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CABA, Ciudad Autonoma Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina

Roseti 101
- chacarita –
– Buenos Aires


Jueves de 22 a 24hs

- 2017 -

CONTACT: Joaquin Gallelli, +541165699715, ,
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Jam de Contact Improvisación
Crespo 1580, Rosario, Santa Fe 2000, Argentina

Open space time to dance into Contact Improvisación state.

30 pesos

Sundays 20 a 23 hs.

CONTACT: autarco arfini
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Contact Improvisation Classes
Pte Roca 417, Rosario , Santa Fe 2000, Argentina

Cultivaremos un estado de “estar presentes”, buscando cómo movernos con menos esfuerzo aprovechando el “momentum”, la inercia, rolando, espiralando.Exploraremos cómo encontrar el soporte interno de nuestro movimiento para encontrarnos luego con otros.

$140 per month

Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30 AM and from 3 to 5 PM
Thrusday 3:30 to 5:30 PM

CONTACT: Natalia Perez, 54-341-153-139301/4243293,
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Contact Improvisation Classes
Ituzaingo 1575 1ro g, Rosario , Santa Fe , Argentina

We will explore the fluid movement rolling, sliding, entering and going out of the floor, flying, moving in contact with others, improvise together…

$100 per month

Thursday 3:30 pm and 6 pm
Thuesday 4 pm
Wednesday 2 pm

CONTACT: Natalia Perez, 0341-153139301,
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Lvl 1, 16-20 William Street, Balaclava, VIC 3183, Australia

Classes are open to all levels of experience and will include playful explorations of general embodiment through movement, dancing states for improvisation & fundamental Contact Improvisation skills.
Participants should expect to feel invigorated, yet relaxed, with an increased sense of body awareness and integration.

Joey Lehrer is an improvisational performance artist, movement teacher and somatic practitioner. He is a respected teacher, writer and performer of the CI form – having taught extensively across Australia and New Zealand. Joey enjoys creating a sense of playful focus, a space for exploration and fun, where improvisation does not get lost in concepts or skill.

Contact me for more details about upcoming workshop series.

CONTACT: Joey Lehrer, +61 403 167 584, ,
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Melbourne Contact Improvisation Jam
Cecil Street Studio, 66 Cecil Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Australia

The Melbourne CI jam has been dancing almost a decade and a half. With its first few years at the Victorian College of the Arts, the jam has resided the majority of its time at Cecil Street Studio.

The Melbourne Jam welcomes all levels of CI experience and abilities, including absolute beginners. Generally, there is an open structure, with no led warm-ups, but there are jam regulars available to offer some guidance if needed, however…
The first jam of the month has a lead intro from one of the jam regulars, to help people along. Ideal for beginners. Lead intro goes from 6 – 7 pm.

If you are passing through town be sure to stop in!


Every Tuesday night, 6 – 8pm; often with a drink and, maybe, a bite to eat afterwards.

CONTACT: Joey Lehrer, +61 403 167 584,
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Alejandro's CI Classes
Several locations, (please email for details), Sydney, Australia

Contact Improvisation tuition, workshops, masterclasses and jams.
For up-to-date information about classes and jams in Sydney, please visit:

You can also contact Alejandro directly:
Phone: +61401340093

Alejandro Rolandi is a visual and performing artist, originally from Buenos Aries Argentina. He has practiced Contact Improvisation for over 15 years and has been teaching in Sydney since 2002. Alejandro has hosted, attended and organised several workshops around the world, working with many international artists. He has taught Contact Improvisation for local and international companies, including Legs on the Wall, Stalker Theatre, Zen Zen Zo, Shaun Parker, Kate Championʼs Force Majeure and The Lasalle College (Singapore). He teaches regularly at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), ACPE and the University of NSW.
Alejandro has also trained in physical and aerial theatre and is the director of Strings Attached Physical Theatre Company (
Alejandro’s classes are always fun and challenging, with a technical focus but also driven by imagery and inspirational somatic descriptions. His attention to physical and emotional safety, provides the students with the perfect environment for personal growth.

Please email for information about coming classes and masterclass/workshops in 2011 and early 2012

CONTACT: Alejandro Rolandi, +61401340093,
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Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston St, Annandale, Sydney, NSW 2038, Australia

Formed in 2010 the Sydney Sunday Jam is running strong.

The jam has an open structure, with self directed warm-ups.

All levels of CI experience and abilities are welcome.

We recommend beginners attend at least one class before coming to the Jam.

We also often have live musicians playing for us, so if you happen to be in Sydney drop by!


Every Sunday, 11am-1pm;

CONTACT: Robyn Seiboth, +61 409 991 633, ,
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Coronation Hall, Newtown, 95 Lennox Street, Newtown, Sydney, NSW 2040, Australia

Thursday CI Class 6.30-7.45pm CI Jam Thursday 7.45 – 8.45.

All skill levels are welcome from beginners to advanced for more information go to the CI in Sydney Facebook page.

Although Monday CI is resting at the moment more about Robyn Seiboth as a teacher of CI & facilitator of workshops and masterclasses can be found at
Check out previous classes on my website and blog

For current listing go to Facebook. Contact Improvisation in Sydney

Thursday CI Class 6.30-7.45pm CI Jam Thursday 7.45 – 8.45.

CONTACT: Robyn Seiboth, +61 409 991 633, ,
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CONTACTUS - Contact Improvisation Salzburg: Jam & Class
Tanzhouse Studio, ARGE Kultur, Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Straße 5, 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg , Austria

Contactus offers a space for experiencing contact improvisation for all levels in salzburg.
a weekly class led by different teachers offers the possibility to get to know various aspects of CI, exploring and sharing ideas.
after the class there is a jam, warm up starts at 19.30
live music jams!

Jam: 4 Euro
Class: 9,50 / 8,00 Euro

weekly Class & Jam at Tanzhouse Studio / ARGE Kultur Nonntal / Salzburg
every Monday:
18.00 – 19.30 class // 19.30 – 22.00 Jam

CONTACT: Kathrin Pichler,
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CI Jam Graz, Austria
"Probehaus", Orpheumgasse 11, Graz, Steiermark / Styria , Austria

Contact Improvisation jam in Graz EVERY sunday (including holidays)19.30 – 22.00

Preis, cost: none

open jam, sometimes guest teachers

CONTACT: Ulrich Schedler,
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Innsbruck - Tirol Sunday- Jam and Workshop
Valiergasse 15, Innsbruck, TIROL 6020 , Austria


6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

20,00 Euro

from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. workshop all levels
from 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. open jam

CONTACT: Ulli Huter,
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last friday jam on tour
different location contact me, Klagenfurt, carinthia , Austria

Contact Impro Jam every month on last friday. it happens on different places in the south part of Austria. pleace contact for more info.

5 Euro

start 19.00 to open end

CONTACT: Niki Meixner, 043650/6143770,
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Ongoing classes in LIEGE
Rue Matthieu Polain, 4, Liege 4020, Belgium


50€ for 5 classes

On Tuesdays : Feb 24th, March 10th,17th,24th,31st
On Mondays : Mai 4th,11th,18th, June 1st, 8th

CONTACT: Sarah Guilleux,
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Jams and Classes
Brussels, Brussels Capital , Belgium

Brussels, Belgium
For information on classes and jams
Please visit our local website and facebook:
Welcome all dancers, improvisers, actors, performers, martial artists.

Contact: Cie Tommy Russo /Flywheel
Dance, performance, improvisation, instant composition
0032 (0)484 738 771


Jam last sunday of each month

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Jam in Liège-Belgium
Rue Matthieu Polain, 4, liege, liege 4020, Belgium

Jam in l’AN VERT, rue Matthieu Polain, 4 -4020 LIEGE


Tuesday 27th January 2015
Thursday 18th June 2015

CONTACT: sarah cilou, 32474885170,
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Contact Impro Taller y Jam
Kasa Muyu, Manzanilla 8, Cochabamba, Cochabamba , Bolivia

A jam with a introduction before, open for everyone/
Una jam con introducción antes, abierto para todxs


Tuesdays/martes 19:00

CONTACT: emka* Sternchen, +591 76425475,
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Espaço Corpo Seguro, Rua Camuirano, 76/203 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22270-020, Brazil

Special aproach of Fernando Neder, with Organic Music, make this class a unique experience, alowing all to taste improvisation with body, voice and soul.

one class a week = 60 reais (30 dollars) per month
two classes a week = 110 reais (55 dollars) per month
loose class = 25 reais (12 dollars)

tuesday at 11 AM
thursday at 7:30 PM
small jam every thursday, from 9 PM on.

CONTACT: Fernando Neder, (** 55 21) 22662579, ,
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Espaço Corpo Seguro, Rua Camuirano, 76/203 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22270-020, Brazil

Monthly Jam at Rio de Janeiro, with live and Organic Music, drugs and alcohol free.

free contribution

first saturday of each month. from 20 h. to midnight.

CONTACT: Fernando Neder, (**21 55) 22662579, ,
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Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, 1514 - 4th Street, S.W., Calgary, Alberta , Canada

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and Contact Improv Calgary present:


The only weekly jam in Calgary. Come and join our growing community!

Please e-mail Margarita at for more information about location and possible time changes.

pay what you can

Every Sunday 7pm-9pm

CONTACT: Margarita Kozhevnikova, ,
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Mile Zero Dance, 10816-95 Street, Edmonton, Alberta , Canada

Taught by Gerry Morita. All levels of experience are welcome.

$100 for 10-Class MZD Card which can be used for various classes
$15 Regular drop in
$12 MZD Member drop in
$15 Annual Memberships

Mondays 7-9pm

CONTACT: Theresa Dextrase, ,
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Studio Fleur d'asphalte, 6847 rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal, QC H2S 2M7, Canada

thematic contact improvisation jams
led by Marie-Josée Vaillancourt and others


Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Check Facebook group “Association Contact Improvisation – A.C.I.” for confirmation.

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UQAM – Department of Dance, 840 rue Cherrier, studio 4110 (métro Sherbrooke), Montreal, Quebec H2L 1H6, Canada

Every Sunday, ACI Montreal offers a Contact Improvisation Jam at UQAM.
Come to meet our community and share the dance with us! There is an all-level class just before the jam.

Location changing from 16 September 2018 – Studio 303, 372 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest. See for details.

5 $ / jam
15 $ / class+jam

Class: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (September to May)
Jam: 12:00 to 2:30 pm (All year long!)

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Monday Night Jam
The Moving Centre, 533 Baker St. upstairs, Nelson, BC , Canada

Open Jam
Every Monday Night
Drop-in if you are passing through town!


Mondays 7:30-9:00pm

CONTACT: Judy Katz, 250-352-3319,
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Arts Court - ODD Studio "B" (Courtroom) - 2nd Floor, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario , Canada

Ottawa’s only contact improvisation dance jam! All are welcome!

Follow the link for details.

Follow the link for details.

CONTACT: Ian! D. Allen, 613-235-6216, ,
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Often held in Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario , Canada

ORCJ: The annual Ontario Region Contact Improvisation Dance Jam.

Inexpensive. Billeting can be arranged.
See the web page for details.

See the web page for details. Often held the three days of Easter weekend in Toronto.

CONTACT: Ian! Allen, See the web page., ,
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805 Doverdourt Rd, (Third Floor Penthouse Ballroom), Toronto, Ontario , Canada

WHAT:Learn and practice the art of contact dance

$10 – Class only (does not inlcude Jam),
$15 – Class and Jam,
$10 – Jam only (sliding scale)

Every Wednesday or the year
- 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- 7:00 PM to 8:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC DURING THE JAM from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, ,
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805 Dovercourt Road, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Happening every Sunday, since 1978.
Co-Directors: John Oswald and Pam Johnson

New schedule – effective January 10, 2016

– includes the class, and open dance jam (running until 1:30pm)

  • Doors open: 10:30am
  • Class: 10:45-11:45am
    (offered every week)
  • Jam transition time: 11:45am-12:00pm
  • Open Dance Jam: 12:00-1:30pm
CONTACT: Pam Johnson, ,
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Western Front Lodge, 303 East Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC , Canada

For nearly 30 years EDAM (experimental dance and music) has facilitated space for contact improvisation jams in its bright, spacious studio. The sprung floor is without a doubt one of the warmest, softest and friendliest in North America.

Classes: $10
Jams: still only $2!!!

JAMS: First and Third Sunday of the month. 7 pm to 9 pm
CLASSES: Weekdays with Peter Bingham (10 to noon)
Sundays with Anne Cooper (noon to two)
Be Sure to Check the website for schedule!

CONTACT: EDAM STUDIO, six zero four 876-9559, ,
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303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC , Canada

Olivia’s classes offer an opportunity to develop Contact Improvisation (CI) techniques that will both foster the dancing of beginners and satisfy the hunger of more advanced practitioners.

Class will begin with a guided warm-up to deepen awareness of ourselves in relationship to gravity by sensing the balance between tension and ease. Developmental movement principles such as yielding, head-tail connection, and push patterns will be considered to facilitate pathways that move us in and out of the floor with ease and efficiency. We will travel through space utilizing “scores of limitation” to create opportunities to unlearn habitual patterning to enrich the possibilities of our dancing.

As we begin to improvise together we will discover the innate physics in our movements, using gravity as a tool rather than a hindrance. Similarly, by learning to gently pour our weight we notice how timing can allow for easeful movements. We will consider the notion of physical empathy, exploring how we can make ourselves light and supportive in surrendering to weight flow and counterbalance.

Teacher bio:
Olivia Shaffer is an independent performer, improviser, choreographer and teacher from Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA and a Liberal Arts Certificate from the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. She works as a freelance dance artist with several Vancouver-based companies such as EDAM Dance, Co.ERASGA and MACHiNENOiSY, among others.

Since 2011, Olivia has had the pleasure and privilege of developing her skills under the guidance of two mentors: CI master Peter Bingham and somatic movement expert Helen Walkley. Olivia trains daily with Peter and his renown dance company EDAM, and has received in-depth training in improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis & Bartenieff Fundamentals with Helen.

Olivia has participated in numerous CI intensives with notables such as Alicia Grayson, Karen Nelson, Andrew Harwood, Ray Chung, Chris Aiken, Frey Faust, Martin Keogh and Angelika Doniy. She has taught in Canada, the USA and Southeast Asia, and has been performing with Vancouver-based CI company EDAM Dance since 2014.

$15 drop in or $60 for a 5-class card

Fridays 6:30-8pm
Start January 11, 2019
at EDAM Dance

[No class Feb 15 – instead join us at the 4th Annual Vancouver Contact Improv Festival (Feb 15-17 @ SFU Woodwards)]

CONTACT: Olivia Shaffer,
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Contact Improv Class
The Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, 3rd floor, 91 Albert St., Winnipeg, Manitoba , Canada

In this class you learn tools to help facilitate this improvised contact dance.
- Structured conceptual exercises
- We isolate movements and situations that occure in improvises and break them down, talk about them, and work on them
- Time is given at the end of the class for a jam/round robin which offers the chance for people to explore the dance fully.

Suggested Donation of $5-10

Starting September 2012
Tuesday’s 8:00pm-9:30pm

CONTACT: Zorya Arrow, 1-204-944-8449,
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5976 Cambie Street, vancouver, v5z 3a9, Canada

morning practice, yogic warm-up followed by contact dance practice.

by donation

sept 15 to 30, 2013 10am to 1 pm hurst castle uk
october 22 to 30, 2013 10 am to 1 pm Ozu cultural centre Italy
November 4 to 18, 2013 10 to 1 pm Akropoditi dance centre Greece
November 25 to December 1, 2013 10 am to 1 pm Arterra Residencias Rurais Portugal.

CONTACT: Espirito Santo Mauricio, 778 855 7337, ,
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841 fisgard, victoria, British Columbia , Canada

weekly ci dance jam thursdays 8-10p medicine moves studio 841 fisgard victoria bc $10 cad


weekly thursdays 8-10p medicine moves studio 841 fisgard victoria bc

CONTACT: stuart phillips, 5109996166, ,
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university of windsor, dramatic art centre, movement studio, windsor, ontario n9b1k6, Canada

all are welcome
no experience required

what to wear:
comfortable, movable clothes…
no watches, jewelry…


sunday | noon-1pm

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Beijing, Beijing , China

Join Beijing Contact Improv’s Weekly Jams!

Contact Improvisation is a form of expression based on contemporary dance, postmodern techniques, Chinese wushu, and Japanese aikido. It emphasizes bodily connection and improvised dialogue. Points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through improvised movement. Each week, Beijing Contact Improv starts with basic exercises led by a teacher before we have an open jam. Beginners welcome! Bring comfortable clothes and an open mind.
接触即兴(Contact Improvisation) 来源于现代舞,合气道,体积等多种身体艺术。既是一种自由的舞蹈也是一种通过身体接触进行的流动对话。我们每次活动先进行一些基础元素练习,然后一起进入自由舞伴会(jam)。欢迎新旧朋友跟我们一起玩儿!记得带足够饮料,要穿上轻便舒适的衣服(不戴尖利饰品)。

Please note that because of space limitations, we ask that those who wish to participate to register via email at least two days before each event.


Mandinga Beijing, Room 801, LanChouMingZuo Block D/E (above UBC Coffee),
Northwest corner of Chaowai North Street and Jishikou East Road
(5 mins walk from ChaoYangMen Subway Station, Exit A)
北京市朝阳蓝筹名座DE座上岛咖啡楼上801室 , 区朝外北街和吉市口东街路口西北角,朝阳门地铁站A口


every Sunday 每周日 7-8:30pm

CONTACT: Rosalyn Shih, ,
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Improvisational dance/Contact Jam 即兴接触舞蹈Jam
Beijing, Beijing , China

Please contact to help arrange a regular jam!


Unset (Please contact, when are you free?)

CONTACT: 随杰 O'Reilly, 18618103613,
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Cra 7 b No 146 - 90 (2 piso), Bogotá, D.C. , Colombia




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Diagonal 9A, Barrio Escalante, San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose Saturday Contact Jam

Every Sunday from 5-9pm (5-6pm Class. 6-9pm jam)
Taller Nacional de Danza – Conservatorio El Barco
Diagonal 9A, Barrio Escalante, San José (75 meters southeast of la Rotonda El Farolito, near Iglesia Santa Teresita)

Cost: FREE

Every Saturday from 5-9pm

CONTACT: Natalia Harvey Sanchez, ,
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Antonína Procházky 5, Brno, Moravia , Czech Republic

An open space for experimenting, sharing and teaching/learning contact improvisation. Everybody is kindly invited.

Up to 100 Czech Crouns (=4€)

Every Sunday 20-22h

CONTACT: Juraj Mitro, 00420725425162, ,
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SVČ Lužánky, Lidická 50, Brno, Czech republic 60200, Czech Republic

Regulary class, every Wednesday.

100 CZK, 4 EUR


CONTACT: Kateřina Honzírek Hanzlíková, 739423302, ,
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Sokol Brno I, Kounicova 685/20, Brno, Czech Republic 60200, Czech Republic

Regulary CI jam. Every 14 days on Friday. Dates of meeting you can find here: or on FB site:
Jam is accompanied by live music.
Everybody is invited.

