Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

Find the gift of healing...

Anna Halprin is an early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. She has investigated numerous social issues through dance and theatrical innovations, and continues to make revolutionary work exploring the beauty of the aging body and its relationship to nature. Come explore Anna Halprin's transformative tools for expressive arts; cultivate artful relationships with yourself, others, and the land with Tamalpa Institute teacher Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell.

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An incredible day of celebration

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed on Valley Gives Day in celebration of Earthdance's 30th Anniversary. With your help we raised over $2,100! Your donation supports: renovations on our beloved Farmhouse; cultivation of our surrounding land; increased scholarship aid; and continued programming with illustrious teachers.

Discover the Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais said, “Good posture is the ability to move in any direction without preparation.” This workshop explores the potency of a dynamic stability and how this can improve our ability to move with both power and ease. Experiential Awareness Through Movement lessons, reflection, and dialogue will provide an environment for learning about one’s habits and discover potential for spontaneous and skillful action.

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They're Here!

Registration for our Summer/Fall 2016 Programs is open. Reserve a spot for you or a loved one by June 1st and receive our 30th Anniversary Discount!

Creative Embodiment with Tamalpa Institute; Body-Mind Centering® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; Dance Improvisation & Performance with Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser; SEEDS = Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, & Science; Transnational Dance Immersion with Donna Mejia; and so much more.

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Mark your calendars...
This year, we're reinvigorating a beloved past program of Earthdance in celebration of our 30th. The SEEDS festival gathers artists, scientists, community activists, spiritual leaders, permaculture practitioners, and more, for a ten-day festival of workshops, residencies, performances, discussions, and artistic investigations, forming a unique and vital organism. Faced with how to live on a planet in crisis, SEEDS proposes that the unique intelligence of embodiment can create new approaches for our understanding of ecology and nurturing the earth.
 
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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 5, 2016 - 5:00pm - May 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
Our energetic bodies convey deeper-rooted messages than any culture or identity can express. This workshop begins with structured exercises designed to make contact with these messages as they are...
May 16, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Tracing the history and living evolution of forms in and through our own bodies, this workshop dives into and weaves together Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, the Underscore, Tuning Scores...
May 21, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Join us for a week-long teacher training/learning intensive combining modules 2 & 3 of Afro Flow Yoga®. This workshop is open to teachers-in-training and for students who are interested in...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

May 8, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All...
May 22, 2016 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the form together with a class that leads easefully into a jam. All...
June 12, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All...
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