For the fourth straight year, Earthdance, the famed retreat center in Western Massachusetts where much contact improvisation is danced, taught, and lived, is giving out Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships to its Falling Leaves Jam, which runs Thursday, October 19, to Sunday, October 22, 2017. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 6.
As with all of Earthdance’s four seasonal jams, the Falling Leaves Jam will have a mixture of open jamming, class and workshop offerings, discussions, and other programming, as assembled by the facilitators and offered by the jam attendees. This year’s facilitators will be Tanya Williams and Vivek Patel from Toronto.
The Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship is open to members of under-represented and/or marginalized groups who have not previously attended an Earthdance seasonal jam. While this could include recipients from groups defined according to factors traditionally associated with diversity and affirmative action — ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, age, disability, sexual identity, gender identity, etc. — the scholarship invites applicants to define for themselves how they may be a member of an under-represented and/or marginalized group.
Scholarship recipients will receive free tuition and room & board at the jam, in addition to transportation and orientation support.
Many, many more details, including how to apply, at https://earthdance.net/diversityscholarship. The application process is fairly simple and straightforward, although it does include getting a recommendation from an experienced dancer and detailing your travel plans.