80 CZK, 3 EUR


CONTACT: Kateřina Honzírek Hanzlíková, 739423302, ,
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Vaba Lava rehearsal space, Telliskivi 60a, C1-hoone, Tallinn, Harju 10412, Estonia

A series of weekly jams initiated to enliven and develop contact improvisation in Tallinn, Estonia.

A special part of the sessions is wonderful live music by our resident musicians Johannes Ahun and Joosep Kõrvits who create new and unique soundscapes each time.

5 EUR or less

Weekly on Saturdays or Sundays, see our FB page for more information.

CONTACT: Laura Kvelstein, +372 56630957, ,
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Jams & Classes in Lyon/FRANCE
Lyon , France

JAMS and Labs
On Sunday evenings, 17h30-20h30 (check on the website)
at Arts en Scène, 11 rue Mazagran, Lyon 7ème


On Monday evenings, 19h30-21h30
from September, 2014 till May 18th, 2015
au studio des Hérideaux, 43 rue des Hérideaux, Lyon 8ème
with Anne Expert

Contact: – 0033(0)673593083

Jam: 2 euros
Class: 15/20 euros

From September 2014 till June 2015

CONTACT: Anne Expert
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Paris , France

Paris hosts four jams and five to seven CI classes per week + numerous punctual workshops. L’oeil et la main has built an interactive calendar where you can find updates about everything that is going on, day by day, in the city.
Paris CI Calendar

But here is a list of all ongoing jams and classes as of March 2016:


lundi soir de 20h à 22h à Canaldanse (+ cours introductif de 18h30 à 20h) (102, bd de la Villette 75019 – Paris / métro : Colonel Fabien / 2ème étage Bâtiment E au fond de la 2ème cour à droite)

mercredi matin de 8h45 à 9h55 au studio Keller (1 rue Keller 75011 / métro Ledru-Rollin) : jam-méditation basée sur la Contemplative Dance Practice (20 min de méditation assise, 20 min d’échauffements individuels, 20 minutes de jam)

jeudi soir de 19h15 à 21h45 à Canaldanse : i-c.i. un espace de pratique commune de contact improvisation en silence.

vendredi de 19h30 à 22h30 au Palais de la femme (+ cours introductif de 18h30 à 19h30) (94, rue de Charonne au métro Faidherbe Chaligny). contact :

le dernier samedi de chaque mois de 18h à 21h, la « Saturday night jam » au studio One Step (18-20 rue du faubourg du temple, métro République) précédée d’un cours de 16h à 18h – contact :

dimanche 19h30-22h30 au studio Keller (+ cours introductif de 18h à 19h30 par Marie Rousseaux) : 1 rue Keller 75011, métro Ledru Rollin.


Au studio Keller (1 rue Keller)
-Le mardi de 14 à 17h (Asaf Bachrach) : [po.etik], explorations en Contact Improvisation (atelier ouvert à tous) /
-Le mercredi de 10h à 12h30 (Matthieu Gaudeau) : CI et technique Alexander /
-Le jeudi de 14h à 16h30 (laboratoire) : Fabienne Menjucq et Carey Jeffrey accueillent et facilitent un laboratoire auto-géré autour du thème « CI et musique » cette année.
-Le dimanche de 18h à 19h30 (Marie Rousseaux) : cours avant la Jam

A Canaldanse (102 Bd de la Villette)
-Le lundi de 18h30 à 20h (avant la jam) : intervenants divers
-Le mardi de 19h30 à 21h30 : Matthieu Gaudeau (CI et technique Alexander)

Au Point éphémère (200 Quai de Valmy)
-Le mercredi de 20h à 22h30 : cours, jams ou partages, selon le calendrier /

_Au Palais de la femme (94, rue de Charonne)
-Le vendredi de 18h30 à 19h30 (avant la jam) : intervenants divers

Jams: 3-5€
Classes: 10-20€


CONTACT: L'oeil et la main,
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Sunday JAM du Poulpe
CAEN, Normandy , France

Le Poulpe organizes a JAM every month (most of time at the end of the month, on sunday).
Each JAM is opened by a welcoming circle and the collective warm up is led by a CI advanced dancer.
Welcome !

The JAM is free but you need to subscribe to the association “Le Poulpe”. It is 7€ for the whole year, or 4€ for one time (if you think you won’t come back).

Each last sunday. Mostly from 4pm to 7pm.
Often at La Fabrique culturelle expérimentale / APEFIM de Caen (Normandy).

CONTACT: Le Poulpe,
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Grenoble, 38000, France


Every Sunday 6.30 pm weekly jams
Coming nearby? Come to the jam !

Email Jam > >> jam (arrobase) chorescence (point ) org
2d Sunday of the month Focus Jams
Every 2d Sunday of the Month, at the MJC des Allobroges (see above)

The regular jam becomes a ‘focused jam’

A few rules encourage us to focus and be fully present into our body and into the space. It is also encourage to find encounters beyond the duet.

A theme is offered that you can use all the time, at some moments, or ignore

A circle is offered at 6.30 and at 9.00 p in order to share our questions, experiences, states etc..

It is encouraged to come for the full session including the circles.

The jam stops sometimes at Christmas or during the summer, please check the website or call



1€ /jam or membership + 7€ /year

What time
Every Sunday 6.30-9pm

CONTACT: JAM, 003+(0)601635067, ,
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3, Rue les Granges, Lamothe Landerron, Gironde 33190, France

Jam Immersion
10 -13 June

4 days of improvisation and exchange through contact improv music, drawing, eating and discussion in a beautiful renovated barn in south west france, one hour from bordeaux.
Possibility for carpooling from Bordeaux.
There is a dormitory on site. Food is vegetarian and can be organised for special needs (no dairy, non-gluten).
We invite people that are willing to enter into “contact” with others, in what way are we able to contact, through which method ?
Prices include food and sleeping-
25 people maximum, reserve your place ASAP

website : (in french)
Contact for more details in english :

Friday June 10 – Sunday June 12 : 100 euros
Friday June 10 – Monday June 13 : 120 euros

Friday : opening 18h
19h shared meal (bring own food)
20h30-22h30 welcoming circle and JAM

Saturday : 9h45 -12h45 Jam…
13h lunch
15h-16h transmission of techniques
16h-18h Jam
18h sharing circle
19h30 dinner
20h30-22h30 Jam

Sunday : morning free
11h-12h sharing of tools/ knowledge for who desires
13h lunch
14h30 cleaning for those that leave in evening
15h-18h Jam
18h Sharing circle
19h30 Dinner
20h30 Jam

Monday :
9h45 jam
13h lunch
14h cleaning dance!!
15h30 final sharing circle
16h30 departure

CONTACT: Carly Ko, +33686916736, ,
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Lyon, Studio LIEUES 32 rue des Tables Claudiennes , Lyon, Rhône-Alpes 69001, France

Cet atelier se veut un espace de jeu, de découverte, de créativité et de rencontre. De pratique et d’élaboration de partitions éphémères.
L’improvisation en danse permet de créer des formes en jouant sur des paramètres perceptifs. Avec le contact improvisation, nous pouvons affiner les notions de poids, d’engagement (et de désengagement), de ruptures que ce soit avec le sol, l’espace ou le partenaire. Ainsi, nous développerons des danses avec une conscience collective dans l’instant.


  • 1 atelier
    17 euros, gonettes /Plein/ 12 /Réduit/
  • Année (33 ateliers)
    413 euros, gonettes /Plein/ 300 /Réduit/
    *16 ateliers (à prendre sur l’année)
    224 euros, gonettes /Plein/ 168 /Réduit/
  • Atelier d’essai 5 euros ou gonettes
  • Atelier jam prix libre

A partir du 6 septembre 2017 à juin 2018, tous les mercredis soirs de 20h à 22h, ouverture à partir de 19h45.

CONTACT: Nathalie Chazeau, 0033-677117629, ,!ateliers/c14ak
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LIEUES, 32, rue des Tables Claudiennes, Lyon , Rhône Alpes 69001, France

Cours mensuel (19h15-21h15) + JAM (21h15-22h15), les 4ème mardis du mois

Le contact improvisation est une danse improvisée, basée sur le dialogue tactile et pondéral entre partenaires. La danse émerge de l’échange de poids du corps et du partage d’un centre de gravité, au travers du contact physique avec l’autre, le sol, l’air…
Dans les ateliers, nous aborderons les principes fondamentaux du contact-improvisation : entrer en contact par le toucher, prendre conscience de son rapport à la gravité, donner et recevoir du poids, s’orienter par rapport au sol et à l’espace, jouer des suspensions, des déséquilibres et des élans … Cette technicité du contact-improvisation sera transmise dans une approche sensible pour développer nos capacités attentionnelles et devenir conscient de la communication physique et sensible qui s’instaure dans chaque danse, avec soi, l’autre et l’espace.
Suivant la philosophie de partage et de coopération du Contact-Improvisation, l’objectif de l’atelier est également de permettre à chacun de développer son autonomie et sa créativité.
Les ateliers seront suivis d’une jam – espace de jeu et de pratique partagé.
Ateliers et jams sont ouverts à toute personne intéressée par le mouvement et l’expérimentation, débutante ou confirmée.

15€ adhérent / 18 € non-adhérent / 2€ jam

Dates :
Les mardis :
25 septembre
23 octobre
27 novembre
22 janvier
26 février
26 mars
30 avril
28 mai
25 juin

CONTACT: Céline Auclair, ,
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L'Atelier Yann Lheureux , 1 bis rue Etienne Antoine , Montpellier, Languedoc Roussillon 34000, France

A 3 and half hours free workshop.
We’ll propose a 30 minutes common warmup at 6:30pm.
People are free to come and go.

5€ + 5€ (once)

Every monday from 6pm to 9:30pm

CONTACT: David Olivari, ,
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La Chapelle Gély, 170 rue Joachim du Bellay, Montpellier, Languedoc Roussillon 34000, France

Two jams are proposed each month in to different place, check our website for details.

5 €

Every second sunday from 6pm to 9pm at La Chapelle Gely
Every last saturday from 6pm to 9pm at La Salle, rue Chaptal

CONTACT: Raphaël Lambillote, +33 6 06 65 20 66, ,
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Cartoucherie, Route Champ de Manoeuvres, Paris, Île-de-France 75012, France

Masterclass CD/ CI for professional Dancers with Ivan Wolfe

Starting point of Ivan Wolfe’s work is a special raising of awareness of the body and its mouvement. The warm up thus starts by means of the Feldenkreistechnic that heightens sensibility and increases abilties in order to pick up complex choreographies. The class continues with improvisation, working with the means of contact impro, floor work and body-weight. Wolfe’s class is meant to support a dance that brings a feeling of comfort with ones mouvement while at the same time enlarging the body’s abilities and inspiring new mouvement.

Ivan Wolfe is an enthusiastic mouver who during the past 25 years has been interested in various styles of dance and mouvement. He was a long time memnber of David Parsons and Elisa Monte in New York, as well as of the Company Drift in Switzerland. His education ranges from studying sports and psychology, to experiences in Ballet, Jazz-dance, Modern, Yoga, massage, Pilates, African Dance, Contact Impro, Butoh and the Feldenkreistechnic. It proofs him a choreographer and teacher constantly on the search eager to find new ways of mouvement and body-work and makes him a teacher with rich knowledge, internationally demanded in the fields of Contemporary Dance, Contact Impro and Feldenkreitechnic.

Tarif individuels : 180 euros
Tarif organisme : 330 euros

Houres: 10 – 16 H
Inscriptions on pour website:

CONTACT: Maike Möller, 0033-(0)1-417 417 10, ,
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Salle Rumeau, rue de Turres, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees 31100, France

Starting on 18 September 2011

Every first and third Sunday of the month: contact improvisation workshops with different teachers

The other Sundays: jam !

organized by the Réseau Contact Improvisation Toulouse

The classes are given by the members of the network, Emmanuel Grivet, Nien Mari Chatz, Katia Notz and others

Visitors welcome !

Class: 15 €
Jam: donation

Every Sunday afternoon 2:30 to 5:30

CONTACT: Emmanuel Grivet, +33 561080853, ,
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Asso Linfraviolet , 21 rue de tambour, reims, Grand Est 51100, France

Une jam est un espace-temps dédié à la pratique collective de l‘improvisation et du
contact improvisation.
Traditionnellement, cet espace n’est pas guidé. Chacun construit sa traversée dans le respect du cadre qui est proposé et est autonome pour s’échauffer, expérimenter son propre mouvement, partager la danse, etc… Cette pratique étant récente à Reims, Linfraviolet vous proposera une mise en corps guidée.
Cet espace peut s’avérer extrêmement enivrant, permettant une créativité partagée surprenante. Il demande pour cela une forme d’exigence en terme d’écoute de soi et des autres. Les outils techniques proposés dans les cadres des workshops favorisent l’approfondissement de l’expérience de jam, pour avoir des pistes d’échauffement et de circulation dans cet espace qui soient savoureuses et sans danger. Toutefois, ces jams restent ouvertes aux débutants qui veulent goûter au mouvement et au contact impro.

3 euros

Dimanche de 15h à 17h30 (ouverture des portes dès 14h45) – 3€ (pas d’inscription préalable)

- 25 septembre / Chapelle Saint Marcoul – 33 rue Brûlée – Reims
- 20 novembre / Saint-Ex – Esplanade André Malraux – Reims
- 22 janvier / Saint-Ex – Esplanade André Malraux – Reims
- 5 mars / Saint-Ex – Esplanade André Malraux – Reims
- 30 avril / Saint-Ex – Esplanade André Malraux – Reims
- 11 juin / Chapelle Saint Marcoul – 33 rue Brûlée – Reims

CONTACT: céline Ravenel, 0624785853, , http://21 rue de tambour
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Asso Linfraviolet , 21 rue de Tambour, reims, Grand Est 51100, France

Linfraviolet organise en partenariat avec Le Manège de Reims et la Verrière un nouveau rdv jam contact improvisation et musique live un ou deux mardis soirs par mois.
Un nouveau moment, un espace de labo, en soirée, pour expérimenter le son en live et le corps en mouvement, auxquelles peuvent s’ajouter d’autres pratiques artistiques (cinéma, dessin, chant, etc), dans une atmosphère exceptionnelle qu’offre la verrière!

Le contact improvisation (CI) est un outil de recherche du mouvement, ce n’est pas une danse qui a pour vocation d’être présentée au public à l’état pur. Le CI se danse en effet essentiellement sous la forme de “jams”, emprunté au jazz.
A la Verrière, nous proposons une formule un peu différente des jams contact improvisation habituelles : des jams CI et musique improvisée (pas spécifiquement jazz) se côtoient et expérimentent ensemble sur les interactions possibles. La verrière est un bar, ouvert au public, invité à participer à tout moment et à se prendre au jeu. La jam étant un espace de pratique, elle se pratique donc plus qu’elle ne se regarde 
Chaque participant entre en mouvement ou en musique au moment où il le souhaite, pour improviser en solo, à deux ou à plusieurs. Il n’y a donc pas de règle établie, mis à part le respect absolu de la sécurité et du bien-être de soi et des autres participants.
C’est une expérience sensorielle qui met le mouvement en conscience et en interaction. La notion de jeu est primordiale ! Les participants jouent avec l’environnement mouvant et sonore. Ils interagissent avec lui, au contact de l’autre et des autres. L’accent est placé sur le ressenti et l’échange, sans enjeu de représentation.
Participative, la jam fonctionne sur une mise en commun des savoirs de chacun en lien avec le Contact-Improvisation et toutes techniques artistiques qui peuvent enrichir la pratique (massage, yoga, chant, arts plastiques etc).
La verrière offre un cadre d’expérimentation exceptionnelle, et pose les réflexions au rapport intérieur et extérieur, de la lumière et de la nuit, du vide et du plein, de l’abri et de la ville.
Pas d’échauffement commun contrairement aux jam des dimanches aprem. Mais tout le monde est le bienvenu :)

Pas de réservation, ouvert à tous !
Info :

En partenariat avec la Verrière et le Manège de Reims.


10 janvier – 31 janvier – 21 février – 14 mars – 18 avril – 9 mai – 30 mai 2017

CONTACT: céline Ravenel, 0624785853, , http://21 rue de tambour
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Haus Drei (Haus 7), Hospitalstr.107, Hamburg 22767, Germany

all levels


friday 20h00-22h00

CONTACT: Angela-Mara Florant, 0157-83056985, ,
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Triade, Bernstorffstr.117, Hamburg 22767, Germany

every sunday



CONTACT: Angela-Mara Florant, 0157-83056985, ,
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Lotus Zentrum, Donnerstr.7a, Hamburg 22767, Germany

CI class with Trinidad Martinez and Angela-Mara Florant for all levels



CONTACT: Angela-Mara Florant, 0157-83056985, ,
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Hasenheide 54, 10965 Berlin, Berlin 10965, Germany

This jam is happening the first, third and fifth friday every months. It is a jam with live music, where the focus is on dialoging with your dance partners and the music. There is space for performances

4 €


CONTACT: Heike Kuhlmann, 017623499496, , http://www.
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Gymnastikhalle ASV Botnang, Furtwänglerstraße 122, 70195 Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg 70195, Germany

Die monatliche Stuttgarter Contact-Impro-Jam* ist:
 ein Zusammentreffen von Contact-Tänzern,
 ein Zusammenspiel unserer Körper und Energien,
 ein offener Bewegungsraum mit vielen Möglichkeiten des Forschens,
 ein Sich-Begegnen in der nonverbalen Sphäre,
 ein Sich-Berühren in Achtsamkeit,
 ein Sich-Erleben in Bewegung und Begegnung,
 ein Spiel mit den Möglichkeiten, die sich aus dem Augenblick ergeben!
Alles ist möglich von deftig bis zart, von akrobatisch bis slow motion, von wild bis sinnlich…

  • Was ist eine Jam? Die ursprüngliche Idee stammt aus der Musikerszene: unterschiedliche Leute treffen mit unterschiedlichen Instrumenten aufeinander und machen Musik. Sie improvisieren, ohne vorher zu wissen, was entstehen wird.
    Bei einer Contact-Impro-Jam trifft man sich zum Tanzen. Die Instrumente sind unsere Körper und das, was wir mitbringen: an Lust auf Bewegung, Stimmungen und Ausdruck. Es entstehen völlig neue Situationen, Begegnungen und Bewegungsfolgen. Eine Jam ist offen für alle Tanzbegeisterten, auch für Anfänger. Meist findet sich jemand, der einem die Grundregeln von Contact Improvisation vermittelt.

You’re welcome – wir freuen uns immer über neue Gesichter

10 €

jeden ersten Samstag im Monat /every first Saturday monthly
19.30h – 22.00h

CONTACT: Marcus Schaub, +49174-6479595, ,
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Hasenheide 54, Berlin, Berlin 10965, Germany

The idea is to create a space where we, adults and kids can dance and play together. In this jam kids are not a disruptive sideeeffect, but wir direct our focus to frame this jam together. What happens between the kids? What between kids and adults? What between the adults?

Adults without kids are mostly welcome.

