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 over two decades.

We are delighted to present 8 new programs...

With 38 remarkable artists and community leaders: Kirstie Simson, Donna Mejia, Miguel Gutierrez, JF/HTHLC, Carol Swann, AND MORE. Click here to view the Summer/Fall 2014 Calendar!

JF/HTHLC needs you!
Each summer at Earthdance, JF/HTHLC hosts an intensive week-long conference to engage marginalized youth in critical thinking and communication skills, integrative art-making and performance, and healthy living practices. This year's conference is July 27th-August 1st. Learn more about the conference and donate to our Indiegogo campaign here.
Improvisation as a Life Practice

"Kirstie Simson is celebrated for exquisite, sensuous dancing that seems to come from some simple force of nature." (New York Times) Learn more about the workshop and register by August 7th for our Early Bird Special.

Interdisciplinary Cross-Pollination

Come together with performance and visual artists, activists, scholars, and others to bridge disciplines and foster the interchange of ideas and the creation of collaborative models. E|MERGE 2015 takes place from February 15-March 1.  Learn more about E|MERGE and apply by September 12. 

Earthdance Blog

Mar 26 2014 - 12:13pm
Kentaro Kumanomido, volunteer staff at Earthdance, reflects on his experience of the E|MERGE...
Sep 24 2013 - 11:09am
Take a peak into the creative minds of Earthdance staff. How do we paint the landscapes of our...
Sep 12 2013 - 11:05pm
Kelsey Hobbs, volunteer staff at Earthdance, interviews current Earthdance staff and community...

Upcoming Events

July 27, 2014 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Every fourth Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation...
July 27, 2014 - 5:00pm - August 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
This Healthy Living Community comes together for the eighth consecutive year at Earthdance, renewed...
August 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every second Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A...
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