Intermediate Dynamic Trapeze: Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm, July 1st-August 5th (6 weeks)
Beginning Dynamic Trapeze: Thursdays, 7:35-8:30pm, July 1st-August 5th (6 weeks)
$140 for the six-week series
Discounts are available if you know ahead of time you will miss one or more classes. Email the instructor for details!
For Intermediate, participants must be comfortable with knee beats, long hang beats, hip circles, ankle hang, and pulling over to a hip hang independently on a high trapeze. For Beginning, students must be able to mount the apparatus independently, do a 5-second pull-up negative (overhand grip), and do a dead hang on a bar for 15+ seconds. Comfort with knee hang, hip hang/front balance, beats, and standing on aerial apparatus is helpful but not required.
Intermediate Dynamic Trapeze is for aerialists with some prior trapeze experience who are already familiar with dynamic work. We will build on existing dynamic skills to develop smoother and more powerful beats, circles, drops, twists, and sequences.
Beginning Dynamic Trapeze is for people who have a small amount of prior aerial experience but do not have much experience with trapeze or with dynamic work. We will go over the foundational skills of dynamic trapeze, learn about beats and momentum, and practice basic dynamic movements. Students must have a foundation of strength. See prerequisites above for class requirements, and feel free to contact the instructor if you need modifications or have questions!
We strongly recommend that everyone participating in class is either fully vaccinated or partway through a vaccination series for COVID-19. You must sign and agree to the terms in the MCS COVID-19 waiver to participate in class.
About the Instructor
Carly teaches both German wheel and static trapeze at MCS. She received her aerial teacher training from Carrie Heller of the Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta, Georgia and the Introduction to Teaching Aerials program through Nimble Arts. Since then, she has furthered her personal aerial training with classes in San Francisco, London, Chicago, Québec City, Montréal, and Brattleboro, VT. Coming to static trapeze from a background in flying trapeze and wheel, Carly loves practicing and teaching dynamic movements like beats, circles, rolls, and drops. With beginners, Carly emphasizes strength and fundamentals, using fun teaching drills and conditioning exercises in her classes to help her students gain confidence and make tangible progress over time.