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CANCELLED - Spring 2021 Jam

Cancelled due to COVID-19 - would have been April 7 - 11 2021, Claymont Court, Charles Town, WV - about 1.5 hr by car from DC.

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Dec 30, 2020
from 11:00 PM to 11:00 PM


Claymont Court Mansion, Charles Town, WV 25414

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Here are the 2021 Spring East Coast jam details!

Official kickoff is Wednesday night, April 7 at 6:30 PM dinner. Jammers can begin arriving as early as 5:00. Contact us if you need to arrive earlier.

Our continuing mission: sharing Contact Improvisation. Bring your whole dancing self, share quests and questions, connect and explore!

See here for info about Claymont Court Seminars. See the East Coast Jam "About" pages to read about the jams and this site, in general. To register, follow the instructions on our registration page - but please see the jam-specific details, below, first. (A copy of this page is included in the right sidebar on the registration page.) Registration rates are organized around the actual costs, which vary depending on when and how you'll be attending!

Cost and Payment

    These prices are approximate until January 30, 2021, when our contract with the retreat center for this jam will be settled.

  • The cost depends on your attendance and how soon you register.
  • A bed in a shared room and delicious meals are included in the charges. (Meals are vegetarian, and entail simple breakfasts and full lunches and dinners.)
  • Blankets and pillow are included; sheets and towels are available for a small laundry fee, like $5 to $10 total.
  • Arranging to camp onsite reduces your cost by $20/night
    • Please let us know that you are camping when you register - there's a space on the form for that.
    • You'll need to pay the difference if you change your mind beforehand (let us know), or crashing indoors at the last minute to escape weather, etc.. (Be aware that we might not have spare beds for last minute changes, though that's unusual.)
  • Kids 11 and younger also get discounted food and lodging. Speak with the organizers (see below) to determine how that specifically affects your charge.
  • Note: The full balance is due a week before the jam.
  • A $50 deposit is required to secure your enrollment, with full balance paid by a week before the jam. The deposit is refundable until the end of the on-time registration period, around 2.5 weeks before the jam.

Our baseline registration prices hold until March 24, and they depend on how many nights you attend:

$410 Full Jam - Wednesday dinner through Sunday lunch
$340 3 nights - Eg, Thursday after lunch through Sunday lunch
or Wed. after lunch through Sat. lunch
$250 2 nights - Friday after lunch through Sunday lunch
or Thur. after lunch thru Sat. lunch
or Wed after lunch thru Fri lunch
$165 1 day - Saturday after lunch through Sunday lunch, or ...
  • You don't have to attend through Sunday. For example, your last day could be Friday or Saturday.
  • Registration must be for a contiguous sequence of days, you can't register to skip days in between.
  • Registration for any day starts after lunch. Our registration facility is organized this way - if you want to arrive earlier that day you need to bring your own lunch.

The actual cost depends on both your attendance plans and how soon you register. Here are the registration deadline offsets, with an example total based full-time attendance price:

Increase Amt Payment Dates Adjusted cost for Full Attendance
$0 On-time registration until Sunday March 24 end of day $410 - early-bird
+$50 Late registration Monday March 25 until registration closes, April 6 $460 - not early-bird (-:

Camping instead of staying in the mansion: reduces the charges by $20 per night. (It also frees up beds in the mansion for other jammers, so more people can attend the jam.)

DEPOSIT = $50. As mentioned in the Cost and Payment section above, the deposit is refundable until the end of on-time registration. After the first fee increase deadline it's not refundable. Paying in full in advance can simplify things some, and everything besides the deposit is refundable until March 31, a week before the jam, when the full balance is due. You can pay the balance online using our handy dandy Balance Payment Page or via a check. If you send a check, we need for you to send it so it arrives before March 31st.

Work study:

Work study: available, but get in touch with us promptly. Work study availability closes 2 weeks before the jam. Contact the work study organizer (see below) for details and arrangements.

How To Register

To register:

  • Visit the registration page and follow the instructions, to:
    • Follow the link on that page to fill out our registration form.
    • Return to the registration page to pay at least your deposit. The deposit is refundable until the deadline for the first payment increase - see the table above for that date. You have the option pay online by regular credit card or paypal account, or by sending a check with your registration form.
  • Agree to and sign the liability waiver in order to participate in the jam. (We'll have some blank forms there, but bringing a signed one helps.)

The registration page has complete instructions, including a copy of this page squeezed into the right sidebar, so you have all these details available there.

Contact Info

To reach the Spring Jam as a group, send an email to, or to reach an individual organizer:

  • Jonathan DeVilbiss (Registration, etc): email, phone: (301) 602-7864
    • 3900 Connecticut Ave, NW #406F
      Washington, DC 20008
  • Kathleen Hunter (Workstudy, etc): email, phone: (919) 360-8601
  • Ken Manheimer (Outreach, online tech, and communications/coordination, etc): email, phone: (202) 525-6260
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