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Do you love to dance and move your body? This is a group where you can enjoy creative movement and playful engagement with others. Contact improv is a contemporary dance form that primarily finds expression and practice through improvisation and following/exploring/playing through an evolving point of contact between bodies. It involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness. Contact Improv Dancers come together each week to build community, play, explore, surrender to the intelligence/wisdom of the body, get a good work-out, and enjoy respectful, safe touch. The core of our CI ABQ Community is a microcosm of the greater dance community. We are young and old, teachers, counselors, students, healthcare providers, writers, artists, creative people who share a love for playful, engaged dance.

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Ongoing Contact Improv Jam Wednesday Nights at Maple Street Dance Space

Ongoing Wed Night Contact Improv Dance Lab and Jam at Maple Street Dance Studio!! (In the back studio!) Wear comfortable clothes and avoid wearing hard or sharp jewelry/zippers/blingy things or perfume. Pay what you can, suggested sliding scale $4 - $7 donation. No dancer turned away for lack of funds. New people are welcomed to join us at any time, no experienced required. We become mindful and quietly drop into our own self-directed, independant warm-up. We each move into Dance at our own pace. If you are brand new to Contact Improv, please feel free to reach out to me ahead of time, or simply show up and let one of the experienced dancers know who you are. We co-create our safe space in which to learn and practice the basics. "We always come back to the basics." If you are new to Contact, you can look forward to upcoming classes - but no need to wait for classes, you can dive in right now and have fun while learning the basics. New dancers will find a warm welcoming at our Jam. We are inclusive in age, gender, ethnicity, ability and experience. Dance in general adds richness to our lives, flexability and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength, flexability and supple fluidity. Contact improv offers a safe and respectful "container" for Presence, creativity and human touch. Sensual, non-sexual Contact Improv holds an inclusive, sacred space for each Individual to practice Grounding, and going deep into ones' own core. You will begin with Warm-up, exploring movement on your own, and when ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move with another. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin. Contact Improv can be seen as a Metaphor of Life, a worthy subject to read up on! Upcoming Contact Improv classes will be announced soon. Mark Koenig offers classes on Contact Improv Fundamentals, gently inviting Beginner's Mind and a fresh experience to inspire new and experienced dancers to go deeper into the Dance. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Ongoing Contact Improv Jam Wednesday Nights at Maple Street Dance Space

Ongoing Wed Night Contact Improv Dance Lab and Jam at Maple Street Dance Studio!! (In the back studio!) Wear comfortable clothes and avoid wearing hard or sharp jewelry/zippers/blingy things or perfume. Pay what you can, suggested sliding scale $4 - $7 donation. No dancer turned away for lack of funds. New people are welcomed to join us at any time, no experienced required. We become mindful and quietly drop into our own self-directed, independant warm-up. We each move into Dance at our own pace. If you are brand new to Contact Improv, please feel free to reach out to me ahead of time, or simply show up and let one of the experienced dancers know who you are. We co-create our safe space in which to learn and practice the basics. "We always come back to the basics." If you are new to Contact, you can look forward to upcoming classes - but no need to wait for classes, you can dive in right now and have fun while learning the basics. New dancers will find a warm welcoming at our Jam. We are inclusive in age, gender, ethnicity, ability and experience. Dance in general adds richness to our lives, flexability and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength, flexability and supple fluidity. Contact improv offers a safe and respectful "container" for Presence, creativity and human touch. Sensual, non-sexual Contact Improv holds an inclusive, sacred space for each Individual to practice Grounding, and going deep into ones' own core. You will begin with Warm-up, exploring movement on your own, and when ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move with another. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin. Contact Improv can be seen as a Metaphor of Life, a worthy subject to read up on! Upcoming Contact Improv classes will be announced soon. Mark Koenig offers classes on Contact Improv Fundamentals, gently inviting Beginner's Mind and a fresh experience to inspire new and experienced dancers to go deeper into the Dance. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Ongoing Contact Improv Jam Wednesday Nights at Maple Street Dance Space

Ongoing Wed Night Contact Improv Dance Lab and Jam at Maple Street Dance Studio!! (In the back studio!) Wear comfortable clothes and avoid wearing hard or sharp jewelry/zippers/blingy things or perfume. Pay what you can, suggested sliding scale $4 - $7 donation. No dancer turned away for lack of funds. New people are welcomed to join us at any time, no experienced required. We become mindful and quietly drop into our own self-directed, independant warm-up. We each move into Dance at our own pace. If you are brand new to Contact Improv, please feel free to reach out to me ahead of time, or simply show up and let one of the experienced dancers know who you are. We co-create our safe space in which to learn and practice the basics. "We always come back to the basics." If you are new to Contact, you can look forward to upcoming classes - but no need to wait for classes, you can dive in right now and have fun while learning the basics. New dancers will find a warm welcoming at our Jam. We are inclusive in age, gender, ethnicity, ability and experience. Dance in general adds richness to our lives, flexability and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength, flexability and supple fluidity. Contact improv offers a safe and respectful "container" for Presence, creativity and human touch. Sensual, non-sexual Contact Improv holds an inclusive, sacred space for each Individual to practice Grounding, and going deep into ones' own core. You will begin with Warm-up, exploring movement on your own, and when ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move with another. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin. Contact Improv can be seen as a Metaphor of Life, a worthy subject to read up on! Upcoming Contact Improv classes will be announced soon. Mark Koenig offers classes on Contact Improv Fundamentals, gently inviting Beginner's Mind and a fresh experience to inspire new and experienced dancers to go deeper into the Dance. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Ongoing Contact Improv Jam Wednesday Nights at Maple Street Dance Space

Ongoing Wed Night Contact Improv Dance Lab and Jam at Maple Street Dance Studio!! (In the back studio!) Wear comfortable clothes and avoid wearing hard or sharp jewelry/zippers/blingy things or perfume. Pay what you can, suggested sliding scale $4 - $7 donation. No dancer turned away for lack of funds. New people are welcomed to join us at any time, no experienced required. We become mindful and quietly drop into our own self-directed, independant warm-up. We each move into Dance at our own pace. If you are brand new to Contact Improv, please feel free to reach out to me ahead of time, or simply show up and let one of the experienced dancers know who you are. We co-create our safe space in which to learn and practice the basics. "We always come back to the basics." If you are new to Contact, you can look forward to upcoming classes - but no need to wait for classes, you can dive in right now and have fun while learning the basics. New dancers will find a warm welcoming at our Jam. We are inclusive in age, gender, ethnicity, ability and experience. Dance in general adds richness to our lives, flexability and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength, flexability and supple fluidity. Contact improv offers a safe and respectful "container" for Presence, creativity and human touch. Sensual, non-sexual Contact Improv holds an inclusive, sacred space for each Individual to practice Grounding, and going deep into ones' own core. You will begin with Warm-up, exploring movement on your own, and when ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move with another. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin. Contact Improv can be seen as a Metaphor of Life, a worthy subject to read up on! Upcoming Contact Improv classes will be announced soon. Mark Koenig offers classes on Contact Improv Fundamentals, gently inviting Beginner's Mind and a fresh experience to inspire new and experienced dancers to go deeper into the Dance. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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