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 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 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.
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: http://www.divineplaycharlottesville.com/