Summer Family Jam 2022 (Event is Full)

June 29, 2022 - 4:00pm to July 4, 2022 - 3:00pm

Programming category: 


Earthdance’s annual Summer Jam is about abundance and play. One of the biggest events of the year, the Summer Jam takes place across all corners of the land. Sunning, sauna-ing, quarry swimming, frisbee playing, tenting, resting on the earth, children squealing, packed and sweaty studio dancing, performances, bonfires, and all kinds of indoor and outdoor play...the Summer Jam invites a total, multigenerational celebration of life, family, and community.

The Summer Jam is particularly geared toward anyone looking to experience a festival atmosphere, as well as to families looking for a variety of offerings to suit all ages. The Summer Jam typically includes a Youth Program available from 10am–1pm time each day for youth ages 1–16.

Theme: Finding the Sweetness

The last few years have held a large collection of extreme challenges, personally, culturally, societally and globally. We have had to stretch to cultivate resilience, confront fear and the loss of hope, and many are still holding and processing both personal and collective grief.  As a balm for the discord of this time, let us gather to find the sweetness of connection to ourselves, our dancing bodies, our community and to nature! As facilitators, we wish to bring you an experience of joy and ease with the intention of beginning to settle our nervous systems, celebrate our aliveness and create anew our embodied community.

We are wanting to meet with as COVID-safe a container as we can create together. Please see below for more details.


Please note the following:

  • The event is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons
  • The Jam will be a closed container with no single day options to attend and no commuter option.
  • All participants will need to arrive during the specified arrival times :
    For FULL Jam: 4-7pm on Wednesday or 8-9:30am on Thursday.
    For HALF Jam: 4-7pm Friday or 8-930am Saturday 
  • All participants need to attend the Opening Circle time TBD.
  • Please understand that Earthdance cannot assist in transportation needs or requests of any kind.


Arrival, Check In, and Opening Circle:

  • Check-In, Welcoming and testing will be at the Gratitude Lodge (AKA: The Dorm) during specific times:  
    For FULL Jam: 4-7pm on Wednesday or 8-9:30am on Thursday.
    For HALF Jam: 4-7pm Friday or 8-930am Saturday 

    (We cannot accept arrivals outside of these specified times.)
  • Opening Circle will be at: TBD. All FULL JAM participants must attend the Opening Circle. HALF JAM must attend an Orientation.
  • You will need to wear your mask upon arrival and until you test negative on-site.



Our Fees Explained

Earthdance offers a wide range of sliding scale for participation in this event, please take a moment to reflect as you decide on where you best fit. 

Your level of contribution is self selected and does not need to be advocated for. However we invite you to remember this contribution is currency and we ask that you stretch where you are able so that those who cannot stretch as far of a financial distance may also have potential access to community events. As you choose your rate please consider the following factors:

  • Your access to income and wealth, as connected to family and partnership, both currently and anticipated in the future.
  • The historical, systemic impacts of wealth accrual based on culture, race and other intersection marginalizations for you and your family.
  • The regional ease of your attendance, while some community members can drive to Earthdance, others will need to consider tuition based on their ability to travel longer distances. 
  • Earthdance is a community and rental funded organization which recently, historically and uniquely through the COVID-19 pandemic has struggled to have viable income.


*Tiered Sliding Scale: 

Full Jam        
FULL Jam- 5 Days Adult 1 Adult
+ 1 young person*
2 Adults
+ 1 young person*
Each additional
young person*
Tier 1 $1,150  $1,225 $2,250 $175
Tier 2 $925  $1,000 $1,800 $160
Tier 3 $685  $760 $1,320 $145
Tier 4 $545  $620 $1,040 $130
Tier 5 $485  $560 $920 $115


Half Jam (Friday, 4pm - Monday, 3pm)

HALF Jam- 3 Days Adult 1 Adult
+ 1 young person*
2 Adults
+ 1 young person*
Each additional
young person*
Tier 1 $725  $765 $1,365 $95
Tier 2 $515  $555 $945 $90
Tier 3 $445  $485 $805 $85
Tier 4 $365  $405 $645 $80
Tier 5 $315  $355 $570 $75


*More details about the distinction amongst rates can be viewed on our sliding scale page

Limited financial support may be possible for people needing assistance.  If you have any questions or concerns about cost, or if you cannot issue payment by credit card and need to pay by check or some other means, please email


Housing Options

Earthdance Dormitory: The Gratitude Lodge (a.k.a. the Earthdance dorm) is Earthdance's main lodging facility, connected to the Farmhouse by a short wooded trail. The Gratitude Lodge includes an assortment of large and small rooms featuring dormitory-style bunks and beds (twin & queen size) and is included in the base Jam cost. Beds are available on a first come basis. 

