Discover the unbridled thrill of the flying trapeze with an introductory session, showcasing the skills needed to fly through the air, just like real circus acrobats.
You'll learn the techniques needed to get your legs on the bar and actually swing through the air as you perform training exercises used by real circus entertainers. Following an introduction on the ground and a demonstration in the air by an instructor, it's time for the fun to begin! Once you're ready, you will work with your instructor to achieve real acrobatic maneuvers including take off, basic knee hang, splits, planche and whip. You'll also begin learning the basics of building your swing for higher tricks.
In a relaxing environment, with the focus on fun and enjoyment, you'll be amazed at how you gain in confidence with every swing. Finish the lesson on the ultimate natural high with the knowledge to carry out a variety of basic trapeze techniques.
Recreational flying trapeze is a great way to get fit and have some fun. You'll learn from instructors with real circus backgrounds who are passionate about their craft.
Classes take place on regular weekdays and weekends throughout the year.
Year-round indoor location in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood and May-Oct outdoor location on South Belmont Harbor in Lincoln Park
As a beginner, you will work on achieving a clean take off, basic knee hang, splits, planche and whip. You'll also begin learning the basics of building your swing for higher tricks.
At the end of every flight, you'll need to practice falling safely in the net. Your instructor will have you in lines at all times, but your ability to fall with skill and grace will go a long way to building confidence in your flying.
Beginner classes are a time to strengthen your body, learn basics, build trust with the instructors and make connections with other flyers. The atmosphere is relaxed and designed to teach you skills that will create a strong foundation for flying.