Contact Dance international Film Festival June 29 and 30 and July 1

National Ballet School

and then gala screening on the Monday night

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!

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 1 stop


>> take 6 Bay bus southbound 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: When you get to the docks, look for a special line for people with pre-purchased tickets.

Toronto Island Ferry Summer 2018 schedule:
Toronto Island map:

Upcoming Contact Dance Events

Sutton, Quebec – ACI Summer Contact Improvisation Jam
July 27-29, 2018

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

Burlington, Vermont Contact Improvisation Jam
Aug. 17-19, 2018

Eastern Townships, Quebec – Danse Orée des Bois Contact Improvisation Jam
Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2018 –

Wisconsin – Great Lakes Area Contact Improvisation Enthusiasts’ Retreat
Sep. 28 – Oct.3, 2018 –

Montreal Contact Improvisation Jam
Nov. 24-25, 2018

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!


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


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.

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 by Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to increase the likelihood that we can make arrangements.



Montreal jam – November 18 and 19, 2017.

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.


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$-15$

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

July 2 – INTRO to Contact Improvisation Dance for Those Who are New

Sunday at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

805 Dovercourt Rd., 3rd Floor, TorontoMtl_CI_070

Start dancing right away using fun, simple and safe activities moving in and out of physical contact. Join us to explore with movement, connect, and rediscover the intelligence of your body. No partner necessary. Class for adults.

Led by Henry Wai

Wear clothes you can comfortably move in and which don’t have things which could scratch (zippers, buttons, jewellery). Skirts and shorts not recommended. Bring a Water bottle.

To learn more about this dance or to see videos:

Cost: $10 (includes entry to 12:00 – 1:30 pm – All levels Open Dancing)


BiG Heart Dance Camp – June 20 to 25, 2017

We welcome you to experience embodying your full creative self in a safe, supportive and playful environment.

A wide array of dance, yoga, music, and other healing arts modalities are shared through playshops and evening events.

Honeywood, Ontario – Unicamp

Peterborough – Contact Improvisation Dance Class + Jam – 7 pm Tues. May 30

CI 10
Strengthen your body, open your mind, and fine tune your ability to listen and respond to each moment.
Create partner dances using fun and safe activities moving in and out of physical contact. Join us to connect and to rediscover the intelligence of your body.
This beginner friendly fundamentals class is suitable for all physical abilities – with or without dance experience. No partner necessary.
WHERE: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough. Wheelchair accessible.
WHEN:       Registration 6:45 pm
            Class from 7:00-8:00 pm
            Open improvised dancing Jam from 8:00 – 9:30 pm
TEACHER: Henry Wai
PRICE: $15 class and jam; $10 jam only.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear clothes you can comfortably move in and avoid things which could scratch (zippers, buttons, jewellery). Skirts and shorts not recommended. Bring a water bottle.