Contact improvisation is a dance form in which physical contact is the basis for improvisatory exploration. More information about CI is here.

Please check the calendar below and/or the Philadelphia Underscore Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/PhiladelphiaUnderscore?fref=ts for details about specific events.

Visit http://groups.google.com/group/contactimprovphilly/ and sign up for the mailing list to receive occasional notices of classes and jams, special events, cancellations, etc.

Regular CI events in Philly (as of Spring 2016)...

  • Sunday drop-in CI class
    Every Sunday from 1 to 3 PM, $10, at Headlong Studios
    1170 S. Broad Street, near the Broad and Federal Septa Stop
    Please arrive in time to be dressed and ready to dance at 1.
    Mixed-level class with rotating teachers -- great for beginners!
  • Thursday evening jam
    Every Thursday, 7-9pm, $5-$10 (sliding scale), at Headlong Studios
    1170 S. Broad Street, near the Broad and Federal Septa Stop
    Doors open at 6:50pm; opening circle and guided warm-up into jam shortly after 7.
    Facilitated by Loren Groenendaal, Benjamin Pierce, and Megan Wilson Stern
    All levels welcome, but newcomers to the form may want to start with a few Sunday classes.
  • Seasonal Underscore
    Date and time will vary, but is usually around the Solstices and Equinoxes, usually on Saturday afternoon. See the calendar below and watch the mailing list for updates. A talkthrough is given prior to each jam to familiarize participants with the structure of the score. (It is highly recommended to attend a talkthrough before participating in the Underscore.) Facilitated by Loren Groenendaal and Megan Wilson Stern.
To reach a human, email info@contactimprovphilly.com.