Richie Gaona Flying Trapeze

Woodland Hills

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In a Nutshell

Experienced instructor leads students through on-ground instruction before swinging them into knee-hang catches and other trapeze maneuvers

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Promotional value expires Oct 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Must be 10 or older. 225lb weight max. Not valid for semi-private classes. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Mastering the flying trapeze can pay off when faced with challenges such as performing the uneven-bars portion of a job interview. Swing to success with this Groupon.

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  • $42 for a trapeze class for one (an $85 value)
  • $82 for a trapeze class for two (a $170 value)

Richie Gaona expertly leads neophyte swingers gradually into the air, beginning with ground-based lessons to introduce basic mechanics and trick gravity into complacence. As the session progresses, students engage in more complex techniques, including the knee-hang catch, a staple maneuver of big-top entertainers that involves crooking limbs over the trapeze while soaring toward a partner. I

Ganoa’s Trapeze Workshop

By age 5, Richie Gaona had already learned trapeze and performed with his family, The Flying Gaonas. Over the next 45 years, his art would take him across the globe. During that time he soared with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey, and as a stunt man his acrobatic skills were featured in films such as Back to the Future II and Van Helsing. Today he hopes to use those experiences, as well as his experience as trainer to Circus of the Stars, to help others defy gravity through trapeze, high wire, trampoline, and other three-ring activities. As he displayed on The Ellen Show, Richie prepares beginners with on-ground instruction before swinging them into maneuvers such as the knee-hang catch. During his flying trapeze classes, students swing on the trapeze while harnessed to safety lines, letting go to perform knee hang catches before trying to get back to the trapeze. Just as he has taught everyone from beginners to A-list celebrities, Richie helps students of all skill levels learn to fly majestically regardless of their previous experience.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic! Loved it. And highly recommended
Kara M. · November 11, 2012
My girlfriend and I had a BLAST! We were initially nervous as the set up is literally in the middle of a suburb and in the backyard of a house. No one was at the front door and there was no sign to come around back, so after a couple minutes of hesitation, we just headed to the backyard. Once we got there though, everything was very fun and incredibly safe. The staff was encouraging and funny, and all of the swings, throws, and catches were so cool. I would highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys cool and new experiences!
Elizabeth P. · November 7, 2012
This was one of the most fun & exhilarating things I've done. Richie & his helpers are great & fun. I can't wait to do this again!
Dana H. · August 29, 2012

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