Becoming an acrobat is a more poised method of defying gravity than riding on an astronaut’s back or repeating everything Isaac Newton says in a falsetto voice. Soar stylishly with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $28 for a two-hour beginner aerial class (a $30 value) and a new student registration fee (a $26 value; a $56 total value)
- $28 for a two-hour beginner silk class (a $30 value) and a new student registration fee (a $26 value; a $56 total value)<p>
During the two-hour beginner aerial class, expert instructors help pupils of all abilities build the strength and flexibility needed to execute both the physical and creative aspects of the aerials. After a heart-pumping warm-up, students hone their form and circus technique before trying out their skills on the static trapeze, corde lisse, and hoop. Pupils in the beginner silk class spend two hours running through conditioning drills, dance technique, and flexibility training to acclimatize bodies to the gravity-thwarting silk curtains. Throughout each session, leaping learners acquire skills such as basic climbs, locks, and inversions at their own pace, and obtain new techniques with ample demonstrations by their instructors.<p>
Emerald City Trapeze Arts
Once upon a time, the Canal Boiler Works building in SODO housed Seattle's blacksmiths, who spent their days harnessing the power of fire and steel. Today, the building is still around, but its tenants tap into a different kind of power. Beneath a wood-beam ceiling, the aerialists of Emerald City Trapeze Arts fly through a 20,000 square foot studio, learning classic circus and trapeze skills from instructors with decades of experience. During aerial arts classes, students engage with silks, hoops, and ropes suspended in midair, mastering artful, fluid motions while simultaneously boosting their strength and coordination. Trapeze classes take things even higher; the studio's full-sized trapeze rig towers 30 feet in the air, recreating the thrills of big-top flips for beginners and seasoned aerialists alike. The space also invites students to try their hands at several other classic apparatus, including Trampoline and Cyr Wheel.
Although the air is their natural habitat, Emerald City Trapeze Arts' instructors teach earthbound classes, as well. Tumbling classes unlock youngsters' inner acrobats with cartwheels and somersaults, while pole fitness classes introduce the tricks and transitions needed to develop a full dance routine.
Industrial District East
2702 6th Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98134