Contact Improvisation

Calendar of Recurring Events

for Northern California



Contact Improvisation Class

Athletic Playground, 4770 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608


Taught By Shira Yaziv

Contact Improvisation Pre-Jam Class 

Currently ON HOLD

CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, San Francisco


All levels from beginners to experienced dancers are welcome.  Various Instructors.

ADA accessible

Contact Improvisation Jam

Currently ON HOLD

CounterPulse, 80 Turk Street, San Francisco


A weekly Contact Improvisation Jam providing a focused environment in support of somatic experience, experimental art, and improvised dance.

The CounterPulse jam is the longest-running CI jam in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ADA accessible

A Quiet Jam

The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley


 A weekly Contact Improvisation Jam, with opening circle at 8:15 and closing circle at 10:30 for reflection and discussion as a group.


Santa Cruz Contact Improv JAM

418 Front Street, Santa Cruz



Playful Contact Improvisation Jam

Athletic PlayGround, 4770 San Pablo Ave. (at 48th Street), Emeryville

9:30-10:30AM Skills, Exercises, and Explorations with Rotating Teachers

10:30AM-12PM Playful Contact Improvisation Jam

ADA accessible/ All ages welcome

Pre-Ecstatic Dance Contact Class

Historic Sweet's Ballroom, 1933 Broadway, Oakland

7-8PM Contact Improvisation Class

8-11PM Ecstatic Dance

This is not a Contact Improvisation container. It is a dimly lit electronic dance music event where people can use Contact Improvisation, but most do not.

Sebastopol Contact Improv Jam

(now every Wednesday)

The Barn In for location

6:30PM class

7:45PM Jam

UC Davis Contact Improvisation Jam

(now every Wednesday)

Della Davidson for location in Davis:

7:00PM – 9:30PM (occasional classes)


“The FUNdamentals of Contact Improvisation for All Levels”

Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley

individual warm up at 6:30PM, class starts at 6:45PM

Various Teachers

Thursday Jam

Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley


The Thursday Jam is a weekly all-level open movement space.

There is a varied soundscape of downtempo/ambient recorded tracks, and occasionally improvised live music.

This jam is not a traditional Contact Improvisation container, but is welcoming of CI.

Weekly CI Class and JAM

 Oddfellows Hall,  212 Spring St, Nevada City

7-8PM Pre Jam Class

8PM Jam


Contact Improvisation Basics, Pre-Jam Class

Studio Azul (suite 16) in the Sawtooth Building,

2525 Eighth St, Berkeley

Doors open at 1:30PM, class starts sharply at 1:45PM

Various Teachers

The Saturday Jam

Studio Azul (suite 16) in the Sawtooth Building,

2525 Eighth St, Berkeley


Contact Improvisation Class

ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco


Intermediate and advanced level

Contact Improv Silicon Valley

(New Location and Day of week)

 Cubberly Community Center, GYM A,  4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

9AM-10AM Contact Class

10AM Ecstatic Dance

Check FB group for schedule updates


All Inclusive Family Contact Improvisation Jam and Workshops

(new Event)

Sirens Studio, Subud Hall 234 Hutchins Ave, Sebastopol


1st Saturdays of each month is workshop, all other saturdays is a JAM.



West Marin Contact Improvisation Jam 

(Last Sunday of each Month)

Point Reyes Dance Palace, 503 B St, Point Reyes Station

11AM– 1:30PM

A beautiful space with other welcoming dancers.

To confirm dates or join the list:

The Underscore 

(Second Sunday of the Month)

Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley


Arrival time is 15 minutes, after which we will close the door.

Please be on time, and prepare to stay for the full duration (3 hours).

The score is a shared movement journey with an emphasis on compositional awareness and group dynamics; therefore a strong facilitated container is necessary to keep it together.



West Coast Contact Improvisation JAM 2019

June 28 to July 2nd, Berkeley, California

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