UpComing shows


Alissa Kaplan Soto in "Falling Stars"

Alissa Kaplan Soto in "Falling Stars"

DECEMBER 21: Solstice!     SOLD OUT

please check back on this website for the Feb 14th Show...tix on sale Dec 22

Studio 12, 2525 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA

General Seating

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company announces its celebratory Winter Solstice event “Solstice!” performance is held on December 21, 2017 at 7 PM at Studio 12 in Berkeley CA. Tickets may be purchased in advance here or at the door.  “Solstice!” is an East Bay favorite holiday alternative since 2005. Produced every other year, this is the 7th production.  “Solstice!” celebrates the longest night of the year with music and dance by some of the Bay Area’s finest performers.

This year enter into a winter’s night, complete with dancing stars, a moon goddess and snowbirds.


Aerialists performing in this show are UpSwing Company members Kirstin Brown, Helen Fitanides, Alissa Kaplan Soto, Helium Valentine and the Teens Who Fly.


Experience the tour de force music of Mark Vickness’ intricate, layered guitars and David Worm’s soaring, blues-inflected vocals (Glass House), Amar Singh Khalsa’s magical flute, Sahib Amar Kaur Khalsa’s deeply moving viola and Dan Cantrell’s virtuosic abilities on the accordion and musical saw.

No late seating. Sorry, you will be walking across the stage.

Box office opens at 6:30 PM

No refunds after Dec 10th.

Critic's Choice in Dec 2017 issue of The East Bay Monthly



fEBRUARY 14: rED - Love is in the Air

tix go on sale in December 22


7PM, STUDIO 12, 2525 Eighth Street, Berkeley

Celebrate Valentines Day with this one of a kind aerial performance pairing the award winning Rainy Day Chocolates with UpSwing's most loved aerial dances. Bay Area premier of "Origin of Happiness" -two dancers explore their relationship with, for and through each other as the discover just how much they are literally attached to each other .  This intimate performance includes the pairing of handcrafted, award winning chocolate truffles and treats especially paired to each dance. Your tix includes a box of chocolates to enjoy during the show.

UpSwing Company dancers performing in this evening event are Alissa Soto, Helium Valentine, Helen Fitanides, Kirstin Brown, Hannah Dworkin. 

$26 adults/ $16 kids 17 years & under




Open to public to watch, performance at end of day. Audience interaction. Reception\

TBA:  Atmospheres

A new direction for UpSwing performances. Currently in development.


Sometimes you just want to make a show but life takes you in another direction. You can still support UpSwing Aerial Dance Company and the help support our ability to continue to bring great quality dancing & shows by buying a "non seat" ticket!

non tix donation