To find the space: Enter through the Todd Room Door. This is the second door furthest uphill on the West side of the church (G street). Upon entering immediately on the left is another door leading to a flight of stairs. Go up the stairs and the gym will be on your left.
Starting in 2019 we began playing with Contact Improvisation class followed by open jamming. Classes do not happen every week. If you want to ensure there will be a class please reach out ahead of time.
CI classes are a great way to facilitate coherence and communication in dancing. Many community members requested classes. Classes tend to focus on basic CI skills and prescribed pathways (counter balance, sensing, simultaneous leading and following, moving into and out of the floor, floor rolling, lifts, creating the possibility of release, and more). Sometimes we will also get into improvisation strategies, ways of using the dance for various forms of investigation, and performance making.
If you are interested in teaching a class or playing live music please reach out. For now most classes will be taught by Jeffrey Balinsky and most jams have no music
Please contact Jeffrey with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to our weekly Wednesday night session we are hosting some morning Contact Improv jams this summer. The first will be Tuesday 6/25 from 9-10am before Robyn Smith's 10:30am yoga class with Inner Freedom Yoga at the Arcata Presbyterian Church. If we have community interest and support these could also go 2 hours 8-10am.
Stay tuned for July dates and feel free to RSVP or suggest dates.
The Arcata Contact Improvisation Trust is a simple organization. We organize free Jams and take donations. All donations go back into the trust and pay the rent for more free Jams. Our aim is to help foster a vibrant dance community in Arcata, Humboldt County, and beyond.