CounterPulse is proud to host the longest running contact improv jam in the Bay Area! 25 years going strong. Each Tuesday evening features a focused or thematic class from 6:30PM-8PM followed directly by a jam, which lasts until 11:30PM. Attendees are welcome to attend one or both, and both are open for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The class and teacher rotates each month.

April Class:FloorPlay brings you Playdough

How do we morph, bend, mold, contour, shape-shift our bodies to meet another body? How do we approach a new environment, another body, or the floor with a sense of play?
We will be investigating how the spirit of play informs and deepens relationship.

April Teachers: FloorPlay

Lauren Godla and Kristen Rulifson are co-directors of FloorPlay, a performance adventure company based out of Oakland.
Deeply rooted in their relationship to the earth, acrobatics, modern dance, contact improvisation, and yoga, Lauren’s ongoing love affair with rivers and Kristen’s intimate connection with fire generate a unique conversation between gravity and rhythm, culminating in this shame shedding movement that brings communities together through Performance and Adventure.


An art space for contact and improvisation, experimentation and inquiry. Tuesday nights jams are a focused forum for movers and shakers: experimentation is welcome, be it in physical, sociological, performative, or compositional realms. Each improvisor is responsible for their own choices. Each jam is cooked up by those who show up.



  • Class: 6:30PM-8PM, Jam: 8PM-11:30PM
  • All levels, including beginners
  • Classes are drop-in, no RSVP necessary
  • In the upstairs studio at CounterPulse, ring the doorbell for entrance
  • $15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both