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.
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
1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS
12:30-1:30 PM Contact Class
1:30-3 PM Jam
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