Your dreams of flying like a trapeze performer in the circus will be coming true at the Trapeze School New York in Washington, D.C.
The Trapeze School New York (TSNY) in Washington, D.C., is designed for individuals who want to reach for the stars and have a desire for greater health: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
According to the TSNY website
Many of our clients, inspired by the joy and challenge of flying, set a new course of commitment to health and happiness in their lives. Often, our students describe improvement in focus, self-esteem, strength, mood, patience, empowerment, sleep patterns, and weight loss. An added benefit comes from the community spirit shared by our students and staff. A passion for flying trapeze and aerial arts has proven to be a powerful means of breaking down the barriers we build inside ourselves and between each other. Our programs and curriculum are designed such that our students can discover something new each time they fly."
Monday - 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Tuesday 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Wednesday - 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Thursday - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Friday - 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Let's dive into five of the 12 classes offered by TSNY. Sign up for a class here
Flying Trapeze classes allow students to fly safely in the air and experience the pure adrenaline rush of the circus act, regardless of fitness level or athletic background. Students will be fitted with a safety belt, and the class will begin with a brief on the ground by one of the instructors. Once informed of the basic safety rules, students will practice their take-off on the ground and see a demonstration of their first trick.
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TSNY has an above-ground trampoline with a rebounding bed that gives students the chance to learn the fundamentals of body awareness and to train for somersaults and twisting skills. Classes are open to everyone, from students who want to advance their skills to those who just want to feel like a kid again and jump up and down in the air.
Also known as aerial fabric, silks are two long pieces of soft fabric that hang from the ceiling from a single point. Students in the Silks classes will learn to do basic climbs, locks, hangs, inversions, and wraps, all tailored to their individual skill levels. It is recommended that students wear fitted clothing that allows for a full range of motion, so avoid wearing clothing and jewelry with sharp edges (i.e., rivets, zippers, and rings).
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Static Trapeze is a stationary bar that is used for seated, standing, balancing, and hanging poses, and transitions. Students will use their own body to create momentum for more dynamic tricks, since the static trapeze has very little swing to it. Students will receive training tailored to their individual skill levels. It is recommended that students wear fitted clothing that allows for a full range of motion -- pants, tights, or leggings that cover the back of the knees are encouraged.
Balancing and Acrobatics
You've seen the balancing acts at the circus, and now you have the opportunity to try your hand at it. Partners lift and balance each other into poses, working as one single unit to achieve various positions. After just one class, you'll feel your entire body strengthened. Students don't need a partner to participate. Fit clothing is recommended for a full range of motion.
What are you waiting for? Get moving and start learning the art of trapeze and varied aerial acts today with Trapeze School NY. For more information, please visit their website
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All images courtesy of TSNY Washington DC (Facebook).