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The nexus for Contact Improv dance in the Ann Arbor – Detroit, Michigan area!  Everyone is invited to dance with us, regardless of dance experience or physical ability.

WHAT IS CONTACT IMPROVISATION (CI)?
…a social dance that arises out of modern dance traditions. One of its central principles is a rolling point of contact between two (sometimes less, sometimes more) people through which both dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People dance contact in any combination of genders, there are no steps, and it’s entirely improvised. CI teaches you to read your partner’s movements and understand your own body. The dance form is hard to define, in part because it’s intentionally undefined and in part because it continues to evolve and change.

“Contact Improvisation is a unique dance that blends the play of the body with the physics of the universe and the wonderful dynamic of physical ‘conversation’ with others.” Pam Johnson, Toronto

We currently have weekly jams EVERY SUNDAY through April and we sometimes host classes and regional workshops, too. 

For more details, e-mail the group at a2detroitcontact@googlegroups.com or Call Cara 313-585-2598 or Doug 586-212-6476
ANN ARBOR 3pm-5pm January 6th, January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, March 3rd, March 17th, March 31st, April 14th, April 28th
at SOMA Studio Of Movement Arts
218 N. 4th Ave.  Ann Arbor, MI 48104

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS & ALL BODIES ALWAYS WELCOME
DETROIT 1pm-3pm  January 13th, January 27th, February 10th, February 24th, March 10th, March 24th, April 7th, April 21st

at Light Box
8641 Linwood St. Detroit, MI 48206

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS & ALL BODIES ALWAYS WELCOME
short warm-up class offered at beginning of each jam

 

See Weekly Jams for details, and, if it’s your first time, please check out some of our Resources.

Our Detroit venue is wheelchair accessible.  If you know of an affordable, wheelchair-accessible venue in Ann Arbor please let us know.