Committees & Working Groups

Committee Announcement:

The Contact Improvisation Committee at Earthdance is looking for new members! We are in search of individuals who are committed to the form, have experience with Earthdance, excellent communication skills (in person, via email and phone) and have the availability to participate fully in their duties. This role requires the following:

  • attendance of at least one seasonal jam a year, at which you work to support the facilitators, Earthdance staff, and participants
  • 3–4 phone meetings before and after the jam you are supporting with facilitators and Earthdance staff
  • annual in-person meeting and one annual phone meeting
  • maintain clear documentation of jam schedules, agendas, notes, and feedback in Google Drive
  • aid in the curation of CI events at Earthdance, incl. Sunday Movement & Music Jams

You receive free attendance to a seasonal jam and Sunday Movement & Music Jams as well as 1/2 off a second seasonal jam (except the New Year’s Jam), as compensation. We encourage a diverse range of applicants to apply in order to have a wide representation of our community. Please send a short statement of interest (please include a few sentences about who you are and why you fit this committee description) to:

Committees & Working Groups ~ the Labor of Love

Many hands make light work, and for Earthdance, Committees and Working Groups are some of the most important components to ensuring the organization’s smooth and sustainable growth. We are constantly looking for new members to bring vibrant ideas and efforts to the task of making Earthdance healthy and happy. Join an Earthdance Committee and/or Working Group by contacting the Committee/Working Group point person today!

  1. Board Development Committee
    This Committee recruits and guides the application process for adding new board members. We currently have open seats on the board, so this committee is very active! This Committee also researches, offers and/or leads Board capacity development. Open to new members.
  2. Buildings & Grounds Committee
    This Committee helps make important decisions regarding Earthdance’s buildings, grounds, code compliance, and related expenses. If you have professional experience in contracting, architecture, grounds management, farming, forestry, or alternative energy systems, you are especially needed here. Regular meetings. Open to new members. (Point Person: Spirit Joseph)
  3. Finance Committee
    This Committee works with the Executive Director to plan for and review the Earthdance budget, short-term and long-range projections, etc. If you own your own business, or have professional experience in budget management, accounting or finance, you are especially needed here. You are also welcome if you are good with numbers and open to learning about non-profit budget management. Open to new members. (Point Person: Spirit Joseph)
  4. Fundraising Committee
    This Committee helps plan and implement ongoing development and fundraising efforts, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Development Manager. If you have professional experience in grantwriting or fundraising, or you are interested in learning about these areas, please plug in here. (Contact: Earthdance Development)
  5. Programming Advisory Committee 
    This Committee helps imagine and create programming at Earthdance, in collaboration with the Executive Director. If you are a working artist or have experience in arts program development and implementation, you may fit well here. 
  6. Contact Improvisation (CI) Committee 
    The CI Committee is in charge of organizing all of Earthdance’s CI-specific programming and curating the seasonal jams, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Programming Committee. (Contact:
  7. Safety & Respect Working Group
    This Working Group contributes to making Earthdance a safer place for everyone in their experience of dancing and being at Earthdance. 
  8. Executive Board Committee
    This is a leadership Committee consisting of the Board President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Closed to new members.

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