NEW! Aerial Dance Mini-Session – Starts February 28th
Come join us for a fun new session of aerial dance! This session will explore text and music as inspiration for movement. Learn a short aerial sequence, then explore tools and learn new skills that help you make the sequence your own. We work low and start off with beginner-friendly skills, so all levels are welcome. Class meets Wednesdays 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/21 from 8:30-9:30pm. Advance registration required at upspringstudio.com/classes. $120. Ages 16+
April 22nd: Save the Date!
Join us on April 22nd from 1-3pm for a special workshop with Julianna Hane. This workshop is open to ALL LEVELS and will focus on using the eye-opening technique of Laban movement analysis to explore and expand your own movement style:
How does the professional performer access a range of movement qualities? The Laban system is an excellent way to expand your performance skills. This workshop will focus on Laban’s Efforts of flow, space, time, and weight to learn what your preferences are, and expand upon them. Develop characters or themes for new movement pieces, and make performance work more dynamic.
Julianna Hane traded life on a cotton farm to become a dancer and aerialist. She holds an MFA in Modern Dance, is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, and is a graduate of NECCA’s Pro-Track and The Pilates Center’s Intermediate Program in Boulder, CO. Julianna has taught Laban and aerial in K-12, higher education, and the private studio setting. She is the Director of Training for Born to Fly Teacher Programs and Support, and the author of The Aerial Teacher’s Handbook.
Winter 2018 Classes
Registration open now! Go to upspringstudio.com/classes for more information and a link to our registration page. Taking an ongoing group class? Save $5 per class with a 5-class card. Click here to purchase. Note: Students must register by midnight the day before class.
Beginner Basics – next date TBD
Love the circus? Curious about aerial dance? Come give it a try! Learn key aerial conditioning techniques, how to sit and stand on a trapeze, how to climb aerial fabrics, basic tricks, and more under the guidance of our kind and supportive instructors. No prior experience or fitness level required, just a willingness to try something new. We work on low-to-the-ground apparatus with mats underneath. Adults of all ages welcome. If you can sit in a chair and make a fist, you can take this class! Cost: $25. Ages 16+
Interested in this class? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Trapeze – Sundays 2-3p – Beginners Welcome
Build strength and flexibility while having fun learning new skills (and perfecting old ones). We work on low-to-the-ground dance trapezes with mats underneath. This class is open to students of all levels, and there are no prerequisites. Ages 16+
Aerial Fabrics – Select Sundays 1-2pm
Work on fundamental fabrics skills and conditioning techniques in a supportive environment. This class is open-level, so students of all levels are welcome; however, students should have some prior aerial experience. Students should take another aerial class or private lessons concurrently to help build strength and comfort in the air. This class meets roughly once per month, September through May. Ages 16+
Intermediate Dance Trapeze – Select Sundays 1-2pm
Are you an experienced trapeze student who wants to learn more? Come try dance trapeze with us! We focus on flow, teaching dance trapeze skills and transitions with choreographic possibilities in mind. We work above the bar, teaching you how to use the ropes for support to create new shapes and unusual transitions so that your audience will never be sure what is coming next. Students who register for this class should be able to invert cleanly in the ropes without jumping. This class meets roughly once per month, September through May. Ages 16+
Aerial Dance – Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm – Beginners Welcome
Discover your own way of dancing in the air and on the ground. Learn a short sequence on dance trapeze or aerial hammock, then explore tools that help you make the sequence your own. This class is for both beginners and experienced students alike, since students work at their own pace. This class is cumulative, so students must sign up for the whole session. Going to miss a class? Don’t worry. Students who miss a class will be given an open hang pass as a make-up. Drop-ins are not permitted, and students must register for the entire session. Ages 16+
Private Lessons – Sundays 1pm and 2pm, Thursdays 6-7pm – Beginners Welcome – Ongoing
Private lessons are offered in one-hour blocks as solos (1 student), duets (2 students share), or trios (3 students share). Private workshops can also be arranged for groups of 4-6 students. Private lessons are taught by Alana Cole-Faber (dance trapeze, aerial choreography), EChO (trapeze, fabric, conditioning for aerial, flexibility, choreography), and Kirsty Little (aerial choreography). Not all instructors are available for all dates and times. Please email email@example.com to inquire about your preferred topic and/or instructor. Adults of all ages and abilities are welcome to sign up for private lessons. Age 16+
Open Hangs – Sundays 12-1pm, Thursdays 6-7pm – ongoing
Open hangs are extra practice times for current UpSpring students who have attended lessons at UpSpring at least 3 times per month for the past 6 months. One trapeze, fabric, or hammock will be provided; however, students may have to share equipment if two students wish to use the same equipment. (There is no guarantee that a specific type of fabric or trapeze will be available. Private and group lessons have first pick of equipment.) Students may use their own equipment provided that equipment has been inspected by UpSpring. Open hangs may be rescheduled but are not refundable. If the day/time you want is not available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help. Ages 18+
UpSpring Aerial Lab – Thursdays 7-8:30pm
This is our student performance group. Admission is by director invitation in the fall only. Students who wish to join must be comfortable working in the air independently for several minutes at a time, must be comfortable choreographing their own pieces, and must have performed publicly with UpSpring Studio at least once in the past year. If you meet the requirements and wish to join in the coming fall, email email@example.com to inquire about space. Ages 18+
BEGINNERS WELCOME! We welcome adults of all levels in most of our classes. Need help figuring out which class is best for you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe in balance, both on the trapeze and off. Taking time off to do other things is important! Please note that UpSpring Studio will be closed on the following dates so that our students and instructors can train in exotic locales, see their families, celebrate holidays, go camping, learn to play musical instruments, or whatever else brings joy to their lives:
- December 24-January 10 – Winter Break
- January 14-15 – MLK weekend
- February 18-19 – President’s Day weekend
- March 25-April 7 – Spring Break
- May 27-28 – Memorial Day weekend