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Contact Improvisation Class and Jam

Join us for the Class from 6-7:30 and or the Jam from 7:30 - 8:30. At The Hive. $20 for both, $10 for just the Jam.

Class 6-7:30 Overview of the basics of Contact - Warmups, how to enter and leave a dance , saying yes or no to offers within the dance, playing with the point of contact, sharing weight and lifting. Dancing on the floor, on your knees, standing up and being lifted. Most of us can benefit from ongoing practice of the basics, so this class is open to al levels.

Jam 7:30-8:30 - an open dance time. Put your new skills from the class and lab to work and play together! Feel welcome to just come to this part if you are experienced in CI.
If you come just for the Jam, feel free to come a little early to stretch and warm up. I will be trying to stay on time.

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Contact Improvisation is a dance form that works through touch, sharing weight, and listening and responding to movement impulses and physical forces. Partners have equal involvement in creating the dance and are responsible for their own safety. Because of the use of touch and shared weight it can be quite emotionally evocative, please come prepared to be moved!

Facilitator: Nando Raynolds, 541-821-6623 is visiting Bend from Ashland where he teaches periodic classes in Contact Improvisation and has been dancing for the last 25 years. He is a psychotherapist, coach and trainer, has taught T'ai Chi for 30 years and has his 5th degree black belt in Karate and Kenpo. He teaches with warmth and humor with a focus on staying safe while having a fabulous time!

Earlier Event: January 19
Pilates with Just Me, Jenn B.
Later Event: January 20
Heart Meditation & Healing Circle