(re)Introduction to Contact Improvisation 5 Week Series

Following the challenges that the last few years have presented, many of us find we’re starting again in many areas of our lives.

With the re-introduction of our now thriving Monday Jam, whether just starting out with Contact Improvisation, or starting once again, many of you have requested instruction in this practice and research.

Some very courageous persons have landed in our jam either after a long break, or from other forms of movement, or are fresh with little other experience (to get in the way) and, with the generous support of others, they have found their way to improvising and learning aspects of this form through trial and observation, without a structured class format. 

Beginning Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 pm we will embark on a 5-week series exploring the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation.

Commitment


Participants will be requested to make available at least 4 out of 5 weeks to allow for a thematic progression through instruction and practice where we will create a cohesive laboratory to explore our collective and individual movement potential.

This series is appropriate for movers and dancers at all levels of experience.

Format


The class will include physical preparation, warming the body, gathering our strength, taking inventory of our liabilities, and attuning our senses to ourselves, the space, and those who inhabit it.

Solo practice involving gravity, self-work, and floor work will form the basis for beginning to interact with others.

Structured activities in pairs and larger groupings will progress through high-sensitivity but low-skill, low-stakes interactions involving shared weight, to more advanced engagements contingent on each individual’s development with more challenging propositions emerging toward the later half of the series.

Spaces Available


In order to secure and pay for our space, prior registration and payment are required.

There are 12 spaces available for the series. If there is greater demand, additional spaces may be opened up.

10-person minimum sign-up is required to meet our expenses, so consider bringing a friend! In the event we can’t, at this short notice, meet our minimum, the series will be postponed until, perhaps, late November.

Schedule


Weekly on Thursday beginning Oct 20th

6:30-9pm *

* Class will be interspersed with a generous amount of time for improvisation and exploration, culminating in an open “jam” period to practice skills. Those who must leave a bit early during the jam time can be accommodated.

Location


Stage 7 School of Dance

Kearney Mesa
9103 Chesapeake Dr., San Diego CA 92123

Located off the 52, 163, 15 freeways and near the 805 freeway.Fee

  • Paying before Thursday 10/20: $100
  • Paying on or after Thursday 10/20: $125
  • Drop in (by prior approval): $30 per day

Work/Trade is available for those with limited means.

Payment Options


Cash, in person, Monday, Oct 17th at the Stage 7 Jam

Venmo: @justindances
$Cash App: @justindances

Other payment options are available on request, including PayPal and Zelle.

Prefer Text Messages? We got ya…

We use Remind.com for once-weekly reminders of who’s accompanying the jam, and occasional class or workshop offerings.