Community Events

Tune in soon for the 2019 Community Events schedule!

past community events


Dance Theater Workshop with Company SBB Stefanie Batten Bland

April 2nd, 4-7PM

Take the workshop, create a mural, and if you'd like, volunteer to be in the show!

Open to participants 16 years old and older.

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DanceHall: Public Dancing Allowed!!!
with Red Baraat

Friday, February 22nd
The Chilmark Community Center

The Yard is hosting a public dance party with Red Baraat! Come dance to hot bhranga music from what NPR calls "The Best Party Band in Years"!

Photo by Bill Parsons

Photo by Bill Parsons

Lecture: The Wondertwins

Monday, August 14th
The Woods Hole Public Library

Join The Wondertwins, Billy and Bobby McClain for a free public talk at The Woods Hole Public Library about their unique style, their upcoming performance of Black, and their lives in hip hop. 

Photo by Sally Cohn

Photo by Sally Cohn

Dances for a Variable Population with Leah Crosby

Monday, August 13th
The West Tisbury Council on Aging


Making It with Leah Crosby: Literature Inspired Dance

Photo by Sally Cohn

Photo by Sally Cohn

Tuesday, August 14th
The Chilmark Library
Ages 6 - 12

Photo by Sally Cohn

Photo by Sally Cohn

Community Sing with Roberta Kirn

Thursday, August 30th
All ages and voices welcome

Photo by Sally Cohn

Photo by Sally Cohn

Ice Skating with Le Patin Libre!

Thursday, August 2nd
The MV Ice Arena
A Skating Workshop open to all ages and levels will be led by the company.

Saturday, August 4th
The MV Ice Arena
Free Open Skate Party

Photo by Deborah Damast

Photo by Deborah Damast

Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Workshop

Wednesday, August 8th
The Yard
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted by Deborah Damast and Making It Director Jesse Keller Jason, joined by DEL App designers, Barry Blumenfeld and Henry Holmes

Still from Secret of the Waterfall by Douglas Dunn and Charlie Atlas

Still from Secret of the Waterfall by Douglas Dunn and Charlie Atlas

Douglas Dunn + Dancers Secret of the Waterfall
Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, June 12th
Chilmark Public Library, 3:00 - 5:00pm


Love, Laughter, and Literature
A H.O.W. Jr. Pride event

Saturday June 16
The Yard Nanon Theater and Barn Studio, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sandglass Theater Puppetry Workshop

Friday, January 19th, 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday, January 20th, 1-3:30pm

Free Event


Stefanie Batten Bland "Embarked"


Friday, September 29th at 3PM
Saturday, September 30th at 3pm



Community Sings with Roberta Kirn
Tuesday | 9/12

5pm at The Yard
Free Event



Climate Barge
A floating artwork by Heather Theresa Clark with DanceTheYard and Christen Lien



Built on Stilts
August 19-21, 8pm
at the Union Chapel, OB | Free event

August 20 & 21


Moving For Life and BodyMind Dancing
Movement workshops and discussion
with Martha Hart Eddy

August 15 - 17


Ragamala Dance Company Lecture
Tuesday, August 15, 7:30pm
at the Woods Hole Public Library | Free Event

Mother and daughter co-directors of Ragamala Dance Company Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy discuss contemporary works within the Bharatanatyam tradition.


Intergenerational Hip-Hop Round Table with Raphael and Sokeo
Wednesday, August 9, 6pm
at the Edgartown Public Library | Free Event

Raphael Xavier and Sokeo Ros discuss the culture of hip-hop and how break dance changes over time with the maturing body.


Raphael Xavier Lecture
Xavier's work over 4 decades
Tuesday, August 8, 7:30pm
at the Woods Hole Public Library | Free Event

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Raphael Xavier will discuss his work over four decades.


Pride, Not Prejudice DanceHall
with DJ Vyagra Fallz

Saturday, July 29, 8-10pm at The Yard
18yr + | $10 General Admission

Public Dancing Allowed!


"Mr. Gaga" Film Screening
Sunday, July 23 at 7:30pm at the MV Hebrew Center, VH | $10


Camille A. Brown & Dancers Round Table
Tuesday, July 11, 6pm at the Oak Bluffs Public Library | Free Event

An interactive discussion with Camille A. Brown & Dancers and other African American community leaders.


The Yard at Sargent Gallery
The Influence of Thomas Hart Benton on Dance

Performance and Artist's Talk:
Anthony Benton Gude
Reception and pop-up performance: Friday July 7, 6-8pm

Sargent Gallery, 32 State Road, Aquinnah MA 02535


DanceTheYard and Friends
at Mytoi Gardens

Hosted by The Trustees of Reservation

Saturday, June 3, 1-3pm
Free Event


Prince/Bowie DanceHall Event with DJ Christopher Anderson

Friday June 2, 8pm at The Yard
(doors open at 7:30pm)


Defining Creative Practice Workshops
Improvisation with David Brick - 3 session participation encouraged

May 23, 24, 25 | 9-10:30am
at The Yard's open-air studio


HT Chen Performance and Residency

May 19th | 6:30pm
Performance suggested donation $15


Godfrey Muwulya &
Roberta Kirn

Song & Dance exchange at the Oak Bluffs Public Library

Thursday, April 6th, 6-7:30pm



Saturday, October 29


Film Series

Free Event
Friday, August 12th, 2016


Community Sing

with Roberta Kirn
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016