Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Upcoming and Ongoing Seattle Contact Improv and Related Events | September 2014

Here's a current listing of contact improvisation and related events in and near Seattle. It's a good idea to confirm ongoing events with the organizer, as they occasionally change.

Ongoing Jams and Classes

SFDI 2011: Scott Davis and Unknown.
Photo by Carol Wiley.

Sunday Contact and Open Movement Jam
Every Sunday, 2-4:30 pm
Suggested donation: $3-5
Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave. on Capitol Hill.

3rd Saturday Contact Jam
Each month, 4-6 pm
Grass Roots Studio in West Seattle
Suggested donation: $3-5
Call 206-935-0459 or contact Cyrus Khambatta at for address and directions.

Sound and Movement Improvisation
Every 4th Saturday of the month, 5-7 pm (except November 2014 on the third Saturday from 6-8 pm)
Taoist Studies Institute, 225 N 70th St., Seattle
Suggested donation: $5-10
For more information, contact Spring at

Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Discussion 7-7:30
Dance 7:30-10:30
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (until December 2014, then location TBD)
Suggested donation: $5-10
For more information, contact  Katherine Cook at

Feldenkrais® Weekly Class with Lila Hurwitz
Wednesdays at 6:15-7:15pm at Velocity Dance Center
$13/class; class cards available
For more information, contact Lila at or (206) 650-3305.

Upcoming Workshops

6-week Beginning Contact Series with Tamin Totzke
Om Culture, 2210 North Pacific St., Seattle
Mondays, September 22-October 27, 6:30-8pm
Contact Tamin at

Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) Workshop Series
Wednesdays 6-8pm
Velocity Dance Center, Kawasaki Studio, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle, 98122
$15 Drop-in
October 15-November 19, Contact Improvisation: Refreshing the Basics with Tamin Totzke / $60 for full series
December 3-17,  Dance Meets Martial Arts: Contact Improvisation and Aikido with Jonathan Lilly / $30 for full series  

Moving How We Grew: Body-Mind Centering® with Doug MacKenzie
Monthly Workshop, Fridays 12:00 - 2:00pm
October 24, November 21, December 19
Soma Yoga, 1423 NW 70th St, Seattle WA 98117
$30 per class
For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Doug MacKenzie at 

Come Snooze With Us!
with Becci Parsons, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®
Authorized Teacher/Sounder Sleep System®
Wednesdays, October 8-29, 6:30-7:45 pm, $110
Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company, 101 Nickerson St. #101, Seattle

Learn to "turn off your mind, relax and float downstream." Return to a state of metabolic balance through gentle calming and sleep inducing techniques practiced during the day and at bedtime. Change your sleep. Change your life. For more information and to register, contact Becci at or (206) 545-7272.

Contact Improvisation Three Weekend Immersion
with Katherine Cook and Karen Nelson
Oct. 17-19, Nov. 8-10, Dec. 5-7, 2014

The workshop will include skills, mind states, open dance, practice on both mats and floor, discussion, historic videos, and individual attention. It is open to all levels. Each weekend will examine a full range of material through the lens of a particular era of Contact Improvisation.

For more information, visit or contact Katherine at

Not Too Far Away

Centrum Jam and Retreat
December 18-21, 2014
223 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368

8th annual WOW of Contact
January 11-16, 2015
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon


Want your event listed here? Contact Carol.