The Gratitude Jam and Workshop Celebration with Tim O'Donnell 2017

November 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to November 26, 2017 - 3:00pm


A weekend for attentive and dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all. Begins Thanksgiving* Day with a community potluck feast & Jam.


All levels and backgrounds of dancing welcome.


*This gathering will also be an opportunity to give gratitude and honor the indigenous peoples of this nation.

Thank you, Tim, for generously donating your teacher fee for this event to the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico!

This weekend also features a special class Saturday 4:30 - 7pm
Improvisational Cooking for Health and Pleasure with gourmet, organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier!

This class is included in registration for the Gratitude Jam (Saturday single day or Full Jam). If you want to come just for the cooking class, please RSVP to

Tuition, Room & Board (tiered for accessibility)

Full Weekend

Professional: $350 
Full:                $300
Subsidized:   $250 

Youth Pricing (5-17yrs):
Professional: $255
Full: $180
Subsidized: $125

Above pricing include meals and dormitory-style lodging.

Camping is $5 off per night | Commuting is $15 off per night


*The commuter rate does include meals

Single day (price does not include overnight)

Professional: $85
Full:                $75
Subsidized:   $65

Youth Pricing (5-17yrs):
Professional: $30
Full: $35
Subsidized: $40

Open Evening Jamming (open to community, $10 - 15 sliding scale) starting at 8pm.



Our Sliding Scale
The 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.
Work Study is often, but not always, available to offset the costs for Earthdance events.

Work Study
Earthdance cancellation policy

Participant Community Support
As Earthdance runs as a​ community, all participants contribute to 1-2 chore shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the workshop and a Final House Clean from 9-10am on Sunday, November 26th. 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!