I got into stiltwalking accidentally. A friend of mine suggested that
I attend a circus camp, just for a change of pace. At that point all
I could do was juggle, badly. At the camp, I picked up
a love of trapeze,
unicycle, and stilts. I have been doing circus
in my spare time for over ten years now. I still juggle badly.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to put 'stilts' in the title to make it past my spam filter.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I generally work close to
home, but I can travel if needed.
For instructing, I need a flat grassy area to work in, plus a stable
place for stud
ents to sit and suit up. Picnic benches work well.
Fun things to do include stilt skits and stilt parades.
So far I have zero student injuries. :)
I do take safety seriously, and I don't try to push students
past their limits. I also emphasize safe stilting, including use
of wrist guards, attentive spotting, and teaching how to fall safely.
Star pupils. Me on tall stilts.
Basic getting-up-on-stilts, escorted by a spotter, using the shortest
Learning stilt safety, including controlled falling. Students may
use the medium or tall stilts. An intermediate graduate should be
safe to walk without a spotter.
Stilt performance, including juggling and dance. Very tall stilts
may be used.
I can make wooden stilts to your specification, or custom
fiberglass stilts. I'm not really in this for the money, but
they do take a bit of time and equipment, so they aren't
cheap. The wooden stilts are great for kids. A serious
performer might be interested in the fiberglass stilts
because they are extremely lightweight, super strong, and
made in nearly any shape.
Last updated 22 Sep 08 by max