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Flying Trapeze Coaching Course (Stage 1 & 2)


This course is aimed at people who are interested in flying trapeze and looking at taking their first step toward working as a trapeze coach. Participants will be introduced to the different aspects of flying trapeze coaching, including board, ground, basic safety lines, and catching. All training is conducted at our indoor facility in Byron Bay but will be tailored to suit both indoor and outdoor flying trapeze coaching.


Ground Work

  • warm up
  • group management
  • basic practice bar and spotting
  • basic equipment checks

Board Work

  • single swings
  • regular class board work incl catch rounds

Basic Safety Line Operation

  • single swings
  • basic positions to net

Basics of Catching

  • understanding basic theory of catching
  • catch locks achieved


The goal of Stage 2 training is to have participants be signed off as a flying trapeze coach. Participants will be given information on steps to take for employment. Limited places will be made available for selected participants for ongoing trainee/coaching positions in Byron Bay and Sydney. 


Ground Skills/Practice bar

  • class timings and schedule revisions
  • class management (no of participants, rain, etc)
  • progressions
  • back end tricks
  • 1 hand take off
  • reverse tricks
  • basic swing
  • returns


  • 1 hand take off
  • reverse lines
  • return bars


  • back end tricks
  • reverse tricks
  • catch lines
  • returns


  • timings
  • heights
  • returns

2021 DATES:

Stage 1

6 – 9 September 2021

Stage 2

10 – 12 September 2021


Stage 1: Training is 10am-3.30pm each day (plus additional use of the facility for self-training is open from 9am-6.30pm each day)

Stage 2: Training is 4pm-9.30pm each day (plus additional use of the facility for self-training is open from 9am-6.30pm each day)

LOCATION: Circus Arts Byron Bay, 17 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

TRAINER: Scot (Ted) Tornaros


Stage 1: $750 (20% off for our regular students – $600)

Stage 2: $600 (20% off for our regular students – $480)



  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Must have attended flying trapeze classes in the past
  • Must be able to hang on a bar by the knees unassisted
  • Experience in a physical discipline such as aerial arts, gymnastics, dance, martial arts, etc would be an advantage
  • Must be free from pre-existing injury that may be exacerbated by the physical nature of flying trapeze
  • Fun and encouraging personality and a flair for teaching others
  • Places are extremely limited – max 8 participants