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Class Act: Circus Arts

As a little girl, who didn't dream of flying around on a trapeze dressed in dazzling spangles. Some childhood dreams can come true, but maybe without all the sequins. Chances are high that you can find Adult Circus Arts Fitness classes (also called Aerial Arts) in your neck of the woods, since these classes are becoming increasingly popular. You can learn to walk on a tight rope, to perform handstands on blocks, or to dance tangled in a long pieces of silk hanging from the ceiling. Check out the video to see the feats you could learn.

There is no way you could get bored with this type of workout. Not only do the Circus Arts look amazingly fun, but all these stunts will challenge your strength intensely since they require so much attention, strength, balance, and endurance. Are you're interested in taking a class or workshop? Then


Here are some circus schools you can contact for more information:

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TheOcean TheOcean 8 years
I've done the silks at a circus camp a few months ago, also did trapeze and something that was like a trapeze, but it was a steel hoop instead of a bar. Out of all of them, the silks were definitely the hardest to do.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
I've wanted to do this for years! thank you for the information, now maybe I can get my butt in gear. :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
that's AWESOME! i hope that i find something like this around here - i know that you're listing a class in NYC - so i just have to find out when the classes are and see if i can fit them into my schedule. i'm always up for something new and fun like this!
amylp amylp 8 years
There's also Aloft ( in Chicago, IL. I took a weekend trapeze class there almost two years ago and it was so fun! I was amazed by the bruises I ended up with and the amount of body strength trapeze artists have. I would have taken more classes, but I'm no longer in Chicago - I'd highly recommend Aloft. Looks like they have free classes the 2nd Saturday of each month now too!
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
Hmm... The Illinois classes are only two hours away, maybe I could go to a first time class for fun sometime... I'm sure I could talk at least one friend into trying it with me.
GinaSnyder GinaSnyder 8 years
Looks like so much fun!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
So want to do this!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I've secretly always wanted to take trapeze lessons. I don't know that I'd drive to Northfield, IL just to take them though. If I lived closer to a circus class school, I'd totally sign up for something like this!
susanec susanec 8 years
I plan to take classes at Frequent Flyers in Boulder, I just haven't had a chance.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
How fun would this be!! I would love to do this, but Im a pretty big klutz. I'm sure this would help my balance and coordination though! Wish there was one near me!
syako syako 8 years
I saw a group of these recently in DC at an arts festival. It was absolutely beautiful to watch. You have to have some ridiculously strong upper body (and lower) muscles to do this stuff. I think I'd love to learn it though!
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