Classes

This Could Be the Day You Fly!

Whether you’ve been practicing your aerial skills for decades, or it’s your very first time on a trapeze bar, we offer a broad spectrum of classes available to all skill levels.  The thrill of hopping off a platform 30 feet in the air, the challenge of balancing in your first handstand, the satisfaction that comes from completing that last pull-up you thought impossible… all can be realized within the playground of Emerald City Trapeze Arts. Taught by circus professionals, our classes are designed to accommodate people from every type of athletic background (or none!).  Our confident and capable instructors will supportively encourage you to achieve your personal goals, no matter how lofty! We’re ready to walk with you into the wild and wonderful world of the circus… sign up today and begin the journey!

Classes may end early at the instructor’s discretion as fatigue increases risk. 


Class Minimums

Emerald City Trapeze requires a minimum of 3 students to run a Flying Trapeze class and 2 students to run an Aerial Class. If we do not have enough students signed up to run a class, we will give 24 hours’ notice to any students already registered, and we will do our very best to re-schedule them into a running class.

Cancellation Policy

All classes at Emerald City Trapeze are non-refundable; however, you may reschedule your class as long as you give us at least 24 hours’ notice. There is a rescheduling fee of $20 for Flying Trapeze and $10 for Aerial Arts if notice is provided less than 24 hours prior to the start of class. To reschedule, or if you have additional questions regarding our policy, please contact our front desk at (206) 906-9442.

Class Calendars

Frequency Cards & Class Packages

If you love circus arts as much as we do (and that’s a lot!), you may find yourself interested in one of our Frequency Cards. We offer Class Cards in 5, 10 and 20-punches for our Flying Trapeze Classes, 10 and 20-punches for our Aerial Classes and 10-punches for our Shakedown classes. Get yours today to save a bundle on classes, and maximize your fun!

Frequent Flyer Cards (valid for any 2-hour flying trapeze class, 24-hour cancellation policy in effect):

  • 5-class card – $228
  • 10-class card – $432
  • 20-class card – $768

Just Tricks / Swing Cards (valid for the 1-hour just tricks class, 24-hour cancellation policy in effect):

  • 10-class card – $300

Frequent Aerial Cards (valid for any aerial class $30 or less – including intermediate and advanced pole, 24-hour cancellation policy in effect):

  • 5-class card – $145
  • 10-class card – $269
  • 20-class card – $449

Frequent Circus Card (valid for any $25 class, such as pole dance, tumbling, trampoline, etc. 24-hour cancellation policy in effect):

  • 5-class card – $115
  • 10-class card – $225
  • 20-class card – $420
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“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”Leonardo da Vinci

High Flying Trapeze

From absolute beginner to aspiring circus professional, we offer Flying Trapeze classes for all levels. First-time students are welcomed into the fold and inducted into the world of flying trapeze through our Ground School, a 20-30 minute introduction to the rig, take-off techniques, flight, their first trick, and their dismount into the net. During the remaining 90 minutes, students will take turns flying through the air on our full-sized trapeze rig, practicing the knee-hang trick, and if they are ready by the end of class, even ‘going for the catch’ with one of our experienced instructors. As students advance and gain confidence (which is generally by the end of their first class), we introduce new tricks that develop spatial awareness. Returning students build their repertoire of tricks, learn to properly and powerfully swing, work ‘in hands’ with the catcher and return back to the bar, eventually remounting the board.

Prerequisites: We encourage students of all athletic (or not!) backgrounds and abilities to give it a try. It requires much less strength and flexibility than you can imagine to have a fun and successful first class! Students must be 6 years or older and under 250 pounds to fly. Beginners are welcome to all classes, excluding “Frequent Flyer” and “Tricks & Locks” classes.

*Please note: any child under the age of 18 taking a class with us must have the waiver and registration forms filled out and signed by their parent or guardian. You may find these forms on our website under FAQ to print off beforehand if the parent/guardian will not be present at the time of the class.

Flying Classes

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:

  • 6 years or older; under 250lbs

Weekday classes:

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

Weekend classes:

  • 10:00am, 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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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

Weekday classes: *$60 unless otherwise noted*

  • Monday: 11:30am ($55) & 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am ($55), 12:00pm ($55), 5:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30am ($55), 4:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:30am ($55) & 5:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am ($55), 12:00pm ($55), 4:00pm & 6:00pm

Weekend classes:

  • Saturday: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm – $60
  • Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm – $60

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

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You loved your first class, and you can’t wait to come back for more? Great news! If you plan on coming regularly to learn new tricks or train on the flying trapeze, we offer a frequency card with all kinds of perks. Our Frequent Flyer Card gives you a discounted class rate, a more lenient cancellation policy (9:30pm the night before the class), as well as access to our exclusive Frequent Flyer (FF) classes!

