Wednesdays ....OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2017 WINTER/SPRING

GIRLS WHO FLY  3:30-4:30 PM taught by Helium valentine & Kirstin Brown

After School aerial classes for girls ages 10-12. Hanging, spinning, climbing, sitting and dancing on trapeze, hoops and slings, these classes focuses on fun, skill development, social interaction, large movement activities, and presentation. Music...dance...games and imagination. No experience required.

Class size is limited. No drop ins except for first class (if room is available).  Need to sign up for the full series to participate.

2017 WINTER SPRING Schedule...

WINTER 11 week series: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15

No Class March 22

SPRING 11 week series: March 29, 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7

Performance June 14th at 7PM

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2017 WINTER/SPRING Series: $360 (pre-registration discount for 22 weeks (can be paid in 2 installments $185-195 early or late registration)

2016 Fall Series: LAST CLASS NOV 30

Late payment of $10 is applied if payment is not received by pre-registration date. No refunds.

$18 single class 


Wednesday

TEENS WHO FLY...Open enrollment for 2017 Winter/Spring

Video created by Teens Who Fly dancer, Najma Aronow

4:35-6:00 PM taught by Kirstin Brown

After school aerial classes for girls ages 13-17 who have some aerial experience. Teens Who Fly learn choreography from Kirstin Brown. The Teens are exposed to various dance forms including aerial dance on trapeze, rope and harness, bungees, tissu, aerial kite, etc. They also learn the components of putting on a show and are invited to perform several times a year. Teens receive mentoring from UpSwing Director, Cherie Carson, and guest teachers.  

Occasionally, the Teens Who Fly dancers have had the opportunity to perform at venues other than Studio 12 including Fort Mason in SF & the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

2017 Winter/Spring Schedule...

WINTER 11 week series: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15

No Class March 22

SPRING 11 week series: March 29, 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7

Performance June 14: 7 PM

2017-choose payment plan

Late payment of $10 is applied if payment is not received by pre-registration date. No Refunds.

Teens Who Fly class:  $420 for 22 weeks (can be paid in 2 installments $210 each series)


Parent Comments...

"Upswing Aerial Dance provides a very special creative community for teens and our daughter couldn’t be happier here.    Kirstin manages to mentor in a way that allows the girls freedom to discover new ways to express themselves – on the ground, in the air and with each other.   She has an amazing talent to connect with each member of the class as an individual - making them feel truly seen, accepted and appreciated. There is a warm camaraderie always present in the class and our daughter always leaves energized and inspired.  It took us quite a while to find a class such as Teens Who Fly and we are so glad we did.  Kudos to Upswing and Kirsten! Thank you so much." - Marielle C.

5.0 star rating 4/15/2014

"My two kids attended a free aerial dance class with a friend around eight years ago.They enjoyed swinging on the trapeze and joined Girls Who Fly which then evolved into Teens Who Fly. In the years they have participated in aerial dance they have fun and have learned a lot about dance from the different teachers they have had. Performing has given them confidence, poise and discipline. Thanks."  - Catharine T.

5.0 star rating 4/16/2014

"Both my girls have come up through the ranks with Girls Who Fly and Teens Who Fly and summer camps with Cherie.  Sometimes they'd step away for a time, but they always came back of their own volition.  The caliber of teachers through the years has been consistently excellent, and the performance experience has been a lovely bonus for both kids.  There's a lot of heart in this program - I highly recommend it!"  - Sara S.