Classes

This Could Be the Day You Fly!

Whether it’s your very first time on a trapeze bar or you’ve been practicing your aerial skills for decades, or  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!

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Please Note: During the first several weeks after reopening, we will be accepting only returning customers until we have the capacity to expand our offerings to new students.

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Available Classes at Emerald City Trapeze:

Please scroll down the page for specific class information!

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, Aerial, Circus, and Fitness Classes. Get yours today to save a bundle on classes, and maximize your fun!

*Note: Frequency cards are for individual use and cannot be shared between students*

Update:

  • Existing Frequent Aerial Credits will work for any non-fly class.
  • Any Existing Fly Credit will pay for any fly class!

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

  • 5-class card – $261
  • 10-class card – $419
  • 20-class card – $738

Frequent Circus Card – (Valid for any $25 class, such as Aerial Flexibility, Fitness, Tumbling, Trampoline, Pole – 24-hour cancellation policy in effect):

  • 5-class card – $133
  • 10-class card – $233
  • 20-class card – $404

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Class Cancellation Policy:

All classes at Emerald City Trapeze are non-refundable; however, you may reschedule your class free of charge as long as you give us more than 48 hours notice. There is a rescheduling fee of $20 for Flying Trapeze, $10 for Aerial Arts, and $25 for Date Night if notice is provided 24-48 hours prior to the start of class. We do not allow a class to be rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice. To reschedule, or if you have additional questions regarding our policy, please contact our front desk at (206) 906-9442. Groups reserving a specialty or private class are required to provide 48 hours’ notice. Failure to provide sufficient notice causes the participant to be liable for 100% of the cost of the scheduled appointment (we will charge your credit card or mark all relevant coupons as “redeemed”).

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.

“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

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Little girl on Flying Trapeze in Seattle - Emerald City Trapeze Arts

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 16 years or older and under 250 pounds to fly. Beginners are welcome to all classes, excluding “Frequent Flyer” and “Tricks & Locks” classes.

COVID: Please note that class times and sizes have been reduced due to Covid-19.

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Flying Trapeze (Open Level)

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 may have the chance to try for a catch with one of our professional catchers!

Pre-requisites:

  • No experience necessary!
  • Beginners are welcome to all classes, excluding “Frequent Flyer” and “Tricks & Locks” classes
  • Students must be 16 years or older
  • Under 250 pounds to fly.
  • To ensure the safety of student and instructor, participation may be at the discretion of the instructor

View schedule and rates at the link below! 

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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 and access to our exclusive Frequent Flyer (FF) classes!

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).

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Want to improve your overall fitness? Need to take your circus training up a notch? Open to all fitness levels, first timers and circus students. This class is designed to blast the muscle groups commonly used in flying trapeze. The exercises are specific to developing more strength and control on the trapeze bar. Conditioning exercises are geared toward generating power in the force out, fine tuning the muscles used to keep legs straight and together, as well as building a strong, secure core for stability and control. This is an excellent opportunity to build the strength to fine tune your swing, and fly higher!

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

Rate: $25

Prerequisites: none.

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate

*Can be treated as a conditioning workout or even a warm-up for your already scheduled Flying Trapeze or Circus class.

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Aerial Silks at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle

Aerial Arts

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.

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Aerial Silks Classes

Introduction to Silks – Level 1

Level 1 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: None.

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Beginner Silks – Level 2

Ready to climb higher? Come to Level 2 Silks! This class will build on the skills learned in Level 1 Silks. Focus will be on building the strength and confidence to taking your tricks higher and staying in the air longer. We will introduce more complicated wraps and begin to sequence tricks together.

Prerequisites: Single & double footlocks, straddle inversions from the ground, standard & Russian climbs, working on hipkey, candy cane, and split roll-up

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Intermediate Silks – Level 3

In love with silks and want to learn more? Build on the vocabulary and skills learned in Level 2 Silks. This class will increase your stamina, strength, and spatial awareness in the air. We will introduce drops, longer sequencing, and smooth transitions. Learn how to dance in the silks!

