With the exception of that one remarkably talented walrus, acrobats tend to be fairly trim. Flip yourself into fitness sans flippers with today’s deal: for $35, you get a two-hour circus taster class (an $80 value) at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in SoDo. This class is offered Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 2 p.m.
Emerald City's circus taster class gives you two hours to sample a variety of aerial circus arts, skipping more land-based circus arts such as feats of strength, lion-tamery, and clown-stacking. Take a few swings on the flying trapeze, wrap yourself up in the aerial silks, and try out tricks on the hoop and static trapeze. Whether you've been trapezing since birth or are brand-new to the ancient aerial craft, instructor and industry professional Tanya Brno will welcome you with dependably sturdy arms. Learn at your own pace and obtain new techniques with ample demonstrations by the circus-grade teaching staff.
Few things in this life outside of giant dads can provide adults with the sky-splitting thrill of being flung through the air. Soaring to and fro on a trapeze apparatus will give you an energizing physical workout to go with the airborne experiences you've daydreamed and nightdreamed about since childhood. Join the vaunted company of dancing bears and moustachioed iron-women and let your inner circus star take literal flight with today's Groupon. Call to schedule your class.
New clients only.
While writing a review is made difficult by the lack of WiFi in mid-air, 18 Yelpers give Emerald City Trapeze Arts a perfect five stars:
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.