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.

All day today!

Earthdance is participating in the nonprofit version of Black Friday. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to create excitement, spread the word, and garner support for your favorite creative community. #GivingTuesday on December 1st is kicking off Earthdance's 30th Anniversary celebration year in 2016. Will you help us raise $3,000? Our Board is matching every dollar until 3pm.

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A year-end workshop

Come research the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment with Contact Improvisation pioneer, Danny Lepkoff. This workshop offers practical tools for researching our functional movement and reflexes. The work can be applied directly to performance and is open toward anyone who is interested in movement as a language for communication.

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Check out the calendar...2016 Programs are here!

Our 30th Anniversary in 2016 is rich with opportunities for creative exchange, community living, and improvisational movement. Workshop teachers include luminaries from the field: Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Andrew Harwood, Susan Schell, Sara Shelton Mann, and more.

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Help us get back on our feet

Earthdance is appealing to community members for donations of building and landscaping tools since the fire of our beloved wood shed last Monday. Help us honor this first building built by our founders, filled with 30 years of love.

wishlist [at] earthdance [dot] net (Donate tools here >>)
Give financial support here >>

Earthdance Blog

Mar 16 2015 - 10:07am
  As the snow begins to melt and the creatures stir from their winter cocoons, Helen Goodrum...
Mar 10 2015 - 1:10pm
How we can help support to keep the proposed pipeline out of our community?
Mar 6 2015 - 9:42pm
  E|MERGE participant Mara Mayer began her E|MERGE journey this year in a collaborative pool...

Upcoming Events

December 10, 2015 - 5:00pm - December 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
In this work, the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment are...
December 13, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member, Penny Schultz, brings us together...
December 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every second Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A...
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