As always, clothes that allow you to move are useful. However, the most important thing for your first wheel class is going to be your shoes. This is the most crucial wheel garment. A thin, hard soled, canvas top shoe is best – think Converse high tops. Now, you don’t need to go out and buy Converse, any hard soled canvas topped shoe will work. The worst shoes, aside from sandals or heels, are big, soft, bouncy running shoes. DON’T do it! They make it difficult to get a secure grip into the belts and will make certain tricks impossible.
How much experience do you need?
0% experience needed. However, if you have some experience with German wheel or any other circus art, it is going to accelerate your progression through skills, but it is by no means necessary.
How hard is it?
No problem, you got this! One really cool thing about German wheel is its gradual learning curve. You can take things at your own pace. If you don’t feel ready to do a certain trick, no worries, there are hundreds more you can work on. I’m not going to force you to do anything you don’t want to.
How do I sign up?
Call SLAM at 718-384-6491. Make sure to call early because classes can fill up.
Where can I try German wheel?
How much are classes? How can I get a discount?
Single classes are $35. Want a discount? Buy a class card! You can purchase a 10 class card from SLAM at 718-384-6491. I recommend it!
Do you have group classes?
Do you have private lessons?
I don’t live in NY, how can I learn?
Well there are a few places I know that teach German wheel. Send me an email and I can recommend somewhere near you. Otherwise, if you have enough interested people, we can set up a workshop. I’m a pretty friendly guy, just shoot me an email. Chris.email@example.com
How can I contact you?
or find me on Facebook!