Throughout the year, Dancing Earth also offers cultural arts workshops for youth through adult, dancers and non dancers, Native communities and beyond. We have brought these master classes and workshops to educational settings (K-12, college, and grad school level), conferences, cultural gatherings, festivals, throughout the Southwest, California, and as invited by host communities, which have ranged across 18 states and 8 countries .
Dancing Earth been honored with invitations to sites including Zuni, Gallup, Dulce, Pojoaque Pueblo, Santa Fe Indian School, Salt River Pima Maricopa reservation, Four Corners area elementary schools, Ronan Montana School District, Point Arena Pomo reservation, as well as long term relationships with seasonal returns to communities including Native Wellness Institute youth gatherings, UC Riverside, Cal State East Bay, Sherman Indian School, Seventh Native American Generation, The Nest, Ohkay Owingeh Elementary School, Moving Arts Espanola, Institute of American Indian Arts, UC Berkeley, Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Indigenous Contemporary Dance, HipHop, Powwow, Martial Arts, Music-Making, Creative Writing and Spoken Word Poetry, Eco-Fashion/Costume Design, Movement for Language Renewal, Indigenous food and fitness, Meditation.
Dancing Earth collaborates with various organizations serving Native Youth across the country. Using Dancing Earth’s teaching methodology, youth experience opportunity to engage in their own cultural storytelling through dance, movement, theatrical performance, music, song and Indigenous language.
“Jariah was 3 years old at the time he saw your dance on the impact of trash in the waters. He saw your dress and the features on your face and the heaviness of your gait and it had such an impact on him that when we are at any water source, he will make sure he picks up trash or has an adult pick it up because he doesn't want to hurt "Mama Ocean". He says, "She already has a lot of trash to carry, she doesn't need anymore." —Teri, mother and director of Title 7 Native Youth Educational Programming in Durango CO
Community Dance Workshops:
Movement and dance workshops open to community members taught in various locations. Participants will learn movement through Dancing Earth methodology, incorporating somatic movement methods, individualized cultural movement storytelling. Visit our EVENTS page to see our upcoming classes.