Frequent Flyer Class Schedule:

  • Mondays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturdays: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sundays: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Rates:

  • 5-class card: $228
  • 10-class card: $432
  • 20-class card: $768

Frequent Flyer classes are open to any student who has purchased one of our Frequent Flyer cards (except for Thursday’s Advanced Frequent Flyer class – see prerequisites listed in Advanced Flyer Classes).

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This class is for our most advanced level of student flyers with the goal of completing round-trip-tricks out of safety lines. To this end, students will practice throwing various tricks out of lines, learn to turn to the net, execute fly-outs, work in hands with the catcher, return to the bar, and remount the board.

Prerequisites:

  • Students must be throwing at least one trick out of safety lines and must be working on their half-turn (trick), in or out of safety lines (Please contact the studio directly if you have questions about prerequisites for this class).

Schedule:

  • Thursdays: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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Our Tricks & Locks class is for experienced flyers who would like to practice throwing tricks to different catchers, working in hands, and eventually returning to the bar and board. It is also for new catchers who want experience catching a variety of students and tricks both in and out of lines, calling timing, and working in hands.

Prerequisites:

  • Flyers: must swing out of lines
  • Catchers: must be trained and approved to catch at ECTA
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This one-hour class allows you the time and mental space to work solely on your swing. Working with one of our instructors, students will focus on the technical and mechanical aspects of the swing, as well as learning how to serve themselves the bar.

In this 6-student-maximum class, students must be out of lines, comfortable on the board, and prepared to serve other students the bar as well as retrieve the bar with the noodle and hook.

Take your swing to greater heights!

Cost: $35 per class or grab a 10-class pass for $300

Pre-reqs: Must be swinging out of lines, must be comfortable on the board serving and retrieving the bar to a fellow student.

Similar to ‘Just the Swing’, this one-hour class will focus on one element of your trapeze practice; the trick!  Are you working on your tricks out of lines?  Just the Tricks gives you the opportunity to work one-on-one with top coach, Brian Flint, to get your tricks catch-worthy ool!

Pre-requisites: Must swing and perform at least one trick out of lines.  There will be no lines-pulling or catching for this class.  Must be comfortable serving the bar and pulling rises for other students.

Cost: $35 per class

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Aerial Arts

Aerial Arts Classes

Find your center of gravity in our acrobalance class, or learn to swiftly and gracefully climb the silks!  From hoop to dance pole, we’ve got many options for you to try something new, or master your existing skills.

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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Ready to climb higher and drop farther? Get ready for Aerial Silks! Building on skills learned in Introduction to Silks, students will increase their technical and creative knowledge on the fabric. Students will become more confident with height and inversions as well as learn more intricate wraps and drops.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Silks or Instructor Approval

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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This mixed-level class is aimed at helping you gain a better understanding of the hoop, work your spin, develop transitions, and build your vocabulary. We will focus on clean technique, upper body and core strength, conditioning and stretching. More advanced students will focus on performance skills and techniques.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must have some aerial experience
  • Must be able to invert
  • Must be working towards decent splits and solid single-knee hangs (Must be 12 years or older)

Rates: $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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Intermediate Rope takes your skills learned in Beginner Rope to the next level.  You will begin to learn to combine your “trick database” with smooth transitions.  You will become more spatially aware and more comfortable on the rope and learn to explore new movements and vertical possibilities.  Along with strengthening and conditioning exercises to help you reach your goals, this class is designed to help you develop and climb to higher heights!

Pre-requisite: Graduation from Beginner Rope or with Instructor Approval. Must be 12 years or older.

Rate: $30

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Silks and ropes and hoops, oh my!  Come and explore the beautiful and sometimes mysterious world of aerial arts with the amazing and exuberant Jenny Penny.  Beginning with a warm-up that will prepare the body for many different apparatus, students will circuit through turns on the static trapeze, sling, rope, hoop and silks while enjoying camaraderie with a community of Jenny Penny’s loyal following.  This class is appropriate for all levels of practice.

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $30

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Beginners: Build the fundamental techniques of aerial arts using the rope, silks, hoop and trapeze. This is an open class for beginners or those recently introduced to the activity.

Intermediate/Advanced Students: Develop your strength with advanced aerial techniques, focusing on silks (tissu/fabric).

