Ongoing Classes

Classes

Classes listed in this section can be taken by adults or children- no age restrictions

Flying Trapeze

Flying Trapeze class

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease... just like you see in the circus. During the first class, participants learn the basics. You'll hang by your knees on a stationary bar, then proceed up the ladder to the flying trapeze! After practicing a knee hang position for execution and timing, you may even be ready by the end of the class to attempt a catch with our catcher... and this is just the beginning!

Select a level from the red box to see the class schedule.

Class level:

* classes that have prerequisites

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:30am - 12pm
6 - 7:30pm
6- 7:30pm
7:30 - 9pm
6 - 7:30pm
7:30 - 9pm
10 - 11:30am
7:30 - 9pm
12 - 1:30pm
1:30 - 3pm
12 - 1:30pm
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:45-4:45pm
4:45-6pm
3:45-5:00pm 11am-12pm
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 - 9pm 10:30am - 12pm
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
5-6pm

Single Flying Trapeze class:
$45

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Flying Trapeze 10/10 card:
$295

Ten classes in ten weeks. This card offers the biggest discount; intended for those who can commit to ten consecutive weeks - same time and day each week. Students will be guaranteed a spot in the same class every week; no advance reservations are required. No make-ups.

Flying Trapeze 10/20 card:
$345

Ten classes in a 20-week period. This card is for those who want to come regularly, but need some flexibility. Cards can be used for any ten classes of the same type within 20 weeks. Reservations are required.

Aerial Arts


Static Trapeze

Aerial Arts

Manipulate your body on and around a stationary bar, hung at various heights. You'll learn positions and tricks, and begin building routines on the trapeze. The class emphasizes strength, conditioning and flexibility. More advanced students will focus on form, style and choreography.

All Aerial

All Aerial classes offer tissue, static trapeze, hoop, and rope.

Tissue

Climbing, wrapping and dropping on an aerial silk - skills are similar to those used on a rope but even more challenging.

Swinging Trapeze (by private instruction)

Swinging trapeze combines static trapeze positions with the dynamics of a swing. There is no net, but everyone wears a safety harness.

Kids' Class

We are happy to offer an aerial arts class specifically for kids (ages 6-13), on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

Select a class type from the red box to see the class schedule.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:30-6pm
(kids 6-13)
6 - 7:30pm
7:30 - 9pm
6 - 7:30pm
7:30 - 9pm
7:30 - 9pm 1:30 - 3pm 10:30am - 12pm
12 - 1:30pm
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6 - 7:30pm 3-4:30pm
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
12 - 1:30pm

Single Aerial class:
$35

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Aerial 10/10 card:
$250

Ten classes in ten weeks. This card offers the biggest discount; intended for those who can commit to ten consecutive weeks - same time and day each week. Students will be guaranteed a spot in the same class every week; no advance reservations are required. No make-ups.

Aerial 10/20 card:
$285

Ten classes in a 20-week period. This card is for those who want to come regularly, but need some flexibility. Cards can be used for any ten classes of the same type within 20 weeks. Reservations are required.

Double Trapeze

Double Trapeze class

Trapeze Arts is thrilled to announce that Helene Turcotte will be teaching private classes in Double Trapeze. Helene and her partner Luc performed internationally for over 20 years, they won the Gold Medal at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival, and they were part of the original SF cast at Teatro Zinzanni. Helene is also teaching static trapeze at Trapeze Arts on Saturday afternoons. Call 510-419-0700 for scheduling.

 

AAA Flexibility (Aerial, Acrobatic and All around)

In this class students will focus on stretches that are very beneficial for aerialists and acrobats, however it is open to anyone who wants to improve their flexibility. Students will receive individualized attention and will work at their own level of flexibility and strength. This class will also help students learn to use and develop the flexibility they already possess.

Class level:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1:30-3pm

Fees:

AAA Flexibility class:
1.5 hours: $20

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Chinese Acrobatics

Learn the foundations of the ancient Chinese Acrobatic tradition. These techniques are the building blocks for all circus arts. Classes are designed to give students the discipline, strength and flexibility necessary to develop their acrobatic potential. After acquiring a thorough foundation in the basics of tumbling and handstands, students may graduate to more specialized skills, such as hoop diving, contortion, Chinese pole and teeterboard.

