Aerial-dance classes can help you break out of boring routines, such as jogging around the same old block or climbing the same old mountain with the same old sherpa. Reach new heights with this Groupon.
- $69 for four group drop-in classes and one month of unlimited supervised practice ($145 value)
During aerial-silks classes, instructors blend dance moves with upper-body and core-strength training as they teach students to twist, spin, and lift themselves with the aid of fabric sheets, a trapeze, and a lyra suspended from the ceiling. See the schedule for class times.
With a resume that includes ballet and rock-climbing experience, Amber Monson took naturally to the graceful art of aerial silks. She founded Sky Gym as a place to train herself and others in her most beloved pastime, and ultimately, her venture paid off.
When she's not training and performing with other aerialists all over the world—including some from Cirque du Soleil—she passes on her skills to new students, helping them discover new levels of strength and grace. Besides aerial silks, she keeps students elevated with classes such as trapeze, sky yoga, and lyra—a ceiling-mounted hoop in which students spin after being dunked by their favorite NBA player. “I can’t decide which is more fulfilling to me, performing aerial or teaching it," she says on her website. Nonetheless, she continues,"I am incredibly grateful to my students and my trainers for allowing to make aerial dance my life."