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 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?
We start each class with “ground school,” where you will learn basic positions close to the ground. Then, with the assistance of our instructors, you will attempt it on the flying trapeze.
We teach each student according to individual comfort and skill levels, and allow students to advance at their own pace.
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
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
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.
What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel and reschedule for ANY reason up to 24 hours before a class (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 class, regardless of the reason (we absolutely care, we just have to pay for the space and our hard-working instructors). All payments for monthly memberships, punch cards, workshops, private lessons, and drop-ins are non-refundable.
Memberships and Punch Cards
Class cancellations paid for by membership or punch cards are covered under our Classes Cancellation Policy. All payments for monthly memberships, punch cards, workshops, private lessons, and drop-ins are non-refundable.
- If you need to cancel or reschedule a private party or group event for any reason, our cancellation policy is as follows:
- Up to 2 weeks prior to the party: full refund less a $15 administration/service fee.
- Less than 2 weeks but more than 48 hours prior to the party: 80% refund.
- Less than 48 hours prior to the party: non-refundable.