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.

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Facilitated by Tanya Williams & Vivek Patel

Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community.

We are excited to welcome five Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship recipients at this Jam!

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Apply today for the 2018 Residency!

Applications now being accepted for E|MERGE, a 2-week long annual interdisciplinary collaborative residency happening February 2018! 

Through structures that allow for risk-taking and alternate methods for creation, E|MERGE provides a fertile space for pushing the boundaries of collaboration and leadership, undoing assumptions about creative processes, and exploring how creative practices transform our relationships.

Learn more and apply by November 1>>

Support the Scholarship Fund!

The Falling Leaves Jam Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship is open to anyone who self-identifies as being part of an under-represented and/or marginalized group in CI and covers tuition, room, and board for the Falling Leaves Jam.

The more support this scholarship receives, more scholarship opportunities we're able to offer!

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

October 27, 2017 - 5:00pm - October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Join beloved Pioneer Valley yoga teacher Molly Kitchen for a rejuvenating weekend of yoga, nature connection, and contemplative practices. The gorgeous sunlit circular Umbrella Studio will be our...
November 23, 2017 - 5:00pm - November 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
  A weekend for attentive and dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully....
December 7, 2017 - 5:00pm - December 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
  The work considers the body's interactions with its environment as material for dance. Inside of a moment lies an opportunity to move our attention and frame questions before an answer appears...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm - October 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community.  We are welcoming 5 Diversity & Inclusion...
October 22, 2017 - 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 dance...
November 12, 2017 - 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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