A successful circus requires exciting rings, daring displays of skill and coordination, and enough cotton candy to insulate an art museum. Learn to captivate audiences and sugar hounds alike with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour introductory circus-arts lesson for up to two people at Circus Harmony located on the third floor in the City Museum in St. Louis.
Circus Harmony employs a staff of instructors wizened by decades spent as circus performers and dedicated to revealing big-top secrets to students age 5 and up. One-hour, semiprivate lessons for up to two students introduce customers to their choice of circus art including trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, contortion, magic, and peanut hawking. As a brief warm-up builds strength and flexibility, instructors guide guests through the fabled fundamentals behind up to four of the available topics. Groupon holders are exempt from the standard registration fee as well as the lion-taming portion of the class's final exam.
Aside from teaching students the basics of circus arts, Circus Harmony also dedicates itself to serving as a social circus organization with seasonal programs geared toward children. After pooling together budding performers from a variety of backgrounds, Circus Harmony emphasizes the communication and cooperation needed to successfully work together and create a human pyramid or an ominous human obelisk that appears on the horizon at the shift of historic epochs.
Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center – Union Station
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 Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center – Union Station, trapeze artists of today carry on this graceful discipline with the next generation of high-flying performers. Seasoned 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 recently celebrated the opening of a new facility; there, a state-of-the-art rig complete with brand-new equipment keeps students safe as they swing 25 feet off the ground.
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