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:

  • Wed Oct 18 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Oct 21 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Oct 22 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Oct 23 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Tue Oct 24 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Oct 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Oct 28 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Oct 28 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Oct 29 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Oct 30 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Tue Oct 31 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Nov 04 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Nov 04 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Nov 05 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Nov 05 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Nov 06 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans