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.

Coming up soon... A somatic tuning workshop

Whether it's amplifying, turning down, or refining the voices in our heads and bodies, this workshop will help deepen our listening and turn it into fruitful, efficient, and meaningful action. We will employ information from various somatic and performative practices, using guided improvisations as a means to connect to information deep in our bodies and psyches. Pull out your earbuds; let's dive deep together. Early Bird Special ending October 5th!

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Come tumble this fall... A not-to-miss Jam!

Surround yourself with the vibrant colors and crisp scents of autumn at Earthdance! We're looking forward to dancing with you at our final Seasonal Jam of the year. Early Bird Special ends October 13th!

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Special: one-day CI workshop

A natural evolution in our dancing to embrace the shifting terrain from comfort to the unknown and back. The world of the known expands; things that were wild become tamed, and we seek the next mystery or adventure. Join us for a wild/tame ride as we open the doors of the studio literally and figuratively to go outside with our bodies and outside the box of our dancing. A one-day workshop as part of the Falling Leaves Jam.

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Community in action

Earthdance's annual Community Survey is a vital tool for community exchange. The 2015 Community Survey includes 50 responses from past and present Workshop participants, Jam attendees, Renters and Retreaters, Creators-in-Residence, Staff, and Board gathered from June-August, 2015. Thank you so much to all those who contributed to our annual Community Survey. Your critical feedback will nourish the future evolutions of Earthdance’s buildings, programs, community engagement, and more.

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Announcing our celebration year

Earthdance celebrates 30 years of improvisation and creative living next year! Programming will include workshops by Steve Paxton & Lisa Nelson, Andrew Harwood, Nancy Stark Smith, Susan Schell & Shakti Sadeh, and Sarah Shelton Mann. And that's just the beginning...

Earthdance Blog

Mar 16 2015 - 11:07am
  As the snow begins to melt and the creatures stir from their winter cocoons, Helen Goodrum...
Mar 10 2015 - 2:10pm
How we can help support to keep the proposed pipeline out of our community?
Mar 6 2015 - 10:42pm
  E|MERGE participant Mara Mayer began her E|MERGE journey this year in a collaborative pool...

Upcoming Events

October 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - October 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Join Donna in this 4th annual fundraiser to raise spirits in support of Earthdance! Thanks to...
October 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every second Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A...
October 22, 2015 - 9:30am - 5:30pm
Join us for this one-day workshop as part of Falling Leaves Jam.
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