Frequently asked questions
What is taught in
Class material will be suited
for all levels, focusing on the basics of contact improvisation.
Topics and skills that might be explored include
rolling, spiraling, giving and supporting weight, sliding, catching, falling,
and flying. There could also be bodywork and dance
improvisation topics such as alignment,imagery,
composition, states, and scores.
What is a contact jam like?
A jam is a physical practice where Contactors will
dance in solos, duets, or trios, with or without music, all on the
dance floor at the same time, or with some watching from the
side. Some use the opportunity to practice their skills, whereas
others just want to have
It is always a good idea to have taken at least a class in contact
improvisation before going for a jam. If you aren't sufficiently
warmed-up before the jam, it would be a good idea to do your own self
Once you are ready to dance, feel free to do your own solo dance, or
you can try asking someone for a dance. More often than not, solos
merge into duets in mid-dance.
What do I wear?
clothes that allow for free
range of movement and which you feel comfortable moving in. T-shirts
and sweatpants are an excellent idea. It would be a good idea to remove
any loose items such as watches, bracelets, jewelry, etc. before
dancing. Also, some people prefer to wear cotton kneepads to protect
their knees while dancing. All dancing takes place barefoot.