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San Francisco Bay Area


San Francisco CI Class Series and Jam

WHERE: 975 Howard Studio, 975 Howard at 6th, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Tuesday nights, Class 6:30-8:30pm, Jam 8:30pm-11:30pm.
COST: Class $15, Class and Jam $18, Jam only $5.
INFO: 415-335-6384, info (at) humilityswim (dot) org


Berkeley Dance Jam (Barefoot Boogie with lots of Contact)

WHERE: The Sawtooth Building 2525 8th Street Berkeley, CA 94710-2541 The Sawtooth Building 2525 8th Street Berkeley, CA 94710-2541
WHEN: Come join us every Friday, 8:30pm - 12:30am.  Before the jam there is a contact improv class for beginners- 7:00pm – 8:30pm, offered by NoNoDance Company (

COST: $10.00 ($5.00 after 11:30pm)
INFO: Come early for warm-up in the "Hot Room" (8:30-9:15) "The Warm Room" (Down-tempo space) is usually open by 9:30 (See DJ Schedule for more details) 


Berkeley Jam/ Berkeley Pre-Jam Class

WHERE: 8th Street Studio (2525 8th St),Corner of Dwight and 8th
WHEN: Every Saturday 3:30-6:00, Pre-Jam Class: 1:30-3:30
COST: $5 (jam), $15 (jam and class)
INFO: Rosemary Hannon and Vitali Kononov: ciworkshop at 


Berkeley Thursday Jam

WHERE: Finnish Hall Auditorium, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA
WHEN: Thursday evenings 8:30-11:30pm; pre-jam class at 6:45pm
COST: jam $7, class $10-15; no one turned away for lack of funds


Playful Contact Jam/Pre-Jam Class - Emeryville

WHERE: Athletic Playground, 4770 San Pablo Ave. (at 48th street), Emeryville, CA 94608
Every Wednesday class 9:30am-10:30am, jam 10:30am-noon.

COST: $10 (or less - see website. Includes class and/or jam.)
INFO: Zach Pine: playfulcontactjamorg at



Fairfax Jam

WHERE: Roco Dance, 56 Bolinas Rd., Fairfax, CA 94930
WHEN: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Class - $10.00 class only/ $12.00 Class and Jam
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM Jam - $5.00 - $20.00 sliding scale
INFO: Cory Van Gelder: (415) 497-8459, coryvg (at)


Los Angeles Area


Laguna Beach Jam & class

WHERE: Neighborhood Congregational Church, Cleo St. and Glenneyre St. in Laguna Beach, CA. (The dance space is through a small archway and up the stairs of the main building and then on your left.)
WHEN: first Saturday of every month, class goes from 10pm to 1pm, followed by a pot luck lunch, then a jam from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
COST: $15 for the class, $10 for the jam, or WHAT you can pay.


Los Angeles/ Santa Monica Class and Jam

WHERE: Dance Home: 522 Santa Monica Blvd. between 5th & 6th Aves, Santa Monica, LA. (upstairs from Radio Shack)
WHEN: Sunday 6:15-9pm(somtimes excluding holidays). optional warm-up/class suitable for all levels on 3rd Sunday of the month (starting Sunday, November 20, 2005), from 6:30pm to about 7:15pm.
COST: $7 suggested donation
INFO: Mary: MLHerzog(at) or Kirk: KirkAndrews(at)


Eastside Lab Jam in Pasadena 

WHEN: 1st Tuesday of each month, 7-9 PM.  
WHERE: 1158 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, (Entrance and parking at rear of building)
INFO: Jill Cooper-


Other Cities in California


Arcata Jams and Boogie

WHERE: The Community Yoga Center, located at 890 "G" Street (which is on the northeast side of our central town plaza.) Arcata
WHEN: Regular dance every Thursday night. The 1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays are a dance jam with a DJ, 2nd & 4th Thursdays are contact jams
WHAT: It's a cute little space with awesome people (& some good contacters). Our town is filled with creative & talented people (great musicians, jugglers, physical theatre people, & more)
INFO: Tricia Riel, (707) 822-9663 trishwich(at)


Fort Bragg Spiral Dance Jam

WHAT: It's not specifically a contact jam but many people who go are into contact.

WHEN: Wednesdays , 7:30pm-10pm, Followed by quiet contact jam 10 to 11.
WHERE: Second Story Studios 307 E. Redwood Ave. Fort Bragg, Ca.
COST : $5
INFO: lstoller(at), 707-964-2326


Palo Alto Sunday classes/jam

WHERE: 4000 Middlefield Rd, Cubberley Community Center, L-3, Palo Alto, CA
WHEN: 1st and Third Sunday of each month - 4-7 pm
COST: $10 to $12
INFO: Karin Moriarty, Artistic Director, Dance-Is-It, 408.244.8837, dance_is_it(at)


San Diego - Monday Jam

Monday Weekly Jam: Stage 7
9103 Chesapeake Dr., San Diego CA 92123

6:30 - 9:00 pm
COST: $10 NOTAFLOF (Cash or Venmo)
Features weekly live music
For additional ongoing events and classes visit


Santa Cruz Contact Jam/Class - Conscious Dance Odyssey

WHAT: An opportunity for people to get a taste of Contact and other improv and conscious dance forms in the warm-up class from 6:30 -7:30, and then from 7:30 - 9pm to offer a conscious space for dancing creatively in a safe and loving environment. This jam has a focus on Contact but is open to free-style dancing.
Yoga Center Santa Cruz, 428 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
WHEN: Every Friday, 6:30-7:30 class, 7:30-9:00 jam
COST: Donation
INFO: Rhia Gowen,,
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Other Contact friendly dances in California:

Dancejam in Berkeley -
Dancing From the Heart - -
South Bay Dance, Mountain View CA -
Northern California Dance Collective -
Dance Jam Ventura -


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