Venue & Practicalities
We are grateful to continue hosting this event at Earthdance - an arts organization, rental and retreat center that hosts workshops, artist retreats, and community programming. It is situated on unceded Nipmuc territory in the hills of Western Massachusetts. At its foundation are dance, somatics, movement research and interdisciplinary arts training with an awareness towards social justice and community building.
Earthdance Creative Living retreat center
2 large dance studios * communal dinning areas * cozy living room * dungeon space * sauna * swimming quarry * hot tub
125 acres of woods; spacious grassy area in amongst apple orchard; vegetable and herb garden
Earthdance provides 2 lodging options: Campsites and shared dorm rooms. The Apple Orchard and 125 acres of forest provide ample space for personal tent camping. Campers have access to the shared bathrooms in the main Farmhouse which include indoor and outdoor showers. The Gratitude Lodge (a.k.a. the Earthdance dorm) is connected to the Farmhouse by a short wooded trail. The Gratitude Lodge offers an assortment of large and small rooms featuring dormitory-style bunks and beds (twin & queen size). The dorm also has shared common area and bathrooms. A limited number of bunk and private rooms are available at Nine Mountain Retreat Center next door to Earthdance. Choose the 'commuter' option at checkout and set up accommodations directly with Nine Mountain.
WHAT TO BRING
water bottle with a lid (please no glass bottles in studios) * insect repellent (there are deer ticks!) * rain gear * warm layers * earplugs * bedsheets or sleeping bag if staying in dorm * camping gear if camping * flashlight or headlamp * towels (some available for rent) * toiletries * slippers for indoors * closed-toed shoes for kitchen shifts * business cards, handmade products or other things to sell * instruments * journal * dancing clothes * costumes! * toys! * any personal items to feel more comfortable
FOOD & COOKING
Three fresh, organic vegetarian and vegan meals will be provided each day. A snack and tea station is available at any time. We will gather information around food sensitivities and allergies prior to the event and incorporate that into our meal planning. There is a guest fridge available to store any personal supplemental foods you may need or wish to bring.
Earthdance is located at 252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070
Departure by 4pm on September 28th
*On-site registration opens at 5pm on September 23rd *Work Exchange arrive for 2pm meeting on September 23rd *Sooth&Care Team arrive for 3pm meeting on September 23rd *Teachers arrive between 3-5pm on September 22nd