The global peace party at the heart of it all.
From 2009 to 2018, Earthdance Ohio hosted the only Earthdance event in Ohio. The peace party was coordinated with other peace events around the world for the UN International Day of Peace. Our Ohio events featured many dance presentations including participatory activities where anyone can learn new dances. Some of our main acts included Bellydance Columbus and the Israeli Folk Dancers as well as OWU students. We invited families, students, community members, and all supporters of peace to come and dance with us. We even had a DJ for open dance times and food to keep you energized. One of the biggest features of the global event is the synchronized prayer for peace played at each event all across the world connecting the dozens of gathered groups. Half of the proceeds from the suggested donations went to our local beneficiaries that aligned with peace and the year’s theme.
EarthDance is the largest synchronized dance event in the world, promoting peace, justice, and sustainability in hundreds of locations in dozens of countries.
Previous themes and local beneficiaries:
- 2018: Plant Peace, Plant __________: The Northwest Neighborhood Association
- 2017: Re-Evolution: The Second Ward Community Initiative
- 2016: Global Shift: Sustainable Delaware Ohio
- 2015: Awakening, Green Columbus
- 2014: Transformation, Andrews House
- 2013: Community, Main Street Delaware
- 2012: Women, HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties
- 2011: Trees, Stratford Ecological Center
- 2010: Tradition, The Global Village Collection
- 2009: Children, Family Promise