Located right off I-40 in Burlington, NC (halfway between the Triangle and the Triad), Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness offers group classes, private lessons, parties and performances in aerial silks, lyra (aerial hoop), and pole.
How We Began
"Up in the Air" is a short documentary created by Elon University students about Upside's owner, Michelle Spurlock, and how aerial arts changed her career and life.
Children are constantly encouraged to climb, dance, play and explore. But have you ever noticed how this stops when we grow up? Our main option as adults is the gym. Dance classes, playgrounds, and creative body movement classes for adults are difficult to find. At Upside, our mission is to change that. We think adults should be able to climb, dance, play...and fly! And what better place to get our of your comfort zone than one with a strong sense of community: where adults of any age, size, color, fitness background, sexual orientation or gender identity are welcomed and supported.
Circus for Change
As part of our mission to cultivate a space where everyone feels welcome and supported, we created a resource page dedicated to challenging social injustice. Check it out: