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.

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The Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community (JF/HTHLC) creates opportunities for a multi-racial, inter-generational community to work together toward a healthier, more just society.
 
Each summer, 30-50 youth gather with organizers for a week-long conference at Earthdance to explore tools for empowerment.  This year's Conference is themed Love: Sustaining Freedom and will focus on celebrating our history and cultivating young leaders of love in our local, national, and international communities.  
 
Discount Extended to August 1!

Join us at SEEDS, a 10-day festival exploring the potent space of art, allyship, movement practice, and ecology. SEEDS gathers artists, community activists, scientists, spiritual leaders, permaculture practitioners, and more.

Take part in workshops led by Benoît Lachambre, Sherwood Chen, Kay Cafasso + Will Shields, Emily Johnson, Marbles Jumbo Radio, Festival Curators + Residency Participants.

Learn more and register here>>

Defy categorization

For those unafraid of breaking down categories and challenging the dividing lines between a host of movement and improvisation forms, come get your feet wet with Moving Arts Lab 2016, a non-heirarchical, festival approach to somatic exploration. Over 15 teachers from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) will bring their curiosities and personal investigations.

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

August 7, 2016 - 5:00pm - August 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
A 6­-day residential workshop focused on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Our time will be spent tuning and stretching our physical and perceptual capacities. Dancing, watching,...
August 18, 2016 - 5:00pm - August 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
A 3-day festival for exploring and blurring the lines between a host of forms: voice, improvisation, performance practices, composition, physical theater, and more.
Aug 20 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
August 20, 2016
Join us Saturday, 8pm on August 20th for a performance by the...
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September 2, 2016 - 5:00pm - September 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
This is a 6 day residential conscious movement retreat with Amara Pagano.   The Six Doorways to Love covers six core values that when embodied awaken love: Honesty, Self-responsibility, Kindness...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

July 24, 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...
August 7, 2016 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
* Moved to the 2nd Sunday this month because of Dance New England Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the...
August 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...
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