Prerequisites: Eggbeaters & dancer locks, footlocks in the air, crossback straddle, hipkey in the air, straddle inversion in the air, catchers lock, front & back balance, same & opposite side knee hooks

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Advanced Silks – Level 4

Taking silks skills up to a whole new level! Students will push and expand what they have learned from previous classes. They will explore more advanced drops and begin working on open drops. Strong grip is a must at this point. We will build upon stamina in meat hook positions and push towards back flags!

Prerequisites: Any single rotation drop, any slack drop, hipkey roll-ups, S-lock, flamenco grip, same & opposite side climbs, inverted double crochet x silks behind back, 10 second bent arm hang.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Aerial Hoop Classes

Introduction to Hoop – Level 1

Intro to hoop will build your strength and skills to prep you for Beginner Hoop – Level 2. This is for first time hoop/new students that will cover the basics of entering/exiting the hoop, inverting, knee-hangs, learning to spin. We start with a warm up and then conditioning exercises. You will learn the basics and gain a strong foundation for this apparatus.

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Beginner Hoop – Level 2

Ready to go to the next level with your skills? We’re here to hone your technique, learn how to sequence skills, and move into trickier postures. Learn moves on different apparatuses to gain a better knowledge of aerial. A great companion class to anyone into a single apparatus, see if something new is for you! The next step for those who have been taking intro to aerial, intro to silks, or who are at a beginner level on an apparatus. This is also a great class to attend if you are working on choreography and need some input.

Students must be at a beginner level on at least one apparatus and have skills/sequences they can work on on their own. There will be skills taught in this class but as students will be on various apparatuses you must be able to work somewhat independently.

This class will continue basic poses, smooth transitions, sequencing and further introduction to spinning. We will focus on clean technique, strength building and increasing flexibility.

Prerequisites: To join Level 2 hoop, you should be able to show proficiency in skills such as:

  • Able to enter and exit the hoop safely without assistance
  • Slow spin
  • Working towards a solid straddle up
  • Front and back balance
  • Single and double knee hang, above and below the hoop

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Intermediate/ Advanced Hoop – Level 3/4

This intermediate class is aimed at helping you gain a better understanding of the hoop, work your spin, develop transitions and movement phrases, and further build your vocabulary. We will focus on clean technique, upper body and core strength, conditioning and stretching.

To join intermediate hoop, you should be able to execute the following:

  • Graduation from Level 1 and Level 2
  • Controlled spin, fast and slow
  • A sequence of 3-4 tricks and transitions
  • Able to mount and dismount the hoop from various heights and spins
  • Or instructor approval

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Aerial Rope Classes

Introduction to Rope – Level 1

Never tried rope?! No problem! This class will be for those who have never climbed a rope before. It will focus on learning climbs, locks, and rest positions on and in the rope. Conditioning will be saved for the end to build up stamina and strength for inversions for level two.

All skill levels welcome!

Pre-requisite: None.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Beginner Rope – Level 1/2

This class is designed to build off the skills from beginning rope to create a foundation for advanced rope skills. We will introduce the fundamentals of transition zones, basic drops/wraps, and begin setting introductory dynamic moves to prep for advance rope skills with a large focus on strength building.
Prerequisites: Students should be able to invert safely, have a solid knowledge of basic climbs, foot locks, entry level aerial rest positions, front balance and hip key.
Must have instructor approval.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Beginner Rope – Level 2

This class will be designed to build off the skills from beginning rope to get them to build a better foundation for advanced rope skills. This class will introduce the fundamentals of transition zones as well as basic drops and wraps. We will begin setting introductory dynamic moves to prep for advance rope as well. Strength building will be larger part of this class as the requirement for safe straddle inversions will become more frequent.

Prerequisites: Students should be able to get upside down safely by this point as well as have a solid knowledge of basic climbs foot locks and entry level aerial rest positions.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Intermediate / Advanced Rope – Level 3/4

Students will practice moving dynamically with a sense of ease and effortlessness on the vertical rope. We practice a progression of beats and exercises to generate momentum, and then explore using this momentum to maximum effect, in flashy hands-free moves or moments of suspension. We will also practice building large drops, using body shape to roll up, and original movement sequences.

