Contact Improvisation Jams

Earthdance has long been a national and international hub for the exploration and development of Contact Improvisation (CI). Many of our founders moved from a CI community in Boston to set up a rural center to cultivate this form in community and in relationship to land. We host annual CI Jams four times a year (New Years, Spring Equinox, July 4th, and Falling Leaves) and twice monthly.

Upcoming Events

Beginner Contact Improv Learning Lab
Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us to learn some basic Contact Improvisation vocabulary. We will explore sharing weight, listening to touch, and finding the small dance inside you. This is a learning lab for those new to contact, arriving from other dance forms, or seeking to revisit fundamental concepts of Contact Improv....
Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration is an annual weekend gathering at Earthdance for sharing CI dances, harvest food, and the Earthdance land. We gather in the spirit of generosity and thanks to remember all who came before us and all who may come after.
Sunday Music and Movement Jam with Panthalassa
Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15–$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Read: Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion...
Winter Jam (f.k.a. New Year's Jam) 2019-20
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Winter Jam centers around the theme of darkness and light. One of Earthdance's biggest events of the year, the Winter Jam averages 180–200 people and fills every nook and cranny of Earthdance’s rooms and studios, bringing an intimacy and warmth to the sharing of Contact...