Stilt Walking Classes

Stilt walking is an art form like no other, and one that will truly change your perspective both on stage and in life! 

You will be using peg stilts provided by Joy Now. Peg stilts, also known as Chinese stilts, are the most common stilts used by professional performers. These stilts strap on at the foot, ankle, and knee and give the walker great versatility. These lightweight stilts allow one to walk quickly, to turn suddenly, and even to jump rope or dance!

Joy Now Offers Three different stilt walking classes for various ages and skill levels. Please select from the classes below. 

In additon to classes, Joy Now will offer periodic performances opportunities in the community for our stil troupes. Soon you’ll be wowing audiences all over Portland! 

Youth Stilt Brigade (ages 8-12)
Teacher: Melissa Rae 

This is an ALL LEVEL class for our younger stilt acrobats. The class provides an intro for new students, covering fundamentals and safety.  And also offers students with more experience a chance to challenged and learn more advanced tricks! Get fitted to your own pair of stilts and learn balance, form and basic technique that will soon turn you into a stilt walking acrobat!  More experienced students will also get a chance to lead. 

Weekly class runs until the end of the school year. Registration is paid month to month.

 

Classes are on hold at this time.  To be the first to know, please sign our mailing list.

Teen Stilt Brigade  (ages 13-18)
Teacher: Jeremiah Guske

Raise yourself to new heights in this class for stilt walkers of all levels! This class is for teens who are just starting out, for intermediate and advanced stilters! We will be covering a wide range of fun, foundational excercises to make you a super skilled stilt walker, as well as more challanging tricks as the class progresses.   Get fitted to your own pair of stilts and learn balance, form and basic technique that will soon turn you into a stilt walking acrobat!  

Weekly class runs until the end of the school year. Registration is paid month to month. 

Classes are on hold at this time.  To be the first to know, please sign our mailing list.