Washington DC Contact Improv

Welcome!

This site is for coordinating Washington DC metro area contact improvisation, particularly the weekly Sunday DC jam.

  • See the next section for up-to-date Sunday jam status.

  • See The Sunday Jam pages for practical jam details, including location, times, and also a sense of what we do.

  • See the Contact Improvisation page for info about CI.

  • Use the PayPal box in the right top of the page to pay online for jam attendance.

Sunday Jam Current Status

(Check The Sunday Jam page for general practical jam info.)

  • NOTE that the November 13, 2022 session will be held at St. Monica & St. James Episcopal Church, with time shifted to 2:30 to 5:30 pm. There will not be a class at that session. See Alternate Space: St. Monica and St. James Church for location details. Our other Nov. 2022 sessions will be at Dance Place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, with a class from 2:00 to 3:00.

  • We post status updates as the situation develops.

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.)

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

DC-Area CI-related Resources

Not familiar with Contact Improvisation? See our Contact Improv page for some introductory info.