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

Continuing this trio of classes all themed around Fascia.

This class will explore the strength and support aspects of fascia through its tensile structure.

Fascia holds the possibility of active support through its contracting and expanding qualities.

The idea being that by really getting in touch with this structural component of our anatomy we can explore how to lift from a place flexible support.

‘Due to its strong tensile nature, fascia can mechanically transfer pulling forces throughout the body. Indeed, much of the stability of the body is provided by fascia via what is known as the tensegrity model: tensegrity refers to the tensile (pulling) forces that hold structures in their appropriate postures’ (from an article called: Body Mechanics by Joseph E. Muscolino).

By reviewing briefly the flow, bounce and connective aspects of our fascia we may also make ourselves more able to be lifted by flowing and bouncing in and of the ground.

But let’s see how far we get.

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.