Thank you for attending Virtual Aerial Dance Festival 2021. Panel Discussions and the Uncle Jr Project Presentation are FREE and available to watch below!
Stay tuned for information about ADF 2022!
Watch: Uncle Jr Project Legacy Presentation
Watch: Virtual ADF 2021 Panels
Celebrate the 23rd annual gathering of aerialists from around the globe. Skill building. Idea sharing. Inspiring. Mind-blowing. Featuring an incredible lineup of artists, Virtual ADF 2021 is appropriate for aerialists, non-aerialists, movers of all kinds, enthusiasts, and more.
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance is committed to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within our programming and throughout our communities.
This year’s Aerial Dance Festival 2021 planning has been led by a cohort of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and White artists: Veronica Blair, Susan Voyticky, Midnite Townsend, Danielle Hendricks, and staff, Nancy Smith. Our goal is to increase awareness of BIPOC artists’ work, amplify their voices and work to remove historic, societal and systemic barriers.
We are grateful to this year’s diverse faculty and panelists for helping us all move toward this goal.
Virtual ADF 2021 Faculty Artists
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“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
Terry Sendgraff Scholarship
The deadline to apply for ADF 2021 scholarships has passed. Thank you to our applicants!
4 scholarships will be awarded to 4 BIPOC identifying students (Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color) for the Aerial Dance Festival 2021. 3 scholarships will cover 3 classes, plus a ticket to the Virtual ADF Showcase Performance and access to all Panels. 1 scholarship will cover 6 classes, plus a ticket to the virtual Showcase Performance and access to all Panels.
Criteria: BIPOC identifying applicants only. Applicants must demonstrate some experience in Aerial / Circus arts. The recipients will be selected based on demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in aerial arts / circus. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
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
For ADF 2021, this scholarship is funding discounted classes and access to panels and the Showcase for the ADF Faculty.
“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