Ongoing Jams/Classes — local classes and jams – "regularly scheduled dancing"
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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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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Green River Yoga Studio, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA 01301 USA

Greenfield Contact Improvisation Jam – EVERY TUESDAY
Green River Yoga Studio, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor. All levels welcome!

2nd Tuesday is always a Blindfold Jam!!

Every 4th Tuesday (most months) is a special exception at a different location @ The Montague Retreat Center, – for the ABCD Jam (Another Blissful Contact Dance Jam) with live music. Greenfield Contact Jam hosts this special Dance Improvisation Jam. Each Jam will feature an Improvisational musician to accompany us on our journey. Time: 8-10pm, Cost: $15 – 30,
Location: The Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Road
Montague, MA

All other tuesdays everyone is welcome to join our regular Greenfield Contact Jam – at Green River Yoga Studio Warm-up/arrival 7:30-8:00pm, Jam 8:00-9:30pm, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor

Regular Tuesday Jams:$10-15 Sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
4th Tuesday ABCD Jams: $15-30


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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