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 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 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



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. 


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Start :  Week of 10th September
Half term:  Week of 22nd October
End of term: Week of 10th December

13-week term for 45 min class costs £156 (£12 per class) 
13- week term for 60 min class costs £195 (£15 per class)


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

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

Queries or sign up : please email


Drop in or Carnet. All levels from beginners to advanced, each move and sequence is customised to student's abilities and skills.

Weekdays Adult Classes

Monday and Friday 1.30pm - 2:45pm

Wednesday 1pm - 2:15pm

Additional classes

Monday, December 17th


Wednesday, December 19th


Friday Evening Classes (selected dates only)

January 18th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

February 1st 6:30pm - 7:45pm

February 15th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

March 1st 6:30pm - 7:45pm

March 15th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

April 5th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

May 3rd 6:30pm - 7:45pm

May 17th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

June 7th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

June 21st 6:30pm - 7:45pm

July 5th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

July 19th 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Adult Classes Cost

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): 

January 19th 11am-1pm

March 30th 11am-1pm

May 4th 11am-1pm

June 15th 11am-1pm

June 29th 11am-1pm

July 20th 11am-1pm

Cost: £25 for 2h
Each class lasts 2 hrs and includes targeted conditioning for trapeze

Private class for 1 student

From £75/ hour

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 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 13 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
Intro Offer: £14.99
Drop-in class: £21 (75 min)

Class carnet :
10 classes £187.50
4 classes £79
24 hour cancellation notice
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. 

2018- 2019



Monday, December 17th

Tuesday, December 18th

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! 


£15/ hour,

£28 / morning or afternoon,


£90 / both days



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


Adults Upcoming Workshop

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.

 Spaces are limited to 10 people

Special offer: £25
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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