Community Events


4th of July Parade with DanceTheYard and Community Dancers

Tuesday, July 4, 5-7pm in Edgartown
Free Event

Catch DanceTheYard and Friends dancing in the Martha’s Vineyard Parade in Edgartown on the fourth! Choreography by Holly Jones and Jesse Keller Jason.


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

Discussion topic TBA.


David R. White Lecture
Tuesday, July 11, 8pm
at the Woods Hole Public Library
Free Event

The Place of The Yard in the National Dance Landscape.



Community Sings with Roberta Kirn
Tuesdays | 7/18, 8/15 and 9/12

5pm at The Yard
Free Events

A fun family event, singers and music lovers of all ages can take part in hymns, folk songs, rounds, and more.


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

Join us for this insightful and spirited documentary about Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin. Director Tomer Heyman gives us insight into the mind of a man considered by many to be an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Co-presented with the MV Summer Institute Film Series.


Pride, Not Prejudice DanceHall
DJ Vyagra FallzDanceHall Event
Saturday, July 29, 8-10pm at The Yard
18yr + | $10 General Admission

Public Dancing Allowed! 



Benefit Evening
La Noche del Ritmos Del Mar
(Rhythms of Sea and Sky)

Watch a beautiful sunset and enjoy Cuban Music by GRAMMY Winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble to benefit The Yard.


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.


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.


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.


Built on Stilts
August 18-21, 8pm
at the Union Chapel, OB | Free event

Built On Stilts dance festival is comprised of work by artists from Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, New York City, and beyond! No reservations or ticket purchases required. Catch performances by DanceTheYard, dates TBA.


Azro Cady Music Performance
Tuesday, August 22, 7:30pm

The Yard | $10 General Admission


Dance for a Variable Population Workshops with Naomi Goldberg Haas
August 21-25, 9-10:30am
The Yard Open Air Barn Studio | $15

Lecture Demonstration & Movement Workshop led by Naomi Goldberg Haas
Thursday, August 24, 6-8pm at the Chappaquiddick Community Center
Free Event

Naomi Goldberg Haas will lead a workshop for adults of all ages and abilities to promote creative movement. 


past community events

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