Upswing deliver customised residencies for schools, colleges, academies and venues that range from three days to two weeks for children and young people that build confidence, bravery and creativity.

In sustained workshop environments, students work intensively with one of our experienced practitioners, learning skills like aerial hoop, bungee dance and acrobatics. The professional team ensure that the experience is safe, structured and fun, providing a special opportunity for participants to get creative and stretch their wings.

Together, the group will devise a short act which showcases their newfound skills – providing an unparalleled sense of achievement and satisfaction.

A woman stands in the middle of a room with her arm out. Teenagers stand around her in a circle.


“Upswing really brought the group together to work as an ensemble and create something amazing. They brought out the best in them and allowed them to lead the direction of the performance they were making, while developing their eye for what works.”
Gemma Rowan, Associate Producer, The Albany

“Upswing are exceptional teachers, delivering safe, exciting and inspirational classes.”
Steve Medlin, WAC Arts

“Many thanks to you all at Upswing for a really great week at UA. The young people were so focused, engaged and had so much fun the whole week and I loved their end of week sharing. I was really impressed by how the course was taught and how the young people were supported throughout.”
Vikki Moorhouse, Head of Participative Arts Development


National Centre for Circus Arts
The Albany Deptford
Shenley Academy