Pre-requisite: None! (Must be 12 years or older)

Rates: $30

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Aerial Open Gym Membership For professionals or advanced aerialists currently enrolled in classes. Aerial space and rigging points are available any time classes or rehearsals are not in full swing.

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Instructor approval only

Rates:

  • $15 – Daily
  • $75 – Monthly

*Open Gym does not apply to flying trapeze. All Open Gym students must take a brief safety and rigging class prior to their first Open Gym session. Please contact our front desk for more information about open gym certification dates and times.

Static Trapeze – All Levels

New to aerial? Or already know your way around the sky? Come learn to roll and spin your way around the trapeze! In this class, you will learn poses, drops, sequences, and flips while gaining the strength and flexibility to make it all look easy.

Static Trapeze is fixed by two points, while Dance Trapeze is hung by a single point that spins. We’ll get a chance to explore both, so be ready for some new tricks!

What to wear: Make sure the backs of your knees are covered. Please wear a leotard or a shirt you can tuck in.

 

Cost: $30

Max: 8 people per class

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Static Trapeze – Intermediate

Take your trapeze skills up a notch! Learn the more advanced rolls and drops, and learn to put together new and improved sequences.

Pre-Requisites: We need our trapeze monkeys strong so pre-requisites include 3 pull up- pull overs and at least 5 hanging leg lifts.

What to wear: Please come to class with your knees covered and a leotard or shirt that can be tucked in. Be excited! It’s time for some seriously trapeze-y business.

Cost: $30

Max: 8 people per class

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Shakedown

We offer a wide variety of Shakedown classes to help get your body into the best shape possible.

Shakedown Classes

Bend and Flex:

This class is designed to help students seeking greater active and passive flexibility for improved athletic and artistic performance.  Exercises will be adjusted for students of all levels, from complete beginners to athletes ready to achieve a professional look for the purpose of a career in the circus arts.   By using the most effective stretching techniques including Assisted, Isometric and PNF to target tight muscles groups, we will work towards opening our backs, splits and straddles. Mobility and breathing exercises will help students learn to release tension and gain strength in their deepest ranges of motion.  By tapping into the body’s natural response to stretching, we will learn to work with our body for greater freedom and ease of movement.

Duration and Rate:

  • $25 / class

Pre-requisites:

  • Must be 18 years or older

What to wear: Skin contact with the pole is necessary in order to provide grip and hold for pole moves. We recommend clothing that provides the best opportunity for contact with the pole; shorts and a tank top generally work great for this. Also, it’s best to refrain from using lotion on days that you intend to take a pole class.

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*Starting September 12th*

Want to get in “Cirque shape”? Want to improve your overall fitness? Need to take your circus training up a notch? Open to all fitness levels, first timers and circus junkies alike, this class is designed to teach the fundamental principles for a wide range of circus disciplines. While improving your strength, power, endurance, flexibility and wellness, this well-rounded circus workout will get your body strong and fit to take your training, from wherever you may be, to the next level.

No experience necessary! Be ready to sweat! Please bring water and a towel.

*Can be treated as a conditioning workout or even a warm-up for your already scheduled flying trapeze or circus class.

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $25

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The building-block of aerial acrobatics, this class focuses heavily on building strength & extending flexibility through proper technique. With an emphasis on correct form, aesthetic, and injury prevention, students develop a solid base of physical and mental skills that will lead them to excel on any apparatus. Specific exercises focus on building upper body and core strength, leg and shoulder flexibility, basic aerial skills, grip, and other aerial necessities. This class is perfect as an addition to your aerial/circus arts training or personal fitness plan, or as your first step into the world of Emerald City Trapeze! Students work at their own level; appropriate for beginners and experienced aerialists. Come ready to sweat and bring water!

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $25

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Get your splits to the floor! This class will help aerialists stretch out their huge muscles! We will mainly work on splits, back and shoulder flexibility with a focus on strengthening and lengthening the muscles in order to stretch in a safe way. Many of the stretches will be assisted so be prepared to be pushed deep into your flexibility.

Rate: $25

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Emerald City Trapeze is proud to offer an incredible strength and movement series. Start off the New Year with a resolution to increase your power, strength, and movement. If you are looking to trim your body, tone your muscles, improve your cardiovascular endurance, explosive strength, and fundamental movements for trapeze, then this is the perfect series for you!

The Strength and Movement series is designed to improve your understanding of muscle movement patterns, body positioning, and breath techniques that will allow you to reach your goals and beyond!
No prior experience is necessary, just a desire and determination to improve.

