Thank you for attending the 25th Aerial Dance Festival 2023 – Stay tuned for information about ADF 2024!
ADF 2023 T-Shirts
T-shirts are still available for purchase online here. Celebrating Frequent Flyers’ 35th anniversary and 25 years of ADF. Choose your style and color!
ADF 2023 Highlights
The 25th anniversary Aerial Dance Festival gathered aerialists from around the globe to share ideas, celebrate, and connect. What else could transpire but pure magic!
THANK YOU to our students, audience members, instructors, performers, board members, volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donors, faculty, and staff that made it all possible!
ADF 2023 Stats
1 Intimate Encounter
3 Scholarship Recipients
3 Evening Workshops
6 3-Hour / 5 Day Immersions
10 Faculty / Artists
10 In-Kind Donors
18 90-Minute / 5 Day Classes
25th Aerial Dance Festival
122 Instagram Stories
648 Audience Members
Scorched (2001) – performed at the ADF 2023 Performance Showcase in honor of Terry Sendgraff, Mother of Aerial Dance, and her legacy at the Festival.
ADF 2023 Panel Videos
ADF 2023 Performance Showcase Gallery
ADF 2023 Intimate Encounters Gallery
ADF 2023 Classes Gallery
25th anniversary Aerial Dance Festival Retrospective
Aerial Dance Festival 2023
Celebrating 25 years! Honoring our past, rooted in the present, and looking ahead to the future.
- Scale new heights.
- Meld your skills in a cauldron of new ideas and approaches.
- Connect heaven & earth through breath, body and apparatus.
Join the movement!
This year’s faculty has been carefully chosen to take you on an amazing journey. Don’t miss a truly unforgettable experience of airborne dance.
The Festival is produced by Frequent Flyers® Productions, Inc., a non–profit, aerial dance company.
- IMMERSION, CLASS, WORKSHOP, & PANEL SCHEDULE
- IMMERSION AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
- WORKSHOP AND PANEL INFORMATION
- SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
ADF 2023 Faculty Artists
Click on a Faculty Artist’s photo to learn more about what they are teaching at the Festival this year!
“At ADF passionate people from around the world come to share and learn at the highest levels of our craft. As a teacher I’ve never had a better experience and as a student I treasured every class. Put it on your calendar, you’ll never take it off.” – Teo Spencer
Opening Reception & Party: Sunday, July 30, 6 PM
Open to all registered students. Celebrate the start of the Festival with Faculty Artists and other attendees! Get your FFP t-shirt, see old friends and make new connections. Held at Frequent Flyers’ Studios.
ADF 2023 Scholarships
This year’s scholarship application deadline has passed. Thank you to our applicants!
Terry Sendgraff Scholarship
Frequent Flyers® Productions is offering one scholarship for the Aerial Dance Festival 2023 of up to $1,100 toward classes at the Festival for a BIPOC identifying artist (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color). The Terry Sendgraff Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a BIPOC dancer already exploring choreography in the air. Housing, travel, and food are the responsibility of the student. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Terry Sendgraff and individual donors.
In honor of Terry Sendgraff, the mother of aerial dance. Her legacy lives on in Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance and we trace our lineage to her work. Terry was instrumental in the development of the Aerial Dance Festival, having attended the first one in 1999 and continuing to teach and create performance pieces for several more ADFs.
Glenn P. Davis Scholarship
Frequent Flyers® Productions is offering one scholarship for the Aerial Dance Festival 2023 of up to $1,100 toward classes at the Festival. The Glenn P. Davis Scholarship will be awarded to a dancer already exploring choreography in the air. Housing, travel, and food are the responsibility of the student. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Davis family.
“We are proud to support the Festival and are so grateful for this opportunity to honor Glenn’s memory. We know that he is ‘forever soaring’ and would be thrilled by the success and excellence of the festival as we are.” – The Davis Family
Connect with us
Stay updated on festival news and announcements and connect with others attending the festival! ADF 2023 Students, Performers, and Participants Group | Facebook | Instagram