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Toronto Island Jam – Saturday, August 4th 2018

Dancing Contact Improv on grass, sand and water
Jimee Jackie Tom Asha flickr cc
Weather permitting, join us at Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Island on Saturday, August 4th 2018– to dance, hangout, swim, share food, etc!

Bring food to share, and any small, easily portable beach games (Frisbee, etc.)

We will meet at 12:30p.m. near the Hanlan’s Point boarding gate, inside the Ferry Terminal, and travel across together.

If you come after 12:30pm it should be easy to find us.

We will stay until we’re ready to leave!

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Jack Layton Ferry Terminal location:
9 Queens Quay West, at the foot of Bay Street (just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel)

>> from Union Station take any streetcar http://ttc.ca/Routes/509/Westbound.jsphttp://ttc.ca/Routes/510/Northbound.jsp 1 stop

OR

>> take 6 Bay bus southbound http://ttc.ca/Routes/6/Southbound.jsp to Queens Quay at Bay Street, east side

Ferry fares (includes return):
$7.71 for adults, $5.05 for students and seniors, $3.72 under 14, free under 2. These prices do not include tax. Tickets are available for purchase online here: https://secure.toronto.ca/FerryTicketOnline/tickets/index.jsp. When you get to the docks, look for a special line for people with pre-purchased tickets.

Toronto Island Ferry Summer 2018 schedule: https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/parks-gardens-beaches/toronto-island-park/all-ferry-schedules/
Toronto Island map: http://torontoisland.com/images/toronto_island_map.pdf

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Contact Improvisation and Composition Classes

with Daniel Bear Davis
Tues July 31 and Aug 7 from 6 – 8 pm
$20 Drop-In

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Image: Kim Simons

These classes will weave between physical skills for partnered improvisation, exercises to increase awareness of sensation and spatial relation, tools for solo, partnered and group improvisational composition, and more.

https://www.danielbeardavis.com/   Classes are all level. Registration and questions: danbeardavis@gmail.com.

The Dark Side Studio. 244 Augusta Ave. Kensington Market. Upstairs (the purple door between Bunners and Blue Banana).

Upcoming Contact Dance Events

Sutton, Quebec – ACI Summer Contact Improvisation Jam
July 27-29, 2018
contactimpro.org/?ACI-Summer-jam-2018-in-Sutton&lang=en

Massachusetts – Dance New England Summer Camp
– Many forms of dance including Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Dance.
Aug. 1-12, 2018 –
dne.org/

Burlington, Vermont Contact Improvisation Jam
Aug. 17-19, 2018
http://www.contactimprovvermont.com/annual-burlington-vt-jam.html

Eastern Townships, Quebec – Danse Orée des Bois Contact Improvisation Jam
Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2018 –
contactimpro.org/?WEEK-END-JAM-END-OF-SUMMER-2018&lang=en

Wisconsin – Great Lakes Area Contact Improvisation Enthusiasts’ Retreat
Sep. 28 – Oct.3, 2018 –
http://www.glaciercontactimprov.com/

Montreal Contact Improvisation Jam
Nov. 24-25, 2018
contactimpro.org/?-Jam-annuel-&lang=en

Detroit Weekend Jam – July 6 to 8, 2018

We Detroit-Ann Arbor dancers are thrilled to announce our 2018 Detroit Jam, taking place this summer: Friday July 6th through Sunday July 8th.

We’ll be dancing at Light Box and providing FREE HOUSING for all at the nearby Detroit Loves You hostel
and with a few loving locals. Scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance to attend.

“Check in” at 3pm or later Friday, opt in for Friday dinner if you like, and dance Friday evening through 3pm Sunday! Breakfast and lunch/snacks will be provided and Saturday dinner’s out on the town.

Teachers include Sasha Lasdon from Madison, and local teachers Fuzzy Konner and Corey Gearhart. Here’s the link to our nearly final schedule!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sepo-z0tzOBGIzcQ9_ro7Bse-8Rka8tTyVvxacryRMc/edit?usp=sharing

REGISTER NOW! http://www.detroitannarborci.org/ SPACE IS LIMITED TO ABOUT 60 DANCERS AND WE EXPECT TO REACH CAPACITY ON OR BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF JUNE 30TH.

Ontario Jam – Mar. 30-Apr. 1 – Toronto

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Three days of Contact Improvisation on one entire floor of the Canadian National Ballet School. Three beautiful light-filled studios. Nearly 300 people to dance with. Especially welcoming to new people, non-dancers, people of all sizes, ages, shapes, mental and physical abilities. The venue is completely wheelchair accessible. LGBTQ welcoming.

Deadlines:
Wed, Jan 31: pay only $80.
Wed, Feb 28: pay only $100.
Wed, Mar 7: ask for help finding housing (but sooner is better).
Wed, Mar 14: ask for ASL, attendant, or other accommodation.
Wed, Mar 21: pay $120, lunches and snacks included.
Wed, Mar 28: pay $120 online, but no food.

Fri, Mar 31: pay $120 at the door starting at 9am, but no food.

We want to create a community of practice. One of the essential components of Contact Improv is being present with ourselves, with our partner, with the floor, with gravity and… How far can your presence extend? When we have an entire community choosing to make this presence a conscious practice who knows to what heights and depths our dancing can take us?

For those who request ASL translation, attendant care, or have other accommodation requests, please contact Henry Wai at henryhwai@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to increase the likelihood that we can make arrangements.

REGISTRATION: https://orcj.yapsody.com/event/book/172521/968611

INFO: charlie@hamufamu.org

Montreal jam – November 18 and 19, 2017.

BE WITH US FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL WEEK-END OF LIGHTNESS AND GRAVITY!
Warm-up with Scott Wells, open dance floor, good food, an evening of performances followed by a dance, with Montreal musicians, Thomas Carbou and Eric Breton.

This event is preceded by intensive classes with Scott Wells,
November 13 to 17, 2017. On Friday day, there is a research lab for advanced dancers, in the evening a performance followed by an open jam.

Register in advance by internet, it’s easy, you have till November 8 for the early-bird rates.

INFOS/REGISTRATION:
http://contactimpro.org/?35th-editionMontreal-Annual-Jam&lang=en

Dance Temple – Connection in Body & Sound – Toronto

Dance Temple – Connection in Body & Sound – Toronto

July 24 and July 31 from 7:30 to 9:30

Venue: The Dance Annex 527 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor

Evenings centered around, community, meditation, and the joy of dance.
All movement styles and body types are welcome to groove with us in this celebration of connection, through body, and sound! W’e looking foward to joining you on this venture into sweet sweet vibration.

DJ’d Warm up (Gary): 7:30pm-8:00pm (8:00pm opening circle)
DJ/Guide: 8:00pm-9:30pm (Gary and Pablo)
Sliding Scale: 12$-15$

Guidelines:
-Barefoot dancing
-refrain from chatting while in the space
-no alchohol or non-prescription drugs
-please turn off cellphones