Washington DC Contact Improv
This site is for coordinating Washington DC metro area contact improvisation, particularly the weekly Sunday DC jam.
Sunday Jam Current Status
(Check The Sunday Jam page for general practical jam info.)
Latest Schedule / Venue Exceptions
Sep 3, 2023: Underscore will be happening at the regular place and time: Dance Place BAL studio 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Sep 10, 2023: Sunday jam at alternate location: Alternate Space: St. Monica and St. James Church from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Regular Schedule and Venue
The Sunday Jam and class continues into 2023 at Dance Place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. We maintain current status on various pages here and a log of our status notes. Follow the Sunday jam mailing list and/or Facebook group for active updates.
We post status updates at the top of this section as situations develop.
We update this section with anticipated schedule, venue, or other changes that affect the jam. (Until the pandemic such changes were very rare - barring extraordinary circumstances the jam happens every Sunday of the year.)
See the Sunday Jam status log for the update history.
Every Sunday (with exceptions noted in the status section above) we have a Contact Improvisation Jam or Underscore. See the Sunday Jam page for details.
On the first Sunday of each month we share an Underscore at our regular time, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. (Please be on time - that helps the Underscore work well.)
On the other Sundays we have a class between 2:00 and 3:00 pm and a regular jam from 3:00 to 5:00.
The classes are led by experienced CI teachers from our group. We're dedicated to help newcomers and experienced dancers alike develop and deepen their skills and understanding of Contact Improvisation.
The classes lead into a jam – a free-form gathering to explore contact improv – that continues from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. There often is a closing circle during the last half hour.
Please be present by 2:00 if you're attending the class or the Underscore!
We often have a closing circle around 1⁄2 hour before the end of the jam.
See the Sunday Jam page for details and guidance.
DC-Area CI-related Activities
The East Coast Jam↗︎ — a twice-annual 4 day CI retreat, Spring and Fall, 1.5 hrs outside DC
See the Baltimore CI Facebook group↗︎ and specifically the Baltimore CI Facebook group events listing↗︎ for our neighbor's CI events. (It looks like the Baltimore CI Calendar/Directory↗︎ is no longer being used.)
Ecstatic Dance DC↗︎ Facebook Page
Bethesda 5 Rhythms↗︎ Facebook Page