Sunday, June 26, 2016

Upcoming Seattle Contact Improv Events | July/August 2016

Seattle Contact Improv Jam
Photo by Jim Coleman
Contact improv and related events in and near Seattle. Follow the links for more info. I add events as I find out about them, so check back. 

Weekly contact improvisation and open movement jam

Special July Jam Location and Time:
1-3pm every Sunday in July at 7 Star Women's Kung Fu. (525 21st Ave in Central District.)
August jam (after SFDI) returns to
2-4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

Third Tuesdays
Inclusion Jam 7:45-10pm at Balance Studio. Information:

July 9
3-6pm at
V2 (1525 11th Ave). No talk through in July. Dancing starts at 3. Plan to arrive on time and stay until the end. For more information, contact Katherine Cook at

Underscore will be second Saturday for the rest of 2016. Talk through some months and not other months. Check the Facebook group or email Katherine.

July 23
Frameworks for Connection Workshop: Playing with Space and Touch in Improvisation
With Kurt Koegel
Saturday 2 - 6 pm
Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu
525 21st Ave; Capital Hill, Seattle
$30 - $50 Sliding Scale

The theme of this workshop is nurturing a greater sense of personal choice and fulfillment in improvisational dance.

We will focus on three skills useful for contact jams, ecstatic dance, fusion, or other improvisation events. We will finish with our own jam full of yummy dancing!

  • Working solo and connecting to the dance through Spatial Choices.
  • Using Light Touch as a way of Listening and Building Trust. Specific ways to communicate and feel comfortable with Light Touch.
  • Signaling Invitation and Boundary: Specific tools and strategies for conveying consent, one’s “ok-ness with what is - and wishing more”, or conversely, “this is too much, too fast - I’m just not comfortable.” 
More information at

July 28
OM Culture Movement Jam and Synthesis dance
6:45pm - 2am

July 31 - August 7 
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation at Velocity Dance Center. Lots of classes, jams, and performances, including a contact improv intensive with Stephanie Nugent.

August 7 - 27
Dance Camp Northwest

Summer 2016
Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, Canada, is offering a series of contact improv workshops.

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