circus glory

trapeze school

impeccable technique x artistic expression


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

Genevieve has taught circus arts to adults, teenagers and children for over 30 years 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 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 SUMMER TERM (12 Weeks, one class per week)
Start : Week of 16th April
Half term: Week of 28th May
End of term: Week of 9th July  
11-week term on Mondays costs £132 (for 45min classes) and £165 (for 60 min classes)
12- week term on either Wednesday or Fridays costs costs £144 (for 45min classes) and £180 (for 60 min classes) 

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

Weekdays Adult Drop-in Classes (Mon 1.30pm, Wed 1pm, Fr 1.30pm and selected Fridays 6.30pm, all 1.5h) : 
£21 per class (for 75 min) as pay as you go
Carnett of 10 classes for £187.50 (used within 12 weeks)
We are trialling new Friday evening classes on selected dates:  22 June, 6th July

Saturdays Intensive Adult Classes (2h): 
Selected days only: 23rd June and 14th July. 
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 by the 16th June and pay only £25 for Saturday intensive class 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


Trial class : £12 ( 45min)
Trial class: £15 (60 min)

Mondays (11 week term) 
45 min : £132
60 min : £165

Wednesday and Friday
12 week term)

45min : £144
60min :£180
(one class per week)

Ages 8 to 13

Ages 8 to 10
MON 5:15pm – 6:15pm
WED 3.45pm - 4.45pm
 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

Drop-in class: £21 (75 min)
Class carnet : £187.50 for 10 classes used within 12 weeks


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

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We are running an introductory offer for new students where you can try our first class for £13.99 instead of standard £21.

The offer is valid for all our adult classes taking place at Primrose Hill Community Centre during the week:

MON 1:30pm – 2:45pm
WED 1:00pm - 2:15pm
FRI    1:30pm - 2:45pm
FRI    6.30pm -7.45pm

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 in safe hands to effectively improve your trapeze skills...not to mention have a whole lot of fun along the way! 

To book your first class, just email Genevieve at and mention 'Intro 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 Genevievie'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. 5-day workshops culminate in a student showcase on the last day. 

Upcoming Workshops


Join us for an intensive trapeze class covering trapeze-specific conditioning to build up more strength as well as tricks and poses with an aim to do a simple routine at the end. Suitable for both beginners and advanced as a one off trapeze boost or as part of a regular practice. 
Time: 11am - 1pm
Price per student: £25/class if booked by 16th June, otherwise £35/class for 1 Saturday

Places limited to 8 students, to book please email 



Special summer workshop designed to develop a static trapeze routine to music. Genevieve will teach a 2-minute piece of choreography for you to adapt and style to fit a song. You then rehearse your routine over 3 days under Genevieve's tutelage to make it smooth and seamless.
This workshops is suitable for advance beginners or intermediate students (basic knowledge of trapeze moves is required to be able to learn a routine).
Dates: Monday 16th July 3pm-5pm, Wednesday 18th July 3pm-5pm, Friday 20th July 3pm-5pm
Prices: £75 for 3 days, £30 for 1 day only

Spaces are limited to 8 people to guarantee attention so please book early to secure your spot! Just email us at



Calling all children age 3-12! Bookings are open for our summer children workshops

July 5-day workshop: 
Monday 16th - Friday 20th July, 10am-3pm
Prices: £225 for 5 days, £50/day £28/morning or afternoon, £15 hour

August 4-day workshop:
Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st, August, 10am-3pm
Prices: £180 for 4 days, £50/day, £28/morning or afternoon, £15/hour


All levels workshop for students age 12-17 years. 2h a day including 15min warm up, 90min of trapeze, rope and hoop work, finished with 15min cool down

Dates: Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st August
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost: £15/hour, £27/ day, £100 /week

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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