Monday, April 30, 2018

Burlington, Weekly Jam - MONDAYs

MONDAY REGULAR CONTACT JAM 
YES YES!!


WE'RE DANCING
Monday, May 21st 2018
Come join us Monday  Evenings from
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Contact Improvisational  
Dance

at:  Aikido of Champlain Valley
 257 Pine Street
Burlington VT  05401

                                 


Amanda Franz -Beginners Contact Class
April 9- May 21, 2018 (in BURLINGTON)
Mondays 7:30pm-9pm


Amanda Franz is teaching a beginner's class until May 21st.  Only people who signed up for the whole session can be part of the class.  However, we section off the mat, so any one who wants can still come and join us for the regular Jam.

Oct 11-Dec 6, 2018 (in MONTPELIER)
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (no class Nov 22)

Learn skills to share the dance and open movement possibilities.
Explore the foundations of Contact Improvisation.

Contact Improvisation is a dance/art/movement form likened to a moving meditation which hones inner and physical resilience. Like other contemplative movement forms, deep inner listening, building foundations for support and ease, finding play within, and following your truth are fundamental components. Yet unlike many others, this form brings in the relational components of listening to another and building a deep capacity to communicate and respond.

Particularly within our current political/social context, the skills of listening to self and another are of utmost importance.

Not only does Contact Improvisation provide a physical format to practice new skills of communication, it provides a safe and consensual way to invite new patterns, release tension, and find your playful wild self.

In this workshop we will:
Learn skills of Body Listening and Communication
Investigate Consensual Touch and Personal Boundaries of Safety
Explore Sharing Weight and Relating to Gravity
Use Somatic Tools to Ground and Center
Connect with Anatomy to Inhabit our Three-Dimensionality

Click here to learn more about contact improv.



Abbi Jaffe - The inspiration for the Walk
SCENES FROM THE URBAN DANCE WALK 
Burlington International Contact Jam 2017






momentum-based partnering ... rolling point of contact, balancing over center of gravity, sliding, 
following momentum, lifting using momentum rather than muscle power, “listening” with one’s skin surface.


 Contact Improv
 Film Festival Link

                           
The Urban Dance - from the Burlington International Contact Jam - October 1, 2016 - Church Street, Burlington VT




Scroll down for links to other dance opportunities.
Including Montpelier!

All Levels Welcome......  Mini Classes for Beginners

Suggested Donation: $4 to Aikido of Champlain Valley (a 503c non-profit organization dedicated to teaching non-violence through embodied practice. Scholarships for low income youth.)  Don't let the money keep you from dancing!




Call or email Michelle 
Michelle:  802.864-7306    
lefkoweiss@yahoo.com



Hope to see you on the Dance Floor....
Matter tells Space how to Bend, Space tells Matter how to Move
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continue the evolution and exploration 
of this grounded, flying, searching, softening, finding,
loosing, holding, feeling, knowing, confusing, loving, touching, opening, centering, rolling, spiraling, deepening, surfacing, 
quieting, playful dance form known as 
Contact Improvisation

Space tells matter how to move.
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Being Intimate without Being Personal


Other Local Dance Opportunities:

Montpelier:  At the Everything Space:  
Wednesday Regular Contact Jam  - Thursdays beginners series
 The Everything Space (Amanda & Abbi)

Local Improv Dance with Music (Barefoot Bo
ogie Syle): vermontdancetribe.org

Underhill VT
Jams at Dharma Door with Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Frantz:  
http://www.dharmadoor.com/contact-improv.html

OUT OF STATE OPPORTUNITIES

Earth Dance: (Western MA): http://earthdance.net/

Boston: contactimprovboston.com

Montreal and other parts of Canada: contactimprov.ca

Montreal: http://contactimpro.org/


Global Sites:
contactimprov.com/

http://contactimprov.net/


INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND JAM INFO:  contactimprovvermont.com



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vermont International Contact Jam 2015

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT
THE BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL CONTACT JAM
2017


Friday, April 2, 2010

Burlington, Weekly Jam - MONDAYs
MONDAY REGULAR CONTACT JAM



Come join us on Monday Evenings from

7:30 pm - 9:30pm

for Contact Improvisation

at:  Aikido of Champlain Valley
257 Pine Street
Burlington VT  05401



All Levels Welcome......  Mini Classes for Beginners and Those with Beginner's Mind.

Cost: $4 donation to Aikido of Champlain Valley (A 503c non-profit organization dedicated to teaching non-violence through embodied practice.  Scholarships for low income youth.)

Call or email Michelle

Michelle:  802.864-7306   
lefkoweiss@yahoo.com



INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND JAM INFO:  contactimprovvermont.com