What You'll Get
Though people are taught to reach for the sky, in time it becomes apparent that somersaulting through the sky is more practical. Attempt an achievable feat with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a two-hour weekend workshop at Cirque-ability on Sterling Road (a $56.50 value, including HST). Workshops run every Saturday and Sunday until the end of August; this Groupon expires August 28. Workshops are subject to cancellation.
The trained instructors at Cirque-ability endow pupils with aerial and acrobatic skills anchored in athletic, circus-inspired routines. During the Hammock, Silks and Acrobatics workshop, parties of all ages perform rhythmic poses and balletic spirals while suspended in the air by a special fabric hammock or a Herculean puppeteer. After attempting the professional body swing, students swaddle their limbs in the aerial silks, summoning flexibility and balance. Like a family-sized slingshot, Cirque-ability also launches groups on acrobatic adventures, enlisting cartwheels, handstands, and human pyramids to flourish a comprehensive fitness program. Children ages 8 and older are welcome in family workshops if accompanied by an adult.
The Hoop, Static Trapeze and Acrobatics workshop also engages soulful spirits with a series of hanging poses that fosters coordination and challenges agility. As they weave their limbs in and out of gravity-defying hoops, aerialists explore modified contortionist poses and the convoluted psyche of a soft pretzel while spinning up, down, and around the 360-degree circumference. In addition to weekend workshops, Cirque-ability also hosts summer camps. Each workshop can accommodate a maximum of 8–12 students, and participants should dress their avian instruments in athletic gear or helium-filled parachute pants.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Not valid until 7/4. Online reservation req'd. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.