Come learn BANDALOOP’s signature vertical/aerial technique — dance in the air, on the walls, and on the ground with core company members. Workshops will cover technique, safety, training methods, and choreography, improvisation, and play. All gear will be supplied. All instructors are seasoned teachers and core company members. If you have never taken a BANDALOOP workshop before, we recommend registering for the Open Levels workshop for a thorough safety and equipment orientation.

BANDALOOP’s 2017 EDUCATION SCHEDULE

LOCATION — BANDALOOP Studio 1601 18th Street (at Peralta) Oakland, CA 94607 REGISTRATION

  • Online Registration — Follow the Registration directions in your chosen Education Programing by scrolling below.
  • Mail-In Registration — Send Payment in Full to BANDALOOP 2201 Broadway, Suite 208, Oakland, CA 94612 — please include the following:
    • Name + Address + Email
    • Specify which Education Program the Payment is for and you will receive an email confirmation.
  • Registration Fees are Transferable and Non-Refundable.
  • Limited Work-Study positions are available — email workshop@bandaloop.org for more information.
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BANDALOOP GROUNDED

company class | Int/Adv modern technique, on the ground MORE DATES COMING SOON!

$12.00  Bandaloop is welcoming dancers into its company class.  Bandaloop Grounded class engages dancers in a thorough warm up, articulating, releasing and strengthening toward full bodied, dynamic dancing.  Taught by rotating company members, this is a great way to practice with the company, enjoy our studio space and train the body for dancing on and off the ground.  Company teachers include alumni of The Limon Company, Joe Goode Performance Group, Doug Elkins, Doug Varone and more. Come practice with us! REGISTER NOW

SOLD OUT – January 23 – March 13, 2017 | 8-Week Series

MONDAY’S 7:00pm-9:00pm prerequisite: none (Ages 14 + up) email workshop@bandaloop.org to be added to the waiting list. $320.00 An 8-week OPEN LEVEL series on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, creative process,  safety, and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. This series provides the dedicated dancer a chance to regularly ascend into an in-depth practice of BANDALOOP’s signature style of dance.  From a foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP studio’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.  The 8 weeks will culminate in an informal showing.

CLOSED | February 4 + 5, 2017 | Level 2 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 10:00am-1:30pm 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. $200.00  Bandalooping Level 2 is designed to deepen and broaden your explorations into BANDALOOP’s signature style of aerial dance.  Building on a solid foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP studio’s dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space with focused inquiry and more advanced technical practice.  Special attention will be given to sensitive and articulate partnering in the air, personal expressivity and choreographic generation. All gear will be supplied. —

February 4 + 5, 2017 | Level 1 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY  3:00pm-6:30pm prerequisite: none (Ages 12 and up) $200.00 An Open Level Weekend  Workshop on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, safety and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. 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 studio’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. —

March 4, 2017 | BANDALOOP GROUNDED MASTER CLASSES BANDALOOP GROUNDED FLYER

SATURDAY 2:00pm-4:00pm prerequisite: intermediate/advanced  CONTEMPORARY/RELEASE TECHNIQUE with VIRGINIA BROYLES In this class, we will explore the true weight of our body and its limbs, relating and releasing into gravity, and tracking movement through different planes. We will start with somatic inquiry, a full floor warm-up, and move into phrase work that will take us in and out of the ground. Playing with speed and repetition will allow subconscious anatomical organization to kick in. Together, using release principles, we will find momentum, length, and loft with intelligent, thinking bodies. VIRGINIA BROYLES, originally from Atlanta, is a transplant to the Bay Area. In addition to her own dance and video work, Virginia has performed with Rob Esposito, Rebecca Enghauser, Helen Pickett, Catellier Dance Projects,  Hallie Dalsimer, Alison Williams, Simpson|Stulberg Collaborations, ALTERNATIVA, Scott Wells & Dancers and is currently dancing with Bandaloop and  vîv dance company.  She has attended Impulstanz Contemporary Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, and Bates Dance Festival. SATURDAY 4:15pm-5:45pm prerequisite: none CONTACT IMPROVISATION with BECCA DEAN + COURTNEY MORENO Steve Paxton described contact improvisation as “spontaneous physical dialogue.” Dialogue starts with listening, and listening leads to activation. An initial exchange of non weight-sharing dances will gradually move us to softly collide with the humanness of others. We will take time to find the territory that comes out of sharing space and weight that can’t be found in a solo body. Come as you are – this class is open to all bodies. BECCA DEAN is an artist/athlete from Colorado. She received her BFA in Modern Dance from University of Utah and has performed with Flyaway Productions, Joe Goode Performance Group, and Fog Beast. Becca has taught dance on the ground and in the air to people of all abilities from age 8 to 80.  As a member of Bandaloop, she is continually humbled and inspired by the uncompromising force and beauty of nature – it informs her dancing on the ground; allowing her to release into physics and find comfort in flight. COURTNEY MORENO is a dancer and writer who has performed with BANDALOOP since 2005, as well as with Lizz Roman & Dancers, Christy Funsch, Fog Beast, and Chris Black. Her award-winning writing has appeared on and off stage; for more on that, visit www.courtney.moreno.com

