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.

Application deadline extended!

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 29. 

With Jacqueline Rubenstein

Build kinesthetic awareness with The Feldenkrais Method,® using gentle movement and directed attention to increase ease and functionality of motion. Embark upon this 3-day journey of self-exploration, intriguing discovery, and new movement expression.

Learn more and register today!

Unleashing Body Intelligence

Donna Mejia defies categorization, leading dancers in a 3-day workshop including inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip work, athletic challenges, and the best music in the universe. An adventurous sense of humor is required!

Learn more and register now!

Radical skills for interpersonal process, led by Carol Swann

Embark on a valuable exploration of the subtleties surrounding rank and privilege; engage  voices and social bodies to transform relational, structural, and cultural interactions.

Register by September 20 for our Early Bird Special!

Tangle with the poetics of performance

The sensational Miguel Gutierrez engages dancers in the unanswerable questions of "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?" acknowledging the richness and turbulence of our interior lives in an irreverant vitalization of the body.

Register by September 29 to receive the Early Bird Special!

Earthdance Blog

Mar 26 2014 - 12:13pm
Kentaro Kumanomido, volunteer staff at Earthdance, reflects on his experience of the E|MERGE...
Dec 4 2013 - 2:10pm
Impromptu kitchen jams, music making outbursts, and sparks of  …. scatter our work days here,...

Upcoming Events

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - September 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
"Kirstie Simson is celebrated for exquisite, sensuous dancing that seems to come from some simple...
September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm - September 26, 2014 - 11:30am
Embark upon a ritual journey that opens to mystical revelatory states of consciousness.
September 28, 2014 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Every fourth Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation...
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