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

2019 Queer CI Lab and Jam
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual,...
Fissure: Openings, portals, and breakages in CI and Dance Improvisation practice
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson  Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? Offering grounding, embodied practices, 3 classes daily, POC only and + Allies spaces, questions into...
Moving with Relational Intelligence: A weekend of Contact Improvisation (CI) & ensemble dancing
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm
This weekend workshop is an opportunity for dancers to dig into the skills and practices of physical communication in ensemble dancing in order to become relevant to the change they seek in the world. Based in dynamic research practices, we reach into the physics, somatics, and attentional skills...
Dynamic Alignment: Dancing the Axis Syllabus
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 3:00pm
A week of Embodied Research & Practice through the lens of the Axis SyllabusThe Axis Syllabus is an emergent pedagogical initiative which aims to build a system of references for the human body in movement. The study and experience of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, somatics...
Rooted Essence Dance Retreat
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 3:00pm
Hosted by Rooted Essence: Featuring Guest Artists and Choreographers A 5-day residency and retreat hosted by Rooted Essence on Earthdance's serene & sacred grounds. For women of color ages 15-35, yet is open to others who wish to attend.
Transnational Dance Immersion 2019 with Donna Mejia
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
Proceeds support Earthdance’s Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.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...
Moving Arts Lab 2019: a festival meeting ground for interdisciplinary exploration
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 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 at...