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.
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 www.contactimprovisationjp.com
$8-10 sliding scale
Thursdays 7:30pm 9:45pm
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!
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
Nia for Life
West Concord, MA
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
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.
ABCD Jam (Another Blissful Contact Dance Jam)
Each Jam features Improvisational musicians to accompany us on our journey.
EVERY TUESDAY – CLASS: 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: http://www.montagueretreatcenter.com/about-us/location
Contact Improvisation as well as any other forms of dance improvisation are welcome in the space
- ALL ARE WELCOME!
COST (Sliding Scale):
JAM ONLY: Regular: $15 -30 (Students & Under-employed $10)
CLASS ONLY: $15
CLASS & JAM: $20-30
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