Level 1 Flying Trapeze (All-Levels including absolute beginners)
For absolute beginners from age 8 and over, or returning students who cannot commit to a course.
Level 2 Flying Trapeze (4-Week Course)
For those who have completed at least one flying trapeze class and made a catch within the last 12 months, with Gorilla Circus or another flying trapeze school.
This is a 4-week course only – there will be no Level 2 classes.
Level 3 Flying Trapeze (previously Improvers)
For those who have completed a 4-week course with Gorilla Circus and:
Able to perform a 1-handed take-off with no belt hold, swing out of lines and a flat back drop to the net out of lines
Started working on a 3-kick turnaround swing
Comfortable and competent working platform for yourself and others (there are no platform assistants in this class)
Approved/invited to join this class (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if unsure)
Level 4 Flying Trapeze (previously Regular Flyer)
For those who meet all Level 3 requirements and:
Able to take-off with no belt hold, swing, turnaround swing, and face off to the net out of safety lines
Able to catch a back-end trick, swing with catcher, and push off the catcher to land in the net on your back in safety in lines
Able to half twist out of your back-end trick to the net in lines
Able to safely cradle/bounce roll (front tuck) in the net without lines
Work platform without assistance for yourself and others (there are no platform assistants in this class)
Been approved/invited to join this class (contact email@example.com if unsure)
Level 5 Flying Trapeze (previously Intermediates)
For those who meet all Level 4 requirements and:
Flown in a Level 4 class in the last 3 months or been approved by Mat Herman.
Able to work platform without assistance for yourself and others, including dropping return bars and scooping (there are no platform assistants in this class).
Able to return to platform out of lines without assistance.
Able to perform a back-end trick and a half-turn (previously called HiHo) to land on your back in the net without safety lines
Able to force-out turnaround
Able to catch a layout in lines
Able to perform an uprise shoot or uprise forward over to catch in lines
Been approved/invited to join this class (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if unsure).
Level 1 Trampoline
For those who have completed or are attending a Flying Trapeze Level 2 4-week course
Must be actively flying with Gorilla Circus (no non-flying students)
Level 2 Trampoline
For those who meet Level 1 requirements and:
Able to perform shaped jumps with control
Able to perform twists in and out of seat landing
Able to perform confident front and back landings (preferably with no push in mat)
Level 3 Trampoline
For those who meet Level 2 requirements and:
Able to perform a half twist to front landing
Able to perform a half twist to back landing
Able to perform a back landing to front landing
Able to perform a cradle
Started progressions for, or be working on, a front or back somersault.
Alternatively, you will have been approved or invited to join this class.