Bristol CI Sunday Class & Jam


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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

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Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 4-5pm followed by the jam 5.15-7pm. 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, £5, or stay for the jam, £8.

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

Choices: Exploring the delicate relationship of our head balancing on top of our spine we will begin with some gentle bodywork into movement. We will then play with making choices in the dance. Choosing to respond or not so that we can notice more closely our reactions, exploring new possibilities of playful choice within the dance.


Claire Coveney

I have always danced and feel a real need in me to move. I have also always been really inquisitive about others movement and the way I can feel drawn to the way someone moves.

I completed a degree in Dance with Biology in 1994 from Roehampton Institute and danced mainly contemporary techniques until discovering contact improvisation around 2004 but at the time didn’t really realise that was what this form was. At the time I was training as an Alexander Technique teacher and found that I really enjoyed exploring Alexanders ideas through a more improvised form. I have been teaching the Alexander Technique since 2005 and love exploring this work every time I dance and enjoy how the dance can be both fun and a way of learning more about myself.

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.