In December 2017 I started the Arcata Contact Improv Trust and for a whole year I hosted free donation supported weekly Contact Improvisation Jams at the Arcata Presbyterian Church.
Starting January 2019 due to community interest I began teaching classes during the first hour of the time slot. CI classes are a great way to facilitate coherence and communication in dancing. We begin the year working on basic CI skills and prescribed pathways (counter balance, sensing, simultaneous leading and following, moving into and out of the floor, floor rolling, lifts, creating the possibility of release, and more). As we progress we will also get into improvisation strategies, ways of using the dance for various forms of investigation, and perhaps performance making.
More Info: www.arcatacontactimprov.fun