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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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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