Straps Conditioning


This class is taught by:

Aus Lacroix

Aus is originally from Québec. He now calls San Francisco his home after living here for more than 10 years. When not at Circus Center honing his aerial straps skills he’s hard at work at Mozilla. Once a terribly out-of-shape kid, he decided to turn that around when he was 18 (and weighed almost 250 pounds). That’s when he discovered the importance of nutrition, and activities to get him moving. At 21, he was down to 155 pounds. It was just the beginning of an amazing journey in the art of human movement. He started his journey in the circus arts on static trapeze with Hélene Turcotte, followed by many advanced conditioning classes with Elena Panova, double trapeze, and aerial straps. Totally addicted to the circus arts, he learned how to catch on flying trapeze and honed his skills as a flier to start teaching in 2011. When not catching, he can be found conditioning and working on new skills on aerial straps.

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.

This class is designed to develop strength and power utilizing fundamental positions and movements of aerial straps technique. Students will learn straps basic techniques while getting an excellent full-body workout at the same time.

Recommended complementary classes: Aerial Conditioning and Stretching classes.
 
 Prerequisite: Instructor Approval
 
 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Feb 23 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Aus Lacroix
  • Thu Mar 02 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Mar 09 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Mar 16 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Mar 23 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Mar 30 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Apr 06 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Apr 13 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Apr 20 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Apr 27 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu May 04 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu May 11 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu May 18 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu May 25 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Thu Jun 01 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Jennings McCown