Price: 3 für Erwachsene, 1,5 € Kind

Place. Phynix tanzt, Hasenheide 54, 10965 Berlin 2/3. Hof, 3. Stock

Price: 3 adults, 1,5 € Kid

Sunday 16-18, once a months, check also

CONTACT: Heike Kuhlmann, 017623499496, ,
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Marameo, Neue Roßstr. 4-5, Nordeingang, Gartentor, Berlin, Berlin/Berlin 10179, Germany

The Sunday Jam Berlin is a unique movement jam in the lovely space of Berlins Marameo dance center – Contact Impro with Live Music, There are regular specials like CLASSES & WORKSHOPS in related topics: AcroYoga, voice impro, Tango organico, Massage & others

Every Sunday 20:00-23:00+ – at Marameo, Neue Roßstr. 4-5, 10179 Berlin

Directly at [U2] Märkisches Ufer, also close to [U8] Heinrich-Heine-Str. & (S)-Bahn Jannowitzbrücke

Jam only – 5€ – extra donations are welcome
weekly Specials & Classes – varying prices

Every Sunday starting @ 20:00 till 23:00

CONTACT: Joe Jung, 0177 36 49 317, ,
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Kinder- und Jugendhaus LOUISE , Louisenstraße 41, Dresden, 01099, Germany

This jam takes places since sep 2012. We meet continuously in Dresden-Neustadt city-center.

You are invited. We are happy to welcome you for FREE.

every Sunday 7pm-10pm

CONTACT: Florian Busch, +49015771751924, ,
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Haus der Jugend, Deutschherrnufer 12, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60594, Germany

Often there is a workshop (essentials) or jamilonga before the jam for actual info check

5€ jam / up to 15€ for pre-workshop & jam

Jam: 18h summertime/ 19h wintertime on EACH Sunday of the month
also on MOST holidays. check

CONTACT: Florian/Stefan/Ulrich & more, ,
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Bernstorffstrasse 117, 22767 Hamburg, Hamburg, Hamburg , Germany

beautiful room!

€ 3,50

Every first/third and fifth sunday of the month,
7:30p.m. – 10:30p.m.

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Open Contact Impro Class and Jam
Fährstrasse 90, 21107, Hamburg - Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg , Germany

The weekly class is open for any level of experience. The content of the class depends on the constellation of the participants and rises out of the flow.
After technical input in the class we enter a phase of jamming. You can also just join the Jam, without the class. We will have live musicians with us, soon.

We have a beautiful wooden floor, in a big space. You are welcome to join us.
Sometimes the door to come in is closed by accident. So I recommend to have my phone number with you, to let you in. + 4 9 1525 175 15 77
There´s no dancing during Hamburg school holidays

You decide, how much you like to give

19 h open class
20.30 h open Jam

CONTACT: Katja Engbrecht
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Hochtal 29, Ibach, 79837, Germany

In D-79837 Ibach/Südlicher Hochschwarzwald auf 1000m Höhe. Inklusive vegetarische Bio-Vollverpflegung im Öko-Holzhaus, Übernachtung mit Isomatte und Schlafsack im Tanzraum. Angeleitete Warm-Ups, Bodywork und sehr schöner Live-Impromusik. Vorkenntnisse in Contact erwünscht. 10€ Aufzahlung für Water-Flow-Dance-Einführung und Badeeintritt am Sonntag.

Ab 17 Uhr Ankommen (bitte benutzt alle den Parkplatz bei der Ibacher Gemeindehalle (zum Ökohaus + Abendessen ca. 300m die Straße bergauf gehen)
Beginn Uhrzeit: 18 Uhr Abendessen, Hochtal 29, D-79837 Ibach
20 Uhr Eröffnungskreis danach Contact

ab 8 Uhr Frühstück
10 Uhr Contact
13 Uhr Mittagessen
15 Uhr bei schönem Wetter in der Natur
ansonsten angeleitetes Bodywork
18.30 Uhr Abendessen
20 Uhr Contact

Ab 8 Uhr Frühstück
Danach Clean-Up Tanzparty
11 Uhr Abfahrt zum Revitalbad in Menzenschwand
11.30 Uhr Einführung in Water-Flow-Dance, Underwater-Contact-Dance-Jam
14 Uhr Abschlusskreis im Wasser

80 € bei Zahlung bis zum 10.Mai 2013, danach 120 €
10€ Zuzahlung für Bade-Jam siehe Beschreibung

Ankunft am Freitag, 24.05. ab 17 Uhr, 18 Uhr Abendessen, 20 Uhr Eröffnung
Ende am Sonntag, 26.05. ca. 14 Uhr im Revitalbad

CONTACT: Christine Freitag, 0049 (0)7672-9783, ,
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Christine Freitag, Hochtal 29, Ibach, D-78837, Germany

Contact Improvisation tanzen …. im Naturpark Hochschwarzwald …. im lichtvollen Tanzraum …. im warmen Wasser

Herzliche Einladung zur:

Schwarzwald-Jam in D-79837 Ibach / südlicher Hochschwarzwald (1.000 m Höhe)

Termine 2015:
Winter-Jam 23.-25. Januar
Früh-Sommer-Jam 29.-31. Mai
Herbst-Jam 16.-18. Oktober

Anmeldeschluss jeweils 1 Woche vor Beginn.

Anmeldung und Info:

Telefon (Christine Freitag): 0049 – (0) 76 72 / 97 83

70 € Anmeldegebühr bei Zahlung bis 1 Monat vor der Jam, danach 100 €. Inklusive vegetarischer Biovollverpflegung im Öko-Holzhaus, Übernachtung mit Isomatte und Schlafsack im Schlafsaal, angeleiteten Warm-Up’s und Bodywork und sehr schöner Live-Impromusik.

20 € Aufzahlung für Water-Flow-Dance inklusive Einführung und Badeintritt ins Radon-Revitalbad (warmes Wasser) am Sonntag.

Gegen Aufpreis von 15 €/Nacht kann 1 Einzelzimmer, 1 Doppelzimmer und 1 Ferienwohnung gebucht werden. Bitte rechtzeitig anfragen.

ab 17.00 Uhr Ankunft, Parken bei der Ibacher Gemeindehalle
18.00 Uhr Abendessen im Ökoholzhaus in Hochtal 29, D-79837 Ibach (ca. 300m von der Gemeindehalle)
20.00 Uhr Begrüssungskreis und Warm Up into Contactimprovisation-Dance-Jam

8.00 – 9.30 Uhr Frühstück
10.00 Uhr Warm-up into Contactimprovisations-Dance-Jam
13.00 Uhr Mittagessen
16.00 Uhr Tanz in der Natur bei schönem Wetter, ansonsten angeleitetes Bodywork into Contactdance-Jam
18.30 Uhr Abendessen
20.00 Uhr Contactimprovisations-Dance-Jam

8.00 – 9.30 Uhr Frühstück
10.00 Uhr Clean-up Party
11.00 Uhr Abfahrt zum Revitalbad zur Water-Flow-Dance- Wasser-Jam
14.00 Uhr Schlusskreis im Bad

CONTACT: Christine Freitag, 0049 – (0) 76 72 / 97 83, ,
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Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 76133, Germany

Website lists jams at various places in Karlsruhe. Organised by different people.

Sharing room costs.

Currently roughly every second Saturday.

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Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz 55118, Germany

On this website you find upcoming events ( CI-Jams, CI-related dancing events, workshops and festivals) in the Mainz-Wiesbaden-region.

Costs for the CI-Jams and CI-related dancing events: 10 € at the most.

Further information: see website

CONTACT: Ansgar Schiffler,
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Tanzstudios des FMZ, unteres Studio, Max-Weber-Platz 2, Munich, 81675, Germany

with a short warm-up
current info on

7 Euro

every sunday 19-22 (winter time 18:30-21:30)

CONTACT: Yasumin S. Lermer, ,
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Freitänzer, Euckenstr. 15, Munich, 81369, Germany

Warm-up and open contact jam
Location: Freitänzer, Euckenstr. 15, 81369 Munich, Germany
metro/train station: Harras
Info: Schirin Yachkaschi, Tel.+49 177 3365754, and
Roland G. Krügel, Tel. +49 89 82089710, +49 177 2185163,

7 Euro

Every Friday 18:45-20:45

CONTACT: Roland G. Krügel, +49 177 2185163, ,
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Bewegungsraum - K77, Kastanienallee 77 - 2. Quergebäude - 2. OG , Prenzlauer Berg - Berlin, Berlin/Berlin 10435, Germany

Jamming in a warm 65m² room | oak wood floor | clay walls | showers | Wednesdays 20:30-23:30 | Kastanienallee 77 – Prenzlauer Berg/Berlin


jeden mittwoch 20:30 bis ca 23:30 Uhr

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Dojo Regensburg, Udetstrasse 8, Regensburg, Bavaria , Germany

Open Practice/Jam:
Das Format ist offen für Menschen mit und ohne Vorerfahrung. Es gibt eine längere Einführung und anschließend meist eine Jam (mit Livemusik).
Einmal im Monat sonntags 14-17 Uhr, normalerweise im Dojo in der Udetstrasse 8 (auf Mattenboden).
Jeden zweiten Monat im Mehrgenerationenhaus in der Ostengasse, dann barrierearm (rollstuhlzugänglich) und inklusiv (offen für ALLE)!
Kosten: 5-10 € (Spendenbasis)

Contact Lab:
An jamfreien Sonntagen treffen wir uns meistens in einer kleineren Gruppe im Dojo (Udetstrasse 8) zum eigenständigen Üben und Forschen. Offen für Menschen mit Vorerfahrung.
Kosten: Spendenbasis

Es finden regelmäßig Kurse an der VHS Regensburg und im EBW (Evangelisches Bildungswerk) statt.
Kosten: meist ca. 10€ für 1,5 Stunden

Infos zu allen Terminen per Mail! Es gibt einen aktiven Emailverteiler. Die meisten Termine finden sich außerdem über die Facebookseite Contact Improvisation Regensburg.


Sonntags 14-17h

CONTACT: Emma Lou, ,
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ASV Gymnastikhalle, Furtwänglerstraße 122, Stuttgart Botnang, 70195, Germany

Contact Jam with live music.

Sliding Scale: 10 – 15 Euro

Every last saturday 19.30h.

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*Contact improvisation jam in Tübingen, Germany*
Sudhaus, Hechinger Str. 203, Tübingen, Germany

We are a group of dancers who meet for a montly contact improvisation jam open to dancers and musicians at all levels. There is no teacher during the jam, so previous experience with contact improvisation is necessary.

We share the cost of studio hire equally between us, that normally works out at max Euro 5 each.

We meet once a month. The dates of the jam vary, email for info or to be added to the email list.

CONTACT: Daniela Balslev,
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Ballettverein Ulm, , Wagnerstr. 65/1, , Ulm, South Germany 89077, Germany

Jam with a 90 Min Introduction, on Frydays 19.30
Ballettverein Ulm, Wagnerstr. 65/1,

Contact Basiscs Class is on Wednesdays 20.00

please contact: Ursula Ritter 0731 1533973, 0160 94909438 , mail: taradance@t-online


Frydays 19.30 – 22.00 onece a month
20. Jan, 24. Feb.30. März, 20. April, 18. Mai, 22. Juni

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Wiesbaden, Hessen 65203, Germany

On this website you find upcoming events ( CI-Jams, CI-related dancing events, workshops and festivals) in the Mainz-Wiesbaden-region.

For the CI-Jams and CI-related dancing events: 10 € at the most.

see website

CONTACT: Ansgar Schiffler,
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Turnhalle der Hebbel-Schule, Raabestraße 2, Wiesbaden, Hessen 65187, Germany

Jam & mini workhsop or workshop before
for aktual info check

5€ jam / 11€ workshop or mini workshop incl. jam

20h-22h on tuesdays but the 2nd in month

CONTACT: Anke/Edda/Klaus/Juergen/Kai & many more, ,
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an der klußer Mühle, wismar, MeckPom 23996, Germany

Für kurzentschlossene die pfingsten nicht nach potsdam wollen – wir Jammen in Wismar am 11.- showing am12.Juni 2011

In der Kulturmühle Wismar

Eine CONTACT-JAM stattfinden.

Die Kulturmühle ist ein besonderer Ort, in dem in Zukunft Kunst, Tanz, Theater und Musik zusammen kommen, Punktum ideal für CONTACT!


Das Wetter ist auf mindestens 22°C und Sonne vorbestellt!

Wo :Wir werden sowohl in einem leerstehenden Mühlenspeicher,

als auch unter einem Eindrucksvollen Baum tanzen!

Diese Hängebuche ist wie ein Zimmer begehbar…

Diesmal werden wir am Samstag ab 11 Uhr jammen bis die Sterne leuchten! Am Samstag werden wir das ganze Gelände für uns haben .

Am Sonntag werden wir dann den Besuchern um 12:00 ein Showing unter dem Baum zeigen.

Kinder sind herzlich willkommen und erwünscht

Adresse : An der Klußer Mühle 23966 Wismar

Anreise: Mit der Bahn: Bahnhof Wismar + Bus 25 in Richtung Lübow

Ausstieg: Klußer Mühle

Mit dem Auto: von Wismar in Richtung Schwerin (Bundesstr.) 1. Gebäude nach dem Ortsschild Kluß

Übernachten könnte ihr auf dem Tanzboden oder im Zelt: KOSTENLOS!

Baden im Bach!

Verpflegung: Am Samstag werden wir, aus dem was jeder mitbringt abends, ein kulinarisches Gelage und mittags ein Picknick kreieren!

Bringt alle Leckereien mit – Wir konnen Grillen und Kochen auf offenem Feuer.

Am Sonntag wird im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe ein leckeres Mittagessen günstig zu bekommen sein.

Schön wäre es wenn ihr noch einen Teppich (Typ Perser o.ä.) mitbringen könntet, der auch draußen ausgelegt werden kann.

Anmeldung, Fragen und Fahrgemeinschaften unter:

Annelie Günter Tel

schlafen-auf spende essen – mitbringen und zusammenlegen
am Sonntag kostet de tag verpflegung pauschal 7€ auf der Veranstaltung Kunst:Offen

beginn um 10- open end -sonst s.o.

CONTACT: annelie Günter, ,
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Platia (Square) Koumoundourou 25, Athens, Athens 16232, Greece

Ongoing Athens Jam for the last 12 years.
If someone passes by Athens, make a stop over at studio “Lathos kinisi” (Wrong Movement). We are hungry for new bodies.
For more information about Jam/classes/workshops visit

photos from the jams

It is Greece, no money

Every first Sunday each month

CONTACT: Konstantin Mihos, 0030-6944192077, ,
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Avlaki /Kalamourida, Ikaria, Ikaria 82203, Greece

This hour we will dedicate to our moving body and mind. The open dance class is based on the principle that the body and mind are inextricably connected, and that through movement you can access and heal the deepest parts of the psyche. Every Friday will show different starting points of how we can enjoy rhythm and dance in it´s big variety. From modern dance influences (Improvisation, Contact Improvisation) towards more specific guided latin dances, such as Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

The lesson will start with grounding yourself and sensing your body in the 140 m2 open-air dance space of THE EGG. Stimulating awareness and unique needs inside of you. According to the different moods of each Friday group we will start from a certain point, exploring individuality and team spirit in latin american couple dances. Sometimes the evening will be more experimental, sometimes more specific depending of what we need that day as a group. Just come along, with or without any dance experience! A lot of dance, music and many feelings guaranteed!

Live Music/ians
On some of the evenings we will be supported with organized live music from THE EGG. But we also invite all musicians to just come along on Friday and join the Dance Jam. The more dancers/musicians we are, the more fun the evening will be. Spread the word and tell to your friends. Please bring your own beverages with you! THE EGG is not allowed to sell you any drinks/food.

12 Euro

Every Friday in June, July and September 2015

CONTACT: Katrin Gerner, 004917632659007, ,
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25is Martiou, Paleros 300 12, Paleros, West Greece 300 12, Greece

In the period from May to September at Ellas Retreat, our Yoga and Meditation Centre in Paleros, we hold weekly Contact Dance Jams (normally on Thursday) when a teacher is present.
Contact us to check when next jam is by calling us at +306980227441 or writing to


From May to September (normally on Thursday) when a teacher is present.

CONTACT: Teona Papadopoulou, +306980227441, ,
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20 Agnostou Stratioti (across Agiou Dimitriou street), Thessaloniki, 56533, Greece

An open space for Contact Improvisation Practitioners of any level/ background
Beginners are welcome!!

€3 euros

Every Saturday at 6.30pm

CONTACT: Kostas Gerardos, +30 2310 22 8161, ,
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Guatemala 01001, Guatemala

This is space for the practice of Contact Improvisation where our multidimensional bodies encounter themselves in other and in relation. We gather every Wednesday at Teatro Bellas Artes in Downtown of Guatemala City.
There is a guided warm-up at the begining and a closing circle at the end. It is a place for non verbal communication where everyone is responsible for communicating their own physical, emotional, and mental limits. We welcome every contacter of the world.

Free admision


CONTACT: Jeanette Soria, ,
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Guatemala 01001, Guatemala

Small and large contact improv labbing sessions in the heart of zone 1.
We gather every Friday and Saturday at Studio Danse Roberto Castañeda. (3rd. Avenue 11-28 zone 1).

Donation Scale from %5 to %12

18:00 to 20:00

CONTACT: Jeanette Soria, ,
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Hegedű u. 3. / 4. floor, Budapest, Budapest 1061, Hungary

Every Friday evening we have a Jam from 8 pm to 11 pm, in Budapest at the Kontakt Budapest Studio. There is always a short class prior to the jam for those wish to warm up and tune or practice together. This hour is led by the teacher team of Kontakt Budapest, icluding: Tamás Bakó, Péter Lipka, Eszter Gál.

Jam costs: 800,- HUF
Class and Jam: 1500,- HUF

Every Friday from 8 to 11 pm.
Class from 7 – 8 pm.

CONTACT: Eszter Gal, +36703389932, ,
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Derech Shlomo 46, none , Israel

Every third saturday of the month, come join our Jam with live music


Every third saturday of the month

CONTACT: Studio Naim, 97235188998, ,
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CONTACT IMPROVISATION PADOVA Classes, every wednesday and friday
ExScuderie in P.zza Napoli, 41, Padova, Veneto 35100, Italy

We explore, experiment and dance Contact Improvisation trought the study of movement, Feldenkrais Method and Shiatsu.

free offer

on wednesdays from 8:00pm to 10:30pm
on fridays from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

CONTACT: Sara Tonin, +393357522078,
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Via Dante n 22, Pontedera, Pisa, Italy 56025, Italy

every 1° and 3° wednesday we organise a Contact Jam in Pontedera, 20km from Pisa.

From 8pm, with the possibility to come from 6.30 for joyn a yoga Iyengar class.

free offer. 10 euro the Yoga Class before.

Sometime we organise Contact Jam with live music, or/and with a short contact class before.
please e-mail or call us if you want to join the Jam.

CONTACT: Massimo Pierini, 039 329 0908119, ,
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Y.W.C.A. via C. Balbo, 4, Roma, Italy

We going to celebrate carnival dancing in the heart of Rome with lessons, jams and a parade danced in the street.


