With the exception of that one remarkably talented walrus, acrobats tend to be fairly trim. Exercise aerially with today's Groupon to Emerald City Trapeze Arts on Sixth Avenue. Choose from the following options:
- For $37, you get a two-hour circus taster class (a $74 total value).
- For $30, you get a two-hour beginner aerial class (a $56 total value).
- For $30, you get a two-hour beginner silk class (a $56 total value).
This Groupon includes the $26 one-time new-student fee.
Emerald City's instructors welcome acrobatic-enthusiasts of all levels to experience the sky-splitting thrills of the circus arts. With classes scheduled every day of the week, participants can fly in on their own time to experience the blissful perspective of someone no longer glued to the surly bonds of earth. Jacks and jills of all trades can sample broadly with a circus taster class (a $48 value), which begins with an optional swing on the flying trapeze. Aerial apprentices also learn the arts of the climbing rope, the tricks of the aerial hoop, and the best angles for clown noses on the static trapeze.
Students of Emerald City can learn at their own pace and obtain new techniques with ample demonstrations by the big top-grade instructors. The beginner aerial class (a $30 value) blends athleticism and artistry, forming the poise and upper-body strength needed to be a state-qualifying mathlete. No-longer-terrestrial twisters practice their flexibility on the aerial static trapeze, the hoop, the rope, and a plethora of elegant fabrics. In the beginner silk class (a $30 value), bodies fasten to fabrics, learning the basics of climbing, artfully hanging and twisting, and accurately gauging thread count with feet. When not suspended in air, torsos twist in the dance technique and flexibility training to aid in graceful mastery of their fabric frenemy.
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.
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