About Dance for Humanity

WHY DANCE FOR HUMANITY?

Founder's Story:

"At 14, I was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) linked to environmental pollution caused by a local manufacturing company dumping chemicals that contaminated the soil and our drinking water.

While I was fortunate to live through the ordeal, others from my community did not. I dance for them and for all those who cannot.

During that time, dance came alive for me, becoming a safe space in which I felt happy and free. Dance has since helped me heal and fuels me in everything I do. It is an honor and a privilege to pass on the joy and healing power of dancing in community to others.

It only makes sense to me that we leverage the incredible power of dancing together in community to enhance the wellbeing of all people and our planet, and thereby create a more nourishing world for all.

This is why I created Dance for Humanity."

Jen Earls (she/hers), Founder
Community Dance Leader, Choreographer, & Performing Artist

Jennifer Earls

OUR MOTTO

Dance with friends for good!

OUR VISION AND MISSION

We’re an inspiring, collective home for dance lovers to feel alive, thrive, and co-create a more regenerative world together! Whether new or seasoned, we welcome all to groove on our dance floor so we can come together as a more co-creative, empowered community.

We aim to build a more regenerative world for all through:

  1. Co-Creative Dance Crews
  2. Community Dance Events, Classes, & Retreats
  3. Choreographies & Performances for Eco-Social Causes
  4. Partnerships with Regenerative Organizations for a Brighter World for All

OUR VALUES

We value a conscious, dynamic balance of:

  • Self Care: Self-Awareness, Embodiment, Self Leadership
  • Community Care: Consent, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Receptivity, Mutual Support, Co-Creativity, Fun, Ceremony & Ritual
  • Environment Care: Nature, Regenerative Impact
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CODE OF CONDUCT - B.E.L.O.N.G.

We belong to ourselves, with each other, and with the Earth.

Be Willing to Evolve

We remain open to learning and growing, which helps us discover new, satisfying ways to meet our needs and have wonderful experiences together.

Embody Yourself

We aim to be present with our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and actions with as much self-awareness, kindness, and skill as possible.

Love What Arises

We embrace uncertainty and practice compassion with ourselves and others.

Own Your Unique Value

We believe your diverse perspective, voice, and gifts have worth and are needed.

Non-Violently Communicate

We take responsibility for our own emotions and needs, thoughtfully express ourselves, and actively listen to one another.

Grow Regeneratively Together

We believe the wellbeing of each of us, the collective, and our planet are deeply connected and therefore aim to operate and contribute in ways that provide nourishment on all of these levels.

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