Where is the Bandaloop Studio?
What’s the closest BART station?
West Oakland BART is about a 12-15 minute walk from the studio. Directions from West Oakland BART to the studio can be found here.
Driving Directions from SF:
Driving from SF, stay in the right lane off the bay bridge towards 880, take the first exit off the bridge at West Grand Ave. Continue up West Grand and turn right on Peralta (just before Mandela Parkway). Studio is at the corner of 18th and Peralta.
Should I sign up for All Levels or Intermediate/Advanced Workshop?
The All Levels Workshop will cover basic equipment usage and safety techniques, and is not as long, so not quite as physically demanding. If you’ve never climbed before or done aerial work in a harness, it is best to start with All Levels. If you have some climbing experience and/or aerial work and you’re in fairly good shape, you can take the Intermediate/Advanced, or if you’ve already taken All Levels once, you can try Intermediate/Advanced Workshop.
Can I take both workshops if the All Levels and Intermediate/Advanced are offered?
We don’t generally recommend this as its quite physically draining. If you really want to, and you have the experience, a Bandaloop Dancer simply reserves the right to pull you off the rope if you are a danger to yourself or others due to safety concerns.
Can I take just one day?
Generally these workshops sell-out and registration is for both days. If you can only do one day and it’s not sold out (which is determined the Thursday before the start of the workshops) you can arrange with Krystal Harfert to do just one day, but we generally don’t encourage this for continuity’s sake.
What should I wear/bring?
Comfortable dance clothing is fine. Bring some warm clothes too. Bring your harness if you have one, but you don’t need to bring one, we will supply all equipment. Shoes are not needed for the wall dancing. You will want to bring some water and a light snack since there is not much nearby in the neighborhood by way of markets.
What if I’m injured or unable to attend?
Can I film or take photos at the workshop?
We will allow you to film and take photos at all workshops or classes, as long as all footage is labeled as “Workshop with Bandaloop” on all media outlets.
Do you have ongoing classes?
Yes, it is dependent on our Touring Schedule that year.
Can I bring friends or family to watch?
Where can I stay in the area?
A few options close to the studio: