Bristol CI: Sunday Class & Jam


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. Dancers can come just for the class, £6, or stay for the jam, £9. You can also 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

Sensing in, Sensing out – the nuances of curling and uncurling in the dance

“The Heart is a place of perceiving, emoting and becoming”
-Stephen Harrod Buhner

This class will explore expansion and contraction in the dance with the heart as an organ of perception as a central motif. Settling into the sensing body, we will begin slowly, tracing our body’s architecture, the movement of the breath and heart – from the seeds of entering into the world, to the unfolding of the body in motion, the point of contact with another…noticing the moments of stillness and emergence, the interplay between curling and uncurling and the crevices in-between…A supportive space to move, connect and play – all welcome.

Evelyn is a Somatic Movement Educator and CI dancer with a passion for working with socially isolated groups. She teaches in Bristol, Bath and Scotland and is currently engaged in Somatic research.

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.