Contact/Boogie Dance Night Fri. Nov. 15 – Peterborough

Contact Improv followed by free-form Boogie

Fri Nov 15 (and also Dec 13)
7:15-9:45 pm
Sadleir House
Hobbs Library Room
751 George St. N.
Peterborough, ON
$10 (or $5 if ten is too much)

If you are curious about contact improvisation and love to boogie, come and join a small but dedicated group of people for an evening of both.

First half of the evening will be contact improvisation with slower music and the second half will be open dancing to energetic/rhythmic music.

Contact improvisation uses rolling points of contact on the body to share weight and improvise movement. You don’t have to know what you’re doing! Free-form boogie is ecstatic/free dancing to groovy music. You know how to do that.

All are welcome, especially beginners and the curious-minded.
Arrive at the start or come only for the boogie. We would love to see you!

Contact Marathon – Dec 7, 2019 Montreal

Poetics of texture and space with
Andrew De L.Harwood – Jori Snell –
Stéphanie Gaudreau

SATURDAY, 7 DECEMBER – 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Studio Par B.L.eux – suite 200
5425 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal

Poetics of texture and space

01. Marathon Harwood, Gaudreau, Snell

3 courses of 2hrs & integration jam
All levels!
It is mandatory to participate in the whole day.

Early-bird $85
After November 25: $100
Payment INTERAC:
Tel: 514-523-4360

In this one-day-marathon we’d like to invite you for a visual, sensual and poetic engagement and sense of aesthetics in our dancing.

If “space” could be experienced as a physical and metaphorical ever-changing landscape, can we then accordingly tune ourselves to experience a changing of environments in the awareness of our body’s inner spheres and climates and extend it to a larger “kinesphere” that includes the room, others, and an atmosphere?

We will pay attention to different textures; physical textures, our senses, shapes and design, but also to the movement of our attention
and our mind -as a potential “texture”;
can we “touch with our mind”?
Addressing both the concrete, abstract and the creative intuitive body-mind, we look forward to an intensive, focused ánd playful day together.
Andrew, Stéphanie et Jori


Arrival / Registration : 9:30
Classes #1 : 9:45-11:45
Lunch : 11:45-12:45
Classes #2 : 12:45-14:45
Break : 14:45-15:00
Classes #3 : 15:00-17:00
Jam : 17:00-18:30

Annual Burlington VT International Contact Jam, Sept 6-8, 2019

Jam includes a fundamentals class for all levels by a teacher that is familiar with AXIS Syllabus, music jam, guided warm up, urban dance walk / embodiment activism, DJ dance party, and an Underscore.

Join us in downtown Burlington on Church Street, at City Hall, in the beautiful Contois Auditorium
149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont

Friday 5 pm – 10 pm:
5pm: Group Floor Cleaning. Join the clean team, its fun!
5:30pm-7:30pm: Fundamentals Class with Kelsey Hobbs or Personal Warm Up Time
You are welcome to join the class or quietly warm up in the space on your own. The class will offer tangible skills to support newcomers to the form and provide content interesting to experienced dancers.
8-10pm: Open Jam

Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30pm:
9am Breakfast Served
10am Opening Circle
10:30am Warm up into Open Jam with Anne Orellana Whitney
​1pm Lunch Served
3-4:30pm Workshop: Embodying Inclusion and Consent Consciousness with Hilary Lake and Opeyemi Parham
4:45-6pm Urban Dance Walk / Embodiment Activism, meet outside in City Hall Park with Abbi Jaffe
4:45-6pm Round Robin into Open Jamming
6-7pm: Space open for jamming. Dinner on your own
7:30-8:30pm: Focused Jam
8:30-9:15pm Slow DJ’ed Music with DJ Journey Weaver / Sarah Monette
8:30pm-11:30pm: DJ’ed Music with DJ Journey Weaver / Sarah Monette

Sunday 9 am – 3:30 pm:
9am: Breakfast Served
10am: Underscore Talk Thru **Required for those new to the Underscore.**
10:30am-1pm: Underscore **Full attendance of the Underscore is requested.**
12:42pm: Closing circle begins
1:15pm Lunch Served​
2:15pm Group Clean (many hands help so much) and Farewell =)

Jam Hosts: Amanda Franz and Abbi Jaffe:
Contact Improv Class on Friday: Kelsey Hobbs
Jam Musicians include: Ali Skalli
Warm-Up Saturday morning: Anne Orellana Whitney:
Urban Dance Walk / Embodiment Activism: Abbi Jaffe
Saturday Workshop: Embodying Inclusion and Consent Consciousness with Hilary Lake and Opeyemi Parham
Saturday Night DJ: DJ Journey Weaver / Sarah Monette
Underscore talk through and Underscore: Michelle Lefkowitz

Cost Includes FOOD: We serve snacks Friday and Saturday night, a simple breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, and a simple lunch Saturday and Sunday. Dinners are not provided.

