Playful Contact Improvisation Pre-jam Class

20 Mar 2019
20 Mar 2019 @ 9.30 am 10.30 am
Athletic Playground - 4770 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville, United States - Show map
Zach Pine
The event happens every Wednesday until 11/03/2020
Playful Contact Improvisation Pre-jam Class - Athletic Playground - Emeryville, United States

Scholarships: Thanks to the generosity of Athletic Playground, we offer up to two people per month full scholarships, covering participation in both Playful Contact Jam and Pre-jam Skills, Exercises, and Explorations. To apply, you must commit to attending at least three Jams and/or Pre-jams during the one-month scholarship period. Preference is given to people who self-identify as belonging to a group that is underrepresented in contact improvisation. Use this online form to apply:

9:30 am-10:30 am: Pre-Jam Skills, Exercises, and Explorations CLASS- with rotating facilitators

10:30 am-noon: Playful Contact Improvisation Jam

No matter your level of experience, from beginner to advanced contacter,
you are invited to join our playful, friendly, safe, and inclusive gathering from 9:30 am onwards.

Please read our Community Agreements:

9:30 am-10:30 am: Skills, Exercises, and Explorations (rotating teachers)
After a brief group warmup, learn (or deepen your understanding of) foundational contact improvisation skills, then put those skills into action with exercises and explorations. All levels of experience welcomed and engaged!

10:30 am-noon: Playful Contact Improvisation Jam
Opening circle at 10:30 is followed by a different brief group opening score each week, then open jam with a closing circle at the end to harvest the fruits of our experiences. Some have asked: "what exactly does 'playful" mean" or "Why call it 'playful jam' and not just 'jam'?" The answer: recognizing that any contact improvisation jam can include playful qualities, we carry out an intention for extra, pervasive spirit of play in this jam. We often make "playscapes" using big gymnastics blocks, and incorporate "toys" like balls and hoops in our jam.

This gathering takes place during "Open Play" time at the Athletic Playground.
4770 San Pablo Ave. (at 48th street)
Emeryville, CA 94608


There is free off street parking available in the lot adjacent to the Playground, and free street parking nearby.

Wheelchair accessible venue and bathrooms, but note that we occasionally have to relocate for a day to the upstairs non-accessible studio, and we note that in advance in our weekly post and website.

Please no scents.

More info about Athletic Playground: and

Athletic Playground

4770 San Pablo Ave.
United States