At the Y.W.C.A. Via Cesare Balbo, 4 (Metro A and B: Terms, Republic, Cavour – the train station and bus terminal: Termini)

To enroll you must pay a deposit of 25 euros and you will receive the account number following your email request.
The email must contain your name, phone number and if you request.

We remain at your disposal for any questions.

See you soon!
Vera De Propris, Glenda Giacco and Barbara Lucarini

2 days: 70 euros
Saturday only: 45 euros (lunch & dinner included)
Sunday only: 35 euros (lunch included)
Half day : 18 euro (meal not included)

The Y.W.C.A. is a youth hostel so you can take advantage of a bed for 28 euros per night
or you can stay in private homes at a cost of 10 euros per night, subject to availability.
Guests will require a minimum of capacity to adapt and respect the space and the home of everyday life, and ensure a ’friendly welcome and sharing.

SATURDAY 18 February
h. 10:00 Opening Circle
h. 10:30 to 12:00 Lesson with Linda Bufali
h. Jam 12:00 to 13:30
h.13: 30 Lunch 15:00
h. 15:00 warm up to jam led by Barbara Lucarini
h. 20:00 dinner

SUNDAY 19 February
h. 10:30 “EXTRA-Vagante” masked parade danced in the streets of Monti with a warm up to jam led by Vera De Propris. Bring makeup, wigs and sequins! *
h. 13:00 to 14:30 Lunch
h. 14: 30 warm up to jam led by Eugenio De Vito
h. 18:30 Closing circle

  • In case of bad weather there will be a contact lesson inside instead.

There will be live music and silent jams.

Fruit, snacks and hot drinks will be available throughout the event.

CONTACT: Glenda Giacco, +39.3381324206, ,
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Rome, Rome , Italy

In Rome a CI jam with Francis
will be a short workshop then jam
contact number 335376906 Paco

no cost

We are starting at 17.30 with a short workshop and a Contact jam at 18.00 in Piazza Mastai,(tram n.8 stop at Mastai) Roma Italia

CONTACT: Francis Casol, 0039 335 376906, ,
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Company Blu, Via Cadorna 18, Sesto Fiorentino, Toscana 50019, Italy

La Contact Improvisation è essenzialmente un dialogo.
Gli incontri si propongono di esplorare i fondamenti della Contact Improvisation in una dialettica tra guidare e seguire che svilupperà le nostre capacità di ascolto. Faremo esperienza dei principi fisici, anatomici, posturali, sensoriali/percettivi che il nostro corpo attraverso il movimento ci insegna.
Gli interlocutori procedono insieme nella creazione della danza attraverso l’ascolto e la condivisione del peso del corpo, delle sensazioni fisiche, dell’immaginazione e delle informazioni provenienti dall’ambiente.

10.00 Euro

Ogni Mercoledi 19.30-21.30

CONTACT: Charlotte Zerbey, 39 055440265; 3286907866, ,
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Kyoto Contact Monthly Jams
Kyoto , Japan

Contact Jams are a fundamentally good idea, and should be a natural part of the Kyoto Dance Community. However, in all honesty, it feels as though right now that goal is impossibly far off.

Therefore, for the time being, I am canceling the monthly Contact Improv Kyoto Jams. I hope everyone can understand this decision.

Along the way, I have been fortunate to have the help and encouragement of many people and I thank you all very much.
My best wishes to you all.

10 March 2015

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5-9-5kitasuna koutou-ku, Tokyo, Japan

@majima studio
2nd. lead Hiroko, 4th.Yasukichi

class/¥500 jam/¥500

2nd.4th.Sunday every month,
15:00-16:00 warm up class,16:00-18:00 C I jam

CONTACT: Yasukichi Suzuki, ,
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5-9-1-ubanhaim TushimaB1 arai nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan

monthly live music drinking C I jam.
@ araiyakushi special colors


2nd.Thursday , door open19:10 start19:30-22:30more

CONTACT: Yasukichi Suzuki, ,
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TO Building 7f, 3 Chome−6−8, Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, 531-0072, Japan

Monthly CI Jam and workshops facilitated by David Thomas France and guests.

For dates and details:

Freestyle Move Studio
(in the Umeda area of Osaka)

Contact David for assistance and directions in English:

¥3000 for workshop
¥500 for Jam

Monthly, Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Date changes month to month.
Refer to Freestyle Move website for dates and details.

CONTACT: David Thomas France, ,
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Kalnciema iela 10/12, 2nd floor, Riga, Latvia

at Riga School of Choreography
Kalnciema iela 10/12

~4,5 euro (3Ls)

13:00 – 16:00
first 1,5h is a class in CI basics
(taught by Inese Auzina)

CONTACT: Inese Auzina, +371 29262198, ,
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Rupniecibas str. 32b, 2nd floor, entrance from the yard, Riga, Riga LV-1045, Latvia

Very welcome to our small group that tries to make a nice, warm community from ourselves! :)
We’re having different event on each Sunday each month- there is open jam, focused jam, lab and the authentic movement session.

Freshest and more detailed info:

open jam is 2Ls = approx. 3EUR
focused jam / lab is 4Ls = approx. 6EUR
authentic movement is 7Ls = 10EUR (18:00-21:00)

Sundays, 18:00-20:00 (-21:00 if authentic movement)

CONTACT: Inese Upeniece, +37129137826, ,
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Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuanian, Russian and Belorusian people are regular jammers here :)sometimes we have Hungarian, Bulgarian, Latvian and other unexpected guests…
You come, and you never know who is going to be here. Beautiful!
Silence, music, tea, no tea, apple jam…

We collect 5-15 Lt donations for the organizational expenses! (1 Lt = 0,3 EUR)

19:00-21:00 Warm-up with CI transforming into Jam

Venue: Trakų g. 9/1, 117 auditorija (Pranciškonų rūmai)

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997 , ,
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Selangor , Malaysia

Monthly jams organized by Contact Improv Kuala Lumpur.

Entry to jam:
by minimum donation of RM10

Jams generally happen once a month, and are announced on

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Balneario Municipal de Bacalar, Bacalar, Quintana Roo , Mexico

Open Jam

50 pesos mexicanos

CONTACT: Gianni Lezzi, ,
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Monterrey, Nuevo León , Mexico

Cada sábado, la ubicación cambia cada mes, se anuncia en eventos públicos en Facebook o en el grupo de la comunidad:
Every saturday, the address changes every month. Public event on Facebook or at the facebook comunity’s Group.

Contacts: Daniel Ontiveros/ Caty Castilla


12-2 pm

CONTACT: Caty Castilla, ,
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Luz Saviñón #1854 esq. Cumbres de Maltrata, Col. Narvarte, Metro Etiopia o MetroBus Etiopia, México City, DF , Mexico

Jam every Third saturday of the month.
It is an encounter for musicians, dancers and people interested in moving, and making Contact Improvisation.

“So(m/n)ar: Técnicas somáticas y sonido” es un laboratorio semestral de sesiones mensuales organizado por Proyectos de Improvisación. Está dedicado a la relación del cuerpo con la producción de sonido, ya sea desde lo corpóreo hasta medios digitales, focalizando nuestra atención en cómo el sonido afecta al cuerpo y viceversa. Cada sesión está dividida en un taller So(m/n)ar y un jam transdisciplinario.

Es un espacio para aprender y practicar la improvisación de contacto. A partir del contacto físico los cuerpos se comunican, juegan a moverse y ser movidos, explorando formas de tratar el impulso y la gravedad. Así mismo se trabaja la improvisación con distintas disciplinas a partir del contacto con las emociones, los pensamientos, la espontaneidad y la libre asociación en conjunto con técnicas psicocorporales y somáticas.

Dirigido a: Bailarines, actores, músicos, artistas visuales, performers y toda persona interesada en explorar sus capacidades creativas y somáticas en movimiento. Puedes traer tus instrumentos, material visual y cámaras para interactuar en la parte del jam.

3er. Sábado de Agosto, Septiembre y Octubre. Noviembre y Diciembre por confirmar.

Jam Trandisciplinario So(m/n)ar
Taller : “Tocatta” Expansión perceptual del sonido a través de la piel e improvisación de contacto.

Realizaremos algunos ejercicios de sensibilización alrededor del fenómeno sonoro en referencia con la piel.
Se reflexionará sobre puntos de convergencia entre los dos sentidos y el grado de comunicabilidad de la piel como espacio sensible y de representación, a partir de la pieza del tallerista “Tactosis!” ( y de la presentación de la primer versión de la pieza “Tocatta” (acción táctil/rítmica) interpretada por los asistentes al taller.

Imparten: Jaime Lobato e Irasema Serrano.
Proyectos de Improvisación
Taller de: 15h a 17:30h
y Jam 17:30h a 20h

Cuota de recuperación
$70 Taller y Jam
$50 Sólo Jam

Proyectos de Improvisación
Taller de: 15h a 17:30h
y Jam 17:30h a 20h

CONTACT: Chema Serrano, (55) 3634-50 74 or (55) 3894-4629 , ,
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Tuesday CI-course AMSTERDAM
Anamorphic Studio in OT301, Overtoom 301, AMSTERDAM, Noord-Holland , Netherlands

Weekly Contact Improvisation classes with Kees Lemmens
at Anamorphic Studio in OT301, Overtoom 301, AMSTERDAM
Open level.
The CI-Tuesday evenings are especially geared toward stimulating a useful exchange between experienced dancers and beginners. [I also facilitate CI-labs for invited experienced CI-dancers at Anamorphic Studio as a part of this, contact me if you are interested in CI-labs too.]

Separate classes are € 15,-
You can also register and join for the remainder of the season’s course, which will be cheaper per class. Contact me for the costs if you want to register.

Every Tuesday 20.15-22.00

CONTACT: Kees Lemmens,
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Wittenstraat 100 (near Westerpark), ring bell "studio 100", Amsterdam, 1052, Netherlands
  • jam every Saturday-afternoon
    in studio with nice wooden floor.
    Before the jam, there is a class with a different teacher every week.
  • Prices
    Class : E 15,-
    only Jam : E 5,-
    (for visiters of the class, the jam is free)
  • Dates
    Every Saturday, all the year:
    Class: 14:00-16:00 (different teacher every time)
    Jam: 16:00-18:00

Please check our Calendar to see who is teaching.

CONTACT: Sebas, Diederik, Tom, Kees, Patrcik, Natanja, Tim, Rita (current teachers), +31-6 1833 4743 (Sebas van Wetten),       , ,
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Amsterdam, Noord Holland , Netherlands

In these classes we will work and learn the main principles and technique of this dance – Momentum, balance, Counter balance, Connection, weight transfer, Rolling, Falling, lifting and most important – Improvisation during the dance.
The class and exercises are for advanced people with C.I experience and also for beginners who takes their first steps into this world.

15 Euro

Every Monday at 20:00

CONTACT: Tom Goldhand, ,
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Contact Improvisation and Open Floor Classes DEN HAAG
CLOUD / Dance-lab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, DEN HAAG, Zuid-Holland , Netherlands

Mondays 20.00-22.00
at CLOUD/dance-lab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag

This weekly series starts January the 25th 2016 with a Contact Improvisation class.
Hester Slagman and Kees Lemmens from then on respectively give Open Floor and Contact Improvisation alternating every week.
For a start there will be 13 Monday-evenings in total from 20:00 – 22:00 until April the 18th. If this initiative gathers enough momentum, we will continue it in some way.

More information and registration:

Separate classes are € 15,-
It is also possible to register for (the remainder of) only the six 2-weekly Open Floor classes or only the seven 2-weekly Contact Improvisation-classes, or of course for both the series as a whole, against reduced prices per class.

Mondays 20.00-22.00

NB Contact Improvisation Classes with Kees Lemmens on:
25 Jan, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 18 Apr

NB Open Floor Classes with Hester Slagman on:
1 Feb, 15 Feb, 29 Feb, 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 11 Apr

CONTACT: Kees Lemmens,
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Enschede, Overijssel , Netherlands

Research on movements: workshop + dance jam in the context for improvisation in theatre, dance, music….or just to get aware about your own body movements in daily life.

We can give you the oppertunity to participate in our workshops and jams in the Prismare (Enschede) twice a month.


Muziek Atelier

Roomweg 167d
7523 BM Enschede

Workshop + DansJam: 5 Euro

twice a month on Friday in the “Muziek Atelier”.

Preparation: 19:50 – 20:00
Workshop: 20:00 – 20:45
DansJam: 20:45 – 21:45

(Be there in time!…10 minutes before the workshops starts would be great)

CONTACT: Loby Lam,
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Friday Contact Improvisation in LEIDEN
Studio le Petit Port, Herenstraat 9, LEIDEN, Zuid-Holland , Netherlands

Friday Contact Improvisation classes in LEIDEN with Kees Lemmens
in cooperation with DanceMoves Leiden.

Every other Friday 20.00-22.00 I give Contact Improvisation classes at Studio Le Petit Port, Herenstraat 9 Leiden, alternated every week by various dance-improvisation on the other Fridays organised by DanceMoves.
You can register for these other dance-improvisation sessions separately at You can however register for the 2-weekly Contact Improvisation classes only through me by e-mail:

Separate Classes are € 15,-
You can also still register and join for all the Contact Improvisation classes in remainder of the season for a lower price per class. You can Contact me for the price of this, as it depends on the amount of classes left.

Contact Improvisation every other Friday 20.00-22.00

CONTACT: Kees Lemmens,
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Ark van Oost, Cipresstraat 154, Nijmegen, Gelderland 6523 HR, Netherlands

come in contact with yourself and expand.

breath and ground brings us in the body
with this base we move further moment by moment
by rolling, lifting, turning, leaning, playing…

selected music opens the space for different realms

trough initial guidance we can go deeper

first session free – single session €10 – 4x/€30

april 8./14./21./28. may 12./19. june 2./9./16./23./30. july 7.
first session on a thursday
further sessions on a wednesday

CONTACT: Christof Haas, 0049-15159106500, ,
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van Welderenstraat 113, Nijmegen, Gelderland 6511 MH, Netherlands

We dance weekly contactimprovisation on mondaymornings from 9.30-11.30 and mondayevenings from 20.00-22.00,
welcome for all levels

€ 100 for 10 classes / students and minimum income €90

weekly contactimprovisation on mondaymornings from 9.30-11.30 and mondayevenings from 20.00-22.00,

CONTACT: Enrique van Doezelaar, 00 31 6 14 10 99 48, ,
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Cuartito Azul, Delftsestraat 27, Rotterdam, Netherlands

next dates: saturday 18 februari, saturday 18 march

Join the workshop with changing teachers, designed for all levels, as an introduction, warm up and for new inspiration.
Afterwards open Jam with live music!
Jump in and dance, or watch, as you like.

Workshop including Jam € 10
Jam only € 5

14.00 – 15.30 Workshop
15.30 – 17.00 Jam with live music

CONTACT: Janine Brall, 0031 (0)6 25 100 420, ,
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Cremerstraat 247, "Centrum EMMA", Utrecht, Utrecht 3532 BJ, Netherlands
  • Weekly class in Utrecht on Tuesday-evenings
    We focus on some basic techniques and principles of CI, and some ways of using the floor easier. We learn aspects like leading & following, rolling & falling, lifts & landings, underdancing, etc.;
    Each class focusses on some other aspect of CI.
    We use these techniques in explorations, learning principles and moves, and also having fun in the dancing together.
    - Each series of classes has an overall focus; see the Calendar
  • Practical
    - join a try-out-class (please contact Sebas before)
    - Open for all levels
    - classes are in English/Dutch
    - no classes during school-holidays;
    see Calendar
  • Prices:
    - Try-out class: Euro 10
    - Regular classes: see website
  • Times:
    - every Tuesdays-evening
    (not during school-holidays)
  • Sebas van Wetten teaches CI since 2003; in his CI classes he uses also elements from Modern Dance (release technique), Creative Dance (‘Dansexpressie’), Dance Improvisation; BodyMindCentering.
    -> See the Calendar on the website for actual dates.
CONTACT: Sebas van Wetten, +31-6 1833 4743, ,
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18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

Contact Improvisation is a dance form that uses momentum, weight, gravity and the contact with another body or surface to find a way to move through the space. The LAB is a way for beginners to learn some skills to use in the jam and for them to feel comfortable and give them starting points and confidence to get up and dance!!

How: LABS $20, JAM Koha – please pre-register for the LAB

LAB and Jam dates:
13 March LAB 4-6pm, Jam 6-8pm with Becca Wood
17 April LAB 4-6pm, Jam 6-8pm
8 May LAB 4-6pm, Jam 6-8pm
12 June LAB 4-6pm, Jam 6-8pm

CONTACT: Wilhimeena Monroe, 09 817 3051, ,
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16 Rakeiora Grove, Korokoro, Lower Hutt, Wellington, 5012, New Zealand

Contact Improvisation

Back to Earth – The A, B, C of Contact Improvisation

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of contact improvisation and take them into dancing with a partner in a contact duet.

We begin by arriving into our bodies and establishing a receptive, passive and active relationship to the floor and the earth.

We experience the skinesphere – everything that is contained within the boundaries of the body and how the skinesphere leads to bonding with gravity and the earth. We learn to engage with, mobilise and release our weight and physical mass, allowing sensation, skin, surfaces of the body and internal information to guide our motion.

We practise moving between high tone, low tone, flexion, extension, close to the earth and from there up to standing and travelling. We incorporate the BMC developmental movement patterns – rolling, sliding, creeping, pushing, crawling, finding supports and learning how to sequence, spiral and distribute energy and movement from the spine and centre to the limbs and peripheries.

We move through the space, along the floor, up to standing and back down to earth again, expanding our awareness to include others and the room.

We explore different kinds of touch, contact with a partner and we learn basic CI forms and exercises that allow us to practise this form safely and with confidence. We become articulate with moving our weight, structure and physical mass in contact with a partner, the floor, gravity and the physical forces of momentum, intertia, counterbalance, support, flow, direction and sensation.

We negotiate and navigate physical pathways in contact with each other, on different levels from lying and standing to being airborne. We explore being passive and active, receptive and directional, learning to trust ourselves, our bodies and the physical information we are receiving in a moving duet.

We take our skills into open dancing and jamming to embody them more deeply and to become articulate and fluent dancing with different partners.

The workshop will bring you to a place where your physical perceptions are stretched and strengthened, your vitality and sensitivity are heightened and your appetite, confidence and capacity for moving and dancing alone and with a partner is increased.

For beginners and seasoned dancers of contact improvisation and other dance forms.

$90/60 for one day workshop

10am to 5pm

Saturday or Sunday

Booking information, venue and date of next workshop:
Please email or call Juliet or +64 4 569 1664 landline or
+64 4 21 236 9614 cellphone
Skype: julietsea22

CONTACT: Juliet Shelley, +64 4 569 1664 or *64 21 236 9614, ,
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Jam in Wellington
New Crossways Community Centre, 8 Roxburgh Street Mt Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand

We run an half an hour warm-up and exercises and then we start the jam.

