Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign-up for my first class?
All classes can be booked via the website in advance using our online booking system. We are a cash-free company and are unable to take payment onsite, however you can book online right up to the start of class on any mobile device.
What if I've never done this before?
Everyone's a beginner at some point! We'd recommend coming down and giving it a go. Anyone can participate in our classes, regardless of previous experience or abilities. During the class you will be taught the skills needed. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
Which class should I book?
Whether you are a first time or experienced flyer, we have a class to suit. Please use the information below to help you select the class to match your experience. If you are still unsure, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginners /Open Flying Trapeze class – A flying trapeze class for ALL levels. This is the class to book for your first lesson.
Frequent Flyer Flying Trapeze Class – Suitable for flyers who have completed a Beginners class and successfully caught your knee hang trick.
Intermediate Flying Trapeze Class – Suitable for flyers who can do more than one back end trick consistently. Students must be able to work the platform unaided as there are no platform assistants in this class.
Advanced Flying Trapeze Class – Suitable for experienced flyers only. Please check the FAQs to ensure at a minimum you meet the Intermediate Level requirements prior to booking this class. Students must be able to work the platform unaided as there are no platform assistants in this class.
What will I learn in my first Flying Trapeze class?
The class will begin with a safety briefing followed by a warm up/introduction on the low trapeze bar. There you will be shown the 'knee hang', the first position you will learn. From there you will then proceed up the ladder to the flying trapeze platform. During the first part of the class you will practice the knee hang position for execution and timing. During the second part of the class, if you are ready, you will attempt a mid air connection, the 'catch', with our catcher on the other side of the flying trapeze rig.
What are the height and weight limits?
There are no height restrictions, however students over 100kg or those with a disability should contact us before booking.
Is it safe?
We make your safety our number one priority. With proper equipment, training and supervision, Flying Trapeze is as safe as any other recreational sport or rigorous physical activity you may engage in. (You will be wearing a safety belt and we of course have a very large net to ensure a soft landing).
Please do keep in mind that scrapes, sore muscles, and blisters are a part of any sport and are no less a part of ours. All or our instructors are first aid trained and are on hand should a medical situation arise.
What if it rains?
We will try to run classes whenever possible however due to safety reasons we are not able to operate in the rain.
We will contact you via text or phone at least an hour before your class start time should we not be able to proceed. Please assume your class is going ahead if you don't hear from us.
If your class is rained-off, we will send you a code you can use with our booking system to reschedule your class before the end of our Summer season.
Classes that end more than halfway through due to bad weather will not be refunded.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable, form-fitting athletic clothes – jeans and shorts are not recommended. You should be able to move in your clothes, but if they are too baggy, they will get in your way and be uncomfortable.
If you have long hair, please tie it up. All jewellery should be removed.
Glitter, stripes, knee-high socks, polka-dots, bow-ties, multi-coloured tights, leg warmers and any other circus wear are highly encouraged!
How do I find you?
We are located in Ruskin Park, South East London. A short walk from Denmark Hill or Loughborough Junction stations or a 5 minute bus ride from Brixton.
What does it cost?
Classes cost between £25 and £30 depending on the class booked. Please visit our booking system to confirm the price of the class you are planning on booking.
How many people are in a class?
There are 10 spaces available in each class.
What are the rules at TLCC Trapeze School? (Including age/weight/height restrictions)
- Minimum age = 6 years
- Maximum age = not applicable
- Maximum weight = 100kg
- Never walk under the net
- Please be aware of your surroundings on site and listen to your instructors
- Never adjust your safety belt
- Please remove all jewellery and tie your hair back
- Please tell the instructors about any current injury
- If you are under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs, you may not participate in trapeze
- For safety reasons, instructors may end class early, as fatigue risk increases
- Don’t forget……HAVE FUN!!
Can I reschedule, cancel or transfer a class I have booked?
You can cancel a booking up to 1 week ahead of your class and receive a full refund, or you can reschedule up to 72 hours in advance.
Classes can be transferred between individuals. The person that you transfer the class booking to should notify the staff in the beginning of the class and have signed the online waiver.
Can I schedule a private party or lesson?
Yes, we are happy to accommodate most group, party or event requests. Please contact us to discuss.
Do you cater for children's birthday parties?
Yes, of course. Please contact us in advance to book a private children's party session.
Bear in mind that this session is a 2 hour trapeze class hence any associated party activities that you wish to conduct on-site will be part of your session and your responsibility. However we are situated in a beautiful park and would encourage you to make the most of it.
How many spaces can I book in a class?
If you would like to book 7 or more spaces in a class, please contact us to arrange a private session.
How long are the classes?
Most classes run for 2 hours. Please check our booking system for the class schedule.
I'm a Lambeth resident, can I get a discount?
Please look out for our residents taster sessions. In these sessions you will be given the opportunity to come to the park, meet like minded people and have a swing or two on the flying trapeze.
Are there any forms I need to fill out before participating?
Please do read and sign our online waiver prior to arriving at class.
Please note: Any student under the age of 16 taking a class with us must have the waiver filled out and signed by their parent or guardian.
Can I come and watch?
Yes, of course! We actively encourage you to capture your friends and family on film whilst flying gracefully through the air.
We'll let you know the best spots to film and run through the onsite rules with you on the day.
When should I arrive for my class?
We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your first class. You’ll want time to check-in, change your clothes, and warm up your muscles. Before class, please fill out our online waiver.
Do I need to stay and supervise children under 16 years?
Parents, guardians, etc. do not need to wait at the rig while their children are in class, but please make sure that you return by the end of your child’s class for pick-up and remain contactable during the class.