All flying trapeze classes start with a quick warm up and a stretch, followed by our "ground school" lesson, where we teach you the trick you will do on a low practice bar. Then everyone is fitted with a safety harness, and the rest of the class is spent doing the flying trapeze.

Flying trapeze classes have a minimum of 3 students, and a maximum of 10.

Flying Trapeze - Tricks & Catching (Ages 6–96)

We recommend this class for first-time flyers.

Tricks & Catching classes start the same as all of our other classes, but end with a round or two (depending on class size) of catching, where everyone who is ready is given the opportunity to do their trick and then be caught and swing with one of our instructors. Students who are not ready to attempt the catch will continue to work on their trick, so they will still get the same amount of turns.

Flying Trapeze - Skill Development (Ages 6–96)

Skill Development classes do not have catching. If a student masters their trick before the end of the 2-hour class, we will teach them a new trick. This is a great class for those who want to focus on perfecting a trickier skill that might not be ready for a catch.

Flying Trapeze - Intermediate (Ages 16–96)

Take your flying trapeze skills to the next level. The intermediate class is intended for students who are doing independent take-offs, and are working on their swings and towards taking tricks out of safety lines. The intermediate class includes catching.

Pay-per-Flight

Try the flying trapeze without committing to a full class. Pay-per-Flight runs every Friday night from 7-9pm, and is open to all ages and skill levels. No need to pre-register; show up anytime and fly! There is no warm-up for this class as students may arrive at various times. We will go over ground school to teach new tricks, however; first-timers and beginners are welcome.

First flight: $10 + GST
Subsequent flights: $5 + GST
All-you-can-swing: $50 + GST

*Please note that if no one shows up in the first hour, the drop in session will end early. If you are planning to show up after 8pm, please call ahead to ensure we are open.

Rates

Adult

Single Class - $69 -  

5-Pack Punch Cards - $224 - 

10-Pack Punch Cards - $428 - 

3-Month Session  - $179/month - Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  - $174/month - Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  - $164/month - Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Under 13

Single Class - $69 - 

3-Month Session  - $129/month - Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  - $124/month - Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  - $119/month - Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Aerial Classes (Ages 13+)

Aerial arts are a great way to build strength and flexibility. All classes start with a warm-up and active stretch. Students will then learn and practice skills on the aerial silks, and a combination of the aerial hoop, aerial straps, aerial rope, dance trapeze, and aerial sling. Which apparatuses are used in each class depends on the number of students and what they are most interested in. Aerial classes end with conditioning (strength exercises) and a stretch.

Kids Aerial Classes (Ages 6–12)

Kids aerial classes start with a warm-up and active stretch. Students will learn and practice aerial silks, and a combination of the aerial hoop, aerial straps, aerial rope, dance trapeze, and aerial sling. Which apparatuses are used in each class depends on the number of students and what they are most interested in. Aerial classes end with conditioning (strength exercises) and a stretch.

Duo Trapeze (Ages 13+)

Duo trapeze classes teach partners to work together on one trapeze. Classes can include two styles:

  1. Partnering with a “base” or “porter,” and a “flyer,” where one person supports the other person’s weight to learn swinging and other tricks.
  2. Partnering where both partners create similar, symmetrical shapes on the trapeze, generally supporting their own weights.

Please note that coming with a partner is required for this class.

Rates

1-Hour Class

Adult

Single Class – $25 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $99 –

10-Pack Punch Cards – $175 –

3-Month Session  – $79/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $69/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $59/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Under 13

Single Class – $21 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $99 – 

3-Month Session  – $69/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $59/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $49/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

2-Hour Class

All Ages

Single Class – $35 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $139 –

10-Pack Punch Cards – $245 –

3-Month Session  – $109/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $99/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $89/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Handstands (Ages 6–96)

Handstands are a fundamental skill for all circus arts. Classes begin with a warm-up, and then students are led through a number of exercises designed to improve handstand technique, strength, balance, and more. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Partner Acrobatics (Ages 6–96)

Partner acrobatics teaches counterbalancing and holding each other through sequences of positions. Our partner acro classes are primarily focused on hand-to-hand and standing skills, rather than acro yoga or L-basing partner acrobatics. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Please note that coming with a partner is recommended for this class.

