Party With A Purpose
Earthdance is a California 501c3 non-profit tax-exempt organization that is financially supported by the people who produce and participate in the Earthdance global event.
The organization coordinates the annual Earthdance international music and dance festival for peace, and the global synchronized link-up, when the Prayer for Peace music track and affirmation is played at each event around the world, and online.
Now in its 23rd year, Earthdance has supported the work of peace, sustainability, and social justice charities in many countries, via producers and communities that participate in the global event, by generating awareness, donations, and contributing 50% of local event profits.
Earthdance also conducts awareness campaigns related to its annual global event themes. The Earthdance 2019 theme is “Collective Intelligence”. Previous themes include:
- 2018 – Plant Peace, Plant __________
- 2017 – Re-Evolution
- 2016 – Global Shift 2016
- 2015 – Awakening
- 2014 – Transformation
- 2013 – Community
- 2012 – Woman
- 2011 – Trees
- 2010 – Honoring Our Traditions
- 2009 – Blessing the Children
- 2008 – Unity In Diversity
- 2007 – Global Om for Healing of the Planetary Waters
- 2006 – International Gathering of Elders
- 2005 – Global Dance Festival for Planetary Peace
- 2004 – Drums for Peace (Guinness World Record for largest drum circle with Mickey Hart)
- 2003 – United Beats of Peace
From 1999-2003, most parties used In Aid of Tibet as a theme, and Give Peace A Dance seems to have been a de facto theme for many parties. Earthdance promotes a set of simple positive memes: Earth. Dance. Music. Peace. Synchronicity.