Together we will work to track your strength and flexibility improvements throughout the series.

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $25

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Trampoline Bootcamp

Grab those socks and don’t forget your water bottle! You’re going to need them for this 2-hour Trampoline Boot Camp. Start with a 10- minute cardio warm up, followed by a 20-minute flexibility course, then head to the trampoline for an hour. With floor stations to keep your body moving in between turns, there’s no stopping here! Finish up with 20 minutes of conditioning and a 10-minute cool down. These activities will be timed and will keep your tramp skills looking sharp!

Requirements

  • Socks
  • Athletic attire
  • WATER BOTTLE
  • Beginner trampoline cores

Breakdown

10 mins – Cardio warm up
20mins – Flexibility course
1 hour-Trampoline and floor drills 20 mins – Conditioning 10mins-cool down

Time and Dates:

Max 8 people

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Acrobatics

Acrobatics have been around for centuries; the word is derived from the Greek words akron and bainein (which translate literally to “walking on tiptoe”). Today, acrobatics can take many forms, including juggling, tightrope, tumbling and contortion. ECTA will up the ante this autumn, introducing classes in Cyr Wheel, Slacklining, Trampoline and more. For now, check out our Acrobalance class, and prepare to ‘walk on tiptoe’ in the near future!

Get ready to roll! Start with a heart-pumping warm-up and prepare to find your inner-cartwheeling kid! Your instructor will safely walk you through basic tumbling moves like somersaults, cartwheels and handstands. More advanced moves will include walkovers, round-offs and handsprings! Each class will begin and end with stretching and conditioning, so come prepared to sweat and leave smiling!

Prerequisites: Must be 6 years or older

Rate: $25

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Introduction to Acrobalancing will start by learning the basic skills of partner balance/acro yoga. Efficiently using the body to find balance points will result in strength conditioning and increased flexibility through the postures. Each student will gain experience working with partners of varying skill level and learn postures to practice at home individually. Come learn an old art, and surprise yourself with your internal strength.

Pre-requisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $25

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The Cyr Wheel has existed as a gymnastic sport since 1925, recently growing in popularity due to its exposure as a circus apparatus.  A smooth learning curve allows students to progress at their own pace as you learn to understand the movement of the Cyr Wheel inside and out.  Students will learn to balance on a single pointed spin and eventually learn to maintain speed and master new tricks.

Prerequisite: Must be 12 years or older

Rate: $30

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Combine the basics of tumbling and the explosive excitement of trampoline with the freedom of flight and you’ve got Acro-Bungee!  Using our bodies as a natural weight and counter balance, we will explore the fundamentals of static bungee (attached at the hips) including discovering and improving core aerial balance, creating and maintaining height, and eventually moving on to poses, tricks and flips.  A very tight fitting, climbing-style safety harness will be worn throughout class.  Please wear form-fitting athletic clothing that will not “bunch” in the midsection.  Prepare for 90-minutes of fast-moving bouncy action!

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older

Rate: $25

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Calling all new (or ‘new-ish’) bouncers!  Jump-start your skills with this comprehensive beginner trampoline class.  Class begins with a gentle warm-up and bouncers will move on to drills, skills and thrills.  With a focus on form and fun, new bouncers will learn how to safely jump on the Euro-trampoline and perform basic tricks like the Seat Drop, the Swivel Hip, Back Drop, Front Drop, Cradles and Cruise.  Get ready to bounce your way to better balance, a stronger core and a ton of fun!  Socks must be worn on the Euro-trampoline at all times.

Prerequisite: Must be 6 years or older

Rate: $25 or Trampoline Card

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Learn how to “run the wall” this fall!  Beginner Trampoline Wall will improve your balance and stamina as well as give your core a run for its money.  Combining basic trampoline skills with the wall, students will begin to gain confidence, height and endurance.  As students progress, new tricks like spinning, will come into play. Come and check out The Wall today!

Prerequisite: Must be 10 years or older. Socks, leather or rubber-toed shoes must be worn on the Euro-trampoline at all times.

Rate: $30 or Trampoline Card

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You’ve learned to drop, swivel and cruise… now get ready to flip!  Intermediate trampoline classes will get you head over heels and safely back to your feet.  With tricks like the Front and Back Tucks, Pikes and Layouts on the menu, jumpers will be working on mastering their time in the air.  Classes will include a warm-up, drill of the day, floor stations and a cool-down.  A timed bounce during each class will give students a way to create a baseline of their skills and then measure their progress. Socks must be worn at all times on the Euro Trampoline.  

