• Orlando Circus School (map)
  • 6809 Visitors Cir
  • Orlando, FL, 32819
  • United States

To be held at the Orlando Circus School, at 6809 Visitors Cir, Orlando, FL 32819


Educational Workshop for Aerialists, dance and circus schools, gyms, yoga studios, performance venues, anyone who is involved with the aerial arts.

This workshop is meant to help bring aerialists a better awareness about their rigging, and what will help keep them and those around them safe.  If you are a student learning aerial, an emerging pro, or even one who has performed for years, this class will be for you!  Anyone who does aerial should know the basics of proper rigging.  It's your life, after all, take charge of it!

Some of the things covered during this five-hour course -

What constitutes a safe point
How to choose your gear
Dynamic Load, and why it is important
How and when to bring up safety concerns
And much more!
Anyone attending will leave with the tools to help keep them safe. Then it is up to you to use them!

Everyone can bring their gear if they would like to have it looked at. While not a full inspection, we can discuss any concerns you may have. 

The fee for this class is $60.  


Jonathan began his entertainment career as a performer, working with multiple touring productions and resident companies.  After making the move to the technical side of production, he has built and designed rigging systems for individual performers and small circuses, all the way up to feature films, cruise ships, and television studios.  He is an ETCP Certified Rigger (#1277 - arena and theater) and specializes in performer flying, and is also a member of IATSE, AEA, PLASA, and the American Circus Educators.   He also designs and builds custom creations for performers of all types, ranging from fire dancers to aerialists.

The information presented by Jonathan Givens in his rigging class was very thorough, well explained, and easily understandable. I have been performing aerial for many years, and I learned a great deal. In our class were students, new performers, and seasoned veterans, and we all came away with a better understanding of safety and rigging. I would encourage any performer who works to attend Jonathan’s rigging class!
— Darren "Dizzy" Partridge - Owner, Cirque Journey
Rigging for the Aerialist
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