2021 Season Memberships:
- Members must have taken at least 5 classes to be eligible.
- Intermediate Members are working on swinging (in safety lines) and are ready to attempt intermediate tricks.
- Advanced Members must be swinging out of lines and working on intermediate tricks out of lines and advanced tricks in lines.
- All members will contribute 5 volunteer hours per month (See below for more information/ideas).
- Access to member-only classes, divided by skill level
- Discounts and priority scheduling for special guest workshops
- Invitations to training sessions to learn more about working/teaching flying trapeze
- Once the volunteer requirement is met, invitation to Free Fly Sessions!
- Members can still take the public/beginner classes, at a greatly reduced rate.
- Beginner classes include up to 10 flyers and last 90-120 minutes.
- Membership classes will be limited to 5 flyers and 60 minutes, and will be open only to intermediate and advanced flyers. Beginners who have taken fewer than 5 classes will be allowed in beginner classes only. Intermediate members can join Intermediate or Beginner classes. Advanced members can join any class!
- Membership = $425 per year.
- PRE-SEASON SALE: $350 if purchased prior to May 1, 2021.
- Tier 1: 5/1/21 through 5/15/21 = $425
- Tier 2: 5/16/21 through 6/15/21 = $340
- Tier 3: 6/16/21 through 7/15/21 = $255
- Tier 4: 7/16/21 through 8/15/21 = $170
- Class Fees for members = $18 per class. (Regular classes for non-members = $48)
Rig Worker Training:
- Interested in learning how to work around the rig and teach flying trapeze? Members can now train to work the platform, pull safety lines and catch! Please contact Paula directly to express interest in any of these roles. Training will be provided free of charge, and new skills can be used for volunteer contribution requirements.
- All members are requested to volunteer around the rig for 5 hours per calendar month. Once completed, members will be invited to random weekly Free Fly Sessions! Anything helpful can be applied to volunteer hours and may include: helping work the rig for Beginner classes, arriving early to set up the rig or staying late to tear down, re-wrapping fly bars, photographing and posting to social media, grounds and shed tidying, supply inventory, etc. Have ideas? Propose them. Don’t want to help? That’s okay, too; the intention is to build a supportive community and help people who want to learn more. If that’s not your thing, no problem.
So many reasons! Affordability is #1. We flying addicts know that we have chosen an expensive “hobby.” We have a great opportunity this season to develop a stronger flying community, and improving accessibility is an important component.
What does the math say? Last year, a flyer who took 1 class per week paid $780 over the season; with the membership model, it would cost $710. Flying 3 times per week cost $2340 last year; this year will drop to $1550. It’s easy to see… fly more, save more!
To be completely transparent, I (Paula) need to maintain some schedule flexibility this season to show up for my family during a health crisis. I expect the season to be 23 weeks long, but have done the math based on a 20 week season. I don’t expect to be gone for 3 weeks, but this allows me some flexibility without guilt. :)