Mastering the flying trapeze can pay off when faced with challenges such as performing the uneven bars portion of a job interview. Swing to success with today’s Groupon for CirqueFit aerial cirque-arts and yoga classes at Cirque Duo Studios on Iberia Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a five-class punch card (a $110 value).
- For $90, you get a 10-class punch card (a $190 value).
Aerial silks wrap around twirling bodies in cirque-arts and yoga classes that invigorate workouts with the high-flying excitement of big top acrobatics. Founded and taught by a pair of professional cirque artists who hold safety in the highest regard, the CirqueFit regimen enables students of all ages and fitness levels to release their inner spider monkeys in classes that liberate minds and bodies from the tyranny of gravity. Bodies swathed in silk ribbons form star formations in cirque-arts classes that incorporate aerial trapeze maneuvers into a routine designed to work muscles and conquer fears of height.
Spiritual levitation takes on an entirely literal meaning during aerial yoga classes, during which students rack up frequent-flier miles with midair movements that release tension, decompress the spine, and naturally align the body. Acro yoga classes add Thai massage to the mix as partners create living, breathing sculptures to boost core strength and trick museum curators into purchasing them for millions of dollars.
Adults don’t get to have all the fun, as CirqueFit classes for kids and preschoolers allow young ones to express themselves through an array of solo cirque skills that include trapeze, lyra, stilts, juggling, and plate spinning. Since punch cards are valid for any class on the studio’s extensive schedule, family members may choose to split classes or stage aerial battles to determine whom gets to attend each week.
To aid in creating a healthy environment for others, instructors ask that students bring a personal towel and not wear perfume or heavy makeup to class.
Both former professionally performing cirque artists, Kimberly Adele and Dylan Keith wanted to share the joys of flight and mastering the wide-ranging and eclectic cirque arts. To that end, they train aerial apprentices at CirqueFit, blending aspects of music, dance, and theater with soaring circus maneuvers. Kimberly and Keith emphasize proper safety throughout all their programs. Their class environment of trust and positivity makes for an engaging socializing forum and an upbeat venue for children—some as young as 3 years old—where they can develop their coordination, confidence, and ability to best any bear balancing atop a circus ball. Students of all ages can swoop and spin on the lyra or spiral down aerial silks during aerial cirque-arts classes or hone their balance skills in acro-yoga sessions, which rely on partner poses to form living sculptures. In addition to imparting high-flying skills, each class rewards students with fitness benefits, which tighten cores and tone physiques as guests hoist their own bodyweight above cushioned mats.
Every time I try out one of Kimberly and Dylan's Cirque Fit classes, I'm completely in love... they just keep getting better and better.BelaArt, BelaArt.com, 8/11
Cirque Duo Studios
4720 Iberia Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75207