earthdancers was founded in 1989 by Sunny Dixon, Heidi Strauss and Stephanie Thompson. They conceived the idea of holding a benefit performance of modern dance and donating all of the proceeds to organizations dedicated to improving the environment. Over the years the group has donated over $125,000 to environmental causes.
Dancers develop much more than their dance technique in this group. Being a member of earthdancers means working many long volunteer hours fundraising, soliciting sponsorships, helping with publicity, selling tickets and undertaking all of the other jobs involved in a successful dance production.
Dance students (ages 10 and up) who are interested in joining the company should contact Denise Vitali, Artistic Director.