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.

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:

  • Mon Jun 26 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Tue Jun 27 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Jun 28 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jonathan Schneider
  • Sat Jul 01 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jul 01 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Jul 02 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Jul 02 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Jul 03 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Wed Jul 05 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Jul 08 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jul 08 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Jul 09 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Jul 09 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Jul 10 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Tue Jul 11 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Jul 12 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Jul 15 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jul 15 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Jul 16 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown