All Levels Flying Trapeze


This class is taught by:

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.

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.

Jiggidy Jives

A jack-of-all-trades performer, Jives has been teaching acrobatics and flying trapeze at Circus Center for 14 years. He specializes in meteor bowls, acrobatics, and Chinese pole.

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 Dec 12 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Dec 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Sat Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Dec 16 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Dec 17 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jiggidy Jives
  • Sun Dec 17 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Mon Dec 18 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Tue Dec 19 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Dec 20 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Tue Jan 02 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Jan 03 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jan 06 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jan 06 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sun Jan 07 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Jennings McCown
  • Sun Jan 07 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennings McCown
  • Mon Jan 08 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Tue Jan 09 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Wed Jan 10 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jan 13 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Herdlyn Evans
  • Sat Jan 13 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Herdlyn Evans