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.

An intensive study of ensemble dancing

with Nita Little and Ray Chung

Through embodied attention training, physical studies, improvisation, compositional scores, discussions, and group research sessions, we develop our collective response-ability by means of the articulation of our presence. Becoming feral, we ride the lip of experimentation.

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Join us July 20-23!

Investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image and performance can inform human culture. Create an embodied dialogue at the intersection of modalities – voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more.

This festival-style event includes multiple workshops each day led by teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC). 

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Photo by Anna M. Maynard



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. The Building and Grounds Manager interfaces with other maintenance staff and contractors, supports larger capital projects onsite, and must be available to deal with emergencies when necessary.

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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. Summer volunteers are ideally able to commit to at least 3 months.
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Starting this Fall! Sign up today

SomaticBODYTraining with Christine Cole
October, 2017 - 2019

Study embodiment through dance, performance, nature, and touch in a two-year, 500h ISMETA approved program that guides you through the developmental patterns and illuminates the intricacies of the body systems through cellular awareness. Get the skills to start a Somatic practice or invigorate your own! For dates & more info:

Some individual workshops open to public:
October 25-29 Spine & Self
December 6-10 Bones, Joints & Marrow
February 2-10 Organs (2018)

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm - July 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists from the International...
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...

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...
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