circus glory

trapeze school

impeccable technique x artistic expression


Circus Glory is a central London trapeze school owned and run by Genevieve Monastesse since 1993.

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 Genevieve who works 1-1 with each student on trapeze, instead of spreading teacher’s attention on all students simultaneously. The small group setting of maximum 8 people ads to the quality of teaching and the intimacy of the group. 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 Genevieve for years).

When Genevieve 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 professional circus education.

Her 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



ADULT TRAPEZE CLASSES (18 years old and over)

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 adults, training trapeze is a great stress-reliever, energy-booster, and a wonderful reminder of the importance of play and creation. From a fitness and health point of view, it is a great way to get fit, loose weight or take a normal fitness training to the next level.

Classes are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced students. Every student received 1-1 time and attention from Genevieve on trapeze (we don’t spread our attention on all student simultaneously). The high level of teaching is further supported by small group size which is limited to 8 people.

Weekdays Adult Classes (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Every class starts with 15min warm up & core conditioning on the floor (strong core helps with all aerial training), followed by 1h class on trapeze.

Monday 1.30pm - 2:45pm

Wednesday 1pm - 2:15pm

Friday 1.30pm - 2.45pm

Added class

Monday,April 8th 5pm-6:15pm

Friday Evening: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Selected dates only

May 3rd, May 31st,

June 7th, June 21st,

July 5th, July 19th

Adult Weekdays Classes Cost (each class is 75min)

Intro offer for new students : £14.99
Drop in : £21
Carnet of 10 classes : £187.50 (used within 12 weeks)
Carnet of 4 classes : £79 (used within 4 weeks)

Saturdays Intensive Adult Classes (selected days only): 

Every month or two, we run an intensive Saturday class as a boost to standard training. Suitable for both beginners and advance students, each Saturday class lasts 2h which is almost double the amount of time compared to a standard class. This intensive class includes targeted conditioning for trapeze (30min) and longer time in the air to practice moves and put together a small routine to finish off the class.

March 30th 11am-1pm

May 4th 11am-1pm

June 15th 11am-1pm

June 29th 11am-1pm

July 20th 11am-1pm

Saturday Class Cost: £25 for 2h

Cant make any of the above dates? Private classes are also available from £75/hour for 1 student.



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'. 




For children and teenagers, static trapeze classes are a great way to learn to listen and focus,  improve balance and hand-eye coordination while boosting confidence. The classes are great for active children or aspiring dancers, gymnasts or performers.  
No experience is necessary, children can join at any stage of their life.

Start :  Week of January 7th
Half term:  Week of February 18th
End of term: Week of April 1st

Start :  Week of April 29th
Half term:  Week of May 27th 
End of term: Week of July 15th

12-week term for 45min class costs £144 (£12 per class)
12-week term for 60min class costs £180 (£15 per class)

11-week term on Mondays (One Bank Holiday Monday no class) for 45min class costs £132
11-week term on Mondays for 60min class costs £165


Ages 8 to 12

Ages 8 to 10
MON  4:30pm-5:15pm
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 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 13 to 17

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


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. 


Dates: April 8th (Monday), April 9th (Tuesday), April 10th (Wednesday)
10am - 3pm
£15/ hour, £28 / morning or afternoon, £50/day, £135/ for 3 days

Calling all children age 3-11 for a circus workshop! 

There will be 3 days of practice covering an introduction to aerial (trapeze, hoop and rope) as well as juggling, diabolos, plate spinning, devil sticks and hula hoops! 

Children workshops are also available on the following dates:

May (30th - 31st), 2 Day Workshop

July (Week of 22nd)

August (27th - 30th)



Dates: Monday, APRIL 8th & Wednesday,April 10th
Times: 3pm - 5pm
Price: £25/ each afternoon

All levels workshop for students age 11-18 years. Perfect for teenagers full of energy, jumping around, interested in dance and theatre or just sport lovers. The workshop lasts 2h and includes 15min warm up, 90min of trapeze, rope and hoop work, finished with 15min cool down.

Further teenagers workshops also available on:
May 31st, Friday, 3pm-5pm
July 22nd, Monday, 3pm-5pm
July 26th, Friday, 3pm-5pm


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. Spaces are limited to 10 people

March 30th 11am-1pm

May 4th 11am-1pm

June 15th 11am-1pm

June 29th 11am-1pm

July 20th 11am-1pm

Special offer: £25 for 2h class
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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