Saturday, March 24, 2018

Burlington, Weekly Jam - MONDAYs


Monday, April 23rd 2018
Come join us Monday  Even,ings from
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Contact Improvisational  

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

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
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

Hope to see you on the Dance Floor....
Matter tells Space how to Bend, Space tells Matter how to Move

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.

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):

Underhill VT
Jams at Dharma Door with Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Frantz:


Earth Dance: (Western MA):


Montreal and other parts of Canada:


Global Sites:


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