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SwingIt Trapeze co-founder Nick Selvy can undoubtedly impress anyone. If the singing, acting, and dancing talents he's cultivated from the age of 11 don't do it, he could ride a six-foot unicycle and juggle fire. The jack of all trades also taught surfing lessons for a while, and performed stunts and magic, but his real passion is flight. For 20 years, Selvy has been swinging through the air on rigs that he's designed and installed, using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure safety. More recently, he co-founded SwingIt Trapeze with teacher and youth development specialist Brian Kirch to pass on this skill to anyone ready to have some fun.
During lessons, Selvy and Kirch's team lead students through the basic techniques of the trapeze. Fledgling fliers begin by hanging from their knees before progressing into swinging and flying without safety lines. The emphasis here is not on competitive skill, but rather on enjoyment, fitness, and being able to keep up with Spiderman during action-packed dreams.