Contortion skills ensure that even the blandest birthday parties and jury selections can be quickly improved by transforming into a human balloon animal. Bolster big-top abilities with today's Groupon: for $15, you’ll get admission to one 90-minute introduction to circus arts class for children or adults at Kinetic Theory, located on Holdrege Avenue near Culver City (a $30 value).
Kinetic Theory helps aspiring clowns, acrobats, and plate spinners learn the dangling ropes of circus showmanship with its performance-training program. Led by veteran performers including Cirque du Soleil alums and professionally trained aerialists, the intro to circus arts course incorporates elements of aerial arts, acrobatics, physical training, and basic object skills such as clown-car repair to provide a well-rounded primer on big-top performance. Classes are kept small so students can focus on learning essential skills necessary for safe tumbling and performance, while also improving fitness with a dynamic workout. Kinetic Theory's spacious studio features sturdy safety mats beneath a variety of ropes, silk drapes, and trapezes that provide the playful nostalgia of a playground without the muckraking toddler politics. Introductory classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons for adults, while youth sessions take place Thursday afternoons for children as young as 6 years old.
Note: There are no weight restrictions. Everyone must sign a waiver.
5950 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90016Get Directions