EARLY BIRD (Paid for by Aug 23, 2010, 2 weeks before the jam):
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED so we can better plan the food we will be feeding you =)
Whole Weekend: $75
Saturday only, $50
Sunday only, $25

(The regular price of the jam is higher because we want to encourage you to register ahead of time so we can better plan the food we will be feeding you.)
Whole Weekend: $100
Saturday only: $70
1/2 DAY Saturday: $40 (includes lunch only)
Sunday only: $40

FRIDAY NIGHT only (starting at 5:30pm):
Sliding scale $10-30

FRIDAY NIGHT only (starting at 7:30pm):
Sliding scale: $5-15

SATURDAY NIGHT only (starting at 7:30pm):
Sliding scale $10-30


Work Trade Available: If you are able to commit to help for 3 hours during the weekend, we would love your help. We need help washing the floors each day (so fun!), help with registration, cleaning up meals (yum), and with clean up at the end (so helpful!). 3 hours of help takes $30 off of the jam cost. You will pay the regular jam fee and be reimbursed at the end according to the hours you worked.

Thank you so much for co-creating a smoothly run jam with us!


We want to be a part of a thriving community. We are grateful for the gifts of contact improvisation and the contact improv community. We understand that there are barriers that make the jam not feel accessible. We aspire and work towards being a welcoming place for a diverse community.

In 2019 we can award 2 scholarships.

This scholarship is for anyone who has a relationship with contact improv or wants to start and who self identifies with being a part of an underrepresented and/or marginalized group. Preference is given to those who have not previously attended the Burlington Jam. Scholarship participants do not have any obligation to the jam besides attending the jam at their level of comfort and filling out a feedback form about their experience.

The scholarship includes:
Burlington Jam admission (including the meals provided at the jam)
A campsite for one tent. (Northbeach Campground, Burlington VT, more info below)
Welcoming orientation Friday at 4:45pm and additional support from Burlington Jam organizers
Total value: $100

Scholarship Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2019 11:59pm
The Burlington Jam will award 2 scholarships at its discretion to applicants who have met the application deadline of Aug 16, 2019 11:59pm. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent by August 22, 2019. Please email Abbi with any questions: abbi.jaffe(at)


We changed the date of our jam from March to the Summer so that you can camp during the jam. We are a small and yet vital community, and sadly we don’t have the ability to find housing for dancers. Please find your own housing. There are options below. Camping will run out, so reserve your site with the campground soon.

North Beach Campground: A really beautiful location, right on the bike path (bring your bike) and next to the LAKE!, just 2 miles from the jam. They accept reservations and will fill up, so… Go online to or Call the campground directly at 1-800-571-1198. Tent sites with one tent = $72 for the two nights for up to 4 people. If you want more then one tent, then that is $5/night more. So at the most, split between 4 people and having an extra tent, brings you to $20.50 for lodging for the whole weekend. Only one car per site, extra car parking is available.

More info and to reserve a campsite:

Couch Surfing: (Free) This is a really great resource that we highly recommend.

Burlington Hostel: $40/night. Learn more:

AirBnB: Really charming options for as low as $40/night. The lower price ones will go quickly. More info:

Programs and Activities held in facilities of the City of Burlington are accessible to people with disabilities. For information or to request accommodations, call Michelle – 802.864.7306 lefkoweiss(at) or 802.253.0195 VT Relay Service.

Synergy Dance Lab – First Mondays monthly starting Sept 2, 2019

Synergy Dance Lab

First Mondays monthly starting Sept 2, 2019

at Array Space – 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

7-8 pm dance and music jam — 8:15-9 pm performance. Dancers $12  Audience $12

Detroit Jam – Sept 13-15, 2019

Detroit Jam – Sept 13-15, 2019

Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, and there are options to participate in portions as well as the whole weekend.  FREE HOUSING for 30 people at Jean’s Victorian Bed & Breakfast.  Along with the usual amazing food, we plan to offer FREE CHILDCARE during classes and daytime/early evening jam times to make it easier for parents and caregivers to attend and fully participate. (Children are welcome at Jean’s.)

Guest Teacher: Vivek Patel


Space is limited to 60 dancers.
Early registration deadlines July 31 and August 31.
Housing and food are not guaranteed for registrations received after September 6.

Prince Edward County Class + Jam

Wednesday August 28th from 5-9 pm

Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross St, 2nd floor, Picton ON

Cost: $10-$30

Contact: Tamara Segal 613-476-1830

Groove Tonic PEC on Facebook

Instructor: Celia McBride

Title/Description: TBD

2019 Contact Dance International Film Festival June 30 to July 1, 2019

2019 Contact Dance International Film Festival

June 30 to July 1, 2019 – Toronto, Canada

Very-early-bird pass on sale until May 1, 2019

57 Films

47 Filmmakers from 15 countries

8 Dance Workshops

1 Film-making Workshop

4 Film Screenings

3 Dance Jams

1 Live Dance Performance

1 Great After Party!

The Contact Dance International Film Festival returns for its fourth season, June 28 to July 1, 2019. This festival, produced by REAson d’etre dance productions, celebrates films featuring momentum-based dance created by some of the top creators and dancers in the field of Contact Dance Improvisation. Four different screening programs will be presented alongside dance workshops, jams, and a closing night party! The festival is also glad to announce that this year 100% of its programming occurs at accessible spaces






Meet the teacher’s playlist

Which screening should I see playlist



$250 – Very Early-bird Full Festival (until May 1, 2019, @ 11:59 pm)

$275 – Early-bird Full Festival (until June 1, 2019, @ 11:59 pm )

$300 – Regular Price Full Festival Pass

$120 – Accessibility pass (for those with a disability)

– Passes bought before June 14, 2019 include all programming plus two dinners (low-sugar, gluten and soy free).

– All spaces are accessible by wheelchair.

– If you need an access accommodations during the festival, please contact to let us know what you need.