Workshops & Trainings


Earthdance provides a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training through year-round workshops with teachers from around the world.

Upcoming Events

Tilt: A Queer Contact Improvisation Lab & Jam
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
  Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation for our own queer bodies and identities through movement, discussion, peer workshop, jamming. Part lab, part jam, Tilt is for queer dance artists, CI practitioners, teachers, and a broader queer public who want to bring queer politics,...
Moving's View: EVOLUTIONARY 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
A week-long workshop  Tracing the living evolution of forms in and through our own bodies, this workshop dives into and weaves together Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, the Underscore, Tuning Scores, meditation, and other current passions in the 9th occurrence of this intensive at...
Nomadic College 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 29, 2018 (All day)
  The Nomadic College offers a methodically designed curriculum and focused environment for the study of the Axis Syllabus (AS). The AS provides an accessible reference system for practical human anatomy and physics as they apply to training, rehabilitation, and the art of dancing.More info...
Touch&Play 2018 | Truth or Dare: Playing with Courage, Compassion, Consent & Inclusion
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day)
A rental partner event held at Earthdance
Transnational Dance Immersion 2018 with Donna Mejia
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting dances of the North African/Arab rural communities, Yoga, Ballet, American hip hop, and Brazilian Silvestre Contemporary technique. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip...
Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive (DIPI) is an annual 6­-day residential workshop featuring the research and teaching of Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser.  Presented in August at Earthdance the intensive focuses on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Time is spent tuning and...
Moving Arts Lab 2018: a festival meeting ground for interdisciplinary exploration
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
  Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) and participants from around the world create an embodied dialogue...
Delicious Movement Workshop with Eiko Otake
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
In this weekend workshop, we will Move to experience the body as landscape and landscape as body. Exploring how distance is malleable and how time is uneven, we strive to transcend everyday notions of our body and places. Move to rest, sleep, and dream. Move to pass time, bloom, and linger. Move...
Political Movement
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Proceeds support Earthdance’s racial justice initiatives Join faculty members from The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice for a weekend of jams, discussions, and classes in Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering®, Theatre of the Oppressed, Parcon, Witchcraft: A Corporeal...
The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
A weekend of 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. All levels and movement backgrounds welcome....