Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration 2019

With Tim O'Donnell & Carly Czach

November 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm


The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration is an annual weekend gathering at Earthdance for sharing CI dances, fall harvest food, and the Earthdance land. We gather in the spirit of generosity and thanks to remember all who came before us and all who may come after. 

The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration is open for Evening Jamming starting at 8pm ($10–15 sliding scale). The weekend is open to all movement levels and backgrounds.

Workshop Description:
With a strong grounding in Contact Improvisation (CI), we will experiment with floor work, fluidity, and flight to expand our dancing from the gentle and subtle to the acrobatic and fluidly athletic. Morning classes will inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening jams.

Thanksgiving Day Acknowledgment:
For indigenous peoples across this continent, the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day is considered a National Day of Mourning. In holding this weekend jam and workshop celebration, we wish to acknowledge the democide and continued suffering of Native Americans that are so easily erased by the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope to use this annual weekend as an opportunity to educate and connect meaningfully within and through the troubled histories of this land.

Please join us November 28 starting at 6pm for a Gratitude Potluck Dinner. Bring a gift of food to share, whatever you may have; let’s celebrate each other’s company and the bounty of community. We’ll also be sharing history from the native tribes originally from this land, as well as a Haudenosaunee prayer from Deirdre Morris, Earthdance’s Executive Director.

Read: Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion >>
Earthdance's buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.


*Thank you to Tim & Carly for generously donating their teacher fees each year to a different important cause.

Our Fees Explained
Our fees are priced on a sliding scale to help allow for a diversity of people to attend. We ask that you please pay at the highest level you can afford:

The Sustainer Rate is for those able to help sustain someone else’s tuition.
The Full Rate is for those comfortably able to pay at cost (what it costs for Earthdance to run this program).
The Subsidized Rate is for those needing financial assistance to attend.

Tuition, Room & Board (prices shown include meals and lodging)

Full Weekend
Sustainer Rate:   $385 
Full Rate:            $330
Subsidized Rate:  $275 

Full Weekend Youth (5–17yrs)
Sustainer Rate:   $220
Full:                   $165
Subsidized Rate: $110

Single Day (price includes meals and acitivites but not overnights)
Sustainer Rate:   $90
Full Rate:            $80
Subsidized Rate:  $70

Single Day Youth (5–17yrs)
Sustainer Rate:   $40
Full Rate:            $35
Subsidized Rate:  $30

Special Discounts
Bring a friend and both get $10 off! 
(add your friend's name to your registration under "How did you hear about this event?" and receive the discount upon arrival)

See our Work Study Opportunities >>

Participant Community Support
As Earthdance runs as a​ community, all participants contribute to 1-2 work shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the jam & workshop and will participate in a final House Clean on Sunday, November 24. 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!

Earthdance's Cancellation Policy    
Earthdance's Jam Guidelines 
Earthdance's Nudity Policy

Photo credits: (top) Aurore Biry