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.

Registration Now Open!

Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing.

Register by March 1 and save>>

Join us for E|MERGE Presents this Friday & Saturday!

Public performances, talks, shared creative practices, and exhibitions featuring works developed through the E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency. Come get to know our 2018 participants and take a peek into their unique creative processes! 

Friday, 23rd: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, 24th: 4pm - 6pm + 7:30pm - 9:30pm

For more information >>

We aim to raise $2,000 by the end of the residency on February 25 in order to meet the financial need expressed by the 2018 participants. Help get us there! Support E|MERGE here>>

E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is a two-week long annual creative residency that provides a fertile space for the interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and discovery of new models of creation that extend far beyond the residency itself.

We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

Learn more about these initiatives and ways to contribute >>

 
 

We're seeking an Executive Director, Buildings & Grounds Manager, February volunteers, and more!

The Executive Director is responsible for managing all aspects of Earthdance. The main areas of responsibility include fundraising and grant writing, publicity and outreach, financial management and planning, physical facilities planning, staff hiring and supervision, event- programming, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Find out more and apply here

The Buildings & Grounds Manager is responsible for regular facility maintenance, custodial work, grounds keeping, and supervision of the buildings and grounds assistant and volunteers, as well as the gardener seasonally. Find out more and apply here

More info about our February Volunteer opportunities here!

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 20, 2018 - May 27, 2018
A week-long workshop  Tracing the living evolution of forms in and through our own bodies, this workshop dives into and weaves together Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, the Underscore...
June 8, 2018 - June 29, 2018
  The Nomadic College offers a methodically designed curriculum and focused environment for the study of the Axis Syllabus (AS). The AS provides an accessible reference system for practical...
July 10, 2018 - July 15, 2018
A rental partner event held at Earthdance

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

March 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - March 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages...
March 25, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
*This month's Music and Movement Jam will take place on the 4th Sunday of the month Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as...
April 15, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
*This month's Music and Movement Jam will take place on the 3rd Sunday of the month Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the...
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