Prerequisite: Completion of Beginner Trampoline required skills or Instructor approval.  

Rate: $25 or Trampoline Card

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The Combo class is designed to take your trampoline skills one step further… to the mats!  Students will work on transferring what they are learning on the trampoline to the tumbling floor.  With dual spotting and instruction, students will safely and seamlessly integrate their trampoline tricks into tumbling treats!  All levels are welcome.  Socks must be worn at all times on the Euro Trampoline.

Prerequisite: Must be 6 years or older

Rate: $25 or Trampoline Card

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Are your kids bouncing off the walls? Do they need an after-school activity? Come join the fun with our ECTA kids’ acrobatics program! Kids will learn tumbling, trampoline, acrobatics, stunting, dance and more. All kids ages 5-9 years old are welcome!

Instructors: Katie and Isaiah
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 4:30-6:30
16 spots available

Requirements: Must be 5-9 years old

Rates: 

8 Class Pack $144 ($18 per class)

12 Class Pack $192 ($16 per class)

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Drop in: $25

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Pole Dancing Classes

You will learn how to how to fluidly transition in between movements, execute a set of beginner pole moves with grace, and prepare your body with conditioning exercises that will help you progress to more advanced tricks quickly. Prepare to have fun, sweat, and challenge yourself.

Pole Dancing Classes

Beginner Pole Spins and Transitions:

In Beginner Pole Spins and Transitions, you will be welcomed to the world of pole in a safe and fun environment. We will explore movement through basic choreography, spins, and floor work. This pole dancing class is ideal for first-timers, beginner students, and those starting a new and exciting fitness regimen.

What to wear: Students are required to remove any body jewelry for their own safety and to prevent damage to the pole. Skin contact with the pole is necessary in order to provide grip and hold for pole moves. We recommend clothing that provides the best opportunity for contact with the pole. We recommend: shorts and a tank top. Also, it is best to refrain from using lotion and/or oils on days that you intend to take a pole class.

Duration and Rate:

  • 1.5 hrs
  • $25 / class

Pre-requisites:

Must be 18 years or older

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This class will focus on the conditioning and vocabulary you need to achieve ease and ownership over your pole practice.  Be prepared to work hard as you gain new skills on both spinning and static pole, increase your strength, and achieve a higher level of pole fitness.  Students can expect to learn how to work with spin combinations, one-handed spins, and will be introduced to intermediate spins involving proper wrist alignment and shoulder engagement.  Students will also cover basic and side climbs as well as focus on getting into their first basic inversions.

 

This class is ideal for:  those ready to move on from Spins and Transitions, but still need the strength to invert; athletes and circus artists who are new to pole; and those with some pole experience in need of a strength and vocabulary tune-up.  This class is not for first-time students.

 

Pre-reqs:

 

Must be 18 years or older

Hollow body hold – 30 seconds

Bar hang – shoulders engaged 15 seconds

Knowledge of basic pole spins is highly recommended, but not required

Instructor permission is not necessary, however instructor will assess you during your first class and will recommend placement after class.

 

What to wear: Students are required to remove any body jewelry for their own safety as well as prevent damage to the poles.  Skin contact with the pole is necessary in order to provide grip and hold for pole moves. We recommend clothing that provides the best opportunity for contact with the pole; shorts and a tank top generally work great for this. Also, it’s best to refrain from using lotion and/or oils on days that you intend to take a pole class.

Duration and Rate:

  • 1.5 hrs
  • $25 / class

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Intermediate Pole: Once students have mastered their basic climbs and inversions, they can start crafting their skills into more complex combinations on static and spinning pole in this class.  Students can expect to work on intermediate/advanced combinations that involve power spins and inversions.  Students can also expect to start working on their first handsprings and shoulder mounts.

 

This class is ideal for: those who have demonstrated the strength and skill set to move on from Climbs and Transitions, and those with pole experience and meet the following prerequisites.

Instructor approval is required.  

 

Pre-reqs:

Must be 18 years or older

Basic and side climb to the top of the pole

Inversion from the floor without jumping (demonstrates the crunch, leaning back, and grabbing the pole properly with legs)

Proficiency with inside and outside leg hangs is strongly recommended

Handstand against the wall

 

What to wear: Students are required to remove any body jewelry for their own safety as well as prevent damage to the poles.  Skin contact with the pole is necessary in order to provide grip and hold for pole moves. We recommend clothing that provides the best opportunity for contact with the pole; shorts and a tank top generally work great for this. Also, it’s best to refrain from using lotion and/or oils on days that you intend to take a pole class.

