DC-CI Mailing List
We use a group email list server (sometimes called a listserve) for Sunday jam coordination and incidental communication. The mailing list is self-service - please subscribe by filling out the form the subscription form↗︎ to receive emails about venue changes, group discussions, special events, and so on. Subscriptions are moderated, so you may receive an email before your subscription is activated if the administrator doesn't recognize your name, asking you to indicate the nature of your interest in the group.
All members can post to the list. We ask that conversation be around what people subscribed to read: CI and jam-related topics. Some subjects like community-relevant events or jammer's exceptional life events may be appropriate, but please be sparing about postings for incidental purposes so it's not a pain for anyone to stay subscribed. See below for more specific posting guidelines.
Please contact the list maintainer with questions, suggestions, and other feedback.
Coordination, logistics, and connection for the sake of CI practice
For DC-CI jammers and DC-CI jamming
Postings are relevant and succinct, so jammers are happy to stay subscribed
Use the list for postings of interest specifically to people who attend the DC contact improvisation jam:
Jam coordination and logistics.
Schedule and venue changes; questions, comments, suggestions concerning or pertinent to our jam; stuff lost or found at the jam.
Extended discussions should be spun off the list to concerned individuals, with conclusions of general interest posted back when they're reached.
Contact Improvisation topics of local interest — related dance practices, festivals and retreats, etc.
CI-related dance performances and events are fine, but please include a personal note so the list is not just a broadcast target.
Significant personal occasions concerning individual jammers. Examples:
Crucial life change events — health, moving away or to the area
Rooms for rent or being sought
Social gatherings for jammers
Do not post business promotions!
The list is likely to have many working in body work, counselling, coaching, and other such activities. If even a few posted about their offerings then postings about jam logistics and other things that the list is actually for would be totally obscured. That would be unfair to those who subscribe to get jam-related info and all who refrain from such postings.
Make all postings personally directed to the list — not part of blanket promotions.
Do not treat list subscribers as mass-marketing targets
If you must forward broadcasted announcements about relevant events, include a note personally tailored for the list.
Do not post repeatedly about frequently reoccurring non-DC-jam events.
DC-CI subscribers enrolled for information about the jam. Do not misuse them by treating them as involuntary subscribers to your own events.
You can post on rare occasions for your events, if the event would be of interest specifically to local contact improvisors.
Do not subscribe addresses harvested from jam postings to your separate lists.
You can invite them to subscribe, but the choice to participate must be theirs (like in a dance).
As with non-DC-jam events, you can occasionally post about your mailing list, if it would be of specific interest to jammers.