Beginner’s Flying Trapeze and Aerial Classes

Flying Trapeze for Beginners

Emerald City Trapeze Arts offers an incredible experience for first time flying trapeze students! No experience is necessary, and it’s fun for students of all ages!

Founded by the incredible Jules Leotard, Flying Trapeze brings together artistry, athleticism, and a whimsical sense of circus. Jules Leotard discovered Flying Trapeze while training at his father’s gymnasium. He strung up a cord and bar above the pool and practiced his newfound tricks.

Since the days of flying over a swimming pool, Flying Trapeze has evolved into one of the most famous circus acts. Performed by nearly every major circus production company, it reigns as one of the most impressive and awe inspiring acts.

Many people believe that learning flying trapeze is difficult and requires a tremendous amount of strength. Emerald City Trapeze makes learning trapeze easy and fun! We have had everyone from 6 to 89 years old take a swing on the flying trapeze. It requires much less strength, flexibility, and coordination than you might think! All students will be in a safety harness and assisted at all times by our incredible staff.

Flying Trapeze Classes for Beginners

2-Hour Introductory Class

Are you ready to take the leap? Our introductory flying trapeze class will take you through 15-20 minutes of ground school where you will become familiar with the harness, calls, and body positions. From there, your instructor will guide you through your first knee hang on our flying trapeze rig. After your first swing, you will perfect your positioning in order to achieve a coveted cowbell! By the end of the class, you will have the chance to try for a catch with one of our professional catchers!

Pre-requisites:

  • 6 years or older; under 250lbs

Rate: $60 unless otherwise noted

Beginners are welcome to all classes, excluding “Frequent Flyer” and “Tricks & Locks” classes.

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Whether you are signing up for this package or giving it as a gift, the 1-2-3 Beginner’s Flying Trapeze Package is perfect for anyone who is interested in getting on the rig for the very first time! The class will focus on technique, safety, form, and fun! By the end of three classes, you will feel confident flying through the air, performing tricks, and being caught by one of our professional catchers.

Rate: $150 
Save $35 by booking this special introductory package!
Package includes three 2-hour lessons.

Pre-requisites:

  • No experience necessary
  • 6 years or older; under 250lbs

Weekday classes:

  • 10:00am and 12:30pm
  • 3:00pm, 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Beginners are welcome to all classes, excluding “Frequent Flyer” and “Tricks & Locks” classes.

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Aerial for Beginners

Have you been dreaming of Aerial Silks, Lyra, and Rope? Whether you have recently seen a show at Emerald City Trapeze or Cirque du Soleil, the Aerial Arts play a magnificent role in today’s circus world. This romantic form of artistry employs strength, flexibility, and creativity. Emerald City Trapeze Arts offers an incredible experience for first time flying trapeze students! No experience is necessary!

Aerial Silks:

  • Acrobatics performed using Aerial Silks. Students will learn to climb, pose, and perform tricks using Aerial Silks (also known as tissue).

Aerial Hoop:

  • Acrobatics performed in the air using a hoop. Students will be guided through the basics of learning how to use this spectacular apparatus.

Aerial Rope: 

  • Learn the powerhouse artistry of Aerial Rope. Students will learn to use their body to climb, articulate, and perform tricks.

Aerial Classes for Beginners

A blend of a physical and creative exercise, cardiovascular endurance and yogic flexibility, aerial is an art that is a challenge for even the most skilled athletes (which is why we all love it!). Dance or no dance background, upper body strength or not – this is the class for you, the curious and striving beginner. We will utilize a variety of apparatus’ in this class to diversify your aerial arsenal!  We will explore how your current (or growing!) vocabulary can be applied to a new apparatus, or give you the opportunity to try a new one if you are looking to hone your study.  Class will focus on building strength, cross-training, and clean technique.  Apparatus used may include: Silks, Hoop, Rope, and Static Trapeze. Suitable for all levels!

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $30

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Whether you are aspiring to hang like Pink at the Grammy’s or simply improve your strength and grace, Introduction to Silks is a fabulous introduction into the world of aerial arts! In this class, you will learn basic climbs, locks, hangs, inversions and wraps. Class begins and ends with conditioning drills, dance technique, and flexibility training. We learn to move safely, confidently and beautifully on the fabric.

Prerequisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $30

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Are you new to aerial? Have you tried a silks or trapeze class but want to explore another apparatus? Try Aerial Hoop! This single point hoop class will cover basic poses, smooth transitions, sequencing and an introduction to spinning. We will focus on clean technique, strength building and increasing flexibility.

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $30

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You will learn the fundamentals of this beautiful vertical apparatus.  Class will focus on basic climbing, inverting, wraps, drops and gaining the confidence needed to build your skills.  Your core strength will be challenged, and improved with aerial conditioning along the way!  This class will offer you the key elements you need to build your aerial strength and stamina to keep you on higher ground!  Although similar to silks in terms of technique, rope does produce a bit more friction.  Please make sure that your lower back and knees are covered.

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $30

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Aerial Arts at Emerald City Trapeze in Seattle
Aerial Silks at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle

 Aerial Silks

Aerial Hoop at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle

 Aerial Hoop

Girl Doing Aerial Hoop at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle

 Aerial Hoop