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.

Join us in NYC tonight for the 2018 Sweet Reveal!

A benefit event for E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency

Come learn about and celebrate this unique creative residency occuring each February at Earthdance!

When: Saturday, January 20 | 7:30-10pm
Where: BioBase Harlem, 3227 Broadway at 129th St New York, NY 10027

Enjoy sweet treats, drinks, a silent auction, the public reveal of 2018 E|MERGE participants, AND performances by past E|MERGE participants.

Learn more & RSVP here>>

Come for the full weekend or just for a day!
February 2-4, 2018
with Felice Wolfzahn
Introduce yourself to, or take the time to revisit, the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation. Through this playful movement form, two people move together playing in physical dialogue, communicating through the language of touch, momentum, and weight sharing. This workshop will combine improvisational explorations with skill work in a supportive and focused environment.
We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

A core element of Earthdance’s vitality is the financial support we receive from our community through donations.

Alongside our ongoing operations, 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. 

We aim to raise $20,000 for ongoing operations, and $20,000 for racial justice by February 1stJoin us by making a meaningful donation to Earthdance and choose how we direct your gift!


We're seeking an Executive Director, Buildings & Grounds Manager, 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

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

January 7, 2018 - January 26, 2018
a 3-week "continuing" workshop (+ 3-week extension) for people who have attended other intensives with NSS The January Workshop is a 3-week residential workshop taught by Nancy specifically...
February 2, 2018 - 5:00pm - February 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
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...

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...
May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation for our own queer bodies and identities through movement, discussion, peer workshop, jamming. Part lab, part jam, Tilt is for queer dance...
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