April 24 – June 12, 2017 | 8-Week Series

MONDAY’S 7:00pm-9:00pm prerequisite: none (Ages 14 and up) $320.00 An 8-week OPEN LEVEL series on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, creative process,  safety, and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. This series provides the dedicated dancer a chance to regularly ascend into an in-depth practice of BANDALOOP’s signature style of dance.  From a foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP studio’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.  The 8 weeks will culminate in an informal showing. —

May 13 + 14, 2017 | Level 2 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 10:00am-1:30pm 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.  $200.00  Bandalooping Level 2 is designed to deepen and broaden your explorations into BANDALOOP’s signature style of aerial dance.  Building on a solid foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP studio’s dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space with focused inquiry and more advanced technical practice.  Special attention will be given to sensitive and articulate partnering in the air, personal expressivity and choreographic generation. All gear will be supplied. —

May 13 + 14, 2017 | Level 1 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY  3:00pm-6:30pm prerequisite: none (Ages 12 and up) $200.00 An Open Level Weekend  Workshop on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, safety and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. 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 studio’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. —

SOLD OUT | July 17-21, 2017 | Vertical Creatives Day Camp

9:00am-3:00pm Daily 3:00pm-4:00pm Aftercare Available prerequisite: none (Youth Ages 7-15) $425.00 Early Registration (before May 1, 2017) | $500.00 (After May 1, 2017) Need-based *scholarships available, details below. Aftercare: $15.00/day | $75/week COME SPEND A WEEK IN VERTICAL CREATIVITY WITH BANDALOOP! Campers’ imaginations will fly with daily creative movement/modern dance class, harness assisted vertical-art making, and an immersion in BANDALOOP’s signature style of off-the-ground dancing. Campers will train in BANDALOOP’s Culture of Safety — caring for themselves and one another while learning new ways to move. Physical training, creative play and collaboration mix together, taking campers to new heights. The week will culminate in an informal showing for family and friends. No Experience Necessary – All Gear Provided. Participants bring their own lunch and snacks. 

SOLD OUT | JULY 24 – 28, 2017 | Summer Intensive

10:00am-5:00pm Daily 10am-1pm Session 1 1pm-2pm Lunch 2pm-5pm Session 2  prerequisite: none (Ages 16 and up) $500 before May 1, 2017 | $550 after May 1, 2017 IMMERSE YOURSELF IN 5 DAYS OF BANDALOOPING! Grounded in BANDALOOP’s culture of safety, daily practice will consist of On the Ground Technique Classwarming, strengthening, releasing and articulating the body with precision, momentum and joy. We will become intimate with the ground as a starting point, then bring our dance into the air. BANDALOOPING Techniquedrawing on decades of experience, we will gain loft with rope and harness. Fundamentals of safety, gear training, sound body mechanics, harness dance, partnering and recuperative techniques will be covered. Aerial Composition and Performance: Afternoon sessions will activate in creative, expressive and compositional modalities. Be supported and inspired to make dances, learn repertory, collaborate and co-inspire as a group. The week will culminate in an informal showing. All gear will be supplied.  Participants bring their own lunch and snacks. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE WEEK include Wine and story time with BANDALOOP Founder/Artistic Director Amelia Rudolph; A Movie Night screening of old and newer works followed by Q + A with company members; Field trip day to dance on a site-specific Bay Area location.

