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.

We're seeking a Buildings & Grounds Manager and 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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Register by June 1 and save!

Registration is online for Summer/Fall 2017 programs! Save $25 when you register by June 1st. 

We're so excited to welcome talented teachers and facilitators for new programming including ReSourcing Presence: In Pursuit of the Ensemble in Contact Improvisation with Nita Little and Ray Chung, Post/Contact: dancing to re-imagine the crises of difference and politics with Keith Hennessy, and The IMAGINE Festival.

We're also excited for returning workshops: Moving Arts Lab, Transnational Dance Immersion with Donna Mejia, The Gratitude Jam and Workshop Celebration, and Moving the Environment with Daniel Lepkoff.

We look forward to dancing with you!

Join us June 10!

This single day workshop, led by Fritha Pengelly and Sarah Young, explores the ways in which our sense of ourselves is created through action – sensing, feeling, thinking, moving – and in turn determines how we act in the world.

The Feldenkrais Method® is gentle. No prior experience necessary, and a wide range of ability is welcome.

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Registration now open!

Facilitated by Robin Shaw & Nelson Tetreault.

Summer is on high during this family-oriented Contact Improvisation Jam. Enjoy brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun & games, and dances of all kinds. Includes programming for kids of all ages.

Register by June 3rd and save>>

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

June 10, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:30pm
Moshe Feldenkrais said: “We act in accordance with our self-image.”
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...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

June 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - July 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Summer is on high during this family-oriented Contact Improvisation Jam. Enjoy brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun & games, and dances of all kinds. Includes programming for kids of all...
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