Contact Improv Rochester


We are a community of movers and dancers in Rochester, NY who get together for Contact Improvisation jams. If you want to learn more about Contact Improv, Contact Quarterly has published a wonderful overview of the form.

Beginners are always welcome to jams, and it’s okay if you arrive late.


Jam Dates

Jam Announcements

Contact jams most Monday evenings in the summer at Spurrier, Dance Studio, University of Rochester, 7 pm.

If you want to receive jam announcements via email, send mail to Craig with the words “Rochester Contact Jam” in the subject line. You can also join our Facebook group.

If you have any questions about the jam, please call Roy at 585/703-4641.


Buffalo Jams

The Jam is usually every Sunday @ Wasteland Studios on 700 Main St. (6th floor) Buffalo, NY 5-8pm. Please contact Nancy Hughes for more info, or join the Buffalo Jam Facebook Group.

Other Jams

Contact Roy, dancmonky@hotmail, if you want to add a jam or if you are in town and want to see if we can have a special jam while you are here.

UR Jams

During the academic year, the University of Rochester’s Program of Dance and Movement hosts a jam roughly once a month.

The UR jams are held on the River Campus in the Program of Dance and Movement’s studio in Spurrier Gym. The Program’s website has detailed directions and a map.

There is no charge for UR jams.

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