Information on Contact Improvisation Jams, Classes and Workshops in Edinburgh

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Jams Edinburgh

We are getting better at juggling times, places, teachers, and coordination with other events. However sometimes we need to make quick changes! For more info and updates, please check our news page.

Our next jams and classes take place on:

  • Saturday, March 30, 15:00-18:00 – class and jam with Teresa and Dave

Times: usually Saturday  15:00-18:00, in Leith Church Hall unless otherwise specified.

We start the class at 15:00, and the jam at 16:00. Please come in time, because it is important to do warm-up and to know about potential injuries and physical limitations  of other participants. We need to leave the building at 18:00.

In many of the jams we are accompanied by musicians doing lovely live improvisations – if you are musician and want to participate, please contact Tamsin via the address tamsin.haggis@gmail.com.

Other Events

  • There are monthly Butoh Workshops in Edinburgh

How to take part, in brief

The class are on a drop-in basis (no registration needed) and are usually held by a qualified contact teacher or dance teacher.

The jams start with an introduction (sometimes done by contact teachers, sometimes by community members) and are open to all levels of experience. Please show up on time for both class and jams – this allows to focus and do warm-up which is important to prevent injuries. It is also necessary to have time to mention (and listen) to physical limitations some people may have, to make participation safe and comfortable for everyone. We ask you not to wear chains or large earrings that could become entangled and cause injuries. Bring comfortable clothes and a plastic water bottle. We dance without shoes; during the winter, socks, wrist-warmers and a jumper are useful during the warm-up phase. Non-skid socks are great to bring!  More informations for beginners here.

Please add your name to the list, and put your contribution to cover expenses in the box before you leave. The participant list makes it much easier to plan expenses.

Location

The jams take place in the community hall of

North Leith Church, 1A Madeira Place,
Edinburgh
EH6 4AW

The hall is at the right side of the church, a bit behind the iron gate. Here is how it looks (Streetview Link)

Buses 7, 10, 14, 21, 34 , and 11 go there – here the map. Or just enter “Madeira Place” into the bus journey planner.

Contributions / fees

We are a non-profit group which relies on voluntary work. The bulk of the fees is needed to cover the room costs. If you are short on money, we have a concession price. If you would like to make a small donation, please do so!

Class:  £ 5 / £ 3 concessions

Jam: £5 / £3 concessions

Other Classes in Edinburgh

  • Out of Class – dance improvisation with music at Dance Base / Grassmarket, led by Christine Devaney, takes place about monthly (usually Sundays at 11 am).  More Info Here

Workshops in Edinburgh

Contact-related Performances in Edinburgh

More Edinburgh Resources

  • eMail List: To make it easier to inform interested people about events and keep in touch, we are using an an email list. If you want to be included, just leave your email address in our participant list we use for accounting at the jams, or send a message to tamsin.haggis@gmail.com.
  • Facebook: Edinburgh Contact dancers maintain a FB group with name “Contact Improvisation Edinburgh”. We work closely together to keep this page up-to-date and have all interesting info here.

Jams, Classes and Workshops in Glasgow

TheGlasgowJam web site, with regular contact classes and jams in Glasgow: http://theglasgowjam.blogspot.co.uk/ 


 



All Edinburgh (and a few regional) events sorted by date

Note: Exact times and places may change, as we try to add classes – please check for updates a few days before.

Disclaimer: We do proofread but mistakes happen. If you are attending events organized by DanceBase or @TGJ, please make sure to always check the links for updated information on times, venues, fees, intended audience, and guidelines for participation.

 

Saturday, March 30 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class with Teresa and Dave North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, March 30 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Facilitators: Teresa and Dave North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday, March 31 14:00-16:00 Edinburgh Class Body Mind Centering, with Debbie Allen (YET Project) Studio 302, 350 West Granton Road, Edinburgh EH51QE
Saturday, April 13 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Long Jam without teacher North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday!, April 28 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday, April 28 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday, May 12 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday, May 12 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, May 25 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, May 25 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, June 8 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, June 8 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, June 22 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, June 22 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, July 6 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, July 6 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, July 20 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, July 20 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, August 3 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, August 3 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, August 17 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class with Asher Levin North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, August 17 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, August 31 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, August 31 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, September 14 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, September 14 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, September 28 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, September 28 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, October 12 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, October 12 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday!, October 27 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Sunday, October 27 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, November 9 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, November 9 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, November 23 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, November 23 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, December 7 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, December 7 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, December 21 15:00-18:00 Edinburgh Class North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place
Saturday, December 21 16:00-18:00 Edinburgh Jam North Leith Church Hall, 1A Madeira Place

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