The intensive flying workshop (IFW) is a 10-week course focused on improving the individual student's
core flying trapeze skills. Each class meets on a regularly scheduled day and time (e.g. every Saturday
from 10:45 am – 12:45 pm).
Classes are 120 minutes in duration with 10 students.
During the first class, the student and a TSNY instructor will work together to develop a curriculum
specifically tailored to each student's skill level and needs. The curriculum will address core skills
the student needs to develop as well as focus on other skills and goals the student is interested in
reaching during the program (e.g. learning a layout, being able to take off by oneself, learning a
return off the catcher, learning a swing).
To facilitate the best learning environment, we do our best to ensure that the same instructors are
present throughout the workshop -- providing a more personal way of teaching, improving the consistency
of communication, and resulting in better evaluations of the student's progression. In addition, the
instructors will heavily utilize digital video recording technology to review and analyze your flying
with you–as soon as you come down from the net we will review a video of your flying and make suggestions
to significantly increase your learning curve.
Course Materials Provided by TSNY
(1) Skill Set and Trick Sheet
(2) Strengthening Exercises
Student Flying Trapeze Show
The culmination of the class experience will be a Flying Trapeze show in which all of the students in
the Intensive Flying Trapeze Workshops will participate. You can invite your friends and family to come
for free to the event and watch you "fly through the air with the greatest of ease." The show is
scheduled within a week after the final class in the workshop series. The exact date and time is
posted in the IFW description on the Announcement page.
Develop individual student course curriculum
Week 2 – 5:
Students and instructors work together to achieve initial goals
Re-evaluate goals and re-set curriculum where necessary (upwards or downwards)
Week 7 – 10:
Focus on achieving revised goals
Student Flying Trapeze Show
Show off your skills to your friends and family.
Reservations, Refunds & Cancellations
Reservations are first-come, first serve. The entire workshop fee must be paid in advance.
If for any reason there are less than 8 students registered for a workshop, TSNY reserves the right
to cancel the scheduled workshop.
If TSNY cancels a workshop, registrants will receive a refund. All other reservations are nonrefundable.
The 72-hour cancellation/refund policy for regular classes does not apply to the intensive workshops.
If You Have to Miss a Class…
If you cannot attend a class, you may swap with or sell your
class spot to any student currently or previously enrolled in a TSNY IFW. In addition, students classified as Intermediate level or higher may purchase your spot. To facilitate this process, we have set up a TSNY-IFW group on Yahoo! that will allow students to quickly email their fellow students regarding class openings.
The Yahoo! group address is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TSNY-IFW-NYC/.
Simply post a message on the board with the date and time of the class you need to miss and with any
luck, another student will be able to either: (1) swap a class with you or (2) pay you for the class
directly and take your place. Neither TSNY nor its staff will be involved in these transactions. It is
up to each individual student to either swap a class with another student or to find someone else to
take their place — any class not taken is forfeited and there are no refunds. When responding
to a posting please do so directly to the individual who made the posting (e.g. to their email address
or telephone number) and arrange with them directly for the class swap and/or payment.