SPRING JAM! March 16-19th – Registration is Now Open – Hosts TBD

A time of renewal and expansion, the Spring Jam will offer CI classes to help strengthen confidence in the fundamentals of the form as well as opportunities to hone our skills for dancing in Jam spaces. The fundamentals of CI are profound and can always be explored deeper. This is why CI is considered a “practice”. Details continue to reveal themselves within the physics, discovering together the nuanced landscape of human connection and vast terrain of compositional and kinesthetic choice making. Our aim is to create a container where all can feel welcome; and that centers on the form of Contact Improvisation. 

Spring Jam Details

  • The Spring Jam is one of the four main Earthdance seasonal jams, it often has around 60-80 participants and is open to all movement levels & backgrounds. 
  • The Jam will have a limited single day drop-in on Saturday. This option is only open to folks who are familiar with Earthdance.
  • Please take a look at what to expect at an Earthdance Seasonal Jam.

Arrival, Onsite Check-In, Opening Circle and COVID testing

  • Arrival: Participants may arrive starting at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 16th and must arrive at or before 9:30 am Friday for the Opening Circle.
  • Onsite Check-In: The welcoming will commence from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday, March 16th. If you arrive any time after 7pm on Thursday, we ask that folks check-in on Friday, March 17th at 8:00-9:30 am
  • Drop-in’s: Arrive to check-in Saturday, March 18th at 8:00-9:30 am
  • Opening Circle: Friday, March 17th at 10 am. All participants are asked to attend
  • COVID Testing: Please make sure that you have tested for COVID on the day of arrival. If needed, participants may purchase tests from Earthdance for $10 each.

Equity & Access Tickets 

Although we’re not able to offer any full scholarships this year, we’re excited to offer up to 10 highly reduced Equity & Access Tickets to individuals who feel part of an underrepresented and/or marginalized group in CI and have a relationship with CI.  We know that for those who come from marginalized populations showing up to spaces filled with primarily privileged groups can be a challenge, and can feel vulnerable. “Apply” and see more details here. For transparency and context, in the past, and we hope in the near future, we offered 3-5 full DEI scholarships.

For those who do not identify as marginalized and are in a represented group of CI, we invite you to stretch in your payment to help support those who cannot stretch and create a more diverse jam experience for all. 

Note: While Earthdance is making efforts to better support Equity & Access at all its events, the New Year’s Winter Jam offers particularly strong support for diversity, equity, and inclusion through:

  • Reduced pricing offered to people self-identifying as being underrepresented and/or marginalized in CI.
  • Classes and discussions that aim to bring up the level of awareness and inclusion at the jam as a whole
  • affinity spaces (jams, discussions, etc.) for particular groups of people to connect, share CI space together, and rest from the pressures of being in a minority status at the jam.

Our Fees Explained

Earthdance offers a sliding scale payment 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.

Pricing

Drom Gratitude Lodge

$650 – Financially Wealthy

$550 – Financially Abundant

$450 – Financially Stable 

$400 – Financially Coping 

$350 – Financially Strained 

Camping

$610 – Financially Wealthy

$510 – Financially Abundant

$410 – Financially Stable 

$360 – Financially Coping 

$310 – Financially Strained 

Nine Mountain (Please contact robyn@ninemountain.com to reserve a bed)

$650 – Financially Wealthy

$550 – Financially Abundant

$450 – Financially Stable 

Drop-in on Saturday, March 18th (for those who’ve been to Earthdance before)

$150 – Financially Wealthy

$130 – Financially Abundant

$110 – Financially Stable 

$90 – Financially Coping 

$75 – Financially Strained

Housing Options

Tickets include room at the Earthdance Dormitory and full board. The Gratitude Lodge (a.k.a. the Earthdance dorm) is the main lodging facility, connected to the Farmhouse by a short wooded trail. The lodge includes 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.

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 14 days before the event less a $75 ($25 for drop-in day) processing fee. 

No refunds available less than 14 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors.

COVID Precautions and Testing

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend the Spring Jam. However, ALL registrants are required to take an antigen test on the day of before arriving on Thursday, March 16th at Earthdance. If you need a test, Earthdance will have them available to purchase for $10 each. 

Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before arriving. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Participant Community Support

Earthdance runs as a​ community, thus part of the participation is that all individuals contribute to 1-2 work shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the jam/workshop and participate in a final house clean on Sunday. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants and Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home in the Earthdance buildings & grounds. Your contributions to this collective caring of this space are invaluable!

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

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