Duration and Rate:

  • 1.5 hrs
  • $25 / class

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Advanced Pole: In this class, you will refine your pole practice through challenging and innovative combinations and spins that push your skills and creativity. Students can expect to work on advanced static/spinning pole combinations that involve shoulder mounts, ayeshas, and trending moves and inversions that require a certain degree of strength, balance, and flexibility.

 

This class is ideal for: those ready to move on from intermediate class, pole enthusiasts, and those wishing to perform, as well as advanced dancers in need of inspiration and conditioning for those difficult to get power moves. Instructor approval is required.  

 

Pre-reqs:

 

Must be 18 years or older

Comfortable with reverse climb technique

Students can climb and do an aerial inversion

3 pull ups

One handed spins

Standard cupped grip shoulder mount

Stable ayesha with either an elbow or split grip

 

What to wear: Students are required to remove any body jewelry for their own safety as well as prevent damage to the poles.  Skin contact with the pole is necessary in order to provide grip and hold for pole moves. We recommend clothing that provides the best opportunity for contact with the pole; shorts and a tank top generally work great for this. Also, it’s best to refrain from using lotion and/or oils on days that you intend to take a pole class.

Duration and Rate:

  • 1.5 hrs
  • $25 / class

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Private Classes

Are you looking for a private experience? We welcome students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to schedule private lessons with our experienced and talented instructors.

Flying Trapeze Private Classes: Our instructors will take you to the next level. With personalized instruction, our private classes are a great way to learn flying trapeze or quickly improve your skills! All private classes are booked outside of regular class time.

  • Small Private Class – no catching
    • 1 or 2 people
    • $100 / hour
  • Small Private Class – with catching 
    • 1 or 2 people
    • $130 / hour
  • Group Private Class
    • Includes 6 flyers (additional flyers $50 per person, max 12)
    • 2 hours of private instruction
    • Perfect for families or small groups
    • $450

Aerial Private Classes: Ready to try something new? With personalized aerial instruction, our private classes are a great way to learn or quickly improve your skills! All private classes are booked outside of regular class time.

  • Small Private Class 
    • 1 person
    • $70 / hour or $100 / 90 minutes
  • Group Aerial Class
    • Up to 6 people
    • 2 hours of private instruction
    • $350 (each additional person is $35)

To schedule, or for more information, contact Kari at kari@emeraldcitytrapeze.com or call (206) 906-9442.

Date Night

Need a twist on the usual dinner and a movie? Throw in a flying trapeze class followed by some acrobatics and take your relationship to a whole new level!
The evening starts as you fly through the air with the greatest of ease! In trapeze ground school, you’ll learn the basics of what it takes to safely climb the ladder, grab the bar (take a breath) and take the plunge. Let go of your inhibitions and trust that your date will hold the camera steady. Do a couple of swings, maybe a trick, a big bounce in the net and then it’s off to part-two of the evening.
Choose your adventure for part-two of the evening.  We offer options for both acrobalance and trampoline depending on if you would like to build trust and intimacy or just plain shake things up.

ACROBALANCE: The FIRST, THIRD, and FIFTH Friday of every month

A combination of elements from hand-balancing and partner lifts with endurance and strength. Couples learn acrobatic maneuvers wholly supported by each other’s hands, arms, legs and feet. And don’t be surprised when you end up in a compromising position. It’s kinda like Twister, for adults. Your instructor will cover the basic building blocks necessary to develop skills in partner balance/acro yoga. Through a variety of postures, instructors will focus on the efficient use of the body, resulting in strength conditioning and increased flexibility. Not to mention a variety of moves to practice (spice up) at home!

TRAMPOLINE: The SECOND AND FOURTH Friday of every month

Jump-start your evening with trampoline. Class begins with a gentle warm-up and bouncers will move on to drills, skills and thrills.  With a focus on form and fun, new bouncers will learn how to safely jump on the Euro-trampoline and perform basic tricks like the Seat Drop, the Swivel Hip, Back Drop, Front Drop, Cradles and Cruise.  Get ready to bounce your way to better balance, a stronger core and a ton of fun!

Pre-requisites:
Must be 18 years or older and under 250 pounds

Schedule:
The FIRST, THIRD, and FIFTH Friday of every month – Acrobalance
The SECOND AND FOURTH Friday of every month – Trampoline

Rate: $79 per couple

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