The Thursday Jam is an open contact improv and movement space offered weekly from 8-11pm. Before the jam from 7-8pm there is an all-levels contact improv class.

Sept. 2021 update: For now, due to Berkeley/Finnish Hall rules, all dancers must wear masks and provide one-time proof of vaccination.

Both the jam and the class are offered freely and no pre-registration is required. For more info about how this works, please check out our FAQ.

Our schedule has an up-to-date listing of upcoming teachers and musicians.

The jam offers an inclusive environment that is warm, friendly and very welcoming of folks new to Contact Improv. There is a varied soundscape with a mix of silence, DJ’ed tracks, and  improvised live music.

The jam happens every week except for the occasional holiday cancellation. To keep up-to-date with news (including upcoming teachers and musicians), please check our schedule or sign up for our low-traffic mailing list.

Please feel free to email us with questions or suggestions at contact@thursdayjam.org – we’d love to hear from you!

– Thursday Jam Organizers (Shira Yaziv, Sabrina Danielle Baranda, Teresa Trinh, Matt McNeil)