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

A large compendium of links to group agreements and guidelines for Contact Improvisation jams and related resources can be found here.

Check the calendar below and/or the Contact Improvisation Philadelphia Facebook Page for upcoming events.

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Regular CI events in Philly (as of Spring 2019)

  • 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!
  • Inclusive jams (new!)
    At 954 Movement Collective
    Second Fridays (March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, and June 14th) from 5:45 to 8:45pm (5:30pm doors, 5:45pm warm up class, 6:45pm opening circle, 8:30pm closing circle and nosh, come for as long or short as you like)
    $5-15 sliding scale, includes snacks and entrance to the jam
    Details here
  • Thursday evening jam
    Most Thursdays (join mailing list or check calendar on Tuesday), 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.
    All levels welcome, but those new to the form probably want to start with a few Sunday classes.
  • Underscore
    Dates and times will vary (look for announcements on the mailing list or visit the Philadelphia Underscore Facebook Page), but usually on Saturday afternoon. A talkthrough is given prior to each jam to familiarize participants with the structure of the score -- participants who have not done the Underscore before should plan to attend the talkthrough.
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