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 | March 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!


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$250

NEXT LEVEL BANDALOOPING

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.

Starting from a foundation in BANDALOOP’s Culture of Safety, Next Level BANDALOOPING applies harness movement to improvisation, partnering, and the generation of choreographic ideas. Students will be guided in discovering and developing their own off-the-ground voice. Focused more on process than product, next level BANDALOOPING asks students to play with what is important to them in movement, life and art while utilizing the suspension, float and pendulum possibilities of BANDALOOPING. All gear supplied.

MONDAYS + THURSDAYS 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

April 29-May 23


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$600 before Jun 1
$1100 for two weeks

SUMMER INTENSIVE

prerequisite: None.

Immerse yourself in 5 days of BANDALOOPing! Grounded in BANDALOOP’s Culture of Safety, daily practice will consist of:
Grounded Dance Technique Class
Warm, strengthen and organize the body from the ground up. Engage traditional and contemporary physical training to expand your dance palette.
BANDALOOPing Technique
Dance off the ground in our signature rope and harness methodologies. Learn BANDALOOP specific gear use and safety culture. Practice movement in all dimensions, relating and responding to the architecture that surrounds us.
The Art of Making
Actualize dreams in collaborative composition and performance. Utilize embodied, site-responsive thinking to re-imagine possibilities of vertical dance. Practice the skill of giving and receiving feedback. Bring artistic questions to the space. Make and share in a spirit of generosity.
All gear will be supplied.

Additional events during our two intensive weeks include evening story time with Founder & Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph, a movie night screening of old and newer works followed by Q&A with company members, and a field trip day to dance on a site-specific Bay Area location.

Daily Schedule

10:00Am-1:00pm - session 1
1:00PM-2:00PM - LUNCH
2:00PM-5:00PM - SESSION 2

WEEK 1: OPEN LEVEL INTENSIVE
MONDAY-FRIDAY


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$600 before Jun 1
$1100 for two weeks

BANDALOOP ASCENDED

prerequisite: BANDALOOPing Open Level Intensive or equivalent BANDALOOP training. Experienced vertical dancers can apply to attend only week two by sending a brief details of experience and a resume to workshop@bandaloop.org.

This is a continuing workshop for dancers who want to take the work to the next level. Building on the previous week of BANDALOOPing Open Level, BANDALOOP ASCENDED will focus on advanced aerial skills, rigorous choreographic research, refined performance presence, BANDALOOP repertory and self care. BANDALOOP ASCENDED will culminate with a performance party where participants will share the work and celebrate their accomplishments.

Additional events during our two intensive weeks include evening story time with Founder & Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph, a movie night screening of old and newer works followed by Q&A with company members, and a field trip day to dance on a site-specific Bay Area location.

All gear will be supplied.

Daily Schedule

10:00Am-1:00pm - session 1
1:00PM-2:00PM - LUNCH
2:00PM-5:00PM - SESSION 2

WEEK 2: ASCENDED INTENSIVE
MONDAY-SATURDAY

 

JULY 1-6 * no class july 4.


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$425 before May 1
$500 after May 1

VERTICAL CREATIVES DAY CAMP

Ages 8-12
Come spend a week in vertical creativity with BANDALOOP! Campers’ imaginations will fly with daily creative movement and vertically inspired art work while they immerse themselves in BANDALOOP’s signature style of harness assisted off-the-ground dancing. Physical training, athletic creative play and collaboration takes campers to new heights. The week will culminate in an informal showing.

No experience necessary; all gear provided. Participants bring their own lunch and snacks.  

Additional events include a field trip to the climbing gym, BANDALOOP film screening, and guest speakers sharing what’s possible in the world of BANDALOOP.

$50 sibling discount | Aftercare $15/day

DAILY SCHEDULE

9:00AM-3:00PM CAMP
3:00pm-4:00pm AFTERCARE*

*Aftercare registration is located within Mindbody. Search Vertical Creatives: AFTERCARE and add it to your cart!

MONDAY-FRIDAY


Registration Fees    are transferable and non-refundable.

Registration Fees are transferable and non-refundable.

$425 before May 1
$500 after May 1

YOUTH INTENSIVE

Ages 10-16
prerequisite:
BANDALOOP’s Vertical Creatives Day Camp or equivalent BANDALOOP training.

BANDALOOP’s Youth Intensive is a week of full bodied vertical dance for students ready to expand their movement possibilities. Daily practice will include on and off the ground dancing, site responsive experiences, dance mentorship, production and activation of the creative voice. Both rigorous and fun, this intensive will culminate in an informal showing.

All gear provided. Participants bring their own lunch and snacks. 
$50 sibling discount | aftercare $15/day

Daily Schedule

9:00Am-3:00pm YOUTH INTENSIVE
3:00PM-4:00PM AFTERCARE*

*Aftercare registration is located within Mindbody. Search Youth Intensive: AFTERCARE and add it to your cart!

MONDAY-FRIDAY

 

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2


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.