A Nia Jam is when there is one class (usually longer than an hour) where a group of teachers take turns teaching. Each Nia Jam is an unique experience just as is every Nia class. With a Nia Jam there is more time to dance and more teachers to dance with. It is an awesome way to experience Nia! If you are new to Nia it can give you a taste of the different styles of different teachers and if you are a regular Nia student, it gives you the chance to try things in a new way.
If there is ever a Nia Jam near you . . . .GO!
In the San Francisco Bay Area, the SF Bay Nia Association, tries to hosts four Nia Jams per year.
There is going to be a Nia Jam on Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm. I can't make it, but perhaps you can!
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2:00 there was a Nia Jam in Lafayette at the Oakwood Athletic Club.
There was a San Francisco Bay Area Jam on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:00 at the JCC Palo Alto. I only managed to get a few pictures. I posted them on my blog. Below is one picture from the video below.
On Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm there was a Nia Jam on the Stanford Campus. Eight different teachers taught. The focus was Sound and Movement.
I actually don't know what the intent was. I didn't see it in the e-mails as we were planning and while the organizer was talking about it on Saturday at the Nia Jam, I noticed a couple outside looking in, so I went to go assist them. So I missed a large part of the introduction and explanation. But I shared information about Nia to two people! Yay!
The space in which we are allowed to dance at Stanford is lovely. As you can see one whole wall is doors so we get to have them open up to the outside. Right outside is a lovely courtyard that is a beautiful little haven. The weather was nice, but I still enjoyed the huge fans on the ceiling.
Please note: The white block/spot you see in the photos is someone being edited out who requested to not be in the photos.
It's a Nia Jam
I love Nia Jams. They are so fun. I hope you attend the next one! Thank you, Nancy H., for your organizing. And thank you all teachers and students that participated!