Stilt Walking Classes

Stilt walking is an art form like no other, and one that will truly change your perspective both on stage and in life!

You will be using peg stilts provided by Joy Now. Peg stilts, also known as Chinese stilts, are the most common stilts used by professional performers. These stilts strap on at the foot, ankle, and knee and give the walker great versatility. These lightweight stilts allow one to walk quickly, to turn suddenly, and even to jump rope or dance!

Joy Now Offers two different stilt walking classes for various ages and skill levels. Please select from the classes below.

In addition to classes, Joy Now will offer periodic performances opportunities in the community for our stilt troupes! Soon you’ll be wowing audiences all over Portland!

Beginning Stilt Brigade (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Kylee 

This is a beginner class for all level stilt acrobats. The class provides an intro for new students, covering fundamentals and safety.  Get fitted to your own pair of stilts and learn balance, form and basic technique that will soon turn you into a stilt walking acrobat!  More experienced students will also get a chance to lead. 

Weekly class runs until the end of the school year. Registration is paid month to month.

Intermediate/Adv Stilt Brigade  (ages 8-18)

Teacher: Kaylee

Raise yourself to new heights in this class for stilt walkers of all levels! This class is for intermediate and advanced stilters! We will be covering a wide range of fun, foundational exercises to make you a super skilled stilt walker, as well as more challenging tricks as the class progresses.   Get fitted to your own pair of stilts and learn balance, form and basic technique that will soon turn you into a stilt walking acrobat!  

Weekly class runs until the end of the school year. Registration is paid month to month.

When: Monday evenings from February 4th – June 3rd
Beginning Stilts: 5:30-6:30pm
Int/Adv Stilts: 7-8pm 

Where: The Egg, Community Center, 534 Se Oak ST Portland, OR 97217 – Home of Marchfourth!!!

Cost: $60/month

For more details and to register please click the link below. We SO look forward to playing with you more this year!