OUR VISION AND MISSION
Dance with friends for good.
Dance for Humanity provides an inspiring home for dance lovers to feel alive and help the world thrive, together.
We aim to build a more regenerative world for all through:
1) Our Dance for Humanity - Dance Crew
2) Community Dance Events, Workshops & Retreats
3) Choreographies & Performances for Eco-Social Causes
4) Partnerships for a Regenerative World for All
To be Happy & Healthy,
we believe in a conscious, dynamic balance of:
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT:
We belong to ourselves, with each other, with the Earth.
- Be willing to evolve
- Embody yourself - your body, emotions, thoughts, and actions - with as much self-awareness and skill as possible
- Love what arises - embrace uncertainty and practice compassion for yourself and others
- Own your unique value and worth - your diverse perspective, voice, and gifts
- Non-violently communicate - thoughtfully express yourself and actively listen to others
- Grow regeneratively together - contribute to the wellbeing of yourself, each other and the planet
JEN EARLS (she/hers)
Community Dance Leader, Choreographer, Performing Artist
FOUNDER'S STORY - WHY I DANCE FOR HUMANITY:
When I was 14 years old, I was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma). It was discovered that it was linked to environmental pollution caused by a local manufacturing company dumping chemicals that contaminated the soil, groundwater, and our drinking water. I was fortunate to live, however, there were others who did not. I dance for them and for all those who cannot.
During this time, I felt deeply unworthy. This is also when dance came alive for me. It was the one place in which I felt happy and free. It has helped me heal and has fueled me ever since. I dance for my own continued healing, joy and growth and for the wellbeing of all.
It only makes sense to me that we dance together for the wellbeing of all people and the planet and for the brightest path for ourselves and future generations. This is why I dance for humanity.
I am the Founder of Dance for Humanity. As a Community Dance Leader, Choreographer and Performing Artist, I'm passionate about leading community dance offerings to guide dance lovers to connect more deeply, express more freely and dance with intention - for personal and collective wellbeing and eco-social causes. I love engaging movement/dance, mindfulness, and healthy embodiment and co-creation skills so we can all move forward together to create a happier, healthier world for all.
I specialize in improvisational, expressive forms such as Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement, as well as Salsa and Afro-Latin Dance. I have 13+ years of experience leading various types of community dance classes and workshops.
I have also served as a Holistic Life/Career Coach, Group Facilitator and Meditation Teacher with 11+ years of experience, including at MIT and in private practice.
Education and Credentials
I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, M.Ed. from Suffolk University, Four Forces Interpersonal and Group Facilitator Certification, Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and Koru Mindfulness Teacher Certification. I have also completed the Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Week 1 experience and Grounding Your Village: Ecovillage and Intentional, Sustainable Community Development course. Lastly, I completed my Permaculture Design Certification through Sowing Solutions in 2022.