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Earthdance

is an arts, dance, & movement organization and retreat center in Western Massachusetts, on unceded, ancestral Nipmuck, Pocumtuc and Wabanaki Confederacy Land. Earthdance welcomes guests from around the world to engage in events that center movement and embodied practice, Contact Improvisation, and collaborative art making.

The staff and board of directors are committed to an organizational culture that values interdisciplinary collaboration, improvisational community building, and ongoing devotion to equity, access and direct response to the realities of a greater socio-cultural landscape.

Earthdance is dedicated to building awareness of sustainable living and community building; in addition to arts-focused programming, the facility is available for partnerships with other organizations, institutions, festivals, and rentals that align with Earthdance’s values and culture.

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Learn about what we offer
Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation

A form central to Earthdance & practiced around the world
Artist Residencies & Retreats

Artist Residencies & Retreats

Opportunities for creative exchange +/or focused practice
Community

Community

History. Challenges. Gathering. Connection.

Events

For more events see the full calendar >

Winter New Years Jam 2021

December 28, 2021 to January 2, 2022

Earthdance’s annual Winter Jam centers around the theme of darkness and light.

Queer CI Lab & Jam

May 30 to May 31, 2022

In this container, we create time and space for queer voices to be heard and for queer folks to explore movement and embodiment.

July Jam

June 27 to July 5, 2022

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Earthdance Lab: Components of CI Culture

August 5 to August 8, 2022

For various reasons, from large event COVID concerns, to the complexity of hosting a full jam, family-friendly event at this particular time and circumstances...

Community SING with Penny Schultz (We Can Dream)

Sunday, October 15, 2021

One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member Penny Schultz brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony.

Work Day

November 5, 2021

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E|Merge Presents

February 27, 2022

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Community SING with Penny Schultz

Sunday, April 3, 2022

One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member, Penny Schultz, brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony.

For more events see the full calendar >