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

 

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 circus education. Her students are some of the successful aerialists that you will have seen performing worldwide.

Prior to teaching, Genevieve performed professionally for many years, including in Cirque du Soleil's very first show.  

 

 
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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. 
 

Summer Term
Wednesday 19 April - Friday 14 July 2017
Half term: Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June
10-week term on Mondays, 12-week term on Wednesdays and Fridays

Autumn Term
Monday 11 September - Friday 15 December 2017
Half term: Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October 2017
13-week term on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Saturday 12-week term starts 23 Sept 2017

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
SAT 9:15pm - 10am

Ages 5 to 7
MON 3:45pm – 4:30pm
MON 4:30pm - 5.15pm
WED 3:00pm – 3:45pm
FRI 3:45pm – 4:30pm
SAT
10am - 10:45am

Fees
Trial class: £12 (45 min)
12 week term: £144
13 week term: £156

(one class per week)

 

 

 


 

 

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



Fees
Trial class: £15 (60 min)
13 week term: £195
(one class per week) 

Ages 14 to 17

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

Fees
Trial class: £14 (60 min)
11 week term: £154
(one class per week)

Ages 18+

MON 1:30pm – 2:45pm
WED 1:00pm - 2:15pm
FRI 1:30pm - 2:45pm
SAT
10:45am - 12 noon


Fees
Trial class: £21 (75 min)
Class carnet: £187.50 for 10 classes used within 11 weeks

 

FOR ALL CLASSES

* Trial class is free if you sign up for the term.
There is a one-off £8 joining fee, which comes with a complementary Circus Glory t-shirt.

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Workshops

 

 

We run 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day immersive workshops
 

Workshops are fantastic for students who want to explore tricks, transitions, and choreography in more depth than is usually feasible in classes. 

Children workshops generally start at 10am and finish at 3pm, where students get to experience and train on 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. 

Adult workshops are a rare opportunity to develop a static trapeze routine of your own. Genevieve will teach a 2-minute piece of choreography for you to adapt and style to fit a song of your choice (please bring your own music). You then rehearse your routine over 5 days under Genevieve's tutelage and perform it to your class on the last day. 

Upcoming workshops

 

5-Day July Circus Workshop for Children
Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017, 10am to 3pm
With a lunch break at noon and a short break at 2pm
Student performance on the last day.
1 teacher for 8-10 students
Price per student: £225 for 5 days, £50 for 1 day, £14 for 1 hour.


5-Day July Performance Workshop for Adults
Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Learn a 2-min routine and adapt it to a song of your choice
Student performance on the last day
1 teacher for 4-6 students
Price per student: £150 for 10 hours (2 hours per day)

 

4-Day August Circus Workshop for Children
Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2017, 10am to 3pm
With a lunch break at noon and a short break at 2pm
Student performance on the last day.
1 teacher for 8-10 students
Price per student: £180 for 4 days, £50 for 1 day, £14 for 1 hour.

 

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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