Winter Jam (f.k.a. New Year's Jam) 2019-20

December 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

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Earthdance’s annual Winter Jam centers around the theme of darkness and light. One of Earthdance's biggest events of the year, the Winter Jam averages 180–200 people and fills every nook and cranny of Earthdance’s rooms and studios, bringing an intimacy and warmth to the sharing of Contact Improvisation (CI). With long patches of morning sun, luxurious warm-ups, lounging, packed saunas, fun in the snow, bonfires, and performances, the Winter Jam is particularly geared toward anyone looking to connect deeply with self and other through the extremes of Winter. 

Please note: the Winter Jam is predominately an adult jam and does not offer specific spaces or activities for young people.

Find out more about: What to Expect at an Earthdance Seasonal Jam >>

Read Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion >>

Earthdance's buildings are ADA accessible. More info here >>

Pricing & registration coming soon.

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

See our Work Study Opportunities >>

Housing Options
Commuting: $15 off/night
Camping: $10 off/night 
(for brave snow people!)

Nine Mountain Retreats Housing (the retreat center next door to Earthdance)
Nine Mountain shared-room space (5–8 roommates): $40/night on top of the jam commuter rate. Nine Mountain lodging includes bedding, towels, and hot tub usage. 

Earthdance Dorm
Dorm Small Rooms (no private dorm rooms available)
If you are interested in reserving one of the smaller dorm rooms for a group of 3–6ppl ($150 extra), or for a single spot in a smaller room ($50 extra) please email contact@earthdance.net.

Local Bed & Breakfast Options
49 Mountain St (our neighbors Joan & Eric)
Garden House Upon a Hill (our neighbor Levi)
Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge (in West Cummington, right over the hill)
Brookwood B&B (in Cummington, one town over)
Upland Meadows Farm (in Cummington, one town over)

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 Wednesday, January 1. 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