Facilities

Main
Studios
The Farmhouse
Kitchen
Accommodations
The Land

A world renowned center for dance and creative expression, Earthdance provides an ideal setting for workshops, conferences, special events, group and personal retreats.

  • two large and sunny studios with sprung maple floors and radiant heating
  • a kitchen, well-equipped to serve large groups, with an industrial range and walk-in cooler
  • more than 125 acres of meadow and forest camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and exploring
  • a wood-stove sauna nestled in the woods
  • additional services including massage/bodywork and yoga

The Umbrella Studio
This Studio, built in 1999, is an architectural marvel. Gazing up from the center of this astounding 2,000-square-foot space, you look through a circle of performance lights at a huge pillar suspended from the 45-foot-high peak. On your back, you feel the silky sprung maple floor, warmed by heat radiating from beneath the wood. Looking to the side, through the circle of windows, you glimpse an apple orchard, an old foundation, and a meadow of soft grasses.

The Dance Barn
The cathedral-roofed dance barn is a large (24' x 48') studio equipped with piano, sound system, and limited theatrical lighting. The dance barn is bright and spacious with a sprung maple floor and a wall of windows looking out into the woods.  A loft balcony, containing a massage table, futons and chairs, overlooks the dance floor, providing a space for bodywork and personal reflection. A large-screen TV and VCR are available and can be brought into the space.

The Farmhouse Studio
A third smaller space located on the second floor of the farmhouse.

The Farm House
Our 1812 farmhouse has been thoroughly renovated in the last decade, offering a beautiful spacious home.
 
As you enter the main house through a doorway adorned with hand-crafted stained glass windows you'll find our welcome center and large coat room.  Strolling through our living room, dining area and sun porch, you will find comfortable, well-lit spaces to make your own during your visit.

Our homey atmosphere is enhanced by hand made decorations created by our resident staff, works of art commissioned from or donated by local artists, a collection of books and videos for guest use, floor cushions and blankets for lounging, and numerous other personal touches. The facilities include two full bathrooms, two half baths, and a shower room.

 

The Kitchen
The kitchen and dining area is the heart of the Earthdance home. Located at the intersection between the living spaces and the dance spaces, the kitchen and dining area pulse with energy and life as members of the ever-evolving Earthdance community meet, gather and share food.

 

The Dining Area
The dining area includes a long, maple table that seats 16, and smaller tables in our beautiful sunporch enclosed with wall to wall windows overlooking the vegetable and flower gardens.

 

The Gratitude Lodge


The Gratitude Lodge is a short 2 minute walk from our studios and main facility. The dormitory offers 3 floors of housing with an assortment of larger and smaller rooms.

Summer Tent Cabins
During the summer, we also offer a number of beautiful tent cabins as options for our guests. To see more about our tent cabins, click here.

Other Options
Across the meadow from Earthdance is Nine Mountain, a beautiful, spacious post & beam B&B. Operated today by Kelly Bitov, Hilary Lake, and Brahim Ainabi, Nine Mountain is often available to our guests who prefer a Bed & Breakfast setting. The hot tub at their facility is also often accessible to Earthdance guests.

There are other Bed & Breakfasts available in the local area. Contact Earthdance directly for more information.

The Land
Earthdance sits on 125 acres of wooded land that extend seamlessly into a great expanse of forest that includes an Audubon wildlife protected area and Deer Hill (whose summit is a pleasant one hour hike from Earthdance). Winding trails that follow the whispering sounds of trickling water make for delightful adventures into the forest. In the winter the snowfalls are immaculately pristine, providing ideal conditions for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. In the summer, the woods teem with wildlife and wild flowers, providing a vivid and serene natural environment for camping, hiking and observing nature.

The Setting
Outside the buildings at Earthdance, you will find flower beds, vegetable gardens, meadows, woodland paths and giant old maple trees.

 

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