What is flying trapeze?

Flying trapeze is a circus act where a person swings through the air on a bar connected to two cables. The ‘flier’ jumps from a platform while holding onto the trapeze bar and swings, flips, and twists through the air to be caught by a second person, known as the ‘catcher.’

The flying trapeze was invented in 1859 by a Frenchman, Jules Leotard, who connected a bar to two cords above the swimming pool in his father’s gymnasium in Toulouse. He became so famous that he performed his act for the European aristocracy. He is now honoured by having the trapeze artist’s costume named after him: the leotard.

Will I get to fly in my first flying trapeze class?

Yes!

You’ll start to learn what it takes to train to perform on the flying trapeze. Each lesson starts with a warm-up, some work on the low bar, and then the rest of the time is spent up in the air.

We teach each student according to individual comfort and skill levels, and allow students to advance at their own pace.

Flying trapeze lessons have a minimum of 2 students, and a maximum of 5 students. If there are not enough participants you’ll be notified 24-hours in advance.

flying trapeze • skill development

This is where everything starts! Whether it’s your first lesson or you are coming back for more, this is the for you.

You’ll start to learn what it takes to train to perform on the flying trapeze. Each lesson starts with a warm-up, some work on the low bar, and then the rest of the time is spent up in the air.

This lesson is recommended for all levels, ages, and abilities.

flying trapeze • intermediate • catching

This catching lesson is for our more advanced students. We’ll work on both the catch and return along with working in hands.

Prerequisites
• Students need to be approved to be in the lesson
• Students require an independent take-off and to work the board themselves

Other notes
• Students are required to wear chalk while catching

learn to catch

Have you ever wanted to learn how to hang upside down and catch another person?

This is the lesson you learn how to do it! Take a turn on the other side of the fly rig: learn how to climb up to the catcher’s trapeze, get in and out of a catcher’s lock, swing timing for various tricks, and more.

55 min lesson

$69+GST • single lesson
$224+GST • 5-PACK
$428+GST • 10-PACK

ALL PACKS EXPIRE 6-MONTHS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE

 

 

Our cancelation policy

All payments for monthly memberships, punch cards, workshops, private lessons, sessions, and drop-in lessons are non-refundable.

Session Lessons/Camps

  • Up to 2 weeks prior to the session: 90% refund.
  • 1-2 weeks prior to the session: 80% refund.
  • Less than 1 week prior to the session: non-refundable.
  • Session students may switch to another time/day of the same session during the first 3 weeks of the session, depending on availability.
  • Camp students may switch to another week up to 3-days before the start of camp depending on availability.

There is no make-up for missed session lessons or camps.

Drop-in Lessons

You can cancel and reschedule for ANY reason up to 24 hours before a lesson (you have the flu, you’re getting hitched in Vegas, you’d rather stay home and watch Netflix, etc.). Under 24 hours means you forfeit the lesson, regardless of the reason (we absolutely care, we just have to pay for the space and our hard-working instructors). 

Punch Cards

Cancellations of lessons paid for by punch cards are covered under our regular Drop-In Lesson Cancellation Policy.

All punch cards expire 6-months from the date of purchase.

Groups

  • Up to 2 weeks prior to the booking: 90% refund.
  • 1-2 weeks prior to the booking: 80% refund.
  • Less than 1 week prior to the booking: non-refundable.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

7:00 pm flying trapeze • intermediate
• the swing (July 6 & 13)
• returns (July 20 & 27)
• uprises (August 3 & 10)
• twisting (August 17 & 24)

8:00 pm • flying trapeze • intermediate • catching

6:00 pm • Jr.Fly Team (ages 6-12)
7:00 pm • flying trapeze • skill development

Saturday

Sunday

1:00 pm • flying trapeze • skill development

1:00 pm • flying trapeze • intermediate • skill development

Tuesday

7:00 pm flying trapeze • intermediate
• the swing (July 6 & 13)
• returns (July 20 & 27)
• uprises (August 3 & 10)
• twisting (August 17 & 24)

Wednesday

8:00 pm • flying trapeze • intermediate • catching

Thursday

6:00 pm • Jr.Fly Team (ages 6-12)
7:00 pm • flying trapeze • skill development

Saturday

1:00 pm • flying trapeze • skill development

Sunday

1:00 pm • flying trapeze • intermediate • skill development