Contact improvisation festivals, events and classes in the UK and Ireland

Contact improvisation dance is taking off in the UK just as it is all over the world.

Where can find contact improv classes and jams in the UK? keeps a pretty up to date list of where to find CI events around the country.

In Dublin, Ireland, you can find a wealth of CI classes and jams at

But so far we can only find one actual contact improvisation festival:

The Echo Echo Contact Improvisation Festival 23-31 July, Derry, Northern Ireland [cancelled]

Echo Echo is a dance theatre company and they’ve been running an annual contact improv festival since 2018.

The most interesting contact improv opportunity though might be the Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Camp 7-12 August in Wiltshire..