Class level:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:15 - 8:15pm

Fees:

Chinese Acrobatics class:
2 hours: $35

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Trampoline

Trampoline class

Bounce your way to increased body awareness! From basic trampoline skills to more advanced twists and revolutions, trampoline classes provide an aerobic workout while developing new skills.

Class level:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6 - 7:30pm
7:30 - 9pm
4:30 - 6pm
6 - 7:30pm
7:30 - 9pm
12 - 1:30pm
1:30 - 3pm

Single Trampoline class:
$35

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Trampoline 10/10 card:
$250

Ten classes in ten weeks. This card offers the biggest discount; intended for those who can commit to ten consecutive weeks - same time and day each week. Students will be guaranteed a spot in the same class every week; no advance reservations are required. No make-ups.

Trampoline 10/20 card:
$285

Ten classes in a 20-week period. This card is for those who want to come regularly, but need some flexibility. Cards can be used for any ten classes of the same type within 20 weeks. Reservations are required.

Tumble Track Tramp

A fun class for adults and kids! Acrobatics, tumbling, and the fast track trampoline!!!

Class level:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:30 - 6pm 6 - 7:30pm

Single Tumbling class:
$35

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Tumbling 10/10 card:
$250

Ten classes in ten weeks. This card offers the biggest discount; intended for those who can commit to ten consecutive weeks - same time and day each week. Students will be guaranteed a spot in the same class every week; no advance reservations are required. No make-ups.

Tumbling 10/20 card:
$285

Ten classes in a 20-week period. This card is for those who want to come regularly, but need some flexibility. Cards can be used for any ten classes of the same type within 20 weeks. Reservations are required.

Contortion

Contortion

Award winning contortionist from Mongolia, Bolormaa Batbayar (Bolgi) has joined the teaching staff at Trapeze Arts and is offering contortion classes to adults and children. These classes focus on learning techniques for strength, balance and flexibility. Classes are catered to students of all levels and abilities, and there are no prerequisites. One does not need to be young or flexible to take these classes!!

Class level:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  10:30-12pm
12 - 1:30pm

Single Contortion class:
$35

Reservation & Cancellation Policy: Reservations are required for all classes. There is a $10/spot non-refundable reservation deposit that will be charged to a VISA or MC at the time the reservation is made. This $10 will be applied to the cost of your class as long as you do not cancel or change your reservation. If you cancel or change your reservation greater than 48 hours in advance of the class reserved, you will forfeit the $10/spot that has been charged to your credit card. If you change or cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled class, your credit card will be charged the remaining balance due for the cost of the class you had reserved.

Contortion 10/10 card:
$250

Ten classes in ten weeks. This card offers the biggest discount; intended for those who can commit to ten consecutive weeks - same time and day each week. Students will be guaranteed a spot in the same class every week; no advance reservations are required. No make-ups.

Contortion 10/20 card:
$285

Ten classes in a 20-week period. This card is for those who want to come regularly, but need some flexibility. Cards can be used for any ten classes of the same type within 20 weeks. Reservations are required.

Just for Kids

Children's classes are designed to emphasize self-confidence, while building coordination and physical skills.

Aerial Arts

We are happy to offer an aerial arts class specifically for kids (ages 6-13), on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm (all Aerial). See AERIAL ARTS in section above for pricing info.

Kids' Flying Trapeze and General Circus Classes 2014-2015

For Kids ages 3-12. Reservations are required for all Children's Classes. Call 510-419-0700.

 

FLYING TRAPEZE

Kids Flying Trapeze classes

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - We welcome children ages 5 and up in our flying trapeze classes. Children will register for a spot in the class and it will be their spot for the entire session. The session dates of the Wednesday and Thursday classes coincide with the Saturday dates so these students can be part of the student showcases on the last Saturday of each session.

