Cville Contact Improv Co-op: Contact jams and classes in Charlottesville, VA

A community-owned, cooperatively-organized, not-for-profit, by-donation Contact Improv organization, with facilitated contact jams, classes, and other events in Charlottesville, VA (with dancers from all around Central Virginia: Richmond, Lynchburg, Louisa, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, and out of town visitors from all over!) Come dance and co-create with us!

Since March 2018, we've had 119 dancers participate in 53 classes and jams, with dozens of teachers and facilitators. Events resumed July 2021!

Upcoming events:
  • Contact Jam Sat. July 24, 2021 @ Common Ground (Jefferson School City Center)
  • Get news via our announcements list - email

Upcoming events:

Contact Improvisation Jam: Saturday July 24, 2021 @ Common Ground (Jefferson School City Center)

All are welcome.

Our Welcome Back Contact Jam last Saturday was a warm delight: slow and tumbly, curious, introspective, playful.

We trickled in, milled and chatted, then sat together and checked in one by one, then went through a warm-up movement exercise together, which quietly led improvisationally into various pairings and solos and other group movement shapes. We re-circled at the end, and shared interesting reflections together. Various were there from Richmond, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville.


This Saturday July 24th 1pm-3pm @ Common Ground
(Jefferson School in C'ville, 233 4th St NW, upstairs), cool quiet room, nice welcoming floor.

Please do let us know if you might come, and if you have any questions at all.


Earlier events:

Jul. 17, 2021: Warm-up w/Robbie into open jamming

Mar. 9, 2020: Matt hosted w/yoga nidra/guided meditation warmup, review of various CI movements/concepts, lab to explore w/rotating partners, round robin/jam, closing circle

Feb. 24, 2020: Warm-up w/Brad, into jam

2020's vision for creative jam format: (Read more)

June 22nd, 2019 10am-1pm: Global Underscore Contact Jam

Hosted by Emily Wright, Ken Laster, and Megan Renfro (Read more)

June 29th, 2019 10am-12:15pm:

C.I. Class with Brad Stoller: "Avalanche: Dancing Downhill" (Read more)

Since March 2018, we've had 115 dancers participate in 51 classes and jams, with dozens of teachers and facilitators! Watch this space for new events in 2020.

Cville Contact Improv Co-op is a community of dancers who organize regular jams, classes, and other events to build and nurture the Contact Improvisation community in and around Charlottesville.

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