This event was great! Thanks Everybody, from home and far away, for making this a great 3 day weekend! See you next year! -Asheville Jam organizers



Asheville’s 5th Annual Summer Jam

How can we bring the intention from our dance into everything we do?

Employ less effort? Find more enjoyment? Connect with ease?

Can we bring the same recognition of improvisation in every moment on the dance floor to all the unique, quirky, awkward, graceful, moments of life itself? Come dance a 68-hour score from Thurs night to Sunday afternoon, bringing our dance awareness to life; from the dance floor to all of our time this weekend, even when we are not dancing. Let’s make each moment wonderful or interesting or healing or fun or edgy or ???

Come join us for great jamming, awesome classes and performances woven into a packed weekend of Contact Improvisation.

For more info: ⬇ scroll down ⬇




Pre-register, sliding scale (on right, payment via paypal/credit card)

  • Late Registration: Day of, cash, please pay full price if you can.
  • Per block attendance: a-la-carte style, pricing per block
  • See detailed pricing info below.




Thursday night, Aug 6, 6:30-9pm @ NYS3 new studio
Opening circle/jam.
Friday Aug 7, 10a-1p, 3-6p @ NYS3 new studio
Class sessions that transition into Jam time with 2 hour lunch break – folks are on their own – to go into town and back.

Fri night, Aug 7  – House party (details TBA at the jam)

Sat , Aug 8, 12 noon – 9:30p @ JCC 
jam/improv scores and games … dinner catered… and evening jam/tea house/performance – more details TBA
Sun, Aug 9, 10a-2p @ JCC
Underscore talk-through 10-10:45am; Underscore 11am-2pm; closing circle 2-3pm.



  • Full weekend: $90-175, sliding scale as you are able to contribute.
  • Full registration includes Sat night dinner and Sunday yummy left-overs and sandwiches after closing circle.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE in the SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT or – if you need to pay at the jam, Please pay cash or make check payable to Kelly Stracener, with “Aug contact jam” in memo.

A LA CARTE PRICING (pay at the door):

  • Thursday night: $15-30
  • Friday Block I and II: $15-30 each, sliding scale
  • Saturday noon-9:30 (see above): $50-90, sliding scale
  • Sunday Underscore – $15-30, sliding scale
Please pay cash or make check payable to Kelly Stracener, with “Aug contact jam” in memo.


Contact Kelly Stracener and ASK NICELY if she can help you find a place. We are trying to arrange spots for out-of-towners with locals.
kelly.stracener at gmail dot com.


Studio for Stage and Screen (NYS3)
2002 Riverside Drive, Loft Building I, New Studio 
Asheville, NC 28804
(parking in front of Loft I entrance and across the street – best to carpool)
Jewish Community Center – Asheville NC
236 Charlotte St – enter Lennox Street off Charlotte to Lennox Court
Asheville, NC 28801
(parking at JCC or on Clyde Street off Hillside – best to carpool)