Two Performances in one Day March 4th!

Tedx Sonoma County “This is Us”

March 4th, 2023, 1:00pm

The Jackson Theater at SCDS, 4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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UPside will show a  ‘behind the scene dance class’ at the beginning of the event, then perform 3 innovative choreographed pieces to open the show.  The TEDx Sonoma is brimming with INCREDIBLE and Inspirational speakers.  You will be entertained, you will be inspired, you will be awoken! 

HDC Launch Celebration & Dance Party

March 4th, 2023, Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm

Raven Theater Healdsburg, 115 North St. Healdsburg, CA 95448

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An evening of  Live performance by UPside Dance Company, Mr. December Band, Dance films from the North Bay, and a DJ Dance party with DJ Glitterfox all to kick off our new Healdsburg DAnce Collective!.  UPside will perform the pieces from the Tedx once again, with an additional dance piece to live Mr. December music, we will also screen an UPside dance film from Wildlands art residency and Upside dancers will kick off a community and party.   More about HDC at 

UPside with TEDx Sonoma 2023

UPside has been selected to be a presenter at TED TALKS 2023 in Sonoma County! 

We are honored.  We are excited.  We are Bursting with ideas. 

March 4th at 1pm UPside Dance Company will be the opening act of the famous forum in Sonoma County to represent the performing arts sector during the presentations.  We are revamping and creating new work centered around the 2023 theme of “This is Us”.  Ten passionate dancers will grace the stage and move throughout the space and will enliven the mundane, expose the heart, unfurl the wings, and ignite the stage with each swirling step…

Sonoma TEDx is celebrating 11 years of bringing technology, entertainment, and design ideas to our county as part of the TEDx nonprofit organization.  The TEDx event at the Jackson Theater in Santa Rosa at Sonoma Country Day School, and open their program with a short performance that engages the crowd and shows off the fabulous artistic opportunities here in our county.

New year, new class, new space!

Happy 2022 dancers and community! after sadly sating goodbye to our beloved Yoga On Center studio space of 10 years, we have found a new home. airport health club is absolutely wonderful dance studio and welcoming new start for UPside dance!

Join us for our weekly company class taught by Jordan Hayes and Tanya Knippelmeir

Contemporary dance class for the continuing dancers- Int/adv level

airport health club
432 aviation blvd , Santa Rosa

Mondays 6:30-8pm (starting 1/3)

Please Arrive 10 minutes early to sign a waiver at front desk for UPside Dance.

$17/class and everyone will pay Tanya/Jordan directly. cash please is best!

There is a lovely restroom and water fountain near the studio for us.

You do not need to be members at airport club to take upside class- you will just need to sign the waiver at the beginning of class at front desk.

If you would like to use the amenities, locker room, or the rest of the gym, you can purchase a day pass for $20.

Jordan and I will be at the studio 6:15 and you are welcome to come chat and warm up, stretch, and roll out with the rollers they have.

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.