UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

We offer limited work-study and scholarship positions throughout the year. Complete the applications below and email workshop@bandaloop.org for additional inquiries.

 
Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

OPEN STUDIOS $16.00

prerequisite: attended a Bandaloop workshop.

Share the studio, our equipment and walls to further your exploration! This is a place of personal exploration, we will not be offering instruction during open studios, but we will be offering safety supervision and support in a space of parallel practice with the dancers around you. All gear will be supplied.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER | August only - $12.00 per session.

FRIDAYS 10:00am - 11:30am


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

ADULT WEEKLY SERIES $320

prerequisite: none

An 8-week open level series on BANDALOOP’s signature on-and-off the ground technique, creative process,  safety, and performance.

This series provides the dedicated dancer a chance to regular ascend into BANDALOOP’s signature style.  From a foundation of safety and equipment training, dancers will activate BANDALOOP’s dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space with fun and rigorous dancing. Lessons include harness movement fundamentals, creative process and more advanced work including wall running, flipping, extended air time, partnering, and BANDALOOP repertory. All gear will be supplied.

The 8 weeks will culminate in an informal showing.

MONDAYS 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

January 14 – March 18

*No Class January 21 + February 18

 

SEPTEMBER 9 – November 4

*No Class on October 14


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$200

UP THE WALLS

WEEKLY YOUTH SERIES
Ages 9-14
prerequisite: none

Youth will develop safety awareness, athletic creative expression, coordination, core strength, confidence and gain collaborative skills. Grounded in Bandaloop’s culture of safety, young dancers will learn the basics of harness assisted dancing on our studio dance walls, trampoline wall and low flying floor space. All gear will be supplied.

This series culminates in an informal sharing for family and friends.

TUESDAYS 4:30pm-6:00pm

 

JANUARY 15 – MARCH 5

 

APRIL 16 - JUNE 4

AUGUST 27 - OCTOBER 15


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$200

WEEKEND LEVEL 2

prerequisite: An intermediate/advanced mover should have a regular movement practice, and have taken one BANDALOOP workshop/series in the past 2 years.  Must be able to confidently acknowledge and actively engage in BANDALOOP’s Culture of Safety.

Level 2 Weekend Workshop takes students deeper into BANDALOOP’s signature style of aerial dance, activating the dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space. Level 2 focuses on  developing rotational awareness, articulation and sensitivity in the dancing body. Students will have opportunities to explore their own artistic voice as well as learn existing BANDALOOP repertory. All gear will be supplied.

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 10:00am-1:00pm

 

FEBRUARY 2 + 3

 

MAY 18 + 19

 

OCTOBER 19 + 20


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

WEEKEND LEVEL 1

$200

prerequisite: none

Level 1 is an open level weekend workshop on BANDALOOP’s signature on-and-off the ground technique, safety and performance.  

Join us as we ascend into BANDALOOP’s signature style of aerial dance.  From a foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP’s dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space with fun and rigorous dancing. Lessons include harness movement fundamentals, creative process, more advanced work (wall running, flipping, extended air time, partnering) and BANDALOOP repertory. All gear will be supplied.

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 3:00pm-6:00pm

 

FEBRUARY 2 + 3

 

MAY 18 + 19

 

OCTOBER 19 + 20

 

DECEMBER 14 + 15


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

FREE

FREE TO FLY

Get a free test flight at BANDALOOP: float in the air and dance on walls! No experience necessary.  

Open house: first come, first served. One session per person.

CHECK-IN: 1:00pm
SESSION 1: 1:15pm-2:00pm
(16 students)

CHECK-IN: 2:00pm
SESSION 2: 2:15pm-3:00pm
(16 students) 

TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE:

- Bring comfortable clothes to move in, layers for warmth/padding and water/refillable water bottle.

- Suggested Clothing: Bike unitards, leotards, high waisted pants or shorts, or long shirts. These items assist the harness to slide, rather than pull at your skin when rotations are made in the harness.

- Limit the amount of coffee or other acidic foods you take in right before the event as it could affect your stomach when you go upside down.

All gear will be supplied.

SUNDAY 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

APRIL 28:

Join us for Bay Area National Dance week!

 

JULY 21


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$400

UP TO BE SEEN

prerequisite: An intermediate/advanced mover should have a regular movement practice, and have taken one BANDALOOP workshop/series in the past 2 years. Must be able to confidently acknowledge and actively engage in BANDALOOP’s Culture of Safety.  

A series for experienced BANDALOOP students interested in performing aerial work. After revisiting the safety and fundamentals of BANDALOOPing, this series will look at aerial dance composition, BANDALOOP repertoire and performance. Special attention will be given to musicality, theatricality, improvisation as performance, considering site, and relating to gear/apparatus as a dance partner.

All gear will be provided.

Up to be Seen will culminate in a public open showing.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
Students Called: 5pm-9pm
Public Performance: 8pm

MONDAY & THURSDAY 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 13


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$200

TOUCH GRAVITY

BANDALOOP Partnering: on the ground and in the air.

With the ground as our first partner, this workshop starts in a sensation-based quest to have an honest relationship with gravity. Laying a foundation of respect and sensitivity in person to person touch, we will activate principles of contact improvisation mixed with BANDALOOP’s signature on and off the ground dancing. We will leave space for surprise in the dance, strengthen our ability to be present to the unfolding physical moment and stay open to the unknown. We will offer tried and true techniques - sound body mechanics for shared weight, landing gear, taking lifts and riding momentum in partnership.

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 10:00am-1:00pm

 

DECEMBER 14-15


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS   Select below the intended application. Applicants should expect a response 1 month prior to the intended program.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION — Send Payment in Full to
BANDALOOP 1601 18th Street, Oakland CA 94607

 Include the following:

  • Name & Date of the Program

  • Participant Name

  • Address

  • Email

*You will receive an email confirmation

WORK-STUDY APPLICATION — Interested in the work-study program at BANDALOOP? Apply hours worked towards your next BANDALOOP Workshop! Questions regarding open opportunities, email workshop@bandaloop.org.


GIVE THE GIFT OF FLIGHT

Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination to be applied toward to BANDALOOP’s Education Programing.