Built on Stilts and Built to Last; Dance Fever Hits Union Chapel Again

Beginning this Thursday, Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs will be filled with the sounds of dancing feet, rhythmic drumming and thunderous applause as the Island gathers once again for the annual Built on Stilts dance festival.

Dancing to the Beat of the Funny Bone

“It’s not easy to find comic dance,” acknowledged David White, the artistic director of The Yard. Nevertheless, Mr. White has worked hard to put together a wide collection of acts for the Women Dance the Comic series at The Yard running until July 25.

Moving With the Flow, New Dance Studio Embraces Art of Free Expression

Sandy Stone-Benjamin fell in love with dance in the third grade, and later went on to perform with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Recently, she opened the Spindrift dance studio where she teaches modern dance, jazz, ballet and tap.

At the Yard This Summer

The Yard has announced its summer 2015 programing schedule. The season runs from May through September.

Charter Students Learn Dance as a Unifying Language

For four weeks, Godfrey Muwulya, a native dancer from Uganda, has been teaching traditional dances from his country to fifth and sixth grade social studies students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, thanks to The Yard.

Everybody Bharatanatyam Now!

Acclaimed dancer/choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy brings her performance Sannidhi, or Sacred Space, to the Yard.

Dancers Explore Rhythm and Meaning

The Yard comes together with the African American Film Festival with Camille A. Brown and Dancers on Saturday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m.

The Yard Taps Out the Beat of Another Creative Summer

Tap the Yard: A Vineyard Festival of Rhythm and Beats has returned to the Yard in Chilmark for the third year. The two-week festival features some of the best dancers in the country working in progressive tap and dance.

Dancing to the Beat of Exploration as the Yard's Season Opens

How does one capture the spirit of Martha’s Vineyard in a way that can live past the present? Or how to recreate the way time feels as the tide ebbs and flows at Stonewall Beach. Or how about the timeless music of the country’s oldest carousel?

Dance the Mytoi Garden

This time around the Yard is coming to the garden. Dancers will entertain visitors to the Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick with pop-up performances from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.