Youth Programs


GIRLFLY 2021 applications will be Available Online in February for Summer 2021.


The 2021 Summer Arts & Activism Project will bring 20 young women from the Bay Area for four weeks to:

  • Get hands-on experience in site-specific dance
  • Earn $500
  • Create original dances for performance
  • Learn from working with professional dance artists
  • Learn about issues of girls’ empowerment
  • Research and carry out an art as activism project
  • Connect with young women across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity

Who is it for?

Young women and non-binary youth ages 14-19 who are strongly interested in performing, making positive change in the world and can commit to attending the entire 4 weeks of the program. African American, Arab, Latina, Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, low-income and LGBTQ+ identified  girls/youth are strongly encouraged to apply. The primary requirement is that you like to dance.

What’s the schedule?

The program is 4 weeks long in the summer. The GIRLFLY 2021 schedule will be announced February 2021.

Where is it?

GIRLFLY 2021 will be at an outdoor location in San Francisco. The exact location will be announced in February 2021.

What’s the application process?

GIRLFLY 2021 applications will be Available Online in February for Summer 2021.

Once applications have been received and reviewed, we will contact applicants to set up an in-person interview.


Contact Flyaway Productions at 415.672.4111 or

GIRLFLY 2020: PIVOT: from punishment to empathy

Witness the culmination of dance making and activism by some amazing San Francisco teens. Instead of live performances this year, we will bring you highlights from the GIRLFLY program, captured on film.

With the following self portraits, we choose to disrupt the school to prison pipeline and define ourselves on our own terms.

Click Here for GIRLFLY Self Portraits

Photos from GIRLFLY 2020 by: Vitali Kononov


GIRLFLY 2019: A Closer View

Check out this inspiring video from our GIRLFLY 2019 performances.
Video by: Rapt Productions

Photos from GIRLFLY 2019 by: Vitali Kononov

GIRLFLY 2018: Acting UP

Check out this inspiring video from our GIRLFLY 2018 performances.
Video by: Lala Openi

Photos from GIRLFLY 2018 by: Brechin Flournoy


GIRLFLY 2017: In the Gardens

Check out this inspiring video from our GIRLFLY 2017 performances.

Photos from GIRLFLY 2017 by: Brechin Flournoy



Dance Residencies During School and After School

Fish that Sneak. Boom Bands Billowing. Dancing on the Curve of the Earth.

Flyaway Productions makes dances for kids.  We offer curriculum-based dance residencies in schools and in afterschool programs. Your young artists are our artistic collaborators.  We lead with imagination, dynamic creative movement, and a deep respect for social justice. Our dances are athletic, kinetic, and socially relevant. We work with K-12 students, offering residencies and a final performance by your students.

Past and Present Community Partners

  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Mission YMCA
  • ODC School
  • Oasis for Girls
  • CounterPULSE
  • June Jordan School for Equality
  • University of San Francisco
  • Berkeley High School
  • The Marsh Youth Theater

We tailor each residency to your interests and curriculum

Previous Performances:

  • “Where Does the Butterfly Go When it Rains?”
  • “Earth Day Dances”
  • The Disappearing Bees Dance”
  • “Butter Battle Dances”
  • “Dances for Oh the Places You’ll Go”
  • “Rainforest, Dessert, and Ocean Dances”
  • “Balancing on the Curve of the Earth”

Call for A Consultation: 415.672.4111 or