Aerial Rigging Basics

Essential Circus Skill

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Learn how to tie knots and gain knowledge about the different rigging equipment used for circus. An essential course for anyone learning aerials, wall dance or wanting to understand more of what goes into keeping aerialists safe. A great refresher for those who have done it before too! 

This class has a lot of theory. You will need to bring a note book and pen. 

Tami Dawson is an energetic and passionate trainer with an eye for detail. She is a professional Rigger who has been doing circus from a young age. She is a delight to learn from and has a wealth of knowledge. At Vulcana we trust Tami with our lives! 

Please Note: This class is for people who identify as Women, Trans or Non-binary gendered. 

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to do essential knots for rigging aerial equipment
  • Learn how to safely rig your own harness for Wall Dance
  • Begin to learn how to calculate rigging loads
What you will get
  • A lesson in which rope is best for what at Circus
  • Important basic rigging safety guidelines.
  • How to chose the correct carabiner and correct usage.

What to bring
  • Please bring water and a healthy snack.
What to wear

Comfortable clothing.

Appropriate for

This class is for people who identify as Women, Trans or Non-binary gendered.


Vulcana Women's Circus

Vendor since 2017

Here at Vulcana Women’s Circus, we run workshops for adults and kids and teens, and we develop community projects with all kinds of different communities, the focus always being on creativity and empowerment through circus. You can book us for gigs, workshops or hire our space at the Stores Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse.

Vulcana’s circus workshop and performance projects engage a broad range of community participants and work in partnership with arts and community organisations to create opportunities for cultural expression and community development. In a safe, playful space we encourage participants to be themselves with joy and push the boundaries of what is achievable as one or in a group.

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Kids and Teens


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