There are so many great acts and performances to you see when you visit the circus that it is hard to choose which one is the best. After all, when you see fun summer activities and entertainment for kids and the family, you are sure to get the best the circus has to offer.
The animal acts are amazing, due to the skill and dedication of both the performers and their trainers and handlers. The ringleader, with his or her booming voice and stage presence, is a sight to behold. However, one of the performances that always draw attention from young kids in the audience, night after night, is the trapeze and the artists that use it.
Trapeze artists are, first and foremost, gymnasts. They have to be lithe, flexible, strong, and have good timing and endurance, among other skills, which are essential to ensuring a successful performance. So many things can go wrong as our trapeze artists defy gravity that they must be at the top of their game every night.
However, they still remain a mystery to the spectators, many of whom are in awe of all the fun summer activities and entertainment offered by the circus. Most spectators want to know how one becomes a professional trapeze artist, performing in front of thousands of fans every night. Here is how one can attain the skills necessary to become a trapeze artist.
Train Mentally to Withstand Physical Fatigue
Mental training is more important than your physical ability. Being able to perform intricate stunts, night after night, with perfection, requires a great deal of mental fortitude and preparation. A trapeze artist, like any athlete, tires out and needs to rest, just like the rest of us. However, with such a demanding work schedule, trapeze artists need to be mentally strong to deal with such a high level of physical ability.
Many professional athletes, regardless of their sports, deal with similar mental requirements. Ballet dancers are required to dance, night after night, on the tips of their toes. Varsity athletes are required to show up to every practice and game, feeling refreshed and ready to play, even if they are not. If you can build up your mental fortitude, you can succeed as a trapeze artist.
Train in Gymnastics from a Young Age
Batman and Robin are not the only superheroes who have trained in gymnastics and acrobatics all their lives. Trapeze artists do as well. The flexibility and coordination required to literally fly through the air, from one ring to another, requires the support of decades of training and experience. Every movement must be perfect for a trapeze artist to succeed.
Enjoy the Spectacle
Like any job, if you do not enjoy your workplace, you will not enjoy working there, regardless of all the fun summer activities and entertainment to be had. It does not matter if you are a trapeze artist, a lawyer, surgeon, or a teacher. You need some sort of purpose or drive that gets you up in the morning, ready and willing to face the day ahead of you. If you do not, you may feel like you do not belong there.
These thoughts can result in mistakes, which can be severe in a physical sport like gymnastics and acrobatics, let alone being high up above the ground on a trapeze. Make sure you really want this job before you go and invest a significant amount of time and effort to achieve it. This is why you will see that our trapeze artists, even on their off time, still enjoy all the fun summer activities and entertainment the circus has to offer.
If you would like your kids and the family to see professional athletes perform daring stunts every night, purchase tickets to the Royal Canadian Circus today. With an amazing array of fun summer activities and entertainment, there is something for everyone here to enjoy. We have scheduled performances in Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Ottawa, Camrose, Drumheller, Edmonton, and Cold Lake for your convenience. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, please visit our website.