Bristol CI Sunday Class     (5 - 6:30) and Jam (6:30 - 8:30)


5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

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Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5-6:30pm followed by the jam 6:30-8:30pm. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class, you can arrive at any time for the jam. Class or jam – £6, both – £9, or book on MoveGB.

For more information feel free to contact the teacher/facilitator or We send out regular emails of class descriptions, to get these, please sign-up to our mailing list.

Class Description

My ongoing interest in Contact Improvisation no matter how many things I learn, is the meeting point and the conversation which emerges.
When I take time to find myself in movement I have somewhere to come from, I have ground to meet the space and then come into contact with another more aware of touch, space and the ongoing change in contact.
A sort of unexplained magic unfolds, something which allows me to find movement and pathways I didn’t know were there are inexplicably revealed. The meeting point with another or many has the potential to be so many qualities – alive and now and never to be repeated.
This class will include some fundamental Contact skills as a way to land in the practice, though all in all this will be a class to move and dance a lot, for everyone from experienced dancers to beginners, please come and join in, I look forward to your company. Lee x
Lee is the co – founder of Embodied Presence, a body of work designed to draw you closer, more intimately to yourself and your life.  The work is based on an exploration of Embodied Consciousness, Somatic Practice, Experiential Anatomy and Contact Improvisation.

The Jam

A jam is an informal gathering of dancers. There is no teacher, but space and time to develop skills and confidence. You are free to dance, rest, or sit and watch, as you wish. The jam provides an opportunity to explore and integrate techniques you have learned, and to find your own routes into dancing.

At some jams a teacher will facilitate a score to follow such as a focused (silent) jam, the Underscore (developed by Nancy Stark-Smith), or a blindfold (or eyes-closed) jam, this will normally be advertised via our regular mailout – so sign-up if you want advance notice.

  • Live musicians will improvise with the dancing at many of the jams.
  • For more information, please email or contact the individual teachers.