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Boston Area

Cambridge Tuesday Jam

WHAT: People arrive as early as 7:45 to stretch and for personal warm-ups.  A facilitator gathers the group sometime between 8 and 8:10 for a brief check-in circle and a led warm-up. The facilitator will often give the evening a focus or theme, and sometimes will lead a structure for the end of the dancing period. We finish with a quick circle to share our experiences and make announcements.
WHEN: Tuesdays 8 - 10 p.m.
COST: $8-12 sliding scale
WHERE: Masonic Hall at 1950 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (only through July 30, 2013!)
INFO: Max Gautier 978- 857-5513 joyfuldanseur(at) or Paul Spielman 781-254-0868 lisapaul2(at)  WEBSITE: 


Cambridge Movement Improvisation Jam with Live Music

WHERE: Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA
WHEN: 2nd & 4th Mondays, Sept - June, 8-10pm
COST: $7-10 sliding scale
INFO: Facilitated by Olivier Besson - 617-744-1017, ojbesson at 

Sunday Jam at the Arlington Center

WHAT: Each week the first hour of the event is a class followed by an hour of a focused jam.  The class instruction informing the jam. The classes are generally taught by Mike Klinger, Catherine Musinsky, Amber Espar or Christopher Ellinger.  Occasionally other dancers facilitate.
WHERE: the Arlington Center, 369 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA
WHEN: Every Sunday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
COST: $8
INFO: contact Mike Klinger -- mklinger(at) , 978 263-7925 WEBSITE: 

The May Jam

WHEN: May (always the last or second to last weekend of May)
WHERE: Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square, Cambridge, MA
COST: Fee: $80 Full Jam. $30 any one full day.$5 Discount for registration and payment in advance.
INFO and Registration: Maxine Gautier, PO Box 301773, Boston, MA 02130 Email or call Maxine with any questions: joyfuldanseur(at) 978-857-5513
MORE DETAILS: www.ContactImprovBoston,com


Western Mass

ABCD Jam (Another Blissful Contact Dance Jam)

WHEN: Every Tuesday,CLASS: 6:30-8pm, JAM: 8-10:30pm  
WHERE: Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Rd, Montague
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTE: Ripley Road is closed at the back entrance - IGNORE YOUR GPS - Follow these directions:
COST (Sliding Scale): JAM ONLY: Regular: $15 -30 (Students & Under-employed $10) CLASS ONLY: $15, CLASS & JAM: $20-30
CONTACT: Moti 413-475-2651,

Earthdance Contact Jam

WHERE: Earthdance Retreat Center, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield, MA
WHEN: Every 4th Sunday, Class - 3:30-5pm, Jam 5-7pm
COST: Class only: $10 / Jam only: $8-12 / Class & Jam: $15-20
INFO: Call 413-634-5678

Earthdance Movement Jam with Live Improvised Music

WHERE: Earthdance Retreat Center, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield, MA
WHEN: Every 2nd Sunday, 8-10pm
COST: $10-15 (sliding scale)
INFO: Call 413-634-5678

V.I.D.A.M. (Valley Improvisational Dance and Music)

WHAT: Each VIDAM event features at least one veteran improvisational musician. 
Musician and dancers collaborate in filling the space with inspiration for movement, expression, surprise and delight. Our aim is to create an open space where all are welcome to be a part of the evening - on any level that feels comfortable. 
WHERE: Fitzwillies Bldg. 4th Floor Studio, 24 Main St. Northampton, MA
COST: $10-15 (sliding scale)
INFO: heybrando(at)

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