Prerequisites: 1-year of rope or tissue training, 4 pull-ups, 2 straight-arm straddle-ups, or instructor consent

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Rope Strength – Open Level

Class will focus on building the upper body, core and grip strength, and stamina on rope. This class will focus on those conditioning exercises you know and love (or loathe)! As we will still do some wraps and drops, please ensure your lower back and knees are covered.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Rope and Hoop Strength – Open Level (lvl 2 and up)

Class will focus on building body, core and grip strength on rope and hoop. This class will focus on those conditioning exercises you know and love (or loathe) on a vertical and bar apparatus. 
As we will do some wraps and drops and bar conditioning, please ensure your lower back and knees are covered.
Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

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Additional Aerial Classes

Static Trapeze – Level 1/2

2 ropes, a bar, and countless possibilities! This class will introduce you to various ways of moving from under the bar to above, up into the ropes and back down again. We will develop the strength and understanding of the trapeze to move around our apparatus with control.

Prerequisites: Must be able to hook knees onto the bar from hanging

Max Number of Students: 6
Additional Info (special clothes etc): Make sure the backs of your knees are covered and wear a shirt you can tuck in..

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Int. Static Trapeze

Two Ropes and a bar, continued! We will build on skills learned in level 1/2. We will get into more complicated sequences and more dynamic skills. Also, more conditioning!
Prerequisites: level 1/2 or prior experience in static trapeze. Skills– back balance, 3 pull ups, clean pullovers, solid no handed front balance, any turn around the ropes beyond firemans, comfortable working in the ropes, ability to do 3-4 moves together.

Max Number of Students: 6

Additional Info (special clothes etc): Make sure the backs of your knees are covered and you have a shirt you can tuck in.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

Max: 8 people per class
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Aerial Hammock

This class focuses on strength based conditioning and foundational building blocks of aerial technique. We will explore different ways to enter the hammock, beginner sequences, and spins.

Prerequisites: None

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Date Night at Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Date Night

Need a twist on the usual dinner and a movie? Searching for a fun way to rekindle the love? Join us on Friday evenings for Date Night at Emerald City Trapeze! Book in advance to reserve your space!

Date Night

Looking for a great new date idea? Dip your toes into the world of circus with our Date Night Package!

Need a twist on the usual dinner and a movie? Throw in an Acrobatics class followed by some Flying Trapeze and take your relationship to a whole new level! No experience is necessary!

In the first part of the evening, couples learn acrobatic maneuvers that are wholly supported by each other’s hands, arms, legs and feet. 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.

The second part of the evening involves Flying Trapeze! You will learn to 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! This is your chance to fly!

Pre-requisites:

No experience necessary! Must be 18 years or older and under 250 pounds
Schedule: Fridays at 8pm
Rate: $99 per couple

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Conditioning classes at Emerald City Trapeze Arts

Circus Fit

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

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This advanced 30 min core workout is led by Jason English, and is quick, effective and geared toward generating explosive power on (and off) the flying trapeze! This class will explore core coordination, stability, and help you gain the strength and awareness to improve your force-out, body tightness, and rotation speed!

Must be 16 years or older to participate.

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Strength and Flexibility – Open Level

Looking to get stronger for those one arm hangs or really need that split for the newest trick you’re working on? Strength & Flexibility is 45 minutes of high intensity conditioning followed by 45 minutes of active flexibility. All are welcome!

Pre-requisite: Must be 16 years or older

Rate: $30

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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.

Age minimum: 16 years old

Rate: $25

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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.

Age minimum: 16 years old

Rate: $25

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Straps Conditioning – All Levels

All levels welcome! This class will work on strength and aerial conditioning in order to progress towards more difficult skills. This is an excellent opportunity to cross train skills, improve shoulder and core strength and become familiar with some of the fundamentals of straps.

Prerequisites: none.

