Fabric (Tissu & Slings) Theory with julia langenberg

October 10, 2016

6 -7:30 PM

Learn new ways to create your own material after understanding the "hows and whys" of fabric through various riddles. This workshop will focus on techniques and theory when working with fabric, whether the fabric is hanging straight or looped in a sling. Julia will also teach technique in her warm up and finish with exploration of the theory behind the work.

Workshop is appropriate for Intermediate and advanced students. 

Julia Langenberg is an international aerial performer and coach. She is a two time finalist in the US Aerial Championships and recently returned from coaching aerial fabric in Germany. Cirque du Soleil contacts Julia several times a year to employ her talents for their shows. 

Julia's aerial career began 10 years ago dancing on the sides of buildings with Blue Lapis Light before landing the principal aerialist role at SeaWorld, where she performed on silks, lyra, trapeze/bungee, and harness over whales and dolphins in the shows "VIVA!" and "Azul." She toured internationally with JAR Productions, performing acts on silks, lyra, sling, and partner acrobatics. Julia is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts Professional Track program, where she majored in silks and minored in an invented ground apparatus she calls a "Ground Halo."

In addition to her performing career, Julia built an aerial community in San Antonio, TX, where none existed before. Her dedication to teaching, performing, and recruiting other professional aerialists to the area lead to the formation of Aerial Horizon, San Antonio's only aerial performance company and school. Aerial Horizon is known for creating innovative and meaningful art on the ground and in the air.

BUNGEE classes with UpSwing Company

October 5 & 12  


UpSwing Company is known for our aerial harness performances. In these 2 classes, students learn techniques of bungee & harness dancing alongside the Company. Must sign up for both classes as they build on each other. Limited space. Sign up early. Special price $40 for both classes (normal drop in is $22)

Hannah hangs from Motivity Trapeze

Hannah hangs from Motivity Trapeze

Intro to Aerial Dance on Trapeze


1.5 hour class

Introductory rate: $10

Learn basic aerial skills in this one hour workshop lead by UpSwing Company members. The workshop offers a beginner the basics in the art form. You will also have an opportunity to experience what makes UpSwing Aerial Dance so unique...the merging of aerial equipment with dance. By exploring improvisational skills you will be led to create new vocabulary for aerial flying and self expression. It's a great way to improve core and upper body strength, flexibility, confidence, overcome fear and understand the creative self. And it's SO MUCH FUN! Strongly suggest pre-registration.



Students will learn a range of vocabulary on aerial tissu, also known as aerial fabrics or silks. The focus of the class series will be on finding ways to dance in, on and around the aerial apparatus. No previous aerial or dance experience required.  Limited to 10 students.


Comments from students....

"I went to see my eye doctor today, and he told me that my peripheral vision was really amazing. He asked me how often I worked out, and I said, Oh, 4 or 5 times a week, and then he asked me what I did to work out, and I told him. He was enthralled. He loaded up YouTube on his phone and we watched the video of the Magnificent Bunginis together. He told me that this kind of work could definitely help you develop really good peripheral vision. So, one more reason to do aerial!" Beth Z., 2013