Contact Improvisation & Freestyle Partnering

Contact Improvisation:

CI is a form of partner dancing based upon the laws of physical motion. Dancers give and receive weight, fall and fly, and sharpen their intuitive powers, as they follow the energy phrases and flows of their dancing. It is a dance that challenges one to extend limits of self-confidence and trust. It is a healing relationship that is a metaphor for life. It is a social practice that prepares one for any field in which touch is important, or where fostering more open and expressive relationships is desired. As a performance medium Contact is a form combining physical dexterity, beauty, and layers of dramatic quality.


An improvisation class that is designed for dancers who have difficulty with counting and choreographing “steps”. Elements of social dances are taught without the fixed containers of their rhythms and traditional roles. Connection and fun are emphasized.