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 you 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 two actual contact improvisation festivals:

Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp 26 June – 4 July in Wiltshire, England

A small, intimate gathering in beautiful countryside with rolling hills and woodlands.

The Echo Echo Contact Improvisation Festival dates to be announced, Derry, Northern Ireland [cancelled]

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