Kids Classes and Creative Learning

Our Vision for UPside Dance incorporates Creative Learning in our practice as Teachers and Choreographers.  Dance is a educational gem for teaching all ages of student.  In our Creative Movement Classes for Adults and our outreach to schools in Sonoma County for youth, we hope to bring dance to the community to strengthen both dance as an art form, physical/mental health, and creative communication.  


 UPside Kids Classes- Tiny & Mighty

Little UPsiders-  Dance classes

11731799_10205438628657390_2969506301508473096_o (2)Wednesdays, 4-5pm,  10 Weeks September 16th-November 18th
Yoga On Center, Healdsburg
 $150/All classes (10 weeks)
Ages 3-7
Little UPsiders Dance class.  A ten week class series of Creative movement for the tiny & mighty taught by Kate & Tanya!  Limited class size.  Please sign-up by emailing


Different Kind of Dance Class Format:

 UPside Dance classes emphasize photo 2 (2)creative movement, multi-media collaboration, and the ‘famous’ UPside infectious optimism.  Using Kate and TAnya’s background training in Dance, Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, Design, and Performance Art, UPside develops non-traditional and adventurous dance classes.  The world of dance can be mysterious, even the word ‘dance’ can be intimidating to some.  Kate and Tanya invite people to ‘move’ and ‘create’ rather than using technical dance jargon that might discourage newcomers. In UPside, there is a strong belief that everyone is a dancer: “If you can move, you can dance” Kate and Tanya always say.  Although there is dance technique vocabulary taught in the intermediate classes, like ‘plie’, ‘tondu’, ‘jete’, UPside has shifted their teaching method. The movement is described using imagery and action words to increase the body’s vocabulary and mobility. Before you know it…. you’ve created a dance piece and are dancing in full flourish!  


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