Unlike underwater dance, aerial dance ensures you’ll never be unwittingly paired with an octopus who uses his six free tentacles to grab sunken propeller planes. Let your body move to the groove while dangling in the air with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two aerial acrobatics classes (a $40 value) at Voler -Thieves of Flight, located on Union Avenue just west of downtown. The nimble and dexterous acrobats in Voler - Thieves of Flight perform Cirque du Soleil-esque aerial fabric in a mesmerizingly artistic show in which they wrap, suspend, and spiral their bodies around a colorful fabric. You’ll work with professional fabric-sliding air-dancers, who’ll give you a thorough introduction to the unorthodox artform and sweat-inducing workout. Learn aerial silk basics including proper conditioning, climbing techniques, and foot locks.
- There's probably only one group in Kansas City that spends hours a week with yards of fabric, but never sews a single stitch. Voler (Thieves of Flight), a local aerial fabrics performance team, accented the Fringe Festival performances with a dazzling spectacle of athletic poise and grace. – Cory Streeter, Kansas City Star
- A great way to spend an hour and appreciate something unique to Kansas City. – ChaimEliyahu, KCSTAGE
Voler-Thieves of Flight Aerial Acrobatic
Bodies turn and twirl in the air, suspended from the rafters with colorful silks. Whether during a performance or class, the staff and students of Voler–Thieves of Flight Aerial Academy inspire awe with aerial dance and acrobatics. The academy’s professional ensemble includes ballet and modern dancers, along with circus artists, all of whom add their skills to lofty choreography on swings, silks, and hoops. The Voler ensemble has also performed at more than 30 notable locations including the Kansas city and Chicago fringe festivals and the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
The academy’s primary purpose is teaching, of course, and three levels of classes instruct participants on the finer points of contorting on silks and practicing spirals, suspension, and falls.