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. Both also available to book via MoveGB.
Exploring contact improvisation through three qualities: snake, cat and bear.
In this warm-up workshop we will go from animal-body-work to movement scores in duets and trios and as a group. We will use these movement qualities as ways of exploring under and over dancing, safety and partnering.
Sam Bloomfield is a trainee dance movement psychotherapist and contact improvisation facilitator. He has an extensive bodywork, dance, poetry, didgeridoo, performance and workshop facilitation background. This class is inspired by Jamus Wood and his embodied presence work as well as many others.
Open to beginners or experienced contact dancers the class will be led in order to warm up and explore some skills used in the jam. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class.
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.