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Before airplanes or helicopters, there were trapeze artists. Defying gravity for a chance at aerial artistry, they quickly became the stars of circuses and traveling shows the world over. At TrapezeSTL, trapeze artists of today carry on this graceful discipline with the next generation of high-flying performers. Experienced instructors—led by St. Louis native and triple somersault expert Matt Viverito—lead classes designed for all ages and skill levels, from curious adults to kids looking to be the next great circus stars. The only trapeze school in St. Louis operates from its home base at the Chesterfield Athletic Club and DoubleTree Hotel, where a state-of-the-art rig complete with brand-new equipment keeps students safe as they swing 25 feet off the ground.