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.

We are delighted to present 8 new programs...

With 38 remarkable artists and community leaders: Kirstie Simson, Donna Mejia, Miguel Gutierrez, JF/HTHLC, Carol Swann, AND MORE. Click here to view the Summer/Fall 2014 Calendar!

Improvisation as a Life Practice

"Kirstie Simson is celebrated for exquisite, sensuous dancing that seems to come from some simple force of nature." (New York Times) Learn more about the workshop and register now!

Interdisciplinary Cross-Pollination

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 12. 

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!

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 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - September 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where would we be without the helping hands of our community? We invite you for our second annual...
September 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every second Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A...
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...
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