Arts, Culture, and Humanities


Get Your Wings On

aka Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance

Boulder, CO


The mission of Frequent Flyers Productions is to promote the magic of aerial dance through education and performance.

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Artistic Director

Nancy E Smith

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3022 E Sterling Cir Ste 150

Boulder, CO 80301 USA


aerial dance company and school





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Dance (A62)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Frequent Flyers® mission is to create and promote the magic of aerial dance through performance and education.
Our vision is to help people to see the world from a new perspective through experiencing the upside-down realm of aerial dance. We believe this expanded consciousness helps people to maximize their creative potential.

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We're not only pioneering this incredible art form, we're serving the community with our outreach programs. In addition to free or low-cost discussion-demonstrations for school kids, we have classes specifically geared to youth in our community.

Kids Who Fly
Kids Who Fly builds healthy risk-taking behaviors, works constructively on self-esteem issues, and helps youth experience the unique joy of artistic expression through attending fabric and low-flying trapeze classes designed specifically for youth-at-risk. Students benefit from increased strength and confidence; better body image; broader and more appropriate concepts of physical beauty; reduced stress and improved coping through creative expression; improvement in brain function for kids with certain learning disabilities; and the flat-out delight and freedom of flying. Since the program's inception, we have served over 3,650 youth in our community.

We have two dedicated studios each approximately 1000 square feet with 20-30 foot ceilings. Our faculty are dedicated professional aerial dance teachers, most of whom also perform as professional aerial dancers. We offer over 50 classes to over 300 students (ranging in age from 2-70) each week. Each summer for two weeks we host the International Aerial Dance Festival, now in it's 20th year, where over 170 students and faculty from around the world gather for intensive aerial dance workshops, training, and performances

Our aerial dance school has had a marked increase (30%) in student enrollment and classes in the last year. In spring 2017 our Professional Company performed at the Kennedy Center in the SHIFT Festival in collaboration with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.

Frequent Flyers will be celebrating our 30th anniversary of our organization and 20th anniversary of our International Aerial Dance Festival in 2018. With our history and two dedicated aerial dance studios we are positioned to continuing growing and maintaining our position as the leader in aerial dance.

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