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. https://www.tedxsonomacounty.com/
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.
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.
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, 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!
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.
We celebrate with so much happiness and gratitude for our 5 years of performing, cultivating, and creating connection in the Dance world of Sonoma County and beyond! Kate and Tanya and dancers wish to thank our community and the creativity the continues to thrive within upside.
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.
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.
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
All-around merry-making in this unusual performance venue!
‘Anatomy of Happiness’ is UPside Dance’s newest and daringly delightful ‘Tour de Corpe’ topremier 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!
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.
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
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.
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 Open 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.