Sunday Contact Jam

About the Jam

The Sunday Contact Jam in Toronto has been running since 1978. It is a jam that practices Contact Improvisation and does not have musical accompaniment. We improvise movement in contact with ourselves, gravity, floors and walls, and with others in the space.

Preregistration is not required, but space is limited to 24 people.

Join us for Contact Improvisation classes and jamming!

Location

Studio RAW! 1220 Dupont Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON.

Time

Every Sunday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Class: 10:00 AM – 11:15 PM
Class participants must arrive between 10:00 AM and 10:15 AM to complete rapid testing.

Jam: 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Jam participants must arrive between 10:00 AM and 11:15 AM to complete rapid testing.

Price

$15 – $20. Pay by:

Costs for the tests have now been covered by the government. For scholarships contact TO.Sunday.Contact.Jam@gmail.com. Donations to help purchase insurance and/or help with scholarships are welcome.

Classes

Classes before the jam are back with a rotating roster of teachers.

Class announcements are on Facebook.

Safety

The Sunday Contact Jam supports safety measures which place a high value on the responsibility of each person to the well-being of all people in the community. The Safety Committee, Governing Body and Jam Organizer are committed to, and take responsibility for, providing jams which are as safe as possible for all participants.

All dancers must wear a mask at all times, take a self-administered rapid antigen test provided at the door, wash/disinfect hands before each dance, keep 6 feet distance before test results are in, answer pre-screening questions and sign community agreements and waiver.

As part of the registration process before arriving at the jam, please ensure that you have read:

As Contact Improvisation involves a rolling point of contact and sliding, clothing that has zippers, buttons as well as jewellery is not appropriate. Sleeveless shirts, shorts, skirts and slippery clothing is not recommended. Only non-glass water bottles are allowed in the studio as we dance barefoot. Please avoid wearing perfumes or scented body care products in consideration for people with chemical sensitivities.

Pre-screening Questions

If the answer is YES to any of the following questions 10 days before the jam you will not be able to attend this jam.

Agreements