There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get an aerial-fitness class package at Aerial Dance Over Denver (a $49 total value) that includes:
- One aerial fitness class (a $24 value)
- Registration fees (a $25 value)<p>
Aerial Dance Over Denver’s director Gayle Lynne watches confidence flourish in students as they grip swinging trapezes and hoops in high-flying classes for all ages. Aerial-fitness sessions incorporate two or more airworthy apparatuses from the school’s arsenal of trapezes, hoops, fabrics, and deflated weather balloons. Dangling from the material of choice, students perform a routine that builds strength and flexibility and scales to suit either beginners or veteran airborne artists. The school’s instructors are each accomplished performers, and they lead classes in a terra-cotta-colored studio that also serves as the legislative chamber for Denver’s governing body of pumpkins.
Aerial Dance Over Denver
Gayle Lynne first took to the sky when she was 53, and was instantly hooked. Her dancing and ice-skating experience hadn’t prepared her for the joys of careening through the air on silks and hoops, but she quickly picked up on the skills, and was inspired to create a studio in which adults and children of all ages could also explore the sky. So Aerial Dance Over Denver was born, hosting air-borne maneuvers with 35 rigging points and seven aerial stations.
Gayle handpicked a fleet of experienced instructors, each primed with a background in dance, to lead students through classes and camps that introduce them to silk fabrics, trapeze work, and contortions—in which patrons increase their flexibility and learn to cram into small spaces, such as an unsuspecting family member's lunch box. Dangling from their material of choice, students perform a routine that builds strength and flexibility, scaled to suit beginners with slow and low maneuvers or veteran airborne artists with high-flying choreography.