Monday, November 23, 2015

Upcoming Seattle Contact Improv Events | December 2015

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A list of Seattle contact improvisation and related events, plus related events in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Follow the links for more details.

Weekly contact improvisation and open movement jam, 2-4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

Preparing for Contact with Kaitlin McCarthy in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1:45-2:45pm. Class price includes admission to the jam.

Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) Workshop Series 6-8pm at Velocity Dance Center (Drop-ins OK)
Series III: Nov 18–Dec 16 with Alia Swersky

Feldenkrais® with Lila Hurwitz
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm at Velocity Dance Center
(Drop-ins OK). For more information, contact Lila at or (206) 650-3305.

Dec 5 (Saturday)
Flying High, Landing Softly with Cyrus Khambatta and Katherine Cook, 11am to 4pm at Grassroots Studio, West Seattle. Covers some FUNdamentals for getting off the ground and being one with it. $75. (206) 552-0694 for more info.

Dec 5–6
Joining the Dance: Tools for Transitioning In and Out of Dances with Kurt Koegel. Saturday: 1:30–4:15 and Sunday: 11:00–1:15. Seven Star Women's Kung Fu, 525 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. $25 per day.
This workshop is geared toward people who have had some exposure to Contact Improvisation, yet still feel unsure about how to participate with full satisfaction and ease at a contact jam. We will practice:
  • easefully moving alone in a contact jam environment;• specific strategies for approaching others while dancing;
  • ways of entering and developing dances;
  • untangling from or leaving dances;
  • deflecting someone who might be trying to join or break up a dance;
  • setting limits to the amount of weight or pressure or speed in a dance.

Dec 12 (Saturday) 
Underscore, 4-7pm
Seven Star Women's Kung Fu
525 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Discussion 4:00-4:30pm (attend if you are new to the Underscore or want a refresher). Dance 4:30-7pm. Please arrive on time and plan to stay until the end. For more information, contact Katherine Cook at

Dec 16 - 20, 2015
Centrum Jam in Port Townsend
Cost: $300-$400 || single day $125/$150
Meals: $50 for 3 meals (evening only) $20 single (or bring your own - full kitchens in all lodging). Contact Cyrus Khambatta or
(206) 552-0694. 

Dec 22

Dec 29, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016  
New Year Dance Retreat with Karen Nelson on Vashon Island 

Jan 10 - 15, 2016 

The WOW of Contact 2016 at Breitenbush Hot Springs, with Carolyn Stuart and TouchMonkey  

Mar 12 - 20, 2016
Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam, 35th anniversary, hosted by Joint Forces Dance

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