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 

PayPal: To make a donation online through PayPal, please visit the donation page at scroll down to our link UpSwing Aerial Dance Company

Wish List

 8 Gas cards...We have 8 dancers in UpSwing who travel every week to the Berkeley Studio from as far away as Livermore, San Francisco, and Petaluma.  Receiving a gas card to help with the travel would be a big help.



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 (8 black harnesses and 8 off white harnesses, Carabiners, 1 white aerial tissu )


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 at 510.587.0770 for information on how to donate and/or volunteer.