The GLOBAL UNDERSCORE (GUS) centers on a yearly dance event in which the Underscore is practiced simultaneously for a 4-hour period by people all over the world near the summer solstice (northern hemisphere). GUS hosts 4 events altogether:


We encourage facilitators to offer a “talk-through” of the Global Underscore before a Full Score Practice (one of the Options for Participation). The Underscore is generally not led with verbal cues. The idea is that people “know” it already and are coming together to share the practice. At the talk-through, newcomers are introduced to and experienced Underscorers are refreshed with: the 20+ phases, 12+ connections, 7+ aspects, and the glyphs of the Underscore.

For a Full Score Practice, a talk-through should be at least 45 minutes in length, though 60+ minutes is preferable in order to allow for questions and embodied understanding. A talk-through is done before, not during the Underscore practice, for a Full Score Practice.

For Modified Score Jams, you can have a shorter talk-through and can have it during the practice.


In preparation for the 25 June GUS 2022 practice, an In-Depth Talk-Through will be given of the Underscore phases, connections, and aspects by many experienced facilitators from around the world. There will be multiple viewpoints, different languages, discussion, and some movement time to embody the principles. This is a recorded event.

17 June 2023, 12:00–14:00 UTC, 8:00–10:00 am EDT
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Contribution: $5–$10–$20 USD (sliding scale)


Dancers from across the globe will be sharing their Harvest (reflections, moments, insights, feelings, images, ideas, drawings, writings, photo, videos etc.) from the Global Underscore practice ( 25 June 2022). You can “drop-in” (come at any point and stay as long or short as you like) in this 3-hour “window”. If you have a video, please let us know in advance (it must be short). This is a recorded event.

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2 July 2022, 10:00–13:00 UTC, 6:00–9:00 am EDT
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Contribution: $5–$10–$20 USD (sliding scale)