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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.

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

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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

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CLASSES


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. 

Please note the school is closed for 4 week summer holiday between 20th July and 16th August. No classes will take place during that time.


CHILDREN TRAPEZE AUTUMN TERM (12 Weeks, one class per week)
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 circusglory@gmail.com
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ADULT TRAPEZE 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. 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 1.5h) : 
£21 per class (for 75 min) as pay as you go
Carnett of 10 classes for £187.50 (used within 12 weeks)
Carnett of 4 classes for £75 (used within 4 weeks)
Friday evening classes take place on the following dates only: 17th August, 28th September, 12th and 19th October, 2nd, 16th and 30th November, 7th December.

Saturdays Intensive Adult Classes (2h) between 11am -1pm: 
Selected days only:  18th August, 15th Sept, 6th Oct (11.30am start instead of 11am), 27th Oct,  17th Nov, 8th December
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 until middle July 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 £75 for 4 classes

 

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

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SUMMER OFFER FOr NEW STUDENTS

We are running an introductory offer for new students where you can try our first class for £12.99 instead of standard £21.

The offer is valid for limited number of classes during the summer term only. Those include:

15th August, Wednesday, : 3pm-4:15pm
,17th August, Friday : 6:30pm-7:45pm
7th September, Friday: 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 circusglory@gmail.com and mention 'Summer Offer'. 

PRESS FEATURES

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

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Workshops

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

28-31 AUGUST: 4-Day CIRCUS WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Calling all children age 3-12 for 4 days of circus fun! We will cover cover aerial skills (trapeze, hoop and rope!) as well juggling, diabolos, plate spinning, devil sticks and hula hoop.
Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st, August, 10am-3pm
Prices: £180 for 4 days, £50/day, £28/morning or afternoon, £15/hour
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28th -31st AUGUST: TEENAGERS 4-DAY CIRCUS WORKSHOP

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

 
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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!”
— LEILA
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.”
— LOTTA
“Thank you for the “Circus Glory Party”. The children had a fantastic time and so did we!”
— MARISELA M.
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FAQ

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. 

CONTACT

NAME
Genevieve Monastesse

EMAIL
circusglory@gmail.com

PHONE
079 7345 1603

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

 
 

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