Today’s Groupon sends thrills down your circusy spine with $25 for a 90-minute flying trapeze indoor class from Trapeze Arts, a $40 value. Grab this deal and climb up to the platform to see the world from a whole new perspective: the perspective of a person who's about to jump off a giant platform.
One of the only national circus schools, Trapeze Arts aims to aerially enrich students of all ages. Its expert, supportive environment has even spawned the next generation of swinging superstars (past alum includes performers for Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., and Barnum and Bailey). Like a baby giraffe taking its first awkward steps, you’ll gradually advance from a stationary bar to full-on catch with a catcher on your journey to becoming a graceful glider.
As you may remember from your playground days (Wednesday), swinging by your knees is fantastic exercise best done with friends. This deal is perfect for small groups—you and your closest chums might get hooked and start up your own circus act to tour to local schools and computer repair centers. Classes are offered Tuesday through Sunday at a variety of times, and Yelpers give Trapeze Arts 4.5 stars. Check here for the schedule.
Note: Classes are limited to eight students, therefore only two people with Groupons are allowed per class. Please reserve your chosen class in advance.
The World’s Greatest Time-Traveling Trapezist
The world’s greatest trapeze artist, Declan X. Keyswell, will be born September 17, 2010. His skill is so amazing that in the year 2525, Declan will become the first person to ever trapeze himself back in time.
At first, Declan is unable to control his time-leaping, often randomly trapezing into medieval castles or the Triassic Period. As he becomes more confident in his abilities, Declan learns to control his time-jumps and has now time-trapezed his way into our hearts. The 1970s sitcom How About That? was based on his adventures.
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The specialists at Trapeze Arts teach students flying trapeze, trampoline, hoops, silks, ropes, tightwires, unicycles, and juggling which increase confidence and babysitting abilities. Trapeze Arts has had such success imparting their knowledge of circus arts that several of their alumni are currently performing for Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, and many other circuses around the world.
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