Aerial circus performers must be incredibly strong to use the trapeze, or just be immensely motivated by a fear of clowns. Find your own source of strength with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $39 for a two-hour flying-trapeze class for one (up to an $87 value)
- $75 for a two-hour flying-trapeze class for two (up to a $174 value)
- $28 for a one-hour trampoline or silks class for one (up to a $57 value)
- $54 for a one-hour trampoline or silks class for two (up to a $114 value)
Each option includes the facility’s $22 registration fee. Flying-trapeze class instructors teach students several basic tricks, including the knee hang, dismount, flip, and leap toward a catcher on another bar. During the trampoline class, which is capped at four students and follows the USA Gymnastics progression, students begin with basic moves and advance to belt-assisted backflips. The silks class’s curriculum is tailored to students’ experience levels: beginners learn strength-training, conditioning, stretching, and body-positioning tips that help them ascend two hanging pieces of fabric; more advanced students learn choreography and artistic maneuvers.
Trapeze School New York
Trapeze School New York’s expansion west meant Angelenos no longer had to cross the country to join the circus. At two locations—an indoor studio for silks classes in Santa Monica and an outdoor studio on the Santa Monica Pier—highly trained instructors teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced maneuvers during classes on the flying trapeze, aerial silks, lyra, trampoline, and Spanish web. All of Trapeze School New York’s countrywide facilities in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, and LA hold themselves to high safety standards that account for everything from equipment to instructors and life preservers. In an effort to bring their flying-trapeze instruction to surrounding communities regardless of funding, the school also gives lessons through their nonprofit branch of operations.