There are many ways to support UpSwing Aerial Dance Company's creative work and teaching.  Your donations directly fund our performances, tours, workshops and classes.


Join "Friends of UpSwing" Aerial Dance Company

Join the fun in creating and/or hosting a fundraising event. Contact Cherie Carson if you would like to learn more about upcoming events that you might be interested in.


Make a Donation

 All tax-deductible donations are made through our fiscal sponsor, Dancers’ Group

Checks: Checks should be made payable to our fiscal sponsor – Dancers' Group (please note UpSwing ADC in the memo field)– and mail to the following address:  Cherie Carson, UpSwing Director, 426 Orange Street, Oakland, CA 94610 

Flipcause: To make a tax deductible donation online visit our flipcause page.

Wish List

 6 Gas cards...We have 6 dancers in UpSwing who travel every week to the Berkeley Studio from as far away as San Francisco and Petaluma.  Receiving a gas card to help with the travel would be a big help.

Travel miles on Southwest Airlines or Alaska Airlines



UpSwing Aerial Dance Company is now included in the roster of REBSEA (Real Estate & Business Social Enterprises Association)

Whenever you, or anybody that you know, is going to buy or sell a home or property please consider searching the REBSEA Member Directory for a REBSEA member in your location. When you work with a REBSEA member you know that after closing a donation will be made to a nonprofit. Ask your Realtor to make a donation to your favorite Aerial Dance Company-UpSwing!


Other needs:

Items for our Silent Auction

looking for weekend vacation, gift certificates to local restaurants, etc.

In-kind donations

Needs include:  office supplies, costume materials, beverages, climbing gear (6 small harnesses, Carabiners, 2 purple aerial tissus )

Volunteers and Work Study Program

Upswing offers opportunities for free tickets to performances for volunteers and 1/2 price classes for work study

Please contact Cherie Carson or Helen Fitanides for information on how to donate and/or volunteer.


May 2019 It's the merry month of MAY

“If you surrender to the air, you ride it.” Toni Morrison

Help UpSwing ride the air, help us raise $3,000 by May 31st!

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company has been invited for the 4th time to be guest performers in the OPEN AIR OUTDOOR AERIAL FESTIVAL, Vashon Island, WA.(near Seattle) High above the 10-acre meadow behind Open Space for Arts & Community, expect to see daring aerial acts when more than a dozen artists perform in the annual Open Air Outdoor Aerial Festival. We will premiere a section of our newest work “Nordlys”, a 13-minute piece inspired by the Northern Lights. We will show the full production at our Dec 21 and 22 Winter Solstice performance in Berkeley at Studio 12.

Donations of $500 or more will receive 2 reserved seats for one of our upcoming Winter Solstice performances at Studio 12 on Dec 21 or 22, 2019.

For every donation, we will post a spin on Facebook so get us spinning, make your donation today!

“You spin me right round, baby

Right round like a record, baby

Right round round round” ~ Dead or Alive