Static trapeze, also known as fixed trapeze, is a type of circus art. In contrast to the other forms of trapeze, on static trapeze the bars and ropes mainly stay in place.Most often, the static trapeze is about 1.5 feet wide and the bar is generally 2 inches in diametes. Many figures are performed on the ropes above the bar. The ropes can be made of many materials, including cotton or hemp, and often have a wire woven inside. It can be performed by a single artist or two partners working together. A single artist will do tricks above and below the bar, the ropes playing just as important a part as the bar. A partner act will involve the partners working together — supporting each other's weight, throwing, lifting and catching each other. Like other aerial styles it is advised that you wear leggins and t-shirt to avoid friction burn. Look out for courses and circus fun days to try out trapeze!