Though gym teachers praise that groundwork gets you in shape, dreamers know that moonwalking gets heart rates up and makes rears look toned in parachute pants. Learn gravity-defying muscle moves with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one semi-private trapeze class at Tito Gaona's Flying Trapeze Academy (a $60 value) in Venice.
Tito Gaona's Flying Trapeze Academy defies gravity and provides both beginning sky soarers and naturally airborne gymnasts with expert instruction in flexible flight. Take to the trapeze bar in semi-private class sessions of five to eight students, gliding with newly met friends or toting along your long-lost alter ego or barbershop quintet. Learn the basic swing, dangling deftly from arms and swaying from knees, and then follow up with introductory tricks such as executing taut frontward and backward kicks with limber limbs. For comfortable swingers, the class applies advanced skills such as the catch and return, which involves swinging toward your trapeze partner before flipping over the bar, swiftly grabbing your compatriot's people paws, vacillating back to your perch, and then gracefully fluttering into the springy net below. Sessions are an excellent workout as well as a great way to regain lost confidence in your acrobatic companion after that unfortunate hot-potato incident. Classes are held Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tito Gaona completed tricks never mastered before and his picture filled the pages of Time, Newsweek and the New York Times magazine. – Chrissie Long, Newton TAB
- A world-renowned circus performer, Gaona is committed to keeping the circus alive through his camps for kids, non-profit Venice Circus Arts Foundation and his schools in the north and south. – Arlyn Hernandez, Orange and Blue
1401 S Ringling Dr.
Venice, Florida 34285Get Directions