September 11 – October 30, 2017 | 8-Week Series

MONDAY’S 7:00pm-9:00pm
prerequisite: none (Ages 14 + up)

$320.00

An 8-week OPEN LEVEL series on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, creative process,  safety, and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. This series provides the dedicated dancer a chance to regularly ascend into an in-depth practice of BANDALOOP’s signature style of dance.  From a foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP studio’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.  The 8 weeks will culminate in an informal showing.

REGISTRATION Fill out the ELECTRONIC WAIVER. Once you’ve filled out BANDALOOP’s Electronic Waiver, a new Waiver is needed only if the information provided changes or you are under 18 years of age. 

Submit an ONLINE PAYMENT. Be sure to include the Participants Full Name in Notes to Seller in Checkout. REGISTER NOW

October 07 + 08, 2017 | Level 2 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY 10:00am-1:30pm
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. 

$200.00

Bandalooping Level 2 is designed to deepen and broaden your explorations into BANDALOOP’s signature style of aerial dance.  Building on a solid foundation of safety and equipment training, we will activate BANDALOOP studio’s dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space with focused inquiry and more advanced technical practice.  Special attention will be given to sensitive and articulate partnering in the air, personal expressivity and choreographic generation. All gear will be supplied.

REGISTRATION Fill out the ELECTRONIC WAIVEROnce you’ve filled out BANDALOOP’s Electronic Waiver, a new Waiver is needed only if the information provided changes or you are under 18 years of age. 

Submit an ONLINE PAYMENT. Be sure to include the Participants Full Name in Notes to Seller in Checkout. REGISTER NOW

October 07 + 08, 2017 | Level 1 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY  3:00pm-6:30pm
prerequisite: none
(Ages 12 and up)

$200.00

An Open Level Weekend  Workshop on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, safety and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. 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 studio’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.

REGISTRATION Fill out the ELECTRONIC WAIVEROnce you’ve filled out BANDALOOP’s Electronic Waiver, a new Waiver is needed only if the information provided changes or you are under 18 years of age. 

Submit an ONLINE PAYMENT. Be sure to include the Participants Full Name in Notes to Seller in Checkout. REGISTER NOW

November 11 + 12, 2017 | Level 1 Weekend Workshop

SATURDAY + SUNDAY  10:00pm-1:30pm
prerequisite: none
(Ages 12 and up)

$200.00

An Open Level Weekend  Workshop on BANDALOOP’S signature on-and-off the ground technique, safety and performance.  Taught by BANDALOOP company members. 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 studio’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.

REGISTRATION Fill out the ELECTRONIC WAIVEROnce you’ve filled out BANDALOOP’s Electronic Waiver, a new Waiver is needed only if the information provided changes or you are under 18 years of age. 

Submit an ONLINE PAYMENT. Be sure to include the Participants Full Name in Notes to Seller in Checkout. REGISTER NOW

November 11 + 12, 2017 | Touch Gravity

SATURDAY + SUNDAY  3:00pm-6:30pm
Bandaloop Partnering- on the ground and in the air
prerequisite: Open level, come solo or with a friend!

$200.00

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 principals 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 also offer tried and true techniques – sound body mechanics for shared weight, landing gear, taking lifts and riding momentum in partnership. All gear will be provided.

REGISTRATION Fill out the ELECTRONIC WAIVEROnce you’ve filled out BANDALOOP’s Electronic Waiver, a new Waiver is needed only if the information provided changes or you are under 18 years of age. 

Submit an ONLINE PAYMENT. Be sure to include the Participants Full Name in Notes to Seller in Checkout. REGISTER NOW

November 6 – December 14, 2017 | Practice into Performance 12-Day Series

MONDAY + THURSDAY 7:00pm-9:00pm
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 | Students Called: 5pm-9pm | Public Performance: 8pm-9pm
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.

$400.00

A new series for experienced bandaloop students interested in performing aerial work. After revisiting 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. Practice into Performance will culminate into a public performance on December 15 at 8pm.

REGISTRATION Fill out the ELECTRONIC WAIVEROnce you’ve filled out BANDALOOP’s Electronic Waiver, a new Waiver is needed only if the information provided changes or you are under 18 years of age. 

Submit an ONLINE PAYMENT. Be sure to include the Participants Full Name in Notes to Seller in Checkout. REGISTER NOW