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

For information on our community standards and best practices, please see our welcome document and guidelines on safety and boundaries. (A large compendium of 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.

Join our mailing list to receive occasional notices of classes and jams, special events, last-minute cancellations, etc.

Regular CI events in Philly (as of Spring 2020)

  • 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
    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 vary (look for announcements on the mailing list or visit the Philadelphia Underscore Facebook Page), but we hold Underscore roughly monthly, usually on Saturday afternoon. A talkthrough is available 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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