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30

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Want to improve your overall fitness? Need to take your circus training up a notch? Open to all fitness levels, first timers and circus students.
This class is designed to blast the muscle groups commonly used in flying trapeze. The exercises are specific to developing more strength and control on the trapeze bar. Conditioning exercises are geared toward generating power in the force out, fine tuning the muscles used to keep legs straight and together, as well as building a strong, secure core for stability and control. This is an excellent opportunity to build the strength to fine tune your swing, and fly higher!

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

Rate: $30

Prerequisites: none.

Students must be 16 years old or older to participate

*Can be treated as a conditioning workout or even a warm-up for your already scheduled Flying
Trapeze or Circus class.

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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.

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Spin, roll, and flow across the floor with cyr wheel (a large ring-shaped apparatus)! If you have never tried cyr wheel before, this class will get you comfortable with the wheel’s movement, and build your foundation to get you spinning. For returning students: as you progress and become comfortable with the basic waltz, this class will guide you through new tricks like cartwheels and coins, and work towards smooth skill transitions for a choreographed act.

Prerequisites: Height of 4’11”
Attire: Athletic shoes (optional)

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $30
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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 14 years or older

Rate: $25
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Intro. to Acrobatics/Handstands – Level 1

Tip your world up-side-down with our beginner handstand class. Are you just starting to put those toes in the air? Not sure how to position your hands? This is the class for you! Our handstand class will guide you through all of the basics! Very first time hand-standers are welcome!

Must be 14 years or older!

Rate: $25 / class

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Beg. / Int. Handstands – Level 2/3

The first half of class will be spent working on the technique of a straight handstand and the second part of the class on another handstand skill, such tucking, straddling, side bending, pressing up, or jumping up to canes. Come prepared to work hard!
Prerequisites: Ability to kick to a handstand away from a wall and cartwheel/twist out

Must be 14 years or older!

Rate: $25 / class
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Flex and Handstands Level 2/3
This class will focus on handstands and forearm stands that involve bending, twisting, and arching your body in the pose. We will do a thorough core and body warm up and move between flexibility work with your feet on the ground to flexibility work with your feet in the air.
Prerequisites: Ability to kick to a handstand away from a wall and cartwheel/twist out
Must be 14 years or older!
Rate: $25 / class

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Have you ever craved the perfect splits or beautiful lines? With active flex you will learn to better hold your splits on the ground and in the air. This class is perfect for any aerialist who is looking to improve their flexibility, lines, and body position. Active Flex will help you reach your goals through partner stretching, elastic work, and strength exercises.

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

Rate: $25

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Ready to learn or improve your layouts, ½ turns, suicides (swan dives), or pirouettes? Have you ever wanted to feel more comfortable with the net? Tramp for Trap is the perfect class for practicing these tricks while familiarizing yourself the net.

In Tramp for Trap, you will learn to use the trampoline in order to create rotation and lift. You will practice body positioning, dynamic movement, timing, and twisting to achieve your goals. Additional focus will be placed on learning bed-skills from your back or stomach (Kodys and Kabooms).

All levels of Trampoline or Flying Trapeze experience are welcome!

Students must be 14 years old or older to participate!

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Dive into the world of acrobatics by covering the basics. You will learn cartwheels, round-offs, dive rolls, and hand springs in this invigorating, Acrobatics class! As you begin your journey, you will learn to take movement to the next level by incorporating proper Acrobatic technique and language into your skill set. Once you dip your toes into Acrobatics, you will find the whole world of circus opens up!

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Pole Dancing at Emerald City Trapeze Arts

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 exercises that will help you progress to more advanced tricks quickly. Prepare to have fun, sweat, and challenge yourself.

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Intro to Pole: Level 1 is for students new to pole, those returning after some time away, or those who wish to review the basics of static and spinning pole. Classes focus on conditioning, flexibility, safely engaging the upper body and core, combining simple tricks and floorwork, and learning the basics of climbing and pole sits.

Prerequisites: none.