$ 5

every Thursday
5.15 to 7.15pm

CONTACT: Babette Berroth,
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Warsaw Sunday Jam
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw Dance Departament, Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw, Poland

We just meet and improvise :)

10 PLN (2,5 EUR)


CONTACT: Natalia Onisk, +48663480307,
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Warsaw Wednesday Jam
Skaryszewska 15, Academia Capoeira Angola, 2. floor, Warsaw, Poland

Every Wednesday we meet in the old manufacture workshop transformed into dancing space.

We are a group of friends, we organise jams and labs by ourselves and try to experiment a bit. If you want to come over with your own idea you are more than welcome :)

5PLN (1,2EUR :)


CONTACT: Natalia Onisk, +48663480307,
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SZKOŁA JOGI NAMASTE , Podwale 37/38, Wroclaw, Lower Silesia 50-040, Poland

We invite you every Sunday for a JAM of contact improvisation in Wroclaw. Every week there is defferent JAM… with life music, silent, blind JAM… with a warm-up or a LAB led by different people from our group. The place of JAMs is based in the center od the city in the Yoga School next to ‘Dom Handlowy Podwale’.
You’re most welcome to join our dance!

10 PLN (3 EUR)

Time: 18:00-21:00

CONTACT: Olga Gawlik, +48691967697, ,
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Polo Cultural das Gaivotas, R. Gaivotas 8, 1200-202 Lisbon, Lisboa, Lisbon , Portugal

Contacto Improvisação Lisboa Jam (CILxJam), Lisbon’s Contact Improvisation Jam, is a meeting place, a space for mutual learning and sharing amongst performers and interested participants with or without experience in this form and in osmosis with other forms of performative, musical, theatrical, audio-visual, and technological improvisation; a space to strengthen the local, Portuguese, and international performance communities; an experimental site for the emergence of collaborative creative synergies.

5 Euro contribution

Saturdays: 11.00 – 13.00

CONTACT: Pramod Bento, +351 914613323, ,
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Espaço INATEL da Mouraria - Sala Amarela , Rua da Mouraria, nr.º 64, 4 Andar., Lisboa, Lisbon , Portugal

This Jam is host by the PONTO CONTACT project and it goes with diferent colors of the Contact Improvisation Culture. From open jams, live music, focus jams to silent Jams!

Previous to the Jam we run a Lab that normaly launchs the Jam!

Would you like to guide a Lab theme or share a introduction warm up to the Jam? Contact us previously!

Facebook Page: “Ponto Contact”

Jam Session: 5 Euros
Lab – 5 Euros

(You can attend only to the Jam)

Lab – 7pm – 8pm
JAM – 8pm – 10pm

(Lisbon Down Town)

CONTACT: Auri Ladeira, 00351967648947, ,
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Rua José Estevão, nr 45 / A - Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon , Portugal

The classes are part of the collective project “Ponto Contact” in Lisbon – Portugal!
The Intensive classes run every 2nd Saturdays of each month, from 10am – 2pm / 4pm – 19pm.

Be part of the regular group or come for a individual class.

Price for regular classes
Price for individual class

Monthly: every 2nd Saturdays of each month, from 10am – 2pm / 4pm – 19pm.

From October 2018 to June 2019

Location: Rua José Estevão, nr 45 / A – Lisbon

CONTACT: Auri Ladeira, 00351 967648947,
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Rotating Location., Email us for current information., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925, Puerto Rico

Bienvenidos. Welcome. Benvenuti. Willkommen. All together the core members at Danza Contacto Puerto Rico speak 4 languages. We welcome the great international community of world travelers!

As Danza Contacto Puerto Rico we organize and facilitate contact improvisation jams and workshops in collaboration with other artists.

The jam begins with a guided warm up (usually 45 min), where we introduce some basic CI skills that facilitate the practice of contact dance. Later in the jam, our own body language will take us to explore freely this form of dance.

For more info you can also find us on:




Suggested donation: $5

One jam a month. Contact us to find out the exact date.

CONTACT: Maidelise Rios, (787) 941-5320, ,
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Centrul National al Dansului Bucuresti , Bvd. Marasesti 80-82 / web:, Bucharest, Romania

We meet every Saturday for CI classes and Jams.

The events are announced each week on this page:
Please check the details before coming, changes might appear.

Have great dances, wherever you are <3

35 lei for the class&jam
only jam – donation based

11:00-12:30 CI class
12:30-14:00 Jam session

CONTACT: Virginia Negru, +40742773830, ,
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Piata Bucur, complex Pionierul, Bucharest, Bucharest 7000, Romania

We gather on thursday to have the chance to experience dancing contact improvisation, to exercise technical elements and to learn from each other.

Contact : Teodora 0745365394


Every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm local time

CONTACT: Teodora Marian, 00745365394, , http://Strada Bucur, complex Pionierul
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Fabrica de Pensule, Str. Henri Barbusse nr. 59-61, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Contact Improvisation Jam in Cluj, Romania. Small but loving community. everyone is welcomed.

10 LEI

Every Saturday,
starting hour alternating between
15.00 and 20.00
call Kinga (+40-748-144322) for the next one

CONTACT: Kinga Kelemen, +40-748-144322, ,
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Pavlovskaya 18, near Tulskaya metro station,, Moscow, Russian Federation

Friday Moscow jam and class lead by Angela Doniy and (sometimes) other teachers.

Class + Jam = RUB 450, Jam = RUB 250

Every Friday, class 7-9 pm, jam 9-11:30 pm.

CONTACT: Angela Doniy, +7-905-738-93-48, ,
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Maly Tatarsky pereulok, 8, near Tretyakovskaya metro, Moscow, Russian Federation

Sunday jam and class lead by Masha Grudskaya

RUB 400 — class, RUB 150 — jam.

Every Sunday, 12-14 pm — class, 14-16 pm — jam.

CONTACT: Masha Grudskaya, 8-962-933-83-12, ,
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Lyalin pereulok 3a, near Kurskaya metro station, Moscow, Russian Federation

Wednesday jam and class lead by Katya Velichko and (sometimes) other teachers.

RUB 450 — jam and class, RUB 200 — class.

Every Wednesday, class 7-9 pm, jam 9-11:30 pm.

CONTACT: Katya Velichko, +7-926-213-76-54, ,
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ul.Kazanskaya, 7, room 416. Please call, it's difficult to find the place first time., ("Nevsky prospekt" metro station), St.Petersburg, - , Russian Federation

happens every Monday. Class before jam is lead by different CI people from SPb and sometimes by other CI teachers who travel via SPb.

Class + Jam = RUB 350, Jam = RUB 250

Every Monday, class 7-9 pm, jam 9-11:00 pm.

CONTACT: CI SPb, +7-921-346-3600; +7(962) 722 3249,
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Contact Improv Jam
Singapore , Singapore

Contact Improv Jam.
Dates and Time to be confirmed

Suggested Donation $5 – $10

email for schedule and events update

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Parmova 25, building "Stena", Ljubljana, Slovenia 1000, Slovenia

Contact Improvisation classes in Ljubljana every Thursday from September 2017, if you happen to be in Ljubljana on a Thursday eve come and dance with us:)

This classes are focused on the fundamentals technical skills we use in Contact Improvisation, and are aimed to both beginners and expert dancers.
We will begin every session by opening our senses through body and breath work to increase our awareness of weight and the transfer of weight.
We will then go on to explore basic aspects and principles such as: rolling point of contact, physical listening and following, falling, spiral rolls, no hand dance, open up the back space, lift principles.
Using this vocabulary we will dive into a fluid dialog made by mutual listening, suspensions, surrenders and supports.

Please arrive on time, even 10 min before, to use the whole two hours for the class and have more time to dance in the last part.


Davide Casiraghi is a dancer, Contact Improvisation teacher and Yoga Alliance certified teacher based in Slovenia. He is exploring Contact Improvisation since 2010. His study is started in Milan and continue in Europe with the many teachers. Roberto Lun, Nita Little, Martin Keogh, Angela Dony, Nancy Stark Smith are his main influences. He see CI as a way to re-awake and enjoy fully our sensitivity and playfulness, working on trust, explore curiosity about movement principles out of daily movement patterns.


20.00 – 22.00 every Thursday

CONTACT: Davide Casiraghi, +393336738420, ,
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Parmova 25, building "Stena", Ljubljana, Slovenia 1000, Slovenia

Every Tuesday regular james in Ljubljana, Slovenia. First part is structured introduction with some CI teaching, second part is jam (it could be focused, blind, open, with live music…)

5- 7 EUR

20.00 – 22.00 every Tuesday

CONTACT: Ales Kranjc Kuslan, +38641709049, ,
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Cape Town, South Africa

We meet weekly at the Theatre Arts Admin hall in Observatory.

Get regular updates on FB:


Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

CONTACT: Angelique van Niekerk, +27 72 409 8255, ,
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Jam Valencia (Spain)
Padre Perera 2 46006 Russafa (Valencia, Spain), Valencia , Spain

Guided Jams in Valencia (Spain) the 1st and last sunday of the month.

Padre Perera 2
46006 Valencia (L’ Eixample, Russafa)

0034/ 606222878



1st and last sunday of the month from 17h to 20h.

CONTACT: Andrea Torres,
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Malaga , Spain

Jam semanal en La Casa Invisible de Málaga
Weekly jam at the Casa Invisible Malaga

C/Nosquera 11, Málaga


Miércoles 17:00-19:00

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Passtge Sant Antoni Abad, 11,, Barcelona, Catalunya 08015, Spain

info clase Este taller tiene como objetivo preparar a sus participante para la danza, tanto en su preparación física (mediante la utilización de diversas técnicas motrices y un trabajo anatómico conciente) como en lo que respecta a sus capacidades sensoriales ( equilibrio, información táctil, visión periférica). A su vez se prestará particular atención a la comunicación corporal, ampliando la capacidad de “escucha”, así como la capacidad de reacción y de iniciativa para lograr que cada “interprete” pueda inventar el movimiento a partir de lo que su pareja va inventando simultáneamente; pudiendo de esta manera acceder a la improvisación mas fácilmente y sin “racionalizar” los movimientos….

info class This workshop aims to prepare its participants for the dance, both in physical preparation (using different techniques and anatomical work drivers aware) and in regard to their sensory abilities (balance, tactile information, peripheral vision) . At the same time will pay particular attention to body language, extending the ability to "listen"as well as resilience and initiative to ensure that each “performer” to invent the movement from what your partner is simultaneously inventing , and can thus access the improvisation more easily and “rationalize” the movements… (Spanish language)

55€. mensuales una vez por semana y 70€ mensuales dos veces por semana. clase suelta 15 € Clase de prueba 5€.

55€. monthly€ 55. monthly once a week and 70 € monthly twice a week. one class15€ Test 5€.

2015 LUNES y JUEVES 20 a 22hs.
MARTES 10 a 12 hs
MIERCOLES (Avanzados) 20 a 22hs

MONDAY and THURSDAY 8 to 10 pm
TUESDAY 10 to 12 am
WEDNESDAY (Advanced) 8 to 10 pm

CONTACT: Natividad Insua ( ENEstudio ), +34 661061187 , ,
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Passtge Sant Antoni Abad, 11,, Barcelona, Catalunya 08015, Spain

Espacio para la libre improvisación de la danza contact, en donde nos permitimos jugar, aprender y explorar con el cuerpo como vehículo de la expresión.

Space for free improvisation contact dance, where we would play, learn and explore the body as a vehicle of expression.



dos Domingo al mes de 18 a 21hs.
Two Sundays each month from 6 to 9pm.

CONTACT: Natividad Insua ( ENEstudio ), +34 661061187 , ,
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Passtge Sant Antoni Abad, 11,, Barcelona, Catalunya 08015, Spain

Espacio de integración entre adultos y niñas/os. A partir del contacto físico (con el CI como base) y la comunicación no verbal, buscamos divertirnos, aprender unos de otros posibilitando una forma diferente de relacionarnos, accesible para todos/as, en dónde la escucha y los tiempos sean los necesarios de cada persona.

Integration space between adults and children. From physical contact (with CI base) and nonverbal communication to have fun, learn from each other by finding a different way of relating, possible for everyone, listening and times will be necessary for each person.

Aporte 4€ (1 adulto +1 niño)
Price 4€ (1 adult + 1 child)

cuándo Un domingo al mes de 16 a 18 hs (verificar fecha en web)

when One Sunday a month from 4-6 pm (check on the web)

CONTACT: Natividad Insua ( ENEstudio ), +34 661061187 , ,
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MADRID, Madrid 28016, Spain

Jam Session de Contact Improvisación

Cada tercer domingo de mes organizamos una JAM Session de Contact Improvisación. Este espacio estará abierto a todo el mundo, tengan más o menos experiencia en Contact Improvisación, para bailar, disfrutar, descubrir nuevos caminos o simplemente observar.

*Las JAMs se suspenden en los meses de verano (de junio a septiembre incluido)

3 euros

19.00 a 21.00 horas

CONTACT: Lucía Sánchez, , http://c/ Agustón de Rojas 4
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Espai_R, Guillem Massot 28. , Palma, Illes Balears E07001, Spain


5 euros

Divendres/Viernes/Friday 1800-2000

CONTACT: Simon Malone, 972227039, ,
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nuñez de arce 11, madrid, 28012, Spain

Open jam session. Come to see, dance, share,participate.
calle Nuñez de Arce 11, bajo
Madrid – Spain
next to Plaza Santa Ana
Metro Station: Sol – Sevilla


Sundays from 7pm to 9 pm
October 31th,2010
November 28th, 2010
January 30th,2011
February 27th,2011
March 27th,2011
April 24th,2011
May 29th,2011
June 26th, 2011

CONTACT: 0034 91 532 27 01, ,
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loreto y chicote,3, madrid, Spain , Spain

every second sunday jam and pre-jam class in Madrid,in Espacio Temporal.Calle Loreto y Chicote,3(metro Gran vía).

This is our 4th year with this activity.40-50 people dancing

jam 3 euros and class 15 euros (jam incluided)

Class 5-6,45
Jam 7-9

CONTACT: raúl jimenez, 0034600411159, ,
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Contact Improvisation class
studio de l'ADC, Maison des arts du Grütli, 2nd floor, 16, rue du Général-Dufour, Geneva, Switzerland

all levels – The class is given by various local teachers
see also:

15.00 CHF

every Saturday from 5pm to 6pm (before the jam)
(except: 18.10.08 / 27.12.08 / 03.01.09 / 10.04.09)

CONTACT: Paola Gianoli, +41 22 732 70 90,
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JAM - Contact Improvisation Dance and Movement
studio de l'ADC, Maison des arts du Grütli, 2nd floor, 16, rue du Général-Dufour, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland

also see:


every Saturday:
from 6 pm to 8 pm
from 13 September 2008 to end of June 2009
(except: 27.12.08 / 03.01.09 / 10.04.09)

CONTACT: Paola Gianoli, +41 22 732 70 90,
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Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

Contact Improv Chiang Mai is a community space for personal exploration and deepening through the form of Contact Improvisation.

Beginners welcome. We provide a teaching session at the beginning of class, including fundamental concepts and techniques to assist you in your exploration, and plenty of time for your dance.

We hold space weekly throughout most of the year and welcome visiting dancers, teachers and musicians.

Sliding scale: B250-B300 (about $7-$9)

Currently every Wed from 7:00p-9:00p
Please check our Facebook page for current schedule, location and guidelines

CONTACT: Steven Le Blanc, ,
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The Womb Meditation Centre, 20 Moo 5 Baan Maekong, Pai , Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand

During these sessions, we will explore some of the key principles of contact improvisation to develop a language that can be used for jamming. There will be a strong focus on exploration, improvisation and play. The classes are open for those new to contact and improvisation and for experienced dancers. There will be a progression of material over the weeks. However, participants can choose when to attend.

minimum donation of 50 baht

Every Saturday from 6pm.

CONTACT: Deima P, +66 828927257, ,
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istanbul , Turkey

Contact Jams are every Sunday at 17:00 at ÇATI & TAL studio, istanbul – Turkey.

more details to be found @

Donations are welcomed

Every Sunday from 17:00-19:00, open to all levels following the beginner level workshop led by Defne Erdur

CONTACT: defne erdur, ,
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Artema 13, Kiev, Ukraine

We do warmup together, conducted by one of local teachers. And then it’s only dance happening

40 hrn ($5)

Every Monday, 20:30-22:30

CONTACT: Alex Postnikov, +380954389402, ,
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Stefanyka 16, Lviv, Ukraine

Every Friday we get together to spend 2 hours dancing. After led warmup we enjoy free movement, massage and meditation. Oh, and do not forget tea afterwords!

UAH 20 or $3.5

Every Friday from 18:00 till 20:00

CONTACT: Olga Petryk, +380 97 8664277, ,
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DMAC (4th floor), Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY, United Kingdom

There are a few classes and jams held in Bristol, UK. Checkout the website for updates.

SUNDAY Class & Jam
There is a regular warm-up class followed by a jam on most Sunday nights from 5.30-8.30pm at DMAC studio (4th floor), Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

There are also classes sometimes held on Monday nights from 7.15-9.45pm. These classes are held at the Wild Goose Space, 228 Mina Road, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9YP.

It is also worth checking out the website for one-off classes or jams in the area.

£5 for Sunday Warm-up class and £5 for the jam or £7 for both.

£8 (£6 concessions) for the Monday class.

Check out Bristol CI Website for a schedule.

CONTACT: Jamus Wood, +447908582791, ,
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Moving East, St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, LONDON , N16 8DD, United Kingdom

Contact improvisation classes and jams are held on Saturdays at the Moving East Centre for Martial Arts, Dance and Complimentary Medicine in Stoke Newington. All levels of experience are welcome and booking is not required. To attend the class please arrive at 11.15 in order to start at 11.30. The class is followed by a three-hour jam which can be attended independently of the class.

Information on other classes, workshops, jams in London and the UK here:

Class: £7.00
Jam: £4.00
Class and jam: £9.00

class: 13:00 – 15:00
jam: 15:00 – 18:00

Season runs from September – mid July (check website)

Teachers for the 2012 – 2013 season:

15 Sept Eroca Nicols
22 & 29 Sept Daniel Mang
6, 13 & 20 Oct Rick Nodine
27 Oct, 3 & 10 Nov Caroline Waters
17 & 24 Nov Katy Dymoke
1, 8 Dec Charlie Morrissey
15 Dec Angus Balbernie
22 Dec & 5 Jan Robert Anderson
12 Jan Jovair Longo
19 & 26 Jan Annie Pui Ling Lok
2 Feb Jovair Longo
9, 16, 23 Feb Simonetta Alessandri
2 March Thomas Kampe
9 March Irmela Stone
16 March Irmela Stone
23 & 30 March Thomas Kampe

6 & 13 April Jo Dyer
20 April Riccardo Meneghini
27 April Anna Jussilainen
4 & 11 May Kathy Crick
18 May Anna Jussilainen
25 May Christina Klissiouni (Greece)
1 June Adriana Pegorer
8 June Mary Prestidge
15 June Jo Blowers
22 & 29 June Jamus Wood and Lee Bolton
6 July Jackie Adkins
13 July Tamara Ashley
20 July Lalitaraja
27 July Anne-Gaelle Thiriot

CONTACT: Robert Anderson, +44 (0)7814 790 757, ,
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The Yoga space, 378 Meanwood Road,, Leeds, LS72JF, United Kingdom

Contact improvisation classes and jams every second Sunday of the month

All levels of experience are welcome and booking is not required.

