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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.

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

When she 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.

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.

 
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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. 
 

Upcoming 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

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
 

Fees
Trial class: £12 (45 min)
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: £15 (60 min)
13 week term: £195
(one class per week)

ADULTS (18+)

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


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

 

FOR ALL CLASSES
There is a one-off £8 joining fee, which comes with a complementary Circus Glory t-shirt.

Circus Glory has a no refund policy.

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NEW STUDENT OFFER

We are running an introductory offer for new students where you can try our first class for £10,50 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

The class don't require any previous experience as you’ll get personal attention from Genevievie who will make sure you can improve your skills gradually...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 'Intro Offer'. 

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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

OCTOBER:
2 Day Circus Workshop for Children
25th-26th October
We will cover an introduction to aerial (trapeze, hoop and rope) as well as juggling , diabolos, plate spinning , devil sticks and hula hoops!

Places are limited to 8-10 students per teacher to guarantee personal attention.

Price per student: £90 for both 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

 
 

Contact Us

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  • Book classes or workshops
  • Arrange a private party or 1:1 session 
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