Trapeze School New York makes high flying feats and acrobatic expression accessible to all, including children! Flying trapeze, trampoline, aerial arts, and juggling are a great way to get kids up and moving, and to foster their creative side. Our children's programs build foundations for developing a healthy, fun, and balanced relationship with exercise throughout one's life. We begin with basics such as warming up before exercise, practicing proper form, and training both strength and flexibility. Children will have the opportunity to challenge themselves mentally and physically, and we invite them to step outside their comfort zone in a supportive environment. Participants develop fundamental skills such as trust, teamwork, and confidence as they experiment with creating individual sequences and group routines. Children walk away from our classes feeling empowered and ready to tackle anything. You might even find your children ready for bed a couple hours early after a day at TSNY!
While children are always able to sign up for any all-levels classes offered at our school, we also have specialized children's programs for kids aged 6-14. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our Youth Program mailing list for announcements on when enrollment is open for each of the programs described below.
Aerial Acrobatics Mini-Workshops
These five week workshops meet once weekly for an hour, and are the perfect way for a child to progress in a specific activity and see results in their training.
The aerial acrobatics mini-workshop includes static trapeze, lyra, Spanish web, and silks.
More information about each apparatus can be found under their specific class tab. Close-fitting athletic clothing, such as tights or long pants, is recommended for aerial training. Children will be going upside down repeatedly, so fitted tops are most comfortable.
Ground Acrobatics Mini-Workshops
Similar to the aerial acrobatics mini-workshop, this mini-workshop meets once a week for hour long classes, for a five week term. The ground acrobatics mini-workshop includes fundamentals of tumbling, trampoline, and partner balancing. Tumbling circus style is very similar to gymnastics tumbling, with an emphasis on style. Our trampoline is designed for acrobatics, so your children will be performing tricks in no time, and partner balancing will produce children happily and comfortably standing upon one another.
Close fitting athletic clothing is required, and please have your kids bring a pair of socks.
Both the Aerial Acrobatics and Ground Acrobatics workshops are open to children aged 6-14, and for dedicated students who are able to commit to more than one workshop, there is the option to work towards performing in one of TSNY's shows.
All Day Circus Experience for Kids
We are happy to offer the All Day Circus Experience for Kids, held on common school holidays such as Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day and possibly a few more, based on demand. The Circus Experience is a way to try a variety of the acts we teach all in one day. Children will get the opportunity to attempt flying trapeze, trampoline, lyra, silks, juggling, static trapeze, tumbling, and more.
The day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Please have your children wear comfortable athletic clothing, and bring socks and a water bottle.
In the warm summer months when the kids are out of school and parents and caregivers are stuck at work, our summer camps are a great way to keep the kids active and engaged. Our summer camps have been a big hit, and sell out quickly! Camps are one week long, from Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. During the first part of the week, children sample various aerial arts, ground acrobatics, and even flying trapeze. Kids then get the opportunity to choose a skill to focus on and create acts to show to their friends and family in a Friday afternoon performance. Upon registration, a more detailed confirmation packet will be provided.