The class is followed by a three-hour jam which can be attended independently of the class.

Class: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jam: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Class £5 * / £7;
Jam £4;
Class + Jam £7 * / £9

  • Concession (Students / low income)

Dates for 2010

Nov 14th – Underscore with Lilly Picts
Dec 12th – ennifer-Lynn will teach the class.


Jan 9th – Teacher to be confirmed
Feb 13th – Teacher to be confirmed

CONTACT: Alistair Edmunds, 0780576998, ,
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Old Trafford Community centre, Shrewsbury St, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9LU, United Kingdom

Tuesday evening class for an hour and a half, with warm up and principles into dancing. Usng Body Mind Centering and martial arts to warm into the body, to ease the flow of movement and sharpen the focus.

£5 and £3.50

Weekly classes and monthly Jams on a Sunday, see the web site

CONTACT: Katy Dymoke, +44 161 8680509, , http://
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Barepaws Dance Collective
Inner Dance Yoga Studio, 2610 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517 USA

We rotate through a menu of barefoot, improvisational dance practices each month including: open sound/movement improvisation, contact improvisation, inner state focused dance (contemplative dance, kundalini dance, ecstatic dance, authentic movement), and a barefoot boogie. Contact improvisation practice is welcome at all events, all weeks— there’s a guided warm up and mini-lesson on CI weeks.

$10-12 drop in or collective dues for 6 weeks $30-42 (you pay to support everyone’s dancing at a reduced rate, you pay for a 6 week stretch whether you show up to dance or not)

Sunday evenings 7-9pm Sept-May. double check whether we are dancing during the warm, bright months (May-August). Check with the contact person to find where we are in the rotation

CONTACT: Gabrielle Barnett, 907 783 1306,
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3401 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA

Northern Arizona Contact Improvisation
Please go to our website and view our guidelines before coming.


Beginning January 11, 2019 we will meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month from 5:30-7:30pm.

CONTACT: Sarah Haas, n/a, ,
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Phoenix / Tempe, AZ USA

It’s Spring 2015, and I currently am not aware of any regular CI events in the Phoenix area.

I have lately been more interested in aerial work, and Aerial Altitudes in downtown Phoenix has an aerial jam every other Friday evening. For more information, visit

Donations requested.

Our schedule is currently in revival mode. Check the website and/or our Facebook group “Contact Improv PHX.”

CONTACT: Sandra M Yee, 623.295.9161,
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Arizona Improv Jam
7850 E. Evans Road #105, Scottsdale, AZ USA

AZ Improv Jam is a volunteer run open-floor movement space. AZ Improv Jam is dedicated to free self expression and invites all adults, children, artists, dancers and performers to connect through movement.

Bring Supplies to express yourself-
Hula Hoops, Balls, Poi, Drums, and Sashes!

JOIN THE JAM! By donation $7-$20
Sunday 11-2pm
Workshop 11-12pm

We recommend participants attend the 11-12pm workshop.

5-25 dollars by donation

Every Sunday. Please search us on Facebook: Arizona Improv Jam for schedule changes and workshop leaders.

7850 E. Evans Road #105
Scottsdale, AZ

CONTACT: Jessica Kozinn, 602 524 8116,
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4425 N. Granite Reef Rd, scottsdale, AZ USA

Weekly CI class/jam facilitated by Tam Tilton at Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place in South Scottsdale

Donations welcome

every Thursday from 6:00-7:00pm from January – March 2017

CONTACT: Tam Tilton, ,
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2525 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94110 USA

Every Saturday this long-running jam attracts 15-20 dancers and sometimes fills up with 25-30. This jam is a delightful mix of Bay Area locals and visitors from all over the world with a variety of experience. New people to the form are welcome and there is a class beforehand from 1:30-3:30 for all levels.


Saturdays 3:30-6 pm including holidays

CONTACT: Mary Alice Fry, 415-920-2223, ,
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Studio Azul (half way down the big hall on the right), 2525 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

At 1:30 to 3:30 there is an all levels class with rotating teachers from around the bay area. Doors open at 1:30 class starts up at 1:45.
Then from 3:30 to 6:15 there is an unstructured jam. This is the longest running jam in the bay area. Things generally quiet for the first 45 minutes. Then more people show up (10 to 20). The studio is about halfway down the big hallway on the right, a blue door.

(NOTE: the other listing above for “Berkely Saturday Jam” with contact information for May Alice Fry is obsolete. Mary Alice doesn’t run this jam any more. Mary Alice doesn’t remember her password so she can’t take down that listing.)

Cost is $12 to $15 for the class. $5 to $10for the jam.

Every week, cancelations if they occur are announced on
Class 1:30 to 3:30, Jam 3:30 to 6:15

CONTACT: stephen schiller, ,
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Studio 12, 2525 8th st., Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

Dark Dance is contact dance with blindfolds. A totally illuminating, delicate, wild experience of personal and collective movement. What can we learn from the darkness? Do we move and sense differently in the dark? Do we connect in different ways? How far does it go?

This is a sensual, non-sexual dance exploration. You should be comfortable touching and being touched, and working with your own attraction and repulsion, as well as be able to move carefully, attentively, and respectfully in a space with others.

Sometimes there will be music, sometimes silence. You are free to sing or sound as you feel, but please speak only if necessary.

This is a sober event. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Bring your own blindfold if you prefer. Mindfolds, where you can keep your eyes open without any light getting in, will be available for $20 or to rent for $2.


Every Saturday 7-10

CONTACT: Atlantis Beckham, 404-630-4207, , http://facebook; Dark Dance
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1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA USA

The Thursday Jam is a weekly all-level open contact improv and movement space from 8:30-11:30pm.

The jam is held at the lovely and spacious Finnish Hall in Berkeley. This is a beautiful venue with high arched ceilings, forced-air heat, and 2300 sq. ft of nice oak dance floor. It’s located at 1970 Chestnut St in Berkeley (near University/Sacramento) just 3 blocks from the North Berkeley BART station.
(Map and directions)

The jam offers an inclusive environment that is warm, friendly and very welcoming of folks new to Contact Improv. There is a varied soundscape with a mix of silence, downtempo/ambient recorded tracks, and occasionally tasteful improvised live music.

We look forward to seeing you!

$7 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

the jam happens every Thursday night, 8:30-11:30pm
there is also a weekly all-level pre-jam class from 6:45-8:15pm; see our Facebook page for current teachers

CONTACT: Matt McNeil 510-847-3636 Scott Davis (510) 910-4988,
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4770 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608 USA

Every Wednesday (Since 2010), 9:30 am – Noon

$10 includes class and/or jam (see website for reduced price options. Free for AP members)

9:30 am-10:30 am: Skills, Exercises, and Explorations – with rotating teachers

10:30 am-noon: Playful Contact Improvisation Jam

No matter your level of experience, from beginner to advanced contacter, you are invited to join our playful, friendly, safe, and inclusive gathering from 9:30 am onwards.

9:30 am-10:30 am: Skills, Exercises, and Explorations (rotating teachers)
After a brief group warmup, learn (or deepen your understanding of) foundational contact improvisation skills, then put those skills into action with exercises and explorations. All levels of experience welcomed and engaged!

10:30 am-noon: Playful Contact Improvisation Jam
Opening circle at 10:30 is followed by a different brief group opening score each week, then open jam with a closing circle at the end to harvest the fruits of our experiences. Some have asked: “what exactly does ’playful” mean" or “Why call it ‘playful jam’ and not just ‘jam’?” The answer: recognizing that any contact improvisation jam can include playful qualities, we carry out an intention for extra, pervasive spirit of play in this jam. We often make “playscapes” using big gymnastics blocks, and incorporate “toys” like balls and hoops in our jam.

Join our Facebook group to stay in the loop:

$10 includes class and/or jam (see website for reduced price options. Free for AP members)

Every Wednesday class: 9:30am – 10:30am, Jam: 10:30am-12:00noon

CONTACT: Zach Pine,
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56 Bolinas, Fairfax, CA 94930 USA

Monday Night Contact Improv Class and Jam
All levels welcome!

Class $10.00
Class and Jam $12.00
Jam Only $5.00 – $20.00 Sliding Scale

Monday Nights
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Class
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Jam

CONTACT: Cory Van Gelder, (415-497-8459, ,
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Contact Improv for Actors
929 East 2nd St #105, Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Spring Workshop with Michael Doonan

Contact Improv for Actors explores the fundamentals of physical preparation through stretch, strength, and alignment; and the relationship of the actor to the physical environment, to the group, and to a specific ‘other’. The result is an instinctual, unpredictable, and undeniable presence.

Every actor has the potential to develop these instincts, skills, and presence regardless of size, weight, or previous training, and this is achieved through a combination of physical and mental preparation.

Michael Doonan holds an M.F.A. in Acting from UC Irvine, where he now teaches Contact Improvisation with Annie Loui, a heralding force in this work. Michael has studied with international theatre artists at the Grotowski Institute in Poland and also with the Moscow Art Theatre and Harvard/ A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA.

Time: Sundays 2-5 pm. Begins 3/6/11. Ends 4/10/11.
Place: Loft Ensemble/ 929 East 2nd St #105/ 90012
Price: $200 total. Payment plans available.

Space is limited. Sign up today!

CONTACT: Michael Doonan,
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Miner's Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 USA

Each week will begin with a warm up or short class guided by a teacher with the intention to bring people into their bodies and the dance, and then the space will be open for jamming. All levels of experience are welcome!

The FIRST Monday of every month is full length class and no jam.
The LAST Monday of every month is a jam with music.

$7-12 sliding scale for jam
$10-$15 for first monday class

7pm – Arrival and Opening Circle
7:15-7:45 Facilitated Warm Up
7:45-9:30 Open Jam

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1158 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 USA

Join us for a weekly CI Jam, with a brief facilitated beginning lab (optional) at the ARC in Pasadena!

Shel Rasch and Jill Cooper take turns guiding an optional, warm-up or skill-based lab followed by open space for playful exploration of the form.


Entrance to ARC Pasadena and parking is behind the facility.

ARC is a six-block walk from the Metro Gold Line-Lake Avenue stop.

The closest cross street is Michigan Avenue.


The first Tuesday of every month 7-9pm

CONTACT: Shel Rasch, 323-314-0326, ,
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Contact Improvisation class/jam
3980 30th Street, Back studio! Enter through the alley..., San Diego, CA 92104 USA

Contact Improvisation class at 7pm, taught by Ron Estes, Jess Humphrey, or Leslie Seiters. Occasional guest teachers.

Jam follows from 8pm till 10pm

Small, but very dedicated community. Almost always, Kris Apple takes class and then does amazing things with his violin to support the jam.

$10 for class and jam
$5 for jam only

Every Monday night.
Canceled on some holidays.

CONTACT: Jess Humphrey, (208) 721-1008,
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2811 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104 USA

DanceJam is a by-product of the expressive arts movement that began in the early '70s along with the post-modern and contact improvisation dance movements. In San Diego County, our community has been coming together in the dance for over thirty-five years. We meet three times a week – on Friday nights in North Park, and on Sunday mornings and Tuesday nights in Encinitas.

$5-$10.00 for 2-4 hours of studio/floor time.
See our website for more details.

Every Friday night 8pm-12am Eveoke Dance Studio in North Park
Every Sunday Morning 11am-1pm The Performing Arts Workshop
Every Tuesday night 8-11pm The Performing Arts Workshop, Encinitas

CONTACT: Cara Cadwallader, 760-758-8270, ,
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975 Howard St @ 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

Since 2005 in SF: SF CI Series Class & Jam every Tuesday produced by Humilityswim Dance Media (HDM). Space is wheelchair accessible, easy to reach by public transit (BART and MUNI). Always check our Facebook page for each month’s class info and any special event or holiday closures. Contact

$15 Class, $18 Class & Jam, $5 Jam. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Every Tuesday: Class 6:30-8:30pm, Jam 8:30pm-11:30pm.

CONTACT: Ali Woolwich, 415-335-6384, ,
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Yoga Center Santa Cruz, 428 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

Open to all levels. Alternates live music, silent jam and DJ. Sometimes integrates theatre improv, expressive movement and arts.


UPDATE new times starting 2015:
Every Friday
Class 6:30-7:30pm
Jam 7:30–9pm

CONTACT: Rhia Gowen, 415-484-ZANA, ,
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Santa Cruz Contact Jam "Dance Odyssey"
Yoga Center Santa Cruz, 428 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95062 USA

Open to all levels. Alternates live music, silent jam and DJ. Sometimes integrates theatre improv, expressive movement and arts

$10-20 suggested donation for class, jam or both

Every Friday
Class 7:30-8:30 pm
Jam 8:30 – 10 pm

CONTACT: Rhia Gowen , 706-296-1014,
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Dance Home (above Radio Shack), 522 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA

The LA contact jam is every Sunday evening in Santa Monica. We have a short opening circle around 6:30pm and a closing circle at 9:00pm, but you may arrive and leave at any time.

Once a month, we have a "Be or Bring a Beginner Jam," where the first hour is a contact class open to all levels. However, you are welcome to come and start jamming right away if you prefer.

$7 or what you can pay. 2nd time is free!

6:30pm-9:00pm every Sunday (even holidays!)

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The Barn in South Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA USA

Come join us for our weekly all levels class and jam!
At the Barn in South Sebastopol, please contact us for exact directions.

$10 for class
$5-10 for jam

Every Wednesday:
Class runs from 6:30 to 8:00
Jam is from 8:00 to 9:30

CONTACT: Meryl Juniper, , website:
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2822 A Union St., oakland, CA 94608 USA

Improvisational Contact Dance Classes Taught by Stuart Phillips
Mondays 6-8pm, All April, May, June, July, 2014
Ellen Webb Dance Studio
2822 A Union Street
Oakland, CA
Answering Life Quandaries through Facilitated Focused CI Dance


Improvisational Contact Dance Classes Taught by Stuart Phillips
Mondays 6-8pm, All April, May, June, July, 2014
Ellen Webb Dance Studio
2822 A Union Street
Oakland, CA
Answering Life Quandaries through Facilitated Focused CI Dance

CONTACT: stuart phillips, 5412553660, ,
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Red brick Center for the Arts, 110 E. Hallam St, Aspen, CO 81611 USA

Twice Monthly improvisational dance sessions. See website for schedule updates and location.


1st & 3rd Mondays. 7-9pm

CONTACT: Jess Bates, 206-393-2689, ,
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Radiance Power Yoga, 2704 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301 USA

NOTE (2015-11-23): The Third Friday Jam has been put on hiatus for the time being and will no longer be taking place. We’ll announce if the jams start up again. We appreciate everyone’s support over the years for the jam! Wishing you all great dances in the meantime.

WHEN: Third Friday of every month, 7:30-10:00pm
WHERE: Radiance Power Yoga, 2704 28th St, Boulder CO


Cost: $10
Info: jams(at)

CONTACT: Jun A., ,
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Radiance Power Yoga, 2704 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301 USA

NOTE (2015-11-23): The First Friday Jam has been put on hiatus for the time being and will no longer be taking place. We’ll announce if the jams start up again. We appreciate everyone’s support over the years for the jam! Wishing you all great dances in the meantime.

WHEN: First Friday of every month, 7:30-10:00pm
WHERE: Radiance Power Yoga, 2704 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301 USA


Cost: $10
Info: jams(at), gretchen(at), scott(at)

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Check website for this week's location!, Boulder, CO 80302 USA

A weekly Lab/Jam happening every Sunday. The Boulder Contact Lab is a place for ongoing personal exploration and deepening through the form of Contact Improvisation.


$5 – $10 (Sliding Scale)

Every Sunday, 10:00 – 12:00pm
Opening and Closing Circle

CONTACT: Boulder Contact Lab Core Members -,
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Boulder, CO USA

For beginner, intermediate and advanced level dancers.
Ongoing classes and periodic workshops in Boulder, CO

contact Alicia for details

For 2016 schedule to to

CONTACT: Alicia Grayson, 303 653 3969, ,
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2700 Arapahoe, (enter the red door on 27th St), Denver, CO 80205 USA

Welcome to Denver Contact Improv! Join us for a dance & stay afterwards to socialize over food & drink!


LOCATION: Savoy @ Curtis Park – 2700 Arapahoe, Denver CO (enter the red door on 27th St)

$8-10 Suggested donation

Every Saturday 2:30-4:30 (doors open at 2:15)

2:30-2:45 ~ Opening Circle

Occasionally we offer a Contact workshop instead of a jam. Join us on Facebook (Denver Contact Improv) for more info.

2:45-3:15 ~ Facilitated score/theme/exploration

3:15-4:15 ~ Open Dance

4:15-4:30 ~ Closing Circle

CONTACT: Lisa Knox,
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914 Pine Glade Road, Nederland, CO 80466 USA

2013 Moab workshop and Jam (17th annual)

An amazing dance experience-creativity, community, focused dancing, spectacular nature…

We will have details for the 2013 Moab Workshop & Jam soon!

CONTACT: Gretchen Spiro, 303-545-9956, ,
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St. James / Monica Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 222 8th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 USA

NOTE: Our weekly jam continues, but the location shifts for the foreseeable future, and the time is slightly different. Please visit our web page and see the status note, part way down, for current details on the variable situation.

A friendly and intent weekly jam in the lovely parish hall of St. James and St. Monica Church on Capitol Hill, 3/4 mile from both the Union Station and Eastern Market metro stations.

We continue to meet every Sunday, but our regular venue has been closed for a while. We mostly meet in a lovely space near the original location by the details can vary. Please visit our webpage and see the status note, part way down, for up-to-date details, including address and map directions.

NOTE that the dc-ci email address below is our dc mailing list. You can reach ken directly at .


Every Sunday, 2:00 to 4:30 PM or 1:30 to 4:30pm on first-Sunday Underscore – see our web page for current specifics.

On the first Sunday of each month we gather for an Underscore. The Underscore helps orient and attune individuals and the group. It’s great whether you’re new to contact improv or experienced. It depends on everyone arriving promptly at 2:00 and staying for the whole session.

CONTACT: Ken Manheimer, 1 202 525-6260, ,
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Ananda Kula Jax Beach, 102 6th Ave N., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 USA

Join us on Thursday nights at Ananda Kula Jax Beach at 7:30pm.

Guided warm-up and jam is led by Bekkah Clifford.

Suggested donation is $15, but give what you can.

No dance experience is necessary just an open mind and willingness to play! Don’t be shy, come & get your groove on with us!

By donation ($15 suggested)

Every Thursday at 7:30 pm.

CONTACT: Bekkah Clifford, 904-270-ZEST (9378), ,
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Monday Night Community Jam / Workshop
Miami, FL USA

Monday Night Community Jam / Workshop

Excello, 8700B SW 129th Terrace
Miami, FL.

Every first Monday of the month
with rotating facilitators

7-9 PM


Come join the ongoing improvisational dance community

Open to all abilities!

