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.

Co-presented with Dance Films Association

September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017

The IMAGINE Festival explores relationships between technology and the human body in action in a weekend of film screenings, technology-based workshops, dialogue sessions, and installations throughout the Earthdance grounds. 

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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 who has not attended an Earthdance seasonal jam before.

The Scholarship covers Falling Leaves Jam tuition and room & board, as well as a travel stipend.

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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 September 15>>

We're seeking a Buildings & Grounds Manager & Summer Volunteers!

The Buildings & Grounds Manager is responsible for regular facility maintenance, custodial work, grounds keeping, and supervision of the buildings and grounds assistant and volunteers. 

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Earthdance Volunteers, through the live-work environment, deepen their understanding of interpersonal dynamics, engage in movement and creative opportunities, and develop professional skills in running various aspects of an arts-based non-profit organization. 
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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

August 14, 2017 - 5:00pm - August 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
This week-long workshop engages Contact Improvisation in an intensive practice & study of ensemble dancing. Through embodied attention training, physical studies, improvisation, compositional...
September 8, 2017 - 5:00pm - September 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Give yourself richer friendships, warmer family dynamics and  extraordinary depth in all your relationships. Discover how your habits and beliefs about love, intimacy and sexuality affect your...
September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017
The IMAGINE Festival (IMAGINE) explores relationships between technology and the human body in action. The festival will include a weekend of film screenings, technology-based workshops, dialogue...

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.  Diversity Scholarships available to support those...
December 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - January 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
As winter swirls outside, we come together on the dance floor to find new connections through Contact Improvisation, co-creating five days of magic, intimacy, warmth, and dancing celebration....
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