2017

Seattle WA

August 26:  UpSwing invited as guest performers at Open Air Festival, Vashon, WA   FREE performance produced and presented by Open Space.   The 7th Annual Open Air at Open Space is an outdoor aerial festival that serves up a bit of circus and scoop of magic and voila!...discover alchemy in the meadow as fabulous, athletic aerial artists dance across a blue sky canvas.  A delight for all ages, relax in the shade or bask in the sun and let your senses breathe in art and life and wonderment. Location: 18870 SW 103rd Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070

ATLANTA, GA

Jan 22: Cherie teaches Rope and Harness workshop at The Space, 4620-A South Atlanta Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

2016

SANTA BARBARA, CA

March 21-25 - Cherie Carson, UpSwing Artistic Director, is guest teacher in the 2016 Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival, Sunday, March 13 thru Friday, March 25. Floor the Air Festival celebrates the contemporary and boundary-pushing genre of aerial dance.

The first festival in California to highlight the organic relationship between floor and air movement, FAF unites professionals, students, spectators, and supporters for a one week professional artist residency and collaboration, four days of exclusive workshops in a multitude of approaches, intimate soirees, and a culmination performance and gala at the historic Lobero Theatre.  Company members will also be in attendance. For more information, to register to take the workshops go to 2016 Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival

SAN ANTONIO, TX

June 16 - Fundamentals of Rope and Harness taught by Cherie Carson, 6:30-8:30 PM, For more information call: (210) 908-7816, Aerial Horizons

Cherie teaches aerial rope and harness workshop in which upper body strength is not required. Develop core strength the fun way as you learn to flip, swing and circle while dancing in the air. Workshop covers basics of equipment safety, warm up and skills. Please bring your own harness if you have one. Imagine different floating movements, twirls, swings in every plane of motion —the possibilities are endless. Aerial and Harness dancing is based on harnessing energy when the rope is moved away from the plumb line. The body accesses energy through circular or pendulum forces, balances and your imagination. No experience necessary. 

AUSTIN, TX

June 15 - Fundamentals of Rope and Harness taught by Cherie Carson, 6-8 PM, Four Elements Austin

2015

SAN ANTONIO, TX

July 20 – UpSwing Director, Cherie Carson, teaches 2 evening workshops at Aerial Horizon at 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, Texas    For more information: (210) 908-7816

“Look Ma No Hands” is an aerial rope and harness workshop in which upper body strength is not required. Develop core strength the fun way as you learn to flip, swing and circle while dancing in the air.  Class will cover basics of equipment safety, warm up and skills. Please bring your own harness if you have one. Imagine different floating movements, twirls, swings in every plane of motion —the possibilities are endless.  Aerial Harness dancing is based on harnessing energy when the rope is moved away from the plumb line. The body accesses energy through circular or pendulum forces, balances and your imagination.

2014

Stockton, CA

Sept 27:  Women's Conference  Wild & Free Conference 10 AM- 4:30 PM  to benefit a women's shelter that is opening.  iamcouture.net for more information or to register

 Location: 1282 East Bianchi Road, Stockton CA 95210

Houston, TX

July 18-20: Upswing invited to perform in Festival of Aerial Arts, The VauLt, Spring TX. July 20th Rope & Harness workshop. http://www.festivalofaerialarts.com  

 A teaser concert performed by professional aerialists from across the globe kicks off the festival on Friday and Saturday evening, July 18-19, 2014, at 8:00 PM. The Festival closes with an informal showing of works by workshop participants on July 26, 2014, at 8:00 PM. This year’s festival features classes and performances by Cherie Carson /UpSwing Aerial Dance Company (California) – Workshop on Sunday, July 20 only, Lee Claydon (Ireland), Liz Cooper (Canada), Molly Graves (Tennessee) and Rachel Strickland (California).

2013

Elizabeth and Cara performing "Snowbirds"

Elizabeth and Cara performing "Snowbirds"

Seattle WA

August 17:  UpSwing invited as guest performers at Open Air Festival, Vashon, WA     

2012

Seattle WA

July 28, 29: UpSwing invited as guest performers at Open Air Festival, Vashon, WA.  July 29 from 10:30-12 (noon) Rope and Harness workshop

Ashley and Kiran performing "Inside the Circle"

Ashley and Kiran performing "Inside the Circle"

2011 

New York NY

Dec 2 & 3: Manhattan Movement Arts Center, NY - performing "Inside the Circle"

Nov 29: Laguardia Performing Arts Center, NY - performing "Inside the Circle"