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, £5, or stay for the jam, £8.
Beginnings – With Jamus Wood
In this class we will return to a simple score of releasing and arriving into touch and connection. Allowing a dance to emerge from listening. This class will include a simple warm up and a return to of contact improvisations core skills. In this class there will be something for the beginner and for those with much more experience. If this is your first class ever, feel very welcome to join us.
Jamus Wood is a dancer and teacher of the embodied arts, having spent the last 15 years researching and exploring his moving body. Jamus generally co teaches with his partner Lee Bolton and together they offer trainings in Somatic Embodiment. For more information please visit www.embodiedpresence.co.uk.
Jamus and Lee will be running a series of 5 morning classes in Contact Improvisation 27 -31 October. Exploring moving from the centre. Stay tuned.
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.