wcciJAM 2016 Call For Teacher Applications!


Dear teachers and practitioners of Contact Improvisation,

We are now accepting proposals to teach at the
West Coast Contact Improvisation JAM
June 28th–July 3rd, 2016 

We welcome applications for two formats:
A one hour pre-jam class offers dancers fundamental technical and improvisational tools to begin exploring the form, and ways to feel ready to enter the jam space.
A two hour deepening class is designed to enrich the dancers’ existing practice of Contact Improvisation. You may integrate material from other techniques or disciplines that inform your CI practice, or deepen into techniques or scores specific to contact.

The wcciJAM dates are June 28 – July 3, the last day being a half day.  A two day teachers’ meeting precedes the jam on June 26 & 27. All single class teachers come to the jam and the teachers’ meeting free of charge. Please make sure that you are available to attend before sending in your proposal! All teachers are required to attend the organizational portions of the teachers’ meeting, and highly encouraged to come to all parts of it! We expect a minimum jam attendance of the equivalent of 3 days out of 5.This opportunity is for people who want to attend the full festival. We will be asking teachers to contribute by hosting jams, leading labs, or helping with other organizational tasks.

Your class proposal should include a class description (200-300 words), and a short bio which states your CI teaching experience.
Please send your proposal to: contact@wccijam.org by December 1st 2015.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

the wcciJAM team:

Ronja, René, Miriam, Carmen, Stephen, Rosemary, Andrew, Sue, Cate, Rajendra, Karin, Vitali


The West Coast Contact Improvisation JAM is created for dancers, by dancers: there will be ample space for participants to investigate, experiment, discuss, present, and above all JAM! Whether we are long-time teachers or first-time beginners, the JAM is a great opportunity to immerse ourselves dancing, and to gain perspective on the many ways Contact Improvisation is practiced.

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