Wed/Thurs/Sat Session 1
8 weeks - $200
Sept 10, 11, or 13, 2014 thru Oct 29, 30 or Nov 1, 2014
Showcase on November 1, 2014 at 10:30am

Wed/Thurs/Sat Session 2
8 weeks - $200
Nov 5, 6, or 8, 2014 thru Jan 14, 15 or 17, 2015
NO classes during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
Showcase on January 17, 2015 at 10:30am

Wed/Thurs/Sat Session 3
8 weeks - $200
Jan 21, 22 or 24, 2015 thru Mar 11, 12 or 14, 2015
Showcase on March 14, 2015 at 10:30am

Wed/Thurs/Sat Session 4
8 weeks - $200
Mar 18, 19 or 21, 2015 thru May 13, 14 or 16, 2015
NO classes on 4/1, 4/2 and 4/4
Showcase on May 16, 2015 at 10:30am

Flying Trapeze

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease... just like you see in the circus. During the first class, participants learn the basics. You'll hang by your knees on a stationary bar, then proceed up the ladder to the flying trapeze! After practicing a knee hang position for execution and timing, you may even be ready by the end of the class to attempt a catch with our catcher... and this is just the beginning! For kids (ages 5-12.)

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
3:45-4:45pm
4:45-6pm
3:45-5:00pm 11am-12pm

Fees:

  • 8 week session

8 week session:
$200

If you join into Children's classes once an 8 week session has begun, your class card will be prorated for the remaining weeks left in the session.

 

GENERAL CIRCUS SKILLS

Kids Circus classes

Saturdays - We welcome children ages 3-11 in our General Circus Skills classes. Children will register for a spot in a specific class and it will be their spot for the entire session. On the last week of the session there will be a performance which will provide an opportunity for the children to showcase what they have learned during the session.

Saturday Session 1
8 weeks - $112
Sept 13, 2014 thru Nov 1, 2014
Showcase on November 1, 2014 at 10:30am

Saturday Session 2
8 weeks - $112
Nov 8, 2014 thru Jan 17, 2015
NO classes during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
Showcase on January 17, 2015 at 10:30am

Saturday Session 3
8 weeks - $112
Jan 24, 2015 thru Mar 14, 2015
Showcase on March 14, 2015 at 10:30am

Saturday Session 4
8 weeks - $112
Mar 21, 2015 thru May 16, 2015
NO classes on 4/4
Showcase on May 16, 2015 at 10:30am


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Tots Circus

An introduction to basic circus skills: tumbling, trampoline, static trapeze, and more. Ages 3-4.

Class level: All

Class Type

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 - 11am
11am - 12pm

Kids' Circus

Circus arts including static trapeze, trampoline, juggling, artistic bicycle, acrobatics and mini trampoline. Ages 5-11.

Select a class type from the red box to see the class schedule.

Class level: All

Class Type

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 - 11am
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10 - 11am

8 week session:
$112

If you join into Children's classes once an 8 week session has begun, your class card will be prorated for the remaining weeks left in the session.

Les Aerielles

Youth Performance Company

Les Aerielles

For kids interested in pursuing performance opportunities in aerial and other circus arts (not flying trapeze). In addition to training in a core curriculum, students will develop their own choreographed act on the aerial apparatus of their choice. Emphasis will be placed on strength, conditioning, style, form and polish. Students must attend class a minimum of 2x/week. Performance opportunities occur throughout the year. Audition required.

Les Aerielles

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4 - 6pm 4 - 6pm 4 - 6pm 9am-12pm

2 classes per week:
$195/month

Monthly tuition is due on the first of each month and will be charged to your credit card on file at Trapeze Arts.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available in all disciplines. Call 510-419-0700 for scheduling.

Fees:

 

 

 

 

Advanced Students
(1 Instructor)

1 Student - $65/hour.
2-3 Students - $50/hour per student.

Intermediate Students
(2 Instructors)

1 Student - $130/hour.
2-3 Students - $75/hour per student.

Beginning Students
(3 Instructors)

1-4 Students - $225/hour.
More than 4 - Call for pricing.

All levels
(1 Instructor)

1 Student - $55/hour.
2-3 Students - $40/hour per student.