The more time you spend upside down in midair, the more empathy you develop for unloved bats. Develop a soft spot for a winged mammal with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for one aerial, fitness, or acrobatic class, with an annual membership also included (up to a $45 value)
- $35 for four aerial, fitness, or acrobatic classes, with an annual membership also included (up to an $89 value)
- $65 for eight aerial, fitness, or acrobatic classes, with an annual membership also included (up to a $149 value)
Newcomers start with a consultation and guidance through introductory classes. They can try classes such as beginner-level aerial silk, during which students enhance strength and flexibility on the silk fabric apparatus. The Tumble, Trick, and Tramp class uses a trampoline wall to learn flips, bounce combos, and tricking sequences. The center also offers fitness classes, including pole dance fitness, dance technique for aerialists, and flexibility (with toning). See the schedule.
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What began in 1990 as the gymnastics and dance company of competitive athlete and Broadway dancer Christopher Harrison has evolved into something of a worldwide phenomenon. AntiGravity NTF's staff members are some of the same athletes and acrobats who soar over audiences with the AntiGravity theater group, and who appear in high-profile celebrity musical acts and Hollywood productions. Current director Daniel Stover's work, for example, was featured in the 2012 movie Step Up Revolution, for which he choreographed a scene in which AntiGravity NTF dancer-athletes vertically scale a wall using bungee cords.
These performers practice and share their knowledge of the aerial arts in an impressive facility, which boasts equipment that is the stuff of sports performers' dreams. It includes a wall-running track suspended 40 feet in midair, which allows athletes to scale the walls, do flips, and easily dust away ceiling cobwebs. The trampoline staircase puts extra pep in climbers' steps, as do custom-enhanced AntiGravity boots that act as jumping stilts and gravity-defying silk hammocks, specialty harnesses, and an aerial cube. In the dance and gymnastics studio, students bounce on competition-style mats and flooring, whereas an outdoor conditioning field helps boot campers get fit, and a pole-dance fitness studio invites people to strut their sultry stuff.