Contact Improvisation is a wonderful and expansive practice of connection with self and other. This 8 week series will deepen core skills for movement improvisation with others and expand movement potential.

No previous experience necessary.

We’ll explore fundamental concepts, elements and skills of the Contact Improvisation (CI) form with the goal of creating familiarity and confidence in the form so dancers are empowered, aware of their choices relating to safety and comfort, and understand expressions of consent in the context of CI by honing our connection with self and other.

For all levels:

  • Highly accessible to those completely new to CI.
  • A rich exploration of material for the long time dancer.

General skills we will develop include:

  • Self Connection
  • Moving from, tracking and awareness of a body’s center/core
  • Our relationship gravity and the floor
  • Lifts and weight sharing
  • the Improvisational Mind

The series will stack, develop, and review skills throughout.


Wednesdays in February & March


at Homewood
19 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC

Taught by CJ O’Reilly with rotating assistants


$160 Suggested Price (8 classes) – ($120-200 sliding scale)
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Drop-ins with permission only – $20 per class
Scholarships available – contact CJ to inquire


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