New Year's Jam '15 - '16

facilitated by Leslie Castellano and Jovanina Pagano

Programming category: 
December 27, 2015 - 5:00pm - January 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

Frosted air, frozen ground, and blazing fires.  As winter swirls outside, we come together on the dance floor to find new connections through Contact Improvisation.  Bodies radiate heat, fog the windows, and co-create a weekend of magic, intimacy, and celebration. Workshops, performances, and nonstop dancing ring in the New year with utter joy at our biggest Jam of the year.

The New Year's Jam is now completely FULL

To be added to the waitlist (for full jam or single days), please email contact [at] earthdance [dot] net

Please note that your spot is not guaranteed until we receive your $65 deposit.

Pricing (all-inclusive tuition, room & board)

Full Jam
$475 Professional Rate
$425 Full Price
$375 Subsidized Rate

Single Day (Single Days do NOT include overnight)
$85 Professional Rate
$75 Full Price
$65 Subsidized Rate

We are currently limiting people to one single day per person. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for additional single days please email contact [at] earthdance [dot] net.

Commuting: $15 off/night

Camping: $10 off/night
(brave snow people!)

Nine Mountain Housing
All spaces are currently full. 
If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, choose the "Earthdance dorm WAITLIST (add me to the 9 Mountain dorm waitlist)" option on the registration.

9Mtn dorm space: $40/night on top of the jam commuter rate

No private rooms are currently available. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, email Kelsey at contact [at] earthdance [dot] net

Earthdance Dorm 
All spaces are currently full.
If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please register and choose the Room & Board option: "Earthdance Dorm WAITLIST (Gratitude Guest Lodge)". We will notify you if any space opens up.

Dorm Small Rooms (for those registered & confirmed for onsite housing)
(no private dorm rooms available)

If you are interested in reserving one of the smaller dorm rooms for a group of 3 - 6ppl ($150 extra), or for a single spot in a smaller room ($50 extra) please email Kelsey at contact [at] earthdance [dot] net

Local Bed & Breakfast options
49 Mountain St
(our neighbors Joan & Eric)
Brookwood B&B (in Cummington, neighboring town)
Upland Meadows Farm (in Cummington, neighboring town)

Reminder: New Year's Eve Celebration is open ONLY to those attending the Full Jam or the Single Day on the 31st. If you would like to join us for this evening, but cannot attend the Full Jam, please register for a Single Day on the 31st. Thank you for respecting the container of this very special Jam.

Read the Earthdance cancellation policy.

Leslie Castellano

Leslie Castellano has been actively engaged with Contact Improvisation since 1997. She is one of the organizers of the Sierra Contact Improvisation Festival and has organized numerous workshops and dance/performance intensives. Leslie teaches and performs Contact Improvisation, butoh dance, improvisation, and circus arts. She lives in the small town of Eureka, CA where she practices dynamic community engagement with a wide spectrum of people.


Jovanina Pagano

Jovanina Pagano began her explorations in dance and movement as a competitive gymnast and subsequently as a gymnastics coach. As an adult, she has been a dedicated student and teacher of Contact Improvisation, Afro-Haitian dance, Iyengar Yoga, and Body-Mind Centering. In 2002, Jovanina founded Bared Soles, a dance company dedicated to the creation of dance events and workshops for enthusiastic dancers of all ages and abilities. As a teaching artist, she has shared her love of dance and yoga with the New York City public and private schools, St. John the Divine, Heifetz International Music Institute, Jackson Hole Dancer’s Workshop, Key West Dance Company, Omega Teen Camp, and the City-Wide Youth Opera. Jovanina is a former member of the Earthdance Board of Directors, and she currently co-produces the dance workshop series at the Peaceable Barn Dance Center in Redding, CT.

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