Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today’s Groupon to Hollywood Stunts NYC in Brooklyn.
- For $19, you get a two-hour gymnastics or trampoline class (a $45 value).
- For $29, you get a two-hour High Fall class on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (a $75 value).<p>
The experienced stunt artists at Hollywood Stunts NYC teach students the art of leaping, tumbling, and falling safely in indoor gymnastics, trampoline, and High Falls classes held year-round in a 4,000-square-foot studio. After explaining trampoline basics and safety, instructors guide beginners through simple bounces and tricks, whereas intermediate students prep for flips and handsprings. Advanced pupils can bound through twists and somersaults, learning the moves Apollo astronauts used to body-slam Soviet rivals on the moon. Beginner/Intermediate gymnastics classes teach movement fundamentals and basic tumbling skills, whereas intermediate and advanced students cartwheel, handspring, and somersault through challenging tumbling combinations. In the High Falls class, which is limited to 10 students, experienced instructors impart safety advice and landing techniques before students mount towering platforms, leap into thin air, and land on huge, soft air bags below.
Within the studio, industrial lifts raise costumed students onto platforms under 40-foot ceilings amid the white, green, and blue screens used to simulate fall backgrounds by color-blind special-effects artists. Ample parking is available.
Hollywood Stunts NYC
Two people step off a nearly 30-foot scaffolding. If this were a television show, an authoritative voice would sound the warning, "Do not try this home." But this isn't a television show. This is Hollywood Stunts NYC, an operation helmed by stunt professionals who teach students how to safely and believably pull off gasp-inducing spectacles for film, television, stage, and theme park audiences.
Inside a 4,000-square-foot facility that rises to 40-foot ceilings, experienced stuntmen and staged-violence choreographers run training programs ranging from weekly classes to three-week intensives. Beneath instructor supervision, students learn the art of leaping, tumbling, falling, and fire stunts through using apparatus such as trampolines, air rams, and flying harnesses. The training facility also spans greenscreen and bluescreen studios. And since New York possesses one of the world's most vibrant production scenes, teachers place emphasis on industry etiquette so students know the right way to throw a chair at agents, casting directors, and stunt coordinators. Beyond training burgeoning stunt professionals, Hollywood Stunts NYC's team stages kids' birthday parties, as well as rents its facilities and equipment for production work.
73 West St.
Brooklyn, New York 11222