Most classes are canceled until August 17, 2020.

2020 Summer Classes*

*We start with our Competitive Wheel Classes on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 all other classes are cancelled and will not restart before September 2020. We will contact registered participants and provide updated information on our website should any changes in the summer registration or classes dates occur.* 

please find our refund and cancellation policy below:

  • we transfer your booking from the current spring session to our summer or fall session (full credit)

  • we get you the full credit on any class or camp in the future or

  • we give you the full refund less a 15% service charge 

  • Winter classes running from Jan 6 to March 30, 2020 canceled 
  • Spring classes running from March 31 to June 13, 2020 canceled 
  • Summer classes running from June 15 to August 17, 2020 canceled* 

We offer classes in:
Cyr Wheel, Gym Wheel, Aerials and Circus Arts

We teach at schools in and around Chicago, and at three locations open to the general public. 

We offer classes for all ages, ranging from our Parent & Tot classes for 2 - 3 year olds,

all the way up to classes for adults, as well as classes for special needs.

Check out our offerings and find the class that suits you best.


We invite you to join the fun!

Introductory and Beginner Classes Spring 

Circus Arts for Parents and Tots 2-3 years old

Circus Arts for Preschoolers 3-5 years old

A fun introduction to the world of wheel and the circus arts for you and your children!

Beginner Wheel Spring 

Participants are introduced to the basics of wheel – the foundational tricks that wheelers need to know to roll for fun, or to begin to compete and perform. They will learn the basics of rocking and balancing, tricks with belts (rolling upside down and all the way around) and without belts. As they gain confidence in their wheel tricks they will learn sequences such as those that are used for performances and beginner competition. They will also work on fun tricks with partners, and learn the proper way to look out for and care for their wheelmates.

Advanced Wheel Spring 

This class is for students who have already mastered the basics at a beginner wheel class or at summer camp, and who want to take their wheel practice to the next level. This class will help to prepare students for the wheel path they want to follow: competitive wheel and/or performance, or simply rolling for fun!

Instructor permission is required

Circus Arts for Children Spring 

Step right up and get carried away with spectacular circus activities. Learn skills that have entertained generations under the big top including juggling, aerial arts, acrobatics and the amazing wheel!

Aerial Arts 
If your child has always loved climbing or trying new and adventurous things, then you might want to check this class out! Students are taught basic hangs, climbs, locks and inversions tailored to their individual skills and abilities. 
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Aerial Arts 

This class is for students who have already gained the foundational skills at a beginner class or at one of our summer camps. Talk with our instructors, or email rolling@chicagowheeljam to see if this class is a fit for you. 

Students are taught more intermediate hangs, climbs, locks and inversions as well as poses and transitions tailored to their individual skills and abilities. Strength, flexibility, and conditioning exercises are also focused on in this class. Choreography will combine dance and aerial elements.

Instructor permission is required


This class is for students who have already mastered the basics and intermediate skills and are ready to train at a higher level, and to prepare for national and international wheel gymnastics competitions. 

Instructor permission is required

Note: To access the competitive schedule, and to register, you'll first need to create an account with iClassPro (our new booking site) and then send us a note in the #competitivetraining Slack channel. 

If you have any questions about our schedule, or have difficulties registering,

please email Wolfgang at or Christian at or call 312-375-5264.

Wolfgang Bientzle


(312) 375-5264 


​​Chase Park                                Thorndale Gym

                                                     (Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church)

4701 N. Ashland Ave.               1244 W. Thorndale Ave

Chicago, IL 60640                    Chicago, Il 60660

Willye B. White Park

1610 W. Howard St.

Chicago, IL 60626