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 2 students, and a maximum of 5.
flying trapeze • skill development
Skill Development classes do not have catching. If a student masters their trick before the end of the 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.
learn to catch
Have you ever wanted to learn how to catch? This is the class 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 class
$69+GST • single class
$224+GST • 5-PACK
$428+GST • 10-PACK
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Our cancelation policy
Our regular cancellation policy will be in effect (you may cancel up to 24 hours before the class for any reason). If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the gym. Though we sympathize with everyone’s situation, please note we will not be offering any refunds or class credits for classes cancelled within 24 hours, for any reason. This has been an incredibly difficult time for small businesses, and we still have many fixed expenses to cover such as rent, insurance, heating, etc. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding.
Class cancellations paid for by punch cards are covered under our Classes Cancellation Policy. All payments for punch cards, workshops, private lessons, and drop-ins are non-refundable.