Eagles may seem to effortlessly soar from the days of their births, but it’s their years of hard-fought acrobatic experience that allow them to balance precariously on just one narrow beam of air. Take to the skies with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two circus-training classes at The Aerial Classroom (up to a $70 value). Experience this unusual, fun total-body workout at The Aerial Classroom’s locations in Santa Ana or Van Nuys. This Groupon is not valid for workshop classes.
The Aerial Classroom’s experienced acro-stunt artists bring ballet, Cirque du Soleil, and circus training to their instruction for the school’s numerous drop-in classes ($30–$35, depending on the location). Garner a new appreciation of the tensile strength of silk in the aerial tissu, where you climb on and wrap yourself in bands of hanging fabric, or get serious about grandstand handstanding in the hand-balancing class. Get the basics in spinning around and around and around in static trapeze, or build your flexibility, work out kinks, and scratch your nose with your big toe in the contortion session.
Classes are scheduled for as often as five days a week and during various times throughout the day. Many of The Aerial Classroom’s classes are held outdoors, so in addition to bringing water, comfortable yoga-type clothing, and a mat, students are encouraged to dress for the weather. If these high-flying acts have left you beguiled, look no further than the FAQs page. Enroll with The Aerial Classroom as you once again prepare to run away and join the circus—this time without the ill-fated attempt at lion taming.
The Aerial Classroom was featured on KDOC News:
It has also received a lot of other press, including articles in the Orange County Register and Orange Coast magazine: > * Occasionally, if a Sunday show is scheduled at the Galaxy, the tissu class moves outside to neighborhood parks. There, instructors toss the ropes over sturdy tree branches. Then they flutter through the trees like wood nymphs. – Blythe Bernhard, Orange County Register > * It offers an opportunity to feel like a real Cirque du Soleil performer. – Linda Melone, Orange Coast