Flying Trapeze is a circus art where one person jumps off a 22 foot platform and swings on a bar while another person (the “catcher”) is across the rig swinging on a bar ready for a hand off (or catch). We’re proud to be Chicago’s only flying trapeze rig, and have a long number of tricks for you to learn, master, and catch as your skills progress. The first trick we teach is a knee hang and back flip. Don’t worry, our enthusiastic and safety-oriented coaches take you through each step. Many students get caught in their very first trapeze class!
Students wear safety lines on the trapeze and even when climbing the ladder. Flying Trapeze classes are an hour and a half for 7 people or 2 hours for 10 people. You can take one class or sign up for a series of classes that end with performing in a free show!