305-298-5879 karen for more info

Map at:

Karen Peterson

Artistic Director,

Karen Peterson & Dancers

Karen Peterson Corash at


Every first Monday of the month

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Sarasota/Tampa/Bradenton/Venice area contact jams
3327 Jaffa Drive, Sarasota, FL 34239 USA

Assorted jams and classes from early January through late May at Peter Dunn’s Siesta Key house and at Rising Tide International center. Sometimes also from October through December. You can visit to get on our email list or to get more information. It's hard to keep the times up to date on the site, though, since they change, so don't go by times on the site – be sure to email or call the number below to check.

Normally $7 for a jam, $20 for an individual lesson at Peter's, or $30-$40 if Peter drives to meet you.

Email or call for the schedule as the times change.

CONTACT: Peter Dunn, 617-459-7709 (cell) or email peter ^-at-^
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Paia Yoga, 161 Hana Hwy, Paia MAUI, HI 96779 USA


Come participate in a a gentle warm up and short intro to “Contact Improvisation Dance”. Those who would like to learn more can work on some skills and otherwise we will move into an open jam ‘round robin’ format.

$5-$10 sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds

Fridays 6:30pm

CONTACT: Chandra Krown, (808)280-3270, ,
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Chicago Contact Improv Jams & Classes
Chicago, IL USA

Please check out our website:

for all info about Contact Improv Jams & Classes in Chicago.

(For info on CI events in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, please visit the website

Feel free to e-mail/call me to confirm what’s happening during the time you’ll be visiting. Happy Dancing!

CONTACT: Daniel Halkin, (847) 971-2465,
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Living Yoga Center, 115 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61802 USA

Fairly regular Sunday class/jam at the Living Yoga Center in downtown Urbana, IL. 11:30am to 2:30pm. $5 donation (or what you can afford). We keep our Facebook Page/Group updated, so be sure to check it out (and "Like us!).

$5 or what you can afford

Sundays – 11:30am to 2:30pm

CONTACT: Chantelle Hougland, ,
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3705 St. Claude Ave, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70117 USA

open to all.


Every other Sunday starting Sunday November 2d, 2014.
6:30 to 8 P.M.

CONTACT: David Llorca, 225 316 6843, ,
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New Orleans, LA USA

In this uniquely festive part of the South, we hold jams every Tuesday and workshops on the 1st and 3rd Saturday.

Jams are held at Swaha Yoga in LHA Center (‪‪623 N Rendon St.‬) from 7:30-9:30pm. $5-15 Suggested donation.
Workshops are held at Dancing Grounds (‪3705 St. Claude Ave.‬) from 4:00-6:00pm. $10 for drop-ins, $5 for Dancing Grounds members.

All is welcome here regardless of their experience in CI, age, race, gender, sexuality or religion.

You can check out our Facebook page ( to stay updated.

No one turned away for lack of funds.

(Updated February 2018)

CONTACT: Ryuta Iwashita, ,
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Divine Yoga on 2nd Floor O C Haley Blvd, 1228 Oretha C Haley Blvd (2nd Floor), New Orleans, LA 70113 USA

Open Contact Jam starting with a few short warm ups to help communicated some basic principles and fundamentals.
All are encouraged to attend and welcomed.


Every Sunday Noon to 2pm

CONTACT: Ethan McIlhenny, (866)989-3626, ,
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Portland, ME USA

12:30-1:30 pm Contact Improvisation Skills Class w/ Kristen Stake
This class will dip into the basics of Contact Improvisation including: following the point of contact, honing one’s relationship to gravity, and moving in partnership with others. Exercises will include: bodywork, floor work, alignment, listening, sharing weight, and composition. The goal of the class will be to develop a conscious relationship with gravity, anatomy, other people, and the environment to prepare ourselves for a fruitful jam experience.

1:30-3 pm
Contact Improvisation jams provide an open space for movement exploration and research in the dance form. Dancers and movers are self-directed and responsible for their own safety. Dancers may use the time to practice skills, to drop-in and relax, or to explore solo, duo, and group dancing. Anyone can enter or exit a dance at any time and therefore, it is important to know your boundaries and ask for help if you feel unsure.

$5-10 for class or jam
$10-20 for BOTH

12:30-1:30 PM Contact Class
1:30-3 PM Jam

CONTACT: Kristen Stake, ,
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155 Brackett st, Portland, ME 04102 USA

Facilitated by Carl Rudman, these Jams provide an opportunity to learn and practice this spontaneously playful dance form in a welcoming and informal setting, which is always open to beginners and requires no particular degree of skill, confidence or experience. Come dance with us!

Newcomers always welcome, there is plenty of help if you need it. Come move with us!!


1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month from 10-12

CONTACT: Carl Rudman, 207.399.3707 , ,
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369 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA 02474 USA

Dancing weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sometimes the event is a jam, with a led warm-up, sometimes it's a more structured class… This is a year-round event (with a/c in the summer!) held at the Arlington Center. Check out their website for directions and weather cancellations.

The fee is split between the Arlington Center ($8 at the door, less if you buy a multi-session discount) and an additional donation to the facilitator/teacher (we recommend $5 to $8).

Check the Contact Improv Boston website for details and schedule changes.

CONTACT: Maxine Gautier, 978-857-5513, ,
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45 Danforth St., Boston, MA 02130 USA

We run weekly classes in the Jamaica Plain (JP) area of Boston with a focus on skill-building, labs and active, rigorous inquiry through Contact Improvisation. Each class is followed by a jam. We welcome visitors, please check out our website for a bit more about us

$8-10 sliding scale

Thursdays 7:30pm 9:45pm

CONTACT: Jared Williams,
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Cambridge Masonic Association, 1950 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA

The Boston area's longest-running jam, open to all dancers.
We generally have an opening circle and led warm-up, with occasional structures a a monthly focus jam. Come dance and play; be a part of our community! The current team of facilitators includes: Gene Broadway, Neige Christenson, Patrick Crowley, Martin Keogh and Dey Summer.

$8-12, sliding scale.

8 – 10 p.m. weekly. On the first Tuesday of the month, we start a one-hour class at 7:30, then go directly into open dancing at 8:30 without another warmup. Great intro for beginners!

CONTACT: Dey Summer, 339-368-0163, ,
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Martial/Contact Improvisation
Nia for Life, 50 Beharrel Street, Concord, MA USA

Ongoing class to explore falling, releasing, centering, redirecting engergy and flying. Working with the foundation of Feldenkrais movement and creating a duet form called Martial IMprovisation.

$17 a class

Thursdays 12:30-1:45PM
Nia for Life
West Concord, MA

CONTACT: Michael Klinger, 978 919-4217,
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Berkshire Pulse Dance Studio, 420 Park Street, Housatonic, MA 01230 USA

A new jam in a fantastic studio second and fourth Fridays, 5-7:00. If there is a 5th Friday in the month, we will jam as well. the first and third Fridays at the same time are CI classes.

$5-10 sliding scale

2nd, 4th Fridays of the month, 5-7:00

CONTACT: tom truss, 415 342 9447, ,
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Berkshire Pulse Dance Studio, 420 Park Street, Housatonic, MA 01230 USA

This class is for all levels. The focus will most likely be beginners, but a good beginning class is great for newbies and oldies : )

Class will begin with solo explorations to get grounded while building kinesthetic awareness and a CI principle du jour. From there we will move to partnering exercises and explorations that investigate and build the skills of weight sharing, momentum and improvisation. All of this will be done through the lens of the Alexander Technique and various somatic modalities.

$17 drop in class or buy a class card that is good for unlimited classes for a year.

First and Third Fridays of the month drop in classes for all levels.

CONTACT: tom truss, 413-274-6624, ,
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45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 USA

Weekly class followed by Jam.
Come for the whole night or for just the JAM.

$8-10 sliding

JAM starts between 8:45-9pm

CONTACT: Jared Williams,
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Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Rd, Montague, MA 01351 USA

ABCD Jam (Another Blissful Contact Dance Jam)
Each Jam features Improvisational musicians to accompany us on our journey.

EVERY TUESDAYCLASS: 6:30-8pm, JAM: 8-10:30pm (2nd Tuesday is always a Blindfold Jam)

Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Rd, Montague
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTE: Ripley Road is closed at the back entrance – IGNORE YOUR GPS – Follow these directions:

Contact Improvisation as well as any other forms of dance improvisation are welcome in the space

COST (Sliding Scale):
JAM ONLY: Regular: $15 -30 (Students & Under-employed $10)
CLASS & JAM: $20-30

CLASS: 6:30-8pm
JAM: 8-10:30pm

CONTACT: Moti Zemelman, 4134752651, ,
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221 Pine St, #349, Northampton, MA 01062 USA

We develop skills in contact improvisation while finding the freedom in the form. Support, alignment, leading/following, upside down work, lightness, moving without manipulation, vision exploration, sound, solo, duet, trios, and different improvisational scores are some of our investigations. We span the subtle and the large. The objectives are learning through the movement, letting the body live in its natural state, and of course, fun!

Please email or call with any questions.

$85 6-week series
$50 4 hour Workshops

Weekend Workshops, Seasonal Underscores with Nancy Stark Smith

CONTACT: Patrick Crowley, 617-320-9792, ,
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SOMA, 218 N. 4th St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

Open jam; new people always welcome and will be given a lesson (or several!) by experienced dancers.

$5-$10 sliding scale

3-5 PM the second Sunday of every month

CONTACT: Andy Seiler, 734-604-4416, ,
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220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 USA

Weekly open jam. Everyone is invited, regardless of dance experience or physical ability. There is sometimes a led warmup, and beginners are offered extra instruction and help anytime. Bringing snack to share after dancing is highly encouraged.


2-4pm, every Sunday

CONTACT: Miguel Mc, ,
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Lightbox, 8641 Linwood, Detroit, MI 48206 USA

Open jam. Beginners always welcome and will be given help by experienced dancers.

$5-$10 sliding scale

The fourth Sunday of every month from 11AM – 1PM.

CONTACT: Cara Graninger, 313-585-2598, ,
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2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207, Minneapolis, MN 55406 USA

All levels are welcome! Weekly facilitated warm-up leading into a jam.

Find out most up-to-date info on the Contact Improvisation Twin Cities Facebook page.

All levels are welcome! If you are interested in a beginning level introduction or have any questions, contact Blake Nellis, Timo Wagner, or Lindsay Forsythe for more information!
Sign up for our email list here:

Sliding scale $10-$20. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Doors at 6pm, Opening circle at 6:30, followed by facilitated warm-up into a jam until 9pm.

Dancing is held at The Open Space / Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy
Located at The Ivy Arts Building
2637 27th Ave S, Suite 207
Minneapolis MN 55406

1st Mondays of each month are Underscore (generally)

3rd Mondays of each month are Music Jams with rotating special guest musicians

CONTACT: Lindsay Forsythe, 347-512-0892, ,
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JAM JAM A Weekly Contact Improv Jamboree
St. Louis, MO 63118 USA

contact improvisation dance jam preceeded by small warmups and teachings at CAMP (community arts and movement project) located at 3022 A Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118. Contact us at

$3 donations welcome

EVERY SUNDAY 11am – 1pm Come for the whole time or drop in and out!

CONTACT: willy zep,
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Missoula Contact Improv Jam
Open Way, 702 Brooks, Missoula, MT 59801 USA

The Missoula Contact Improv Jam is open to all skill levels and abilities. The CI jam begins with a guided warm up and skill building practice leading into an open jam.

See the Missoula Contact Improv Facebook page for updates!

$5-10 suggested donation

Open Way
702 Brooks Street
Missoula, Montana
September: 5:00-6:30pm
1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month
Starting in October: 6:30-8pm

CONTACT: Tricia Opstad, 406-531-4249,
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All Saints Church, Princeton , NJ USA

Drag In Friday Evening—-Bounce Out Friday Night!

DANCE IMPROV, LIVE! since 1985

Live music and refreshments
All Saints Church, Princeton NJ
For information: or 609-924-3767
For directions:

Dance Improv, Live evening has a beginning, middle, and end. Generally, the opening gives meaning to the rest, so please come early to enjoy it the best.

$15 / $10 for first timers or if you bring someone new

Friday nights from 8 to 10 PM. (Usually 2nd Friday of the month, but sometimes variation, so check schedule at

The remaining DI schedule for 2009 is:
November 20
December 11

CONTACT: Catherine Judd Hirsch, 609-924-3767 , ,
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*Albuquerque Contact Improvisation Jam*
Albuquerque, NM 87102 USA

Saturday afternoon jam at the beautiful Albuquerque Aikikai, 520 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

$4-7 dollar (or larger) donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

CONTACT: Kristina King, 207-691-9366
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Saturday Contact Improv Jam
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste. 32, Albuquerque, NM 87110 USA

All levels and abilities welcome!
This is an open jam, no music or structure provided, just come dance for a short while or the entire time. We’ll be dancing!

$4-7 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

Every Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Emmaly Wiederholt, 505-440-3418,
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Santa Fe, NM USA

MOSI (pronounced moh-zee) of Santa Fe frequently holds contact improv classes specially designed for those with a sincere interest in mindful somatics (a blend of somatics and mindfulness meditation). MOSI currently has two primary contact improv teachers: Mark Koenig and Sophie Rog.

No Fee. Voluntary donations are welcome. Gift economy. Gifts support our work.


& for class listings.

CONTACT: James Martin , ,
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Santa Fe New Mexico Jam @ The Railyard Performance Space
1611 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM USA

It's an open jam.

$4-5 donation

Wednesdays 8-9:30 P.M.

CONTACT: Rachelle Woods, 505-983-4426,
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421 5th avenue, Studio B, Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA

This is an all-inclusive jam space for people to practice improvisation and contact improvisation.

BAX (421 5th Ave in Park Slope)
Studio B
(Front door should be open. Go up the stairs, and whoever is at the front desk will point you to studio C. If front door is closed, press the buzzer and you will be buzzed in.)

Long, comfortable clothes that you can move in. Knee pads are always helpful.

Come dance!!!!!!!

$5-$20 sliding scale

7-7:30pm- guided warm-up (rotating community teachers)
7:30-9:30pm- open jam

CONTACT: Lilianna Kane, 9176931367, ,
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Buffalo, NY 14202 USA

A jam for all different contact improvisation experience and movement experience. For now there will be a class or lab for the first hour or so.

$20 monthly rate
$8 for the class + jam
$5 just for the class
$5 just for the jam

Every Sunday from 5p.m.-8p.m. every month
@ Wasteland Studios
700 Main St. (6th floor)
cross street is Tupper

CONTACT: Nancy Hughes, 7165170644, ,
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37-24 24th St. #301, Long Island City, NY 11101 USA

A seasonal event for performers, dancers, sketch artists and musicians to jam, improvise, collaborate and get to know one another!

This is a unique opportunity to explore the combination of visual, motion-based and audio arts. As host, Green Space hopes to provide a relaxed environment for spontaneous, free expression and improvisation between the different forms while encouraging synergy amongst artists.

These sessions are open to artists, dancers, musicians and viewers alike.

$5 at the door

Friday, October 21st 2011 7:00-10:00 pm – Pumpkin Cheesecake

Friday, February 17th 2011 7:00-10:00 pm – Kind Actions at Random

Friday, May 11th 2012 7:00-10:00 pm – Birthday Party! / Everything Yellow!

Friday, July 13th 2012 7:00-10:00 pm – Fool’s Paradise

For each event we are including a theme based on different, unique celebrations that occur on that particular date. The theme will give a focus to the improvisation and sketches. Interpret them as you like!

(Themes subject to change. Stay tuned!)

Also. Artists should bring simple materials: non-messy, acoustic, easy to carry, etc.


2011- 2012 Schedule
7:00-10:00 pm

October 21

February 17

June 15 LAST EVENT!!

CONTACT: Valerie Green, 718-956-3037, ,
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100 Grand Street #2, Bill Young Studio, Manhattan, NY 10013 USA

Bill Young Studio, 100 Grand Street, 2nd floor, Soho, New York, NY 10013 USA

Introduction to Contact Improvisation Class, every Tuesday, 6 pm – 7 pm. Please, arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the class) Facilitated by Michelle Arieh



CONTACT: Michelle Arieh, 917-817-6278, ,
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537 Broadway (between Prince & Spring Streets), 4th Floor, New York, NY USA

Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
These weekly classes are open to people of all levels of movement experience, and are informed by the individual teaching artists. Teaching artists change every month so see for details.

Classes are $13 each; $120 for a ten class card (good for four months); and $60 for a five class card (good for two months). Payment by cash or check. Enrollment begins 30 minutes before class.

Sundays 6:15 to 8:30pm

CONTACT: Movement Research,
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Eden's Expressway, 537 Broadway, 4th Floor (between Prince and Spring streets), New York, NY 10012 USA

Contact Improvisation is a partnering dance form. Skills such as rolling, releasing, giving and supporting weight, expanding range of spatial concentration, lifting, catching and falling all help one move with and through gravity, share weight in motion, and use momentum and flow in physical contact. These weekly classes, open to people of all levels of movement experience, are informed by the individual artist faculty.

Teachers chance each month:
May: Margaret Paek
June: Charles Mosey
July: Bradley Teal Ellis

Classes are $14 each; 5-class card $60 (good for 2 months) or 10-class card $120 (good for 4 months). Payment by cash or check. Enrollment begins 30 minutes before class.

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm

CONTACT: Movement Research, (212) 598-0551, ,
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537 Broadway #4, New York, NY 10012 USA

2nd and 4th Sundays at Eden’s Expressway

No Underscore June 23 at Eden’s – see Global Underscore instead

The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes contact improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.

$5-15 donation

The second and fourth sunday of every month. We’re part of Movement Research’s calendar of events. See their website for more info.

CONTACT: Brandin Steffensen, 801-792-8100, ,
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100 Grand Street, 2nd floor, Soho, New York, NY 10013 USA

The Open Movement Jam consistently draws many contact and non-contact movement improvisers and dance-friendly musicians, meeting Monday evenings at the Bill Young Studio, 100 Grand Street, Soho, NYC. We are open to all sorts of movers — including those who may be trained in or trying out various dance forms, contact improv, theater, martial arts, yoga and other styles — and welcome participants with all sorts of physical capabilities. We continue to mix many out-of-town visitors and other newcomers with semi-regulars and regular participants, meeting in this enormous, beautiful space.

The jam and its predecessors have 40 years of continuous participation:
> Carrier Pigeon events of the 1960s (conceived by Kenneth King, still the most accomplished and supportive improviser around)
> Robert Wilson School of Byrds of the 1970s (from which more than a dozen of the collaborators still participate, including the great Christopher K.)
> Open Movement at PS 122 from the 1970s-90s (founded by Charles Dennis, who regularly contributes his creative energy and ideas) and
> The Jam at Judson Church 1999-2001 (founded by Bill Jacobson, who brought the jam to the center of the Village and participates whenever in town.)
> Open Movement Jam at the Children’s Aid Society 2001-2011.

Thank you to all who bring the wonderful energy that makes this event.

We now suggest an $5 contribution.

8 till 11 PM every Monday night.

