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ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYING TRAPEZE!

Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze is the first and only club in all of Alberta offering instruction in the circus sport of Flying Trapeze. Founded in 2016 by a diverse group of dreamers, our mission is to share our passion for this increasingly popular and unique sport with people of all ages and abilities in an open and encouraging environment.  We are a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that Flying Trapeze instruction to the community is affordable and sustainable in Calgary for years to come, so that all those who love to fly have a place to gather together to learn, encourage and motivate each other. 

We are actively planning our 2018 Summer season.  Follow us on Facebook and check back to our website regularly for updates.  Class registration will become available in the Spring. 

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WHAT IS FLYING TRAPEZE?

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FLYING TRAPEZE HISTORY

Flying Trapeze was invented by Frenchman Jules Leotard in Toulouse, France. As a teen he practiced his act with trapeze bars, ropes and rings suspended over the swimming pool (which acted as his safety net) in his father's house. After perfecting his various tricks above the pool, Leotard debuted his act in the Cirque Napoléon on November 12, 1859 in Paris. The tight sleeveless garment which he wore to show his muscular frame to advantage, the leotard, is named after him.

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FLYING TRAPEZE TODAY

The Flying Trapeze can be considered part sport, part art form. Requiring a combination of grace, flexibility and strength, it provides an opportunity for individuals to improve their fitness and endurance while doing this fun and unique activity.
Participants (called “flyers”) climb up a ladder to an elevated board, then grabs hold of the “fly bar” of the trapeze and takes off to perform an aerial trick. The flyer’s goal is to land in the hands of the “catcher”, who is dangling from another swinging trapeze.

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FLYING TRAPEZE LINGO

RIG - The word used for the whole Flying Trapeze structure
FLYER - There are two main roles in the Flying Trapeze: flyers and catchers. Flyers perform the aerial tricks and are caught by the catcher.
CATCHER - Catchers catch flyers as they perform their tricks.
BELT - A simple harness worn by flyers and to which the safety lines are attached by carabiners.
SAFETY LINES - These keep flyers safe while flying. The flyer’s belt is attached to this system of ropes that is controlled by the ground instructor (LINE PULLER).

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CLASSES AND EVENTS

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FLYING TRAPEZE INSTRUCTOR - JOB POSTING MAY TO SEPTEMBER 2018 Company Operating Name: Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze Club Website: www.rockymountaintrapeze.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockymountainflyingtrapeze/ Business address: 67 Commercial Court, Calgary, Alberta T3Z 2A6...

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FLYING TRAPEZE CLASS

Are you ready to fly? Our Flying Trapeze class will start with ground school for beginners where you will become familiar with the safety harness, calls, and body positions. From...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrate your next Birthday with us and fly through the air with all your friends!  No experience is required. Our parties can only be accommodated on certain days and times,...

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OPEN FLY!

Want to try Flying Trapeze but don’t wish to commit to a full class? Brief ground school for beginners will be covered before you take your first swing. All skill...

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PRIVATE GROUP

Looking for a great, original idea for a special event? Whether it is a birthday celebration, stag/stagette, corporate team building, year end sports team party, or just to gather your...

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FREQUENT FLYER

If you love Flying Trapeze as much as we do, then you may be interested in being a Frequent Flyer! We offer discounts for 2, 5, 10 and 15 visits that...

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  • GROUND SCHOOL

    So here you are at our Flying Trapeze rig and you’re ready to fly… Yahoo! Beware, engaging in Flying Trapeze can become a truly addicting habit. Once you start, you’ll want to fly all the time! On your first day, you can expect hang upside down by your knees, back flip and even attempt a…

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  • FIRST FLIGHT

    What can you expect once you reach the top of the ladder and step onto the platform? Most likely you will be nervous, but don’t worry!  You will be guided through each step by the friendly instructor working on the platform. Follow their directions and remember they will always have a firm hold of you…

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  • TIME TO CATCH!

    Once you can confidently perform the Knee Hang, it is time to try a catch! A Catcher will ascend the rope up to the catch trap on far side of the trapeze rig, start swinging, and then hang upside down to await your trick. Making a Catch is probably one of the most exciting moments…

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Information regarding instructors for the 2018 Summer season is not as yet available.

If you are a qualified Flying Trapeze instructor wishing to consider a work term in Calgary, please contact us directly via our email.  Thank you.

Information regarding instructors for the 2018 Summer season is not as yet available.

If you are a qualified Flying Trapeze instructor wishing to consider a work term in Calgary, please contact us directly via our email.  Thank you.

WILD WILD WEST EVENT CENTRE

For more information on catering services or extra facilities rental from our venue host, please contact Michael Werbisky at (403) 312-6462.
www.wildwildwestcalgary.com

WAIVER

At Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze, safety is our highest priority.  We maintain the highest standards for our equipment and our instruction.  As with any activity, there is risk involved.  Please download and complete the waiver form and bring it with you on your first visit to Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze.  Be sure to read through the entire waiver before signing. If the participant is under the age of 18, the waiver needs to be signed by his or her legal guardian.

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