All Levels Flying Trapeze


This class is taught by:

Jennings McCown

Jennings was introduced to circus while attending Illinois State University, which had a small campus circus troupe. He caught the “circus bug” and, upon graduation, spent the next three years traveling and performing with various small circuses throughout the US. He had a two-year career at Club Med, teaching circus skills and flying trapeze. Jennings joined the staff of Circus Center in 1999. He teaches flying trapeze and trampoline, serves as the company's master rigger, and performs with Xiao Hong Weng a spectacular hand-to-hand balancing act that has won over audiences throughout the Bay Area.

Lindsay Tyson

Lindsay has been climbing things since childhood, and was a competitive gymnast and springboard diver for many years before falling in love with flying trapeze. She has been training at Circus Center since 2013 and remains both an active student and instructor.

Herdlyn Evans

Herdlyn serves as Co-Director of Circus Center's Flying Trapeze department. He began circus training in Jamaica when he was invited to try flying trapeze. For the past 8 years he has trained and performed flying trapeze, as both a flyer and catcher; static trapeze; double trapeze; tissu; and juggling. Herdlyn has taught and performed for various companies including Super Clubs and Club Med, where he was the circus director for Club Med Cancun.

This class is open to flyers ages 7** and above of all skill levels, from the first-timer to the seasoned pro. It introduces students to all aspects of flying: familiarization with the rigging, terminology of the trapeze, and performance of basic tricks.

**Minimum age for flying trapeze is 7. For safety reasons, children with small waists and/or hands may not be able to participate regardless of age.

Guidelines and Information

• Maximum weight: Our instructors, who vary in size, can safely belay up to 250lbs.
• Maximum waist: Our safety belts are designed to accommodate waists up to size 38.
• Punctuality strongly encouraged.
• Loose or street attire discouraged, close-fitting athletic wear suggested.
• Glasses discouraged, but if worn, must be break-resistant and secured with elastic straps

 

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Aug 22 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Wed Aug 23 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Aug 26 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Lindsay Tyson
  • Sat Aug 26 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Lindsay Tyson
  • Sun Aug 27 10:00 am - 11:30 am with TBA TBA
  • Sun Aug 27 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with TBA TBA
  • Mon Aug 28 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Lindsay Tyson
  • Tue Aug 29 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Lindsay Tyson
  • Wed Aug 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with TBA TBA
  • Sat Sep 02 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Sep 02 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Sep 03 10:00 am - 11:30 am with TBA TBA
  • Sun Sep 03 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with TBA TBA
  • Tue Sep 05 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Sep 06 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Sep 09 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Sep 09 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Sep 10 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Sep 10 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Sep 11 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans