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.

Register by October 1!

Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community. The shifts taking place in our surrounding Berkshire Hills join with the evolutions we find in the dance.

The 2016 Falling Leaves Jam will be facilitated by Bradley Ellis and Sue Stuart.  

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For those unafraid of new possibilities in human expression, this workshop zooms in on various dance genres to excavate the most efficient tools for unleashing the intelligence of the body in dance.

October 13-16, 2016.

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Help us Meet our Match!

Earthdance is proud to announce that we have been awarded a matching grant of $77,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF)!

So far we've raised over $40,500 towards the $77,000 match, but we'll need the help of all our Earthdance community members to get the rest of the way there by the end of 2016.

Donate now to make the first phase of our Facilities Master Plan a reality!

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

October 13, 2016 - 5:00pm - October 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
For those unafraid of new possibilities in human expression, this workshop zooms in on various dance genres to excavate the most efficient tools for unleashing the intelligence of the body in dance.
November 24, 2016 - 5:00pm - November 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
A 3-day workshop offering tools for attentive and dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring - the balance that allows us to risk...
December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm - December 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
In this work, the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment are considered as "danced composition." The work can be applied directly to performance and is open to anyone...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

October 9, 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...
October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm - October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm
Facilitated by Bradley Ellis & Sue Stuart Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community. The shifts...
October 23, 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...
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