Contact Improvisation Los Angeles

Welcome to the Web home of contact improvisation for Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Southern California.

Weekly Jam

Every Sunday, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Dance Home, 522 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Upcoming 2015 Classes and Events


March 15th, 2015 Sunday

Be or Bring a Beginner Class with Rebecca Bryant

We are proud to welcome Rebecca Bryant (biography at the bottom of the page) to LA as our instructor for the “be and/or bring a beginner night” at the LA/Santa Monica Contact Improv Jam!
Class runs from 6:30 – 7:30pm, with the jam continuing until 9:00pm (class optional, for you independent rebels!) Please arrive a few minutes early to be ready to start at 6:30.
At Dance Home in Santa Monica. Dance Home is located on the south side
of the street at 522 Santa Monica Blvd. between 5th and 6th Streets in
Santa Monica, upstairs from Radio Shack.

Come Join the fun!

Rebecca Bryant creates performances that combine dance with text, video, sound and objects. She is currently a professor of dance technique and improvisation at California State University, Long Beach, as well as a co-founder the PMPD (dance/percussion). She worked extensively with Lower Left Performance Collective and has danced for choreographers Victoria Marks, Shelley Senter, Wally Cardona, Lionel Popkin, Kim Epifano, Sandra Mathern, Rande Dorn, and Manuelito Biag. She has performed her work across the US and in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Norway, and Sweden. Known for pieces that tackle big subjects with wit and irony, Rebecca’s critically acclaimed work has been supported by multiple artist residencies, including Djerassi Resident Artist Program (California) and Guapamacátaro Art and Ecology Residency (Mexico).
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March 22nd, 2015 Sunday

Live music added Jam with Peter Ludwig (aka MysticPete)

Jam begins at 6:30 as usual with music beginning around 8:00 and continuing till close to 10pm

Mystic Pete is a master of improvisation on cello and voice, music and video producer, author, and radio host. He hosts the broadcast radio show “In A Dream,” which features the DJ community, on KXLU, 88.9 fm, Los Angeles, Saturday nights at midnight PT.

7 thoughts on “Contact Improvisation Los Angeles

  1. I was wondering if there are any classes, teachers or jams on the eastside? Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo park, downtown? I would like to learn and practice and SM far for me, I need to be up early for work.
    Thank you any help you can provide.
    Warm regards,

  2. Hi,

    I am interested in teaching a workshop or class for intermediate to advanced contact improvisers in LA, Saturday May 30 or Sunday May 31.

    I am a performer and teacher of improvisation forms. I worked with Nita Little extensively for 10 years studying, performing and teaching contact improvisation and dance theatre improvisation. I’ve also worked in collaborative improv groups. My performance work is La Lee Lee Dance Theatre.

    I know every 3rd Sunday you have the beginner’s class, which I’d be happy to teach Sunday May 17th. Could a 5th Sunday work for an adv/int class?

    Is there a specific person I should contact?


  3. @Matthew, at this point this is the only jam in Los Angeles I am aware of.

    @Leralee, I will be in touch with you regarding teaching the May class. The jams take place on Sunday so please pencil in May 31.

    Keep dancing!

  4. Hi all,
    I’m coming to LA from Austin TX for SOMAFest. I’m looking for a place to stay for one or two nights (9/10-9/11). If you have extra space, please let me know. Thanks so much!

  5. Hey Lisa Marie,
    We have added a pre-registration option with an instructions link on the main page of this site. It is not required, though it is quite likely that the event will fill. See you there!

  6. I am a middle school dance teacher at a performing arts magnet in Playa Del Rey looking to hire a dancer/instructor to lead a master class series introducing 12-14 year old dancers to CI. The dancers need to learn the history and basic techniques/concepts. I will be present throughout the class to assist. Classes can be Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 2-3pm. Pay is $25 an hour. Looking for 8- 1 hour sessions. Please email me at if you are interested.