More Contact, Improvisation & Related Stuff

Movement Improvisation Jam

facilitated by: Olivier Besson

... is held every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (2nd and 3rd in December) except in July and August. A spontaneous and unstructured collaboration of live music and dance. All physical abilities and creative styles welcome. Held at the Dance Complex at 536 Mass. Ave. Central Square, Cambridge, from 8pm 'til 10pm. Admission: $7-$10

for more info contact Olivier

Electric Fish Studio

is an organization dedicated to providing diverse dance and somatic trainings in the Boston area with a variety of well-known teachers. Workshops are weekend-long intensives.  Fall 2014 line-up includes the Axis Syllabus and Nancy Stark Smith's "Making the Mystery Visible". More info at their website.


cared for, and nurtured by: far, far too many ... past, present & future ... to name here

... is a wonderful retreat center for improvisation & dancing... located in the woods of western MA. Among other events, they hold two lovely jams each month... a live improvised music Jam on the 1st Sunday of the month and also a Contact Improvisation Jam on the 3rd Sunday of each month (psst... there's a sauna too!)

for more info, please check their website or call 413-634-5678

Freestyle Dance

Interested in barefoot dancing? check out Dance Freedom, or Dance Friday for details about regular weekly events, and the DNE website for info about other events throughout the year, including summer dance camp in Freedom, New Hampshire.

Other Dance Happenings

There are lots of dance classes, workshops and performances at the Dance Complex, and Greenstreet Studios... both in Central Square.

Contact Improv In Other Locations

There are jams and workshops happening all over the globe. There's the Burlington jam, the East Coast Jam in West Virginia (held in Spring and Fall), the annual Montreal jam (in early November), the Moab Jam in May in Utah and more. Check for information about events all over the world. 


Contact Quarterly is a biannual publication focusing on contact improvisation and other related movement forms. They also sell the favored "Chinese kneepads" worn by so many dancers.