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Earthdance Jam

2023 March 15-19-20 – Earthdance Spring Contact Improv Jams

The Earthdance Spring Equinox Contact Improv Jam and CI Collaborative Lab take place March 16-19 and March 19-20.

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2023 June 24 – Global Underscore CI Dance Jam

The Global Underscore long-form Contact Improv Dance Jam takes place for four hours simultaneously, world-wide at 10am-2pm EDT (14:00-18:00 UTC) on Saturday June 24 in 2023. Follow the link for a location near you. You can find events in other communities on the facebook Global Underscore page.

The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by the late Nancy Stark Smith. It has been evolving since 1990 and is practiced all over the globe.

The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater ease dancing in spherical space—alone and with others; and for integrating kinesthetic and compositional concerns while improvising. It allows for a full spectrum of energetic and physical expressions, embodying a range of forms and changing states. Its practice is familiar yet unpredictable.

The practice—usually 3 to 4 hours in length—progresses through a broad range of dynamic states, including long periods of very small, private, and quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing.

2023 August 2–13 – DNE Summer Dance Camp

Dance New England annual Summer Dance Camp
Camp Timber Trails, Massachusetts, USA

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Dance New England Summer Dance Camp: This August, experience Dance New England Dance Camp for ten wondrous days, where together we build an alternative world to nourish our creative spirit. There is of course dance: African, ballroom, contact improvisation, Biodanza, salsa (teen favorite), and more. Dance with snakes, humans, and your glorious self. Dance to live music. Dance all night to excellent DJs. Sweat prayers, breathe transformationally, beat drums, learn multiple styles of yoga and massage from master teachers. Or find a peaceful spot at the private beach from which to contemplate woods and sunset. Eat, converse, sing, schmooze. Dance Camp is ours to co-create. Join us!

For a preview of the types of classes that may be offered in 2023, see last year's 2022 Dance Camp pages:

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