Year round BANDALOOP offers workshops in the Oakland studio for beginners and intermediate/advanced students. These workshops offer training in safety, use of equipment, vertical and aerial dance techniques on hard walls, trampoline walls and in the air as well as climbing choreography and floor work. Guided technique and time for improvisation are part of the unique, supportive curriculum offered by core company members and artistic director Amelia Rudolph. To inquire about our workshops or classes, please contact Krystal Harfert at


Ranging from one workshop or lec/dem to multi-year residencies, BANDALOOP offers school and community outreach programs for colleges, universities, dance centers, multidisciplinary arts programs and high schools, tailored to fit the specific schedules and needs of the presenting organization.  Activities include classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations, and the creation of new work.  Under the guidance of our education director, Rachael Lincoln, our sample programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerial techniques
  • Post-modern dance technique
  • Choreography
  • Choreography and Music Compositions
  • Bandaloop repertoire
  • Contact improvisation/partnering
  • Strength training (pilates/yoga)
  • Multi-media lec/dem
  • Climbing clinics

All residency instructors are seasoned teachers and core company members. For most residencies, a team of at least two dancers and one rigger will be on location.  To inquire about our residency programs, please contact Sozo Media at


Ideal for photographers, dancers and acting/film work, our beautiful studio in West Oakland is available for rental by the hour.  Located at 1601 18th Street at the corner of 18th and Peralta in Oakland, the space has beautiful natural light, offers a newly refinished 30′ by 40′ sprung dance floor, 28′ ceilings and a roll up door.  It is heated and has high speed internet, a sound system, private bathroom and is ADA accessible.  Perfect for rehearsals, informal performances and workshops, and photo shoots.

To book or to obtain more information, please email