Camping: Enjoy our spacious woods and lawn with access to bathrooms and showers in the Dorm.

*There is no commuter option for this event.

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 14 days before the event less a $75 processing fee
No refunds available less than 14 days from the start of the event.

Note: If testing positive for COVID upon arrival, a full refund will be provided. If testing positive for COVID part way through the event and needing to leave, a proportional refund will be provided. 


Participant Community Support
As Earthdance Jams run as a​ community, all participants contribute to 2 work shifts (typically meal prep & cleans) and chores throughout the jam & workshop and will participate in a final house clean on the final day of the event. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants and Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home here. Your contributions to this collective caring of this space are invaluable and needed for the event to function!

Earthdance's Anti-Discrimination Pledge
Earthdance's buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance's Jam Guidelines
The Jam Guidelines have recently been updated! Please take the time to review them ahead of the event and we will engage with them together. 

Earthdance's Nudity Policy

Find out more about: What to Expect at an Earthdance Seasonal Jam.


Helen Styring Tocci (Host)

Helen Styring Tocci creates space for people of all ages to explore their unique creativity and discover the innate strength and wisdom that lives in every body. With over  20 years of experience as a professional dancer, vocalist and movement teacher in NYC, her multi-disciplinary performance works have been presented at Joyce Soho, Judson Church and DTW/NYLA. A passionate improviser, Helen creates dynamic environments for experiencing the joy of dance and travels nationally teaching workshops focused on connection, awareness and musicality through CircusYoga, Contact Improvisation, and Fusion Partner Dance. As a founder of the band Kirtan Soul Revival, she has led group singing experiences all over the world.

Kelly Blaser (Host)

Kelly has worn many hats, and being mom to a rambunctious toddler is quite on top these days. Before entering family life Kelly was a long-term resident staff member at Nine Mountain - she is delighted to be returning to a place and community that holds a deep sense of home, now with her own family in tow. She dove into the practice of CI in 2005 and has trained extensively in the physical and relational intelligence of the form, largely at Earthdance.



Chandra Cantor (CICO support)

Chandra is a mama, dancer, yogi and coach.  She has dedicated her life to the practice of embodied mindfulness and transformation and has been teaching Yoga full time for over 25 years.  She lives in Northampton, MA where she is raising 3 wonderful boys and has been an active member of the Earthdance community since she first discovered it in 2009.  Find out more about Chandra at



Malaïka Bittar-Piekutowski (Kids Program Coordinator)

Malaïka is a dedicated mom, passionate psychotherapist, committed partner, curious and sensitive human being. She lives in Montreal, goes for very long walks, loves to bake, and holds an attentive eye on her inner world. She fell in love with Earthdance since her first jam in 2017 and is now very happy to coordinate the kids program





Covid Structure:
State guidelines have constantly shifted. We are choosing to hold this event while understanding there are inherent risks with any public event. We understand that everyone needs to make different personal choices for a variety of reasons about what type of event feels safe. Below are the Covid related requirements for this event:

In Advance:

  • We invite you to take a PCR or Rapid Test in the window of 2-3 days in advance of your arrival. We also invite you to then avoid situations which may involve enhanced risk of exposure.
  • We ask that you NOT attend if you have any symptoms of illness. A full refund will be provided if you become sick or are exposed to someone with COVID.


On Site: 

  • Please wear a mask when arriving on site and until you have completed your rapid test at check-in.
    Check-In, Welcoming and testing will be at the Gratitude Lodge (AKA: The Dorm) during specific times:  
    For FULL Jam: 4-7pm on Wednesday or 8-9:30am on Thursday.
    For HALF Jam: 4-7pm Friday or 8-930am Saturday 

    (We cannot accept arrivals outside of these specified times.)
  • All attendees will be required to take a rapid covid test when arriving on site and may remove masks after displaying a negative test. (provided by Earthdance) 
  • Within the container of the weekend, the dance spaces and entire facility will be mask optional spaces, with masks not required, but optional for anyone who wants to wear one.
  • In the event that you become sick while on site, please notify Earthdance immediately. You will be required to leave Earthdance. You will be responsible for organizing your own means of departure so please consider this in advance. If you leave early due to illness, you will receive a prorated refund.



This structure is subject to change in advance and during the event, depending on how conditions unfold.

You will first be asked to complete a google form, and you will then continue to the link for registration & payment.