Contact from the Ground up

A Contact Improv Fundamentals Series

​Contact from the Ground up is a 9 month contact improvisation fundamentals series exploring concepts, principles, skills and practices integral to the practice of Contact Improvisation.

The goal of the series is to give participants a foundation to help them to dance safely, feel more comfortable at jams and workshops, and support a rich and well balanced practice of contact improvisation.

The workshop is excellent for new dancers, and those who wish to deepen and continue their practice of contact improvisation.



When pre-registering for a workshop

register per workshop



Save $150 per trimester

pay $100 per workshop
for 3 workshops!



Save $450

$75 per workshop
for 9 workshops!

2020 Dates

Trimester #1

Trimester #2

  • June 27th & 28th
  • July – 18th & 19th
  • August – 15th & 16th

Trimester #3

  • Sept – 12th & 13th
  • Oct – 3rd & 4th
  • Nov – 14th & 15th


  • Saturdays – 10am-1pm & 3pm-6pm
  • Sunday – 2:30pm-5:30pm
    (may be subject to change)


Specific locations will vary for workshop dates and may include:

Earthaven (the only location not directly in Asheville – a 45 minute drive to a beautiful off the grid community dance space)
Evergreen Community School Gym
Warren Wilson or UNCA
Center for Art and Spirit
Everland Studio
There are a few other potential spaces as well, all within Asheville City limits.

Contact from the Ground up Trimesters

Each trimester has a specific theme.

Sign up for the whole series.

For particular trimesters.

Or pay per workshop!


About the Teachers

Hana Rakhshani

CJ O’Reilly