Trampoline (Ages 6–96)

Trampolines are a great way to build body awareness in the air. Our trampoline classes cover various types of flipping and twisting. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Tumbling (Ages 6–96)

Learn how to do cartwheels, round offs, front handsprings, back handsprings, and more. Tumbling classes start with a warm-up, then cover basic tumbling moves, and finish with conditioning. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Rates

1-Hour Class

Adult

Single Class – $25 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $99 –

10-Pack Punch Cards – $175 –

3-Month Session  – $79/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $69/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $59/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Under 13

Single Class – $21 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $99 – 

3-Month Session  – $69/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $59/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $49/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

2-Hour Class

All Ages

Single Class – $35 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $139 –

10-Pack Punch Cards – $245 –

3-Month Session  – $109/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $99/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $89/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Kids Circus Classes

Kids Aerial Classes (Ages 6–12)

Kids aerial classes start with a warm-up and active stretch. Students will learn and practice aerial silks, and a combination of the aerial hoop, aerial straps, aerial rope, dance trapeze, and aerial sling. Which apparatuses are used in each class depends on the number of students and what they are most interested in. Aerial classes end with conditioning (strength exercises) and a stretch.

Kids Circus

Kids Circus classes start with a warm-up and active stretch. Students will learn and practice various circus skills, including trampoline, tumbling, handbalancing, aerial arts, and juggling. Each class’s activities may vary depending on the number of students and what they are most interested in. Please note there is no flying trapeze included in Kids Circus classes.

Tumbling

Learn how to do cartwheels, round offs, front handsprings, back handsprings, and more. Tumbling classes start with a warm-up, then cover basic tumbling moves, and finish with conditioning. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Trampoline

Trampolines are a great way to build body awareness in the air. Our trampoline classes cover various types of flipping and twisting. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.

Rates

Under 13

Single Class – $21 – 

5-Pack Punch Cards – $99 – 

• Please note that all packs expire after 6-months.

3-Month Session  – $69/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 5% off retail items
  • 20% additional classes

6-Month Session  – $59/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 10% off retail items
  • 30% additional classes

12-Month Session  – $49/month – Call or email to enrol.

  • 4 classes/month
  • 15% off retail items
  • 40% additional classes

Photo Credit: Capture Studios

Silks Choreography

Looking for a goal to work towards? How about performing on the aerial silks? Join Kimmie for a 7-week course where students will be taught silks choreography to a pop song. At the end of the course, students will perform their silks act for family and friends at WCFT's summer student showcase on August 26.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to do a one-and-a-half-roll or have instructor permission in order to join this class. Please note that new skills will not be taught in this class.

Hoop Choreography

Interested in challenging yourself, or showing off your skills on the lyra? Join Danielle for a 7-week course where students will be taught aerial hoop choreography to a pop song. At the end of the course, students will perform their group act for family and friends at WCFT’s summer student showcase on Sunday, August 26.
*Please note there is no class on Friday, August 3*
Prerequisites: Students must be able to do a hip balance, recover from a dead hang, and be comfortable on top of the hoop (or have instructor permission) in order to join this class. Please note that new skills will not be taught in this class.

Rates

7-Week Session – $199 – 

Ninja Warrior

Ninja warrior classes are based on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior. Each class begins with a warm-up, and then time spent working on technique and strength for the obstacles. The class finishes with an “obstacle course race” created by the instructor.

We have a number of obstacles:

  • Warped wall
  • Salmon ladder
  • Pegboard
  • Globe grasp
  • Rope climb

Our ninja warrior class also incorporates weight lifting exercises, acrobatics, and circus arts such as pole climbing and rolling globe into the workout. All levels welcome.

Kids Ninja Warrior (Ages 6–12)

Kids ninja warrior classes are based on the popular TV show, American Ninja Warrior. Each class begins with a warm-up, and then time spent practising the obstacles. The class finishes with an “obstacle course race” created by the instructor. All levels welcome.

Personal Training

Rates

Single Class – $20 – 

10-Pack Punch Cards – $174 – 

Private Lessons

WCFT also offers private lessons in many disciplines:

Handstands
Juggling
Partner Acrobatics
Single (static) trapeze
Dance trapeze
Duo Trapeze
Tissu (aerial silks)
Aerial hoop
Aerial straps
Flying trapeze

Please email privatelessons@westcoastflyingtrapeze.com or call us 604-619-1212 for rates and more information.

Open Studio Practice

Looking for some extra time to work on your aerial or acrobatic skills? Try our open studio practice time. Students can work on skills without instructor supervision. Contact us at 604-619-1212 for more details. Please Note: Open studio does not include flying trapeze.