circus glory

trapeze school

impeccable technique x artistic expression


Circus Glory is a central London trapeze school owned and run by Genevieve Monastesse since 1995.

Genevieve has taught circus arts to adults, teenagers and children for over 30 years in variety of leading circus school and is respected as one of the best aerial teachers in Europe

The key principle of Circus Glory trapeze school is a personal attention from Genevievie in a small group class setting of maximum 8 people. Every student's progress is closely monitored and supported with one-to-one tips and technique corrections. This speeds up overall learning progress and allows a person to naturally perform to a high standard overtime (demonstrated beautifully by a pool of regular students training with Genevievie for years).

When Genevievie is not teaching at Circus Glory in leafy Primrose Hill, she can be found teaching the Degree Programme at the National Centre of Circus Arts, one of Europe's leading provider of proffesional circus education.

er students are some of the successful aerialists that you will have seen performing worldwide.


Genevieve's Bio

Genevieve was born in Montreal, the circus capital of the world, where she studied circus, music, and theatre. After graduating from the National Circus School of Montreal, she worked in Cirque du Soleil for two years on their very first show! 

She then moved to Europe and forged an career as an aerialist through performing in music videos (George Michael’s ‘Spinning the Wheel’), films (‘Ella Enchanted’, ‘Fairy Tale: A True Story’), theatre (‘The Bartered Bride’ at the Royal Opera House), and charity gala events (Amnesty International, Save the Children). She has performed live in front of royalty at the Queen’s birthday gala, been featured in countless fashion shows and commercials, and doubled for Kate Moss as her stuntwoman.

 Circus Glory is an official partner of Circus250, a UK-wide celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018

Circus Glory is an official partner of Circus250, a UK-wide celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018



Static trapeze is a fun blend of sport and art, where regular training will improve your strength, flexibility, and agility as you learn to maneuver and create beautiful shapes in the air.

For children, static trapeze classes are a great way to learn to listen and focus,  improve balance and hand-eye coordination, and boost confidence. 

For adults, training trapeze is a great stress-reliever, energy-booster, and a wonderful reminder of the importance of play and creation. 

CHILDREN TRAPEZE AUTUMN TERM (one class per week, either Mon, Wed or Fridays depending on the age group )
Start : Week of 10th September
Half term: Week of 22nd October
End of term: Week of 10th December
13-week term for 45min class costs £156 (£12 per class) 
13- week term for 60 min class costs £195 (£15 per class)

To enquire or sign up your child, please email
On-going on drop in or carnet basis. All levels from beginners to advanced, each move and sequence is customised to student's abilities and skills. New term starting the week of September 11th.

Weekdays Adult Drop-in Classes (Mon 1.30pm, Wed 1pm, Fr 1.30pm and selected Fridays 6.30pm, all last 1h 15min) : 
£21 per class (for 75 min) as pay as you go
Carnet of 10 classes for £187.50 (used within 12 weeks)
Carnet of 4 classes for £79 (used within 4 weeks)

Friday evening classes take place on the following dates only: 

October 26th,

November 2nd, 16th

December 7th.

Saturdays Intensive Adult Classes (2h) between 11am -1pm: 
Selected days only: 

Oct 27th  11am-1pm : Fully booked

Nov 17th 11am-1pm

December 8th 11am-1pm

Each class lasts 2h and includes targeted conditioning for trapeze and a trapeze routine tailored to individual's needs.
Special offer: Book any Saturday classes in advance and pay only £25 instead of normal £35.

Ages 2.5 to 7

Ages 2.5 to 4
MON 3:00pm – 3:45pm
WED 2:15pm - 3:00pm
FRI   3:00pm - 3:45pm

Ages 5 to 7
MON 3:45pm – 4:30pm
MON 4:30pm - 5.15pm
WED 3:00pm – 3:45pm
FRI     3:45pm – 4:30pm

Ages 8 to 13

Ages 8 to 10
MON 5:15pm – 6:15pm
WED 3.45pm - 4.45pm
WED 4:45pm - 5:45pm
FRI    4:30pm - 5:30pm

Ages 11 to 13
MON 5:15pm -  6:15pm
WED 4:45pm – 5:45pm



Ages 14 to 17

MON 6:15pm - 7:15pm
WED 5:45pm – 6:45pm
FRI     5:30pm - 6:30pm





ADULTS (18+)

MON  1:30pm – 2:45pm
WED  1:00pm - 2:15pm
FRI     1:30pm - 2:45pm

**FRI:   6.30pm-7:45pm
**SAT:   11am - 1pm

**Selected dates only

Adult Fees
Drop-in class: £21 (75 min)
Class carnet : £187.50 for 10 classes or £79 for 4 classes


* There is a one-off £8 joining fee
*Circus Glory has a no refund policy.