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

Beginner/intermediate conditioning and flexibility focusing on safe engagement:

  • Conditioning and flexibility are included in each class as a warm-up
  • Pole holds (tuck holds, lifts in grip variations, sits, etc)
  • Base conditioning (forearm stands, crunches, straddle-ups, etc)
  • Front and back hook spins
  • Fireman and pinwheel/firefly spins
  • Chair spin (one-handed to back grab appropriate)
  • Cradle spin
  • Any other basic spin (martini, pike, sword, etc)
  • Split Grip Conditioning
  • Pirouettes
  • Basic floorwork
  • Choreography combining any of these elements
  • Spinning Pole

No inverted tricks or power spins at this level

Pre-reqs:
Must be 18 years or older

*Please note: This class is not geared towards a bachelorette party experience. If you are looking for a custom experience, please book one of our party or bachelorette packages.

Rate: $25

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.

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Beginner Pole: Level 2

Beginner is for students who are comfortable controlling momentum and properly engaging shoulders and core in basic spins and climbs.  This class will focus on cultivating proper technique for inversions and muscle engagement that is specific to pole dancing.

Prerequisites: 3 pole crunches on each side, 6 basic spins, 2 climbs.

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Basic inversion technique/Inverted Crucifix
  • Bracket Grip Holds
  • Apprentice
  • Inside/Outside leg hangs
  • Jade/Duchess
  • Chinese & Thigh Climbs
  • Cupids
  • Shoulder mnt. Prep
  • Spinning Pole
  • Butterfly
  • Remi Sits
  • Genie

Rate: $25 | Must be 18+

 

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.

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Level 3: Intermediate is for students who have mastered basic inversion technique and have been working on their active flexibility and proper muscle engagement.  This class will focus on more advanced inversions, tricks, and transitions; refining technique; and expanding on existing pole vocabulary.

Prerequisites (both sides): Inside/Outside leg hangs, Cupid, Shoulder Mount, 4 inverted moves in a row, splits 8 inches from the ground, 15 second bridge hold, and 30 second hollow body hold.

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Increased conditioning and active flexibility in warmups
  • Side/claw mounts
  • Castaway, Chinese, & Caterpillar climbs
  • One-handed versions of all basic spins
  • Beginner power spins
  • Ayesha
  • Aerial flare
  • Janeiro
  • Shoulder mount combinations


Rate: $25

Must be 18 years or older.

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.

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Level 4: Advanced Pole is for students with a solid grasp of climbing and inverting who wish to expand their vocabulary, refine their technique, and prepare for competition and performance. Conditioning and flexibility are significant components of this class. Students will use both static and spinning poles at the instructor’s discretion. More advanced mounts, inversions with fewer points of contact, flexibility tricks, and advanced power spins are covered; student requests are welcome. Prerequisites (b0th sides) Instructor Certification Needed:

Two Ayeshas variations, Shoulder Mount to Brass Monkey, Aerial Flare to an inversion, Catepillar & Chinese climbs, Splits 6 inches from the floor, and 30 second bridge hold.

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Cardio, strength training, and flexibility in warmups
  • Endurance conditioning
  • Advanced inverted poses and combinations on static and spinning pole
  • Grip switches, flips, handsprings, drops, and similarly advanced acrobatic tricks
  • Power spins
  • More difficult mounts (ayesha, handstand, cartwheel, etc.)
  • More difficult climbs (V climb, caterpillar climb, circus climb, etc.)
  • Choreography including any combination of these and Level 1 and 2 elements

Rate: $25

Must be 18 years or older.

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.

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Floor Work & Low Pole Flow

This class focuses on movement on the floor and transitions around the pole. Emphasis is placed on fluidity, dance, and transitioning through the tricks learned in the leveled classes. Students will need kneepads. Pants, legwarmers, and/or heals are all optional but encouraged.

Pre-requisites: Students must have taken at least 5 level one classes and feel comfortable with basic spins on the pole.

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Pole Conditioning with Resistance Bands and Wall Bars

 This class is intended for students looking to move up a level in pole and will break down how to condition/train many of your bucket list pole moves (handspring deadlift, iron-x, brass monkey press-up pole handstand). It will be a mixed level class with drills best suited to your needs, whether you are working towards your first invert or seeking that elusive iron-x.

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