CONTACT: James Dowling, 718-768-3492, ,
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Saturday Jam - NYC
537 Broadway (Between Prince & Spring), 4th floor, New York, NY USA

Weekly Contact Improvisation Jam from 1:30-4:30. Come anytime. Eden's Expressway, 537 Broadway (Between Prince & Spring) 4th floor, $5. All levels welcome.


Saturdays, 1:30 to 4:30

CONTACT: Charlie Mosey,
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New York City, NY USA

All movers and shakers are cordially invited to dance to the sounds of the acoustic improv musicians at the Open Music Circle, now six years old! We meet regularly in Brooklyn and Manhattan. There is no structured agenda and no director. The musicians sit in a circle or semi-circle and start with silence. Then someone begins to play or sing or move. Then we watch, listen to each other and, when we want, begin to play, vocalize or move accordingly, and so it goes. Finally we end the evening with silence.

To attend, first sign up for free on and then join the Circle at and finally rsvp there for the particular gathering you wish to attend. For additional informat0on email

To help pay for on-line fees, supplies, instrument repairs, our Manhattan rent, and other operational expenses, a donation is requested from musicians and dancers alike at the end of the evening in the amount of $ 5 at each Circle in Brooklyn and $10 at each Circle in Manhattan.

In Brooklyn, we meet at the Circle Space, 485 Ocean Avenue; in Manhattan, we meet at the New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 West 27th St.

We meet on Sunday nights: on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, we meet in Brooklyn from 7 – 9 PM; on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month we meet in Manhattan from 8:15 – 10 PM.

CONTACT: Philip Foster, 212-988-3306, ,
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165 Sachem Way, Rochester, NY 14617 USA

An open jam with led warmup into dancing exercises. When beginners are present, we do a longer class-like warmup.

$5 donation requested

Sundays, 3-5 pm Location rotates, Check Rochester Community Contact Improv on Facebook for locations by date. Contact Roy Wood, for information

CONTACT: Roy Wood, 585-703-4641, ,
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Contact improv class and jam
Troy, NY 12047 USA

This is a class for all levels, learn new skills and practice them, at the Troy arts center, begins January 19th, every Tuesday at 4pm teacher Ione Beauchamp from SUNY. Locals are trying to set up another donation based jam in the Albany area so shoot us an email (thats marce the number 197).


Tuesdays 4pm

CONTACT: Marcelle Urban, 9088841365,
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Asheville, NC USA

Weekly contact improv jam, saturday afternoons in downtown Asheville, NC. Periodic classes, Underscores and live music. Usually at the Movement and Learning Center: upstairs at the French Broad Food Coop (90 Biltmore Ave 28801).

$5 (+ if there is a class or live music)

Saturday afternoons, usually 4p-7p. Email to confirm.

CONTACT: Michael Hurd, 828-702-7930, ,
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The Flowjo, 100-b Brewer Lane, Carrboro, NC 27510 USA

The Triangle/Triad Contact Improv (CI) Collective is a group that anyone with an interest in contact improv is invited to join. The intent of this group is for practice of CI for dancers of all skill sets and experience. We currently meet once a month.

See the Facebook group or contact John for more information

$0 to $12 per year membership dues

Third Thursday 7:30pm to 9pm

CONTACT: John Bainbridge, 919.951.5187, ,
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Greensboro Contact Jam
Cultural Building, 200 N Davie St., Greensboro, NC 27401 USA

City Arts, Shapeshifters and the Informall Theater Company are teaming up to host Contact Improv Jams twice a month from 11:30-1 pm. Jams will take place at the City Arts Dance Studio 323 in the Cultural Building at 200 N Davie St, downtown Greensboro. Please Call 336-549-7431 or E-mail or follow us These Jams are Free and open to the public no matter what your skill level or experience. Donations will be accepted to help bring in guest teachers.

As always if you’re looking for some CI and are in town, hit us up. We are always up for it.

Future jam dates- (subject to change and whimsy!)
3/19- Stephen D Hyers Theater
4/2 Jam and Workshop performance

“Contact Improv is a movement form where dancers move to follow the play of touch. Gravity and floor are constant partners. Human touch unites the forces that act upon the body with the sensations they produce within the body.”- Steve Paxton


twice a month!

CONTACT: Todd Fisher, 336-549-7431,
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Contact Jams in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, OH USA

A bit irregular for the summer. Still, all jams will be on Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00. We’ll be at the Yoga Room, 2026 Murray Hill Rd. in Little Italy. Parking west of the building.

Here’s the schedule for Summer 2015 through August.

Freewill donation

June 28
July 26
August 9 & 23

CONTACT: Larry Muha, 216 835-9105,
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1813 N High St., Columbus, OH 43210 USA

Contact Improvisation Class / Tuesday evening Class/Jam for Summer 2016

WHERE: Ohio State University, Sullivant Hall: 1813 N High St., Studio 290
WHEN: Tuesday Evenings, 6-8:30p

PARKING: The Ohio Union parking garage is directly next to Sullivant, accessible from High Street and College Rd. There is also metered parking in the surrounding neighborhood.

ACCESS to Studio: Please enter at the double doors facing High St. and find your way to Studio 290 on the 2nd Floor. Sullivant is sometimes locked and, in such instances, requires swipe access only available to those affiliated with the Dance Department. If the doors are locked, someone will be at the doors at 5:55p to let people in. There will also be a sign on the door for those who arrive after that time with the phone number to call and be let in.

Contact Improvisation (CI) is a physical investigation into gravity, momentum, and weight sharing between two or more bodies. Dancers move with constant attentiveness to their own bodies, impulses, and trajectories, while listening and responding authentically to their partners. The form encourages mindful awareness and mutual exchange. The Sunday Jam is an open, informal space to which dancers and movers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to other bodies. The jam is facilitated and begins with a skill-building class. Beginners are welcome. FREE and open to everyone, dancers and non-dancers alike

Free and open to the public.

All Tuesday evenings from May 17th through August 16th

CONTACT: April Biggs, ,
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Oberlin Contact Jam
Oberlin , OH 44074 USA

In Warner Main Space on the Oberlin College Campus. This is the room where Magnesium happened with Steve Paxton in 1972. Some call it the birthplace of Contact Improv.


4:30-6:00 Sundays

CONTACT: Ann Cooper Albright,
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Corvallis Contact Improv Jam
Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis, OR 97330 USA

All levels welcome, coaching free for the asking. Sometimes live music….


2nd & 4th Sundays, from 4-6 pm

CONTACT: Elizabeth Kerle, 541-760-8285,
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4920 NE 55th, Portland, OR 97218 USA

A co-created space to explore interests & concerns in C.I.


Every Thursday 7-9pm

CONTACT: Carolyn Stuart, 971-334-4599, ,
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1235 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97219 USA

1st Saturday Womens Dance Jam at Euphoria Studios, 7-9 PM, 1st Saturday of every month. Join with other fabulous women for a 2-hour ecstatic/contact/freeform dance party on the lovely wooden floor at Euphoria. Experience the freedom of moving with other women in a supportive, open and peaceful space. Admission $8-10 sliding fee scale. Euphoria Studios is located at 1235 SE Division. More info at

Sliding fee $8-10

First Saturday of every month 7-9PM

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4920 NE 55th, Portland, OR 97218 USA

First, an hour class. Then an open, co-created jam space for contact improvising. Live music always welcome! Instruction available on request.

$10-20 sliding

4-5pm Class 5-7pm Jam every Saturday

CONTACT: Carolyn Stuart, 971-334-4599, ,
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Tuesday Night Contact Improv Jam
Peninsula Park Community Center, in the gym, 700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217 USA

Open Jam 7:30-10pm every Tuesday

10/16/18, 12/25/18 and 1/2/19 this location not available.
will post more info closer to the dates

Portland’s Tuesday jam is vibrant and welcoming. The intention of this jam is the practice of Contact Improvisation, and cultivating presence, curiosity and community through this form. We have an average of 35 people each week, and strong core group of regulars. Beginners are welcome and one-on-one instruction is available.

$10-15 sliding

First and 3rd Tuesdays we have live music
2nd Tuesdays we start with a 25 minute warm up/ mini class
4th Tuesdays we practice Underscore
Occasional 5th Tuesdays have live music and sometimes games or performances

Openning circle at 7:30
Closing circle at 9:45

CONTACT: Christine Maxwell, 503.236.3691,
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4050 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 USA

We, womyn of all walks of life, are coming together to investigate what inspires, empowers, intimidates, and confuses us as women in the Contact Improv world.

We will explore what You bring to the floor.

Bring your questions, ideas, experiences, curiosity and playful nature…

We will dance, talk, play, watch, listen, and connect around our uniquely female inquiry into this dance form.

The score for the evening: opening circle, a mixer or two, then at least 2 hours of open jam! All self-identified women welcome!

$10-20, sliding scale

2nd Fridays, 7:00pm-9:00pm

CONTACT: Jacqueline Rubinstein, 9712581885, ,
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4522 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143 USA

Sundays 12:30-2:30pm @ Studio 34

All levels welcome!

Chris Aiken ~ Myra Bazell ~ Adams Berzins ~ Nicole Bindler ~ Nichole Canuso ~ Angie Hauser ~ Curt Haworth ~ Greg Holt ~ Sara Narva ~ Marion Ramirez ~ Merian Soto ~ Leah Stein ~ Jung Woong + more teachers tba.


Ongoing, drop-in EVERY SUNDAY, 12:30 – 2:30pm
{beginning August 15th, 2010}

CONTACT: Nicole Bindler, ,
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Philadelphia, PA USA

Open jam every Thursday evening. All levels welcome!


7-10 every Thursday

CONTACT: Benjamin Pierce, ,
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Rotating Location., Email us for current information., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925, Puerto Rico

Bienvenidos. Welcome. Benvenuti. Willkommen. All together the core members at Danza Contacto Puerto Rico speak 4 languages. We welcome the great international community of world travelers!

As Danza Contacto Puerto Rico we organize and facilitate contact improvisation jams and workshops in collaboration with other artists.

The jam begins with a guided warm up (usually 45 min), where we introduce some basic CI skills that facilitate the practice of contact dance. Later in the jam, our own body language will take us to explore freely this form of dance.

For more info you can also find us on:




Suggested donation: $5

One jam a month. Contact us to find out the exact date.

CONTACT: Maidelise Rios, (787) 941-5320, ,
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Providence, RI 02906 USA

Go to for more information.



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Balance. Your Yoga, 7325 St. Andrews Rd. Suite B, Irmo, SC 29063 USA

Sunday Move is a place to stretch, dance, play, relax, and energize. Our music ranges from Afrobeat and Funk to Electronica and Blues – all danceable, creative, and fun. Move offers a space for dance and expressive movement, open to people of all ages and abilities. With ambient lighting, great sound, polished wood floors, and ample space, dancing at Move is great way to start the week.

$5 ($2 for children 12 and under)

Starts in 2013
6:00 to 8:00 pm, two Sundays per month, January through May (first Sunday and a rotating Sunday):

2013 Schedule:
January 6 and 27
February 3 and 17
March 3 and 24
April 7 and 21
May 5 and 12

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Flow: Contact Improv Memphis
91 South Front St. , suite 101 ground floor, Memphis, TN 38103 USA

This jam begins with a ten minute opening circle, the creation of a score, and a short warm-up. Brand new beginners always welcome, instruction provided. Feel free to come and go as you please, score is written out, and provides a loose structure.

$5 or trade for sharing studio chores

Every Sunday 5:30-7PM

CONTACT: Sarah Ledbetter, 901-288-9364,
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Theatreworks, 2nd floor, 2085 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 USA

A co-improvisation of movers and musicians. Percussion, horns, keys, electronics, contact improvisation, boogying, ensemble movement, and self-expression, centered around the value of listening.


Every Wednesday 6pm-7pm

CONTACT: Sarah Ledbetter, 901-288-9364,
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Centennial Park Jam
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 USA

Open jam on the great lawn.


sporadic with the ambition to become regular and robust

CONTACT: Phillip Granke,
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Nashville Contact Improv Lab & Jam
Nashville, TN USA

Every second Saturday and every third Friday, we get together to practice skills and play! Since we are Music City, dancers have the option of playing instruments when they take a “break” during jams. Join our open and inviting community! The location varies, so be sure to contact us if you’re in the area and want to jam with us.

Sliding scale is typically $10-$15, however we want to encourage you to come regardless of your ability to contribute financially. Arrangements and trades can be made.

Every second Saturday and every third Friday of each month

CONTACT: Erin Law, 615-522-7304,
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GIDDY-UP!!! ~ Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation Class + Lab
605 Copeland, Austin, TX 78704 USA

GIDDY-UP!!! – Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation Class + Lab
Hosted by Lauren Tietz, Brandon Gonzalez, and Special Guest Artists
Date: every Tuesday
Time: CLASS 7:45-8:45 + LAB 8:45-10:00pm
Location: Clearspring Studio 605 Copeland 78704
Left off of Copeland into gravel parking lot, studio on right.

Cost: CLASS $10 + LAB $5 = $15 or
8 Complete Sessions for $105

Tuesdays 7:45-10:00pm

CONTACT: Brandon Gonzalez, 512-618-1179,
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Weekly contact jam in Salt Lake City.


Most Thursdays from 6-8:30pm.
Sometimes the space changes or is unavailable.
Email to check on current schedule.

CONTACT: Cole Lehman, 7178131803, ,
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SugarSpace, 616 Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84115 USA

ended. sorry



CONTACT: Dan Schmidt, 801 694 4086, ,
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Rowland Hall High School, 843 Lincoln St, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 USA

The last Wednesday of every month. Newbies and experienced Contacters are welcome. There is a short, casual class to start, and then lots of time for jamming!

free, donations excepted

7p-9p, last Wednesday of every month

CONTACT: Leah Nelson, 8019063222, ,
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slc, UT USA

U of U neighborhood

in our big empty living room

on hardwood floors

musicians, poets, & visual artists also welcome

DM petri 4 address

snacks and non-alcoholic drinks always appreciated

7 to 10pm mondaze

CONTACT: petra stellaria, ,
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Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 North Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401 USA

Weekly Contact Jams – Warm-up and or skill building exercises offered depending on the desire of the group.

details and location on the website – check there for last minute changes.


Tuesdays 7:15pm to 9:15pm usually @ ohavi zedek
Fridays 9:30am – 10:45am usually @ st. michaels college

CONTACT: Michelle Lefkowitz, 802.864.7306, ,
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Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

A community-centered, cooperatively organized, not-for-profit organization of dancers who organize regular jams, classes, and other events to build and nurture the Contact Improvisation community in and around Charlottesville.

We share the work: Of organizing, planning, facilitating, teaching, promoting, opening/closing the space, supporting dancers, and more.

Co-op hosted events are all by donation and aim to be accessible, supportive spaces for all.

Begun in 2018, and currently the only contact improv series in Charlottesville.

Optional donation ($5-15 suggested), all going to cover expenses, not to organizers or facilitators.

Currently every Saturday morning 10am-12:15pm. Online registration required.

CONTACT: Ken Laster, ,
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Divine Play @ The Glass Building, 313 2nd St. SE, Suite 208, Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

Contact improvisation is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. Brad Stoller, a master teacher and Contact Improvisation dancer for over 30 years, creates an environment of curiosity, playfulness and enthusiasm for this weekly exploration on the ever changing dance!

$15 dollars to drop in. 10 classes $130. Membership option: $40 dollars a month for 4 classes a month with a 13 month commitment. Membership has access to other classes as well!

Every Thursday, On-going, 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm.
Every Sunday, On-Going, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
Classes began January 2012!

CONTACT: Jeanne Catherine, 434-531-9493, ,
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313 2nd St. SE, Suite 208, Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

Contact improvisation is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. Weekly meetings of practitioners that take place world-wide are called “jams,” dancers come together to spontaneously explore forms and ideas, with some group agreement about structure and duration of the exploration. The dance vocabulary is not closed, so all who practice the form contribute to the constant expansion and greater understanding of the dance form’s vocabulary, which is exchanged and taught among practitioners world-wide. While Contact dancers usually stay touching or in physical contact for much of a dance, it can occur that partners never touch yet there is a clear “listening” and energetic connection/intention that creates the “contact” of their shared dance.

Drop In Sliding Scale Fee $5-$15 dollars. Second Tuesday of each month Free! Members pay $40 to take 4 classes and Jam compliments of Divine Play!

Tuesdays, 7:15 – 9:00 pm. Begins January 31, 2012.

CONTACT: Jeanne Catherine, 434-531-9493, ,
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Glass building 2nd street downtown, Charlottesville, VA 22901 USA

We are now having weekly contact improvisation jams and classes with Brad Stoller in Charlottesville, VA! Please share: Beginning January 31 – Tuesday 7:15 pm Contact Jam. On-going right now and every week – Thursday 6:45 pm Contact Class with Brad, Sunday 3:30 pm Contact Class with Brad. To hold a spot:



CONTACT: Brad Stoller, 4344091282, ,
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1612 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 USA

The Contact Improvisation Sunday jam is an open event, welcoming everyone. It typically includes people across a broad range of experience. It’s not a class, but usually includes people happy to explore at whatever level, discuss questions, and if asked, provide guidance. If you’re willing to explore in order to find your way, the jam is a great opportunity to practice and enjoy contact improvisation.
Look for us on Facebook: Contact improvisation Seattle
Here’s a local blog with extra CI event listings:

$5-$8 sliding scale

Every Sunday 2-4:30pm at Velocity Dance Center
1621 – 12th Avenue (12th Avenue & Pine)
Seattle, WA 98112

CONTACT: Christian Swenson, 206-999-1245, ,
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Madison, WI 53704 USA

This is current Madison, WI jam info as of 3/25/16. There is just one weekly jam at this time. The Madison Contact Improvisation Jam meets at Main Street Yoga, 1882 E. Main Street, just off First Street between E. Washington and Winnebago. We meet on Sundays from 4:30-6:30 pm. Suggested donation of $7-12 covers our rent. This jam includes an opening circle “check in”, facilitated warm-up, and facilitated instruction on topics such as weight sharing, lifting, safe falling, perception, fluid dancing, etc. Facilitation is adjusted to meet the needs of those who attend and always includes some open dance time. Newcomers to the form are as welcome as long-time C.I. practitioners.

Suggested donation of $7-12

Sundays, 4:30-6:30 pm

CONTACT: Heather Good, 6082391263, ,
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Madison, WI USA

2 jams per week:
Wednesday – open jam. 7:30-9:30pm. Main Street Yoga, 1882 E. Main St. 53704 $5-7 donation.
Sunday – facilitated jam (opening circle and either led warm up, labbing or class). Suggested that beginners and newcomers start here as a point of entry. 4-6pm. Jewel in the Lotus Yoga, 821 East Johnson St. 53703 $5-7 donation.

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Small dance practices happening weekly. Locations vary. Contact me for further info.

$5-7 donation

Wednesday, 7:30-9:30pm
Sunday, 4-6pm

CONTACT: Kim Lasdon, 608-217-8352, ,
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Maldonado 1921, Montevideo, 11200, Uruguay

contact improvisation jam in Montevideo, Uruguay

$U 30 (treinta pesos uruguayos)

jam every 15 days, saturdays from 19.00 – 22.00 hs.

CONTACT: Ruth Ferrari, +598 2 4193554, ,
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