FREE TRAPEZE LESSONS SUN MAY 1st
MACA will join flying trapeze schools across the globe to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Christians on Sunday May 1.
The event will begin at 3pm with MACA offering free instruction and swings until 5pm in his honour for all that are interested. The lesson is open to ALL AGES ABOVE 4yrs and ALL LEVELS of experience. Complete beginners are welcome!!
Bob Christians, widely considered the founding father of modern flying trapeze schools, introduced flying trapeze to Club Med Resorts in the early 1980s. He brought flying trapeze to the general population, making the art form accessible to all through the schools he helped set up, and the hundreds of instructors that trained with him. Today, nearly all of the over 100 flying trapeze schools operating worldwide have a connection to Bob Christians.
Both Adam Lambert and Ben Martin (the founding partners of MACA) were directly coached, inspired and guided by Bob’s passion for flying trapeze over several years. Bob’s constant reminders about inclusiveness and how a positive circus experience can increase the confidence of the common person, and sometimes even change their life is just one of his philosophies they endeavor to carry forward at MACA.
Traditionally, performers working their first season in a circus are referred to as “First of Mays,” stemming from the standard practice of new Club Med hires arriving at the start of the circus season in May. As generations of students and instructors passed through Club Med, Bob’s willingness to work with everyone and pass on his knowledge to those “First of Mays” left its mark. Trapeze supporters around the world have selected May 1 as an annual date to give back to their communities in his honour.
Bob Christians passed away in August 2015 at the age of 75, but his legacy lives on, and we hope in time all those touched by Bob’s passion and dedication find truth in his common sign off “See you down the road”
MACAs Phuket academy is South East Asia’s first and only full circus academy teaching full sized flying trapeze as well as all major aerial arts.
All levels are welcome, from complete beginners to budding professionals, from ages 4 years and up. We have designated adult and children’s classes, as well as the opportunity to book private lessons.
We are set up on the magnificent grounds of Phuket’s British International School in Koh Kaew. Together with BIS we have developed a world-class afterschool Circus program and also partnered to create a fully integrated PE Circus arts & Trapeze curriculum, CIRQUE ED the first of its kind in the world.
MACA has been constructed and is operated to the highest safety standards, and offers a chance for EVERYBODY to experience the exhilarating world of flying trapeze and aerial arts in a positive and encouraging environment.
We have a fun and friendly team of instructors passionate about what we do and enthusiastic to share their knowledge with all students.