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.

Don't miss this party in Northampton!

Come get your tilt on Saturday, February 20th at the School for Contemporary Dance & Thought (24 Main St. in Northampton, MA) for an evening of performances by local artists and participants of E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency followed by dancing with DJ Hip Socket (aka Brando).

7:30-9pm Performances | 9-11pm Dancing
Admission $15-20

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Join the family...

Earthdance is hiring for two year-round, residential Staff positions: Gardener and Marketing & Development Manager. These roles are vital to Earthdance's health and wellbeing, and rich with opportunities for personal and professional growth. Deadlines this February.

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A perfect introduction...

Discover the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation. This workshop is for total beginners and those who would like to clarify and deepen their introductory skills. Through this playful movement form, we move together, conversing in a physical dialogue; communicating through the language of touch, momentum, and weight sharing. We will explore simple solo and duet skills: rolling, falling, spiraling, counter-balance, weight sharing, following a point/surface of contact, and tuning to our sensory input.

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You're invited...

Come celebrate 30 years of creative living. This Homecoming Celebration is an opportunity for Earthdance founders, past Staff & Board, and long-time community members to come together in celebration of Earthdance's 30th Anniversary. Join us for a full day of wonderful company, delicious food, dancing, and storytelling. All are welcome!

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

March 4, 2016 - 5:00pm - March 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
This weekend introduces and lays out the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation for total beginners and those who would like to clarify and deepen their introductory skills. Through this playful...
March 13, 2016 - 5:00pm - March 17, 2016 - 3:00pm
CIGR Is a week-long artist residency. Advanced improvisation dancers share focused time together steeped in a physical research practice while actively engaging in CI's pedagogical questions. Through...
March 20, 2016 - 5:00pm - March 31, 2016 - 3:00pm
This 2-week laboratory continues research initiated in a 6-week workshop at Earthdance in 2011/2012 with the same participants. Steve Paxton's Material For the Spine uses a technical approach to...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

February 14, 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...
February 28, 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 dance...
March 6, 2016 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
An opportunity for college students studying Contact Improvisation to experience Earthdance, take a class together, jam with members of the Earthdance community, and enjoy a home-cooked meal. 3:30-...
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