2019 Spring Equinox Jam

Facilitated by Elise Knudson and Rebeca Medina

March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing.

Equinox Invitation: Encountering Unfinished Bodies at Work

All that you touch
You Change.
All that you Change
Changes you.
The only lasting truth
Is Change.

--Excerpt of Poem by Octavia E. Butler

Dear Jammers,

Join us for a romp through fields not yet ripe, valleys of molten mud, forests of buds and garden beds blank with potential. Spring is a time of intense processes of renewal and preparation. In this 2019 Equinox Jam, we invite you to embrace all the ways in which we are in process, imperfect, unstable, disoriented and unfinished. As members of a community in movement and committed to the body and its processes, we have the responsibility to sustain it and try to maintain it in times where diverse contexts are constantly changing. We invite you to encounter every moment with your whole self in process, embrace the changing terrain and experience the delight in disequilibrium.

We will offer classes, space for thinking, reflecting and discussing about the form, and of course jams. We will invite participants to find inspiration in dances that engage and change us. How do we compose dances in the moment that are safe, consensual, and sensical that find us as we are in each moment?

Every jammer is invited to arrive with their own desires and values for this weekend. If you have a desire to offer a discussion or event at the jam, please contact us at airelise@gmail.com or mellamorebeca@gmail.com. We will encounter and honor each other as bodies at work, uncovering the lines of communication between us, spinning tales that have no end.  
-- Facilitators Elise Knudson & Rebeca Medina

(Photo Credit: Anna M. Maynard)

Tuition, Room & Board All Inclusive

Full Jam Option
Professional Rate: $385
Full Price:               $345
Subsidized Rate:   $305

1 Day Less Option (Thursday 5pm - Saturday 3pm OR Friday 5pm - Sunday 3pm)
Professional Rate: $325
Full Price:               $285
Subsidized Rate:   $245

Single Day Rate (includes all meals and events throughout the day, does NOT include overnight)
Professional Rate: $95 
Full Price:               $85
Subsidized Rate:   $75

Young People Rates
* 0-4 yrs: FREE
Full Jam: $220 | $170 | $120 
1 Day Less: $185 | $135 | $100 
Single Day: $35 | $30 | $25

Camping: $5 off/day
Commuting: $15 off/day

Work Study Opportunities
Earthdance Cancellation Policy    
Earthdance Jam Guidelines 
Earthdance Nudity Policy

Our Sliding ScaleThe fees to attend Earthdance Jams and Workshops are priced on a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.
Professional Rate: for those comfortably paying their rent or mortgage.The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend.
Full Rate: for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Earthdance's operating costs.
Subsidized Rate: for those with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.

Participant Community Support
As Earthdance runs as a​ community, all participants contribute to 1-2 chore shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the Jam and a Final House Clean on Sunday. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants, Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home here. We will be welcoming you into this collective home and thus so appreciate your contributions to our space!