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The following Jams are in alphabetical order by province

Alberta
 

Edmonton, Alberta Monthly Class/Jam

WHERE: @Mile zero dance (#201, 10923-101 Street), Edmonton, Alberta
WHEN: the last Sunday of each month -  Class 3-4 pm and jam 4-6 pm.
COST: Suggested fee for the afternoon is $5 - $15
INFO: Host/Instructor: Theresa Dextrase, Contact: pushpullfly(at)gmail.com  Phone: (780)450-3336
 

British Colombia

 

Vancouver - EDAM Contact Improvisation Jam

Hosted by Anne Cooper
WHERE: Western Front Lodge, 303 East Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
WHEN: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 pm
COST: $2
INFO: EDAM Office: 604-876-9559, please check EDAM Classes, Workshops & Jam to confirm time and location

 

Thursday Nite Jam's @ the Office (Gastown, Vancouver)

WHERE: 68 water street #500, Gastown, Vancouver
WHEN: Thursdays, 6-8pm

Victoria, BC Jam

WHEN: Every Friday, 8:30- 10:30 pm

WHERE:  Victoria Arts Connection (currently known as Boston Dance Collective)
110 - 2750 Quadra (& market st, a block north of Hillside) 
Studio 1; Big studio upstairs (you must enter downstairs from Quadra street entrance)

COST: $5


Improv Jam/ Barefoot Boogie

WHAT: Sometimes we dance in silence, sometimes we play a variety of music on cd, or live musicians join us as we dance by candlelight in a smoke-free, friendly and encouraging environment.
WHEN: every fourth Sunday night, 7 - 9pm. From 6 - 6:45pm, there is a free 'Contact Improv Basics' class.
WHERE: Karuna Centre for dance & yoga, #202 - 1025 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC, (directly across the street from the Dairy Queen. The studio is on the second floor between 'Atomic Tattoo' and 'Level 10 Eurospa'. The entrance is at the back of the building, off 10th Street.)
COST: Donations accepted for studio rent.
INFO: karunacentre at shaw.ca (250) 703-0172
WEBSITE: www.karunacentre.ca

 


Manitoba

Currently there's no jam that's strictly Contact Improv, but if you want to help get one going contact:
Dieter Bruning-Haid (204) 284-6149 free2be (at) mts.net

 

Nova Scotia

 

Halifax - North End Dance Coop Class

WHAT: A rotating coop of teachers offering classes with a CI as one of the themes
WHEN: Thurs. 8-9:30 (starting Jan. 12, 2006)
WHERE: 2540 Agricola St., Halifax
COST: $7 drop-in fee
INFO: Catherine Crocker 902 423-5334, crockercatherine(at)hotmail.com
Also get in touch with Catherine about occasional CI Jams, or if you want to help get a regular jam started here.

 

Ontario

Sunday Toronto Contact improvisation jam

WHEN: every Sunday- Doors open: 11am, Individual warm-up and one-on-ones (self organized, 1/2 the space is yours): 11-11:45am, Facilitated warm-up: 11:45am,  Open dancing: 12-1:30pm
WHERE: Dovercourt House (Penthouse studio) 805 Dovercourt Rd., 3rd Floor (west of Ossington Ave., north of Bloor St. W.)
COST: $5 
INFO: x(at)6q.com  or  johnson.pam1(at)gmail.com

Wednesday Toronto Improvisation Jam

WHERE: Dovercourt House (Penthouse studio) 805 Dovercourt Rd., 3rd Floor (west of Ossington Ave., north of Bloor St. W.)
WHEN: Every Wednesday - Doors open: 6:00pm, Warm-up: 6:15pm, Dance to live music ~ Musician plays from 7:00pm to 7:55pm, Doors close: 8:00pm
COST: $6-$12 (sliding scale) free entrance for first time attendees
WEBSITE:
http://www.reasondetre.com/WEdjam1.html

 

Friday Toronto DJ'd CI friendly Boogie

WHEN:Fridays: 10:15 PM -1 AM, with CI-friendly DJ’ed music; pay-what-you-want (Following "The Move" barefoot boogie 7:30-9:30)
WHERE: Dovercourt House, 2nd floor, 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto
CONTACT: DJmischief@computergeek.ca
WEBSITE: www.themovecollective.org)

 

The KW Move (Kitchener)

 

WHAT: A space to dance your heart out to live music and dj grooves. Kids are welcome. Scent free space.
WHERE: Queen Street Yoga, 44 Queen St. S, Kitchener, Ontario
WHEN: First Friday of the month (*2nd Friday in March) 8-10pm
COST: adults $10, kids $2
INFO: Contact Tanya Williams- scrappywilliams at hotmail.com, or 519-749-0438

 Kitchener, Ontario Improv Movement Jam

 

WHERE: Queen Street Yoga, 44 Queen St. S, Kitchener, Ontario
WHEN: Third Friday of the month (*2nd Friday in March) 8-10pm (classes are on Tuesday evenings starting in Feb.)
COST: $5 -10 (sliding scale)
INFO: Contact Tanya Williams- scrappywilliams at hotmail.com, or 519-749-0438

Ottowa Class and Jam

WHERE: At Movement Arts Ottawa, 111A Rideau Street, 3rd floor, Ottawa, Ontario
WHEN: Class
(Taught by Alexis Kate Andrew, Kenneth Emig and Elizabeth MacKinnon) - mostly every Thursdays 7:30-9 PM,  $10 (except July/Aug) All levels and drop-ins welcome.
Jam - Two Sundays per month 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, cost $5 - check website for dates
INFO: Alexis: 613 237 1551 / akandrew at magma.ca
WEBSITE: http://movementartsottawa.blogspot.com

 

 Peterborough Jam (New)

WHEN: Wednesdays 5:30-7pm, Jan 9- April 30, 2008
WHERE: St John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock St., Peterborough, Ontario
WHAT: Led warm-up, sometimes technique sharing, always dancing.All abilities welcome.
COST: $3-$6 sliding scale
INFO: Join us, or contact Suzanne for more information at 740-2276 or suzannegalloway1(at)yahoo.ca

 

Quebec

Weekly Sunday Montreal Contact Jam

!!!! Attention !!! After many beautiful years at Studio 303, the Sunday jam has moved. The new place is : 

WHERE: Now at Pavillon de Danse de l’UQAM, 840 Cherrier St, local 4110, metro Sherbrooke
WHEN: Sunday 11:30am- 2:30pm
COST: $4
INFO: Francois Chevalier, 514 524 9974, Lois Darie, 514.254.2021, loosdada at tantien.com WEBSITE: http://www.contactimpro.org

 

Thursday Jam on Tatami - Montreal

WHERE: 3800 Saint-Laurent Blvd. 3rd floor, Montreal
WHAT: A contact improv jam on padded floor with live music. This jam is oriented on the synergy between the dancers and the musicians in an improvised context. Contact improvisation jam
open to all!
WHEN: Thursdays 8:00 - 10:00pm.
INFO: Info: Mariane / info@loftimpro.com
WEBSITE: http://www.contactimpro.org

 

Saturday Jam in Sherbrooke City (near Montreal)

WHERE: Les ateliers Sankofa, 54 Wellington N, Sherbrooke (facing Granada)
WHEN: Every Saturday 12:30 - 2:30pm
COST: $4
INFO: Yves Leger, 819-838-1137

Sunday Jam in Québec City

Pour information, téléphoner au 418-621-8545 ou écrire à Valérie Lajoie. au téléphoner au 418-809-5090 ou écrire à Marie.

 

Do you know about any more jams in this country/region? Please let us know so we can post them here. Also please help us correct any outdated information.
Swirly Motif




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