We are running an introductory offer for new students where you can try our first class for £14.99 instead of standard £21.

The offer is valid for our 1.15 h classes during the week:
MON  1:30pm – 2:45pm
WED  1:00pm - 2:15pm
FRI    1:30pm - 2:45pm
FRI:   6.30pm-7:45pm (*selected Fridays only, please double check the dates on our 'classes' page)

The class don't require any previous experience as you’ll get personal attention from Genevieve who will assess your level in order to work with your current abilities. You will be showed all the moves; Genevieve will guide you how to get on trapeze, get into every move and how to come down.

All our classes are mixed levels as each student has its own time on trapeze with Genevieve regardless if you are a beginner or an advanced student. We find that having a mixed level class motivates students much better as students can see the level that can be achieved if trapeze is practiced reguraly. 

To book your first class, just email Genevieve at and mention 'Autumn Offer'. 


We are delighted to have been featured in the following magazines (please click on the image to read full article):



We run 1-day, 2-day, 3 days and 5-day immersive trapeze and circus workshops throughout the year open to all levels.

Adult workshops are fantastic for students who want to explore tricks, transitions, and choreography in more depth than is usually feasible in classes. 3-day workshops include developing a static trapeze routine of your own under Genevieve's guidance.

Children workshops cover  a variety of aerial skills including: static trapeze, rope, and aerial hoop. We also play circus-inspired games with juggling balls, scarves, diabolos, devil sticks and plate-spinning as part of warming up and cooling down. 

Workshops run every half terms and holidays

5-day workshops culminate in a student showcase on the last day. 


October 25th & 26th:
Calling all children age 3-12 for a circus workshop! There will be 2 days of practice covering an introduction to aerial (trapeze, hoop and rope) as well as juggling, diabolos, plate spinning, devil sticks and hula hoops! 
Time: Thursday and Friday between 10am-3pm
Cost: £15/ hour, £28 / morning or afternoon, £50/day, £90 / both days



Monday, December 17th

Tuesday December 18th



Thursday, February 21st

Friday, February 22nd



Monday, April 8th

Tuesday. April 9th

Wednesday April 10th



May, Thursday 30th

May, Friday, 31st



Week of July 22nd



Tuesday, August 27th -30th


October half term work shop : Children

Thursday, October 25th

Friday, October 26th

10am -3pm

Morning only : 10-12noon

Afternoon only : 1pm-3pm

Hourly rate also possible

Adults Upcoming Workshops

October 6th 11:30am-1:30pm

October 27th 11am-1pm

November 17th 11am-1pm

December 8th 11am-1pm

Join us for a perfect trapeze training boost that lasts 2h instead of standard 1.5h! Suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. You will get stronger with 30min floor conditioning (yes.. 'no abs, no trapeze!'), loads of trapeze tricks in the air and we will finish off with a mini routine. As usual, spaces are limited to 8 people to guarantee personal attention. 
Special offer: £25/ per class if booked by 10th September
To book, please email

Can’t make the above workshop dates? I also throw private parties.


Private parties


Parties for All Ages

We offer private workshops for special occasions - birthday parties are our specialty, for both children and adults. We also do corporate events, hen parties, stag parties, etc.

Private workshops are tailored to you – you may want a trapeze party, a circus games party, a mix of both, or a different aerial apparatus altogether.  

Genevieve also teaches private classes, for when you want to work through certain tricky poses and transitions, or if you want help choreographing and polishing a trapeze act. 

Contact Genevieve for more information.

“Amazing party! Just like nothing else! Excellent value!”
Thank you so much for making Matilda’s 9th birthday party such a fabulously fun and exciting one! She loved it and so did all her friends, it seems. In fact, you may well see some of them again; I hear some are very keen to join your weekly classes.”
“Thank you for the “Circus Glory Party”. The children had a fantastic time and so did we!”


Is trapeze safe?

Yes, when it is taught correctly. Genevieve has been teaching for over 30 years and she knows how to progress students in a safe and steady manner. There are thick crash mats underneath each apparatus and she teaches students to fall safely.

You may have seen trapeze shows where the trapeze hangs very high up. In a class setting, that is not necessary, and the main static trapeze that Genevieve uses to teach classes hangs just 1.5 meter above the crash mats. 

What are your class sizes?

Classes are kept small so everyone receives personal attention and hands on corrections, about 4-6 people. Workshops may have 8-10 people.

What should I wear/bring?

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. No shoes or socks necessary, bare feet preferred. Long hair should be tied up. Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated, and maybe a snack for after class. 


Genevieve Monastesse


079 7345 1603

Primrose Hill Community Centre
29 Hopkinson's Place
NW1 8TN, London


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