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Contact Improv Saturday Jam at Sway Studio, 1100 San Mateo Blvd., NE Ste. 32, ABQ 87110. Facilitated by Emmaly Wiederholt every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 - 6:30.

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. We are people who share a love for playful, engaged dance.

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 experience required.

Jam begins with self-directed, independent 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.

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 each week at our 4:30 Saturday Jam. We are inclusive in age, gender, ethnicity, ability and experience.

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Dance in general adds richness to our lives, flexibility and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength and supple fluidity. Contact improv offers a sensual, non-sexual "container" for Presence, creativity and human touch.

"Invite and be-invited to move with another. A dance that begins will end, and another dance will begin." Cate Clark

Upcoming events (5+)

Contact Improv Saturday Jam at Sway Studio

Studio Sway LLC

$5.00

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. On-going Contact Improv Jam each Saturday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. 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 experience required. The jam begins with each of us in our own self-directed, independent warm-up, moving into Dance at your 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. We co-create a safe space in which to learn and practice 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, flexibility and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength 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. We begin with Warm-up, exploring our own stretching, warming movement. When ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move and create spontaneous "dance" with another in duet. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin.

Contact Improv Saturday Jam at Sway Studio

Studio Sway LLC

$5.00

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. On-going Contact Improv Jam each Saturday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. 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 experience required. The jam begins with each of us in our own self-directed, independent warm-up, moving into Dance at your 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. We co-create a safe space in which to learn and practice 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, flexibility and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength 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. We begin with Warm-up, exploring our own stretching, warming movement. When ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move and create spontaneous "dance" with another in duet. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin.

Contact Improv Saturday Jam at Sway Studio

Studio Sway LLC

$5.00

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. On-going Contact Improv Jam each Saturday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. 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 experience required. The jam begins with each of us in our own self-directed, independent warm-up, moving into Dance at your 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. We co-create a safe space in which to learn and practice 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, flexibility and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength 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. We begin with Warm-up, exploring our own stretching, warming movement. When ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move and create spontaneous "dance" with another in duet. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin.

Contact Improv Saturday Jam at Sway Studio

Studio Sway LLC

$5.00

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. On-going Contact Improv Jam each Saturday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. 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 experience required. The jam begins with each of us in our own self-directed, independent warm-up, moving into Dance at your 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. We co-create a safe space in which to learn and practice 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, flexibility and strength to our bodies. Contact Improv builds core strength 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. We begin with Warm-up, exploring our own stretching, warming movement. When ready to engage, invite and be-invited to move and create spontaneous "dance" with another in duet. A dance that begins will end and another dance will begin.

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