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.

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

One Prescription for a Jam…
“The Underscore” is a framework for dancing, describing and understanding the different things that might happen in a contact improvisation jam, formulated by Nancy Stark Smith, one of the originators of CI. This class will be inclusive and beginner friendly, actively exploring some of the content of the underscore.

This is an all action/no sitting around underscore,that will re circulate straight into the jam, so if you are new or unconfident with the concept of underscore please come from the beginning. For the confident there will be a window of opportunity to join in from 6.45. Please arrive energetically in the mind of the underscore if joining late.

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.

From the warm-up class we will move into the jam, continuing our exploration of the underscore elements in a freely improvised format.

Hope you can come to both, but it is OK to come to either on its own.

For more information, please email or contact the individual teachers.