SPRING 2024

FLY TEAM PROGRAM

Push yourself physically while diving deep into the art of flying trapeze in this seasonal training program. This is a great option for folks who want to reach further into their circus dreams, get back into the swing of things after time away, or prepare for the summer flying season. NECCA’s professional coaches will help you push harder, explore deeper, and fly higher. Our custom-built facility includes a full size indoor flying rig, Olympic trampoline, and heated floors.

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FLY TEAM INFORMATION

The Fly Team curriculum is designed to elevate your flying to the next level – individualized to each team member’s aspirations and experience. You will learn swing physics, drills to improve key elements of your swing, and exercises to strengthen your swing. We’ll cover back-end tricks, the half turn, catching & returning in and out of safety lines, as well as high-level technique for layouts, cutaways, and beyond. We will also include catch locks and teacher training, so you can learn how to facilitate flying trapeze classes yourself.

Additionally, NECCA offers a full spectrum of circus training opportunities, including group classes and private lessons with world class instructors. Fly Team members receive a 5% discount on session classes during the program, as an optional extension of your circus training. Additionally, following an orientation, fly team members will be welcome to train at all Members Only open training times at NECCA at no cost, allowing you to practice your circus skills.

More Info

This program is for students ages 18 and up with a current flying trapeze practice, who are looking to intensify and broaden their training.

Age 16 and 17, please inquire about participation in this adult-focused workshop by emailing jstrong@necenterforcircusarts.org.

Friday, January 5th – Friday, May 24th. Group classes three days a week (8 hours / week) will focus on swing technique, trick progressions, catching and returning, trampoline, and strength and conditioning. (Tues/Fri/Sat)

General Schedule (subject to change)

  • Tuesdays 7-9 pm (overall flying training – swings, tricks, catching)
  • Fridays 7-9 pm (video review, swing technique, drills)
  • Saturdays 1 – 5 pm (flying plus cross training: trampoline, strength, conditioning)
  • Plus non-flying open training, generally weekday evenings 6 – 9 pm
  • Additional classes in other topics can be added for an additional fee.

The coaches are NECCA flying trapeze coaches Jim Strong and Chelsea Tunnell, with special guest Stuart Moulton once a month.

$3330 – deposit of $1600 due two weeks after acceptance, balance due January 3.
*Payment plans are available – please inquire.

Are there any scholarships?
We have a few 25% off scholarships available.
Please check here under “adults’ for the application form.

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APPLICATIONS

Applications for Spring Fly Team will be available soon! check back here for more info.

Please include any fitness, sports, or circus activities you are currently practicing, and demonstrate as many of the following core skills as possible. (For flying skills, in or out of safety lines is fine):

  1. Full swing
  2. Turnaround swing with any dismount
  3. Remount, or roll-ups if not remounting yet
  4. Any selection of your favorite tricks! Catching or not, either is fine
  5. Pull-ups: please show that your feet are not on the ground at the start/end of the movement. Assistance with a resistance band is fine
  6. Back-bend: push up from the ground
  7. Handstand: Facing a wall, walking the feet up the wall, up to 30 seconds
  8. Hanging leg raise: Hanging from a bar, lift toes toward the bar as high as you can!

Here is a link to our current COVID policies, subject to change.

Get the best out of your circus training while enjoying the fun and beauty that Vermont has to offer. Enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, swimming and kayaking. The vibrant downtown is just one mile away—with cafes, restaurants, galleries, movie theaters, and performance venues for music and entertainment.

There are many sublets and homestay options in Brattleboro. Check here for general information and more details will be available before the program begins.

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NECCA is a nonprofit that’s committed to the people it serves and the community within which it thrives. We rely on our many generous donors to continue to be a place that’s accessible to everyone, where creativity and artistry soar, and where the seemingly impossible becomes possible—every single day. Please consider joining others in supporting our work.

SUPPORTING OUR MISSION

DONATE TO NECCA

NECCA is a nonprofit that’s committed to the people it serves and the community within which it thrives. We rely on our many generous donors to continue to be a place that’s accessible to everyone, where creativity and artistry soar, and where the seemingly impossible becomes possible—every single day. Please consider joining others in supporting our work.

Many Thanks To

Our Sponsors

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Grant Sponsors
Year Round Sponsors
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To Circus Springboard Sponsors: Valentine Talland and Nagesh Mahanthappa. Thank you for your support!


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