Private and small-group (up to three students) classes are available, scheduled at your convenience! Schedule one session or many at a time.
Typical availability includes weekday mornings and weekday late afternoons, some weekday evenings, and various times on weekends.
All rates are discounted by $10 if you book more than one lesson!
$60/hour/person (1 person)
$50/hour/person (2 people)
$40/hour/person (3 people)
$30/hour/person (4+ people)
Carly Schuna, firstname.lastname@example.org
To set up a class, please email Carly at email@example.com
Want to learn static trapeze? Yeah, you do. Or you’re pretty sure you do, anyway. To make you positive, I’ll answer some frequently asked questions about it.
What the heck is it?
Static trapeze, sometimes called double-point trapeze, is a (usually steel) bar that hangs from between two (usually cotton) ropes. Unlike single-point or dance trapeze, a static bar does not spin and is typically more stable. A performer can pose on the apparatus, rotate around it, climb it, and do moves under it, on it, or in the ropes above it.
What’s great about it?
Besides being really fun, static trapeze is one of the most accessible disciplines in circus. Most people are able to get on the bar and do a pose or two on their very first day, regardless of their fitness level. It’s also amazing for building strength, creativity, body awareness, and self-confidence.
What will I learn?
I meet every student at their own level. Complete beginners will first learn how to mount the bar and sit on it. With more lessons, they’ll learn to stand on the bar, get into various poses, and practice the fundamentals of beats and other strengthening movements. Intermediate students or students with prior aerial experience can begin to learn more dynamic and challenging movements that require solid strength, grip, flexibility, and alignment.
About the Instructor
Carly teaches both German wheel and static trapeze at MCS. She received her teacher training from Carrie Heller of the Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. 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.