UPside Dance is Back!

After taking a pause (New babies, new jobs, new dancers…. and a pandemic) we will be starting classes once more!!!

Class on Mondays (starting September 13th), 6:45-8:15pm

Yoga On Center, Healdsburg

Co-Taught by the Lovely Tanya Knippelmeir and Jordan Hayes

Modern Dance Class (Adult Class- Int/Adv Level,- for the continuing dancer)
Joining Yoga, Contemporary Dance, and Ballet this class emphasizes body and spatial awareness, choreography, and performance technique. This non-traditional dance class is designed to enhance your movement technique, musicality, artistry, stamina, and provides an adventurous and creative environment. This dance series is also intended to develop future performance opportunities. Previous Movement experience suggested.   

Jordan and Tanya


Tickets are going quickly!

With ‘Family Album’, UPside will be exploring family dynamics and definitions as our overarching themes.   There will be innovative dance, live music with Mr. December,  IMG_3821 (1)and laughs with Stand-up Comedian Edsel Mac. Think awkward family photos, weird sweaters, shoulder pads, high bangs, and sequin outfits… along with other elements of a more universal and serious nature. Each dance piece will highlight a different relationship, family history, definition, or awkward hilarious family story re-invented in a fun quirky heart-full inspired way….UPside Style!

Shake it up… like a Polaroid

Family Album

Premiering April 5-7th, 2019! 


UPside Dance, Comedian Edsel Mac, Live Music with Mr. December….

A Snapshot of Family Dynamics… UPside style!

We thank you in advance for supporting the arts and intend to use the funds raised during this campaign to pay for our venue, rehearsal space, craft materials, technical & backstage crew, dancers and future mind bending collaborations.

‘Anatomy of Happiness’ Tickets Available NOW

ESY_2517174_1308338414UPside Dance Spring Premiere!

A cheeky, visceral performance traversing what inspires our happiness – from head to toe…A confection of choreography sprinkled with mind-bending presentations from local artists, filmmakers, architects, culinary connoisseurs, and musicians.

Reserve your Seat Here: 

Friday, March 31:
  8pm ESY_2518553_1255226112

Saturday, April 1:  8pm
Sunday April 2:  2pm & 6pm
6th Street Playhouse, 
Railroad Historic District, 52 6th St, Santa Rosa

UPside Hootenanny

UPside Fundraiser Dinner with Live Music by ‘Mr. December’ Band
Saturday, February 18th
 Jimtown Store Barn,6706 Highway 128, Healdsburg


  • Folk-stomping tunes from Mr. December to enliven your feet and spirits! Blending sounds of old-time, bluegrass, swing and country, colored with brassy goodness you’re sure to get moving on the dance floor.12440265_10154195507592176_7148200739103205239_o
  • ALL proceeds fund UPside’s electrifying and provocative ‘Anatomy of Happiness’ premier performance, April 2017
  • Release lit sky-lanterns into the night sky as you let go of any unneeded emotions in your life. An ancient Happiness ritual from Asia.
  • Cash Beer, Wine and Cider Bar and complimentary light bites
  • Entertainment & a glimpse into the dance world
  • Raffle prizes
  • All-around merry-making in this unusual performance venue!

final‘Anatomy of Happiness’ is  
UPside Dance’s newest and daringly delightful ‘Tour de Corpe’ to premier in April 2017. A cleverly expanded version of the ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ song… In a full-length performance of dance, poetry, comedy, and music. 

Tickets are $20

Make it a date night, and a celebratory evening of music, local community and dance!untitled-8

Click HERE to get Tickets!

Movie Night with UPside

Join UPside for a special evening of Dance Films at SHED
Thursday, December 8th at 6:30pm– Films start at 7pm.
Healdsburg SHED, 401 North St, Healdsburg CA
Free Admission- Donations appreciated.

This evening will include the premier of two film projects, ‘A Fine Line’ and ‘Projected Forest’. And UPside will reveal their upcoming project for Spring 2017.

Enjoy a glass of wine as you watch UPside Dance on the big screen in 7 short dance films and a documentary, followed by a Q & A and discussion with Artistic Director Tanya Tolmasoff and Kate Vazzoler, Film Maker Albert Casselhoff, Sound/film Designer Nick Ahumada, and UPside Dancers.

‘A Fine Line’ dance piece was created during the Wildlands Art Residency 2016 and in collaboration with filmmakers, Albert Casselhoff and Nick Ahumada, who captured this project to create 7 short art films and a documentary. Watch as the dancers were pushed beyond what we thought possible both physically and artistically; charging down a hill, balancing on a moving dock, lifting each other in a boundless meadow, dancing on a cliff’s edge, tethered to a tree, swirling through expansive vistas, and leaping through Manzanita logs during fiery-gold sunsets.

This event will also mark the debut of ‘Projected Forest’ a film directed by Cylan Schaffer featuring UPside Dance in the Jack London State Park. ‘Projected Forest’ was part of the 2016 Petaluma Film Festival.

AND will be the first time that the UPside Directors with REVEAL the next project! What is next for our UPside community?

This event is Free.  RSVP highly encouraged.
Donations to UPside greatly appreciated and support future projects and outreach projects.
Wine will be available for purchase at Healdsburg SHED upstairs.

WildLand Art Residency Open House

October 22cd, 1-4pm  (Rescheduled due to Rain)
444 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg (the old Machine shop)
We will be sharing the Film work we created this past August at Wildlands Art Residency in the hills of Dry Creek Valley.
A bit more about Wildlands Art Residency & UPside:
UPside was honored to be chosen as one of the artists during Wildlands Art Residency’s flagship year.  During our time up at the property, we experienced ways of moving
and creating work in the wild nature that was entirely new to us.  We were img_0358
challenged by dancing in hiking boots out ‘in the elements’ sun blazing and bugs buzzing, and deeply inspired by the beautiful and vast environment we were collaborating with. img_1159
What surfaced was a body of work, ‘A Fine Line’.  The pieces explore both internal personal
boundaries and external environmental boundaries.
Our awesome filmmaker collaborators: Nick Ahumada (Daddio), and Albert Casselhoff were present throughout the Wildlandsresidency.  They have each created a film project from their own experiences.  Both these films will be shown at this Open House.
Wildlands has hosted three sessions of artists.  All of these artists, and their work will be presented at this img_1192Open House, Saturday, October 15th.
The Fine Print:  
  • There are no bathroom facilities on site. Please plan ahead for that.
  • NO SMOKING on the premises please.  It’s a fire hazard.
  • Wine will be offered, but no food.  Please plan to eat before or after the Open House.