Trapeze School New York Brings the Art of Flying Trapeze to Chicago
Outdoor rig to be located by sunny Belmont Harbor for summer 2011 to introduce the community to family fun circus arts while soaring through the air
On May 1st 2011, Trapeze School New York will be happy to spread its wings and open up a flying trapeze rig on Belmont Harbor, Chicago. Kids and adults alike ages 6 and above are encouraged to live out their life-long dreams of being in the circus. Individual flying trapeze classes will be available all summer on a daily basis; 2 hour classes with a maximum of 10 people per class where students learn their first trapeze trick, a back flip dismount and a possible invitation to “catch” their trick by the end of a class.
What to expect
When you climb the ladder you realize for the first time that the platform is higher than you think it is. You consider climbing back down, but when you look up you see the smiling face of an instructor who seems so comfortable so high up. It can’t be that hard, you think. As you take that first step onto the platform, you can see that the friendly instructor is talking to you but you can’t hear her for some reason. What is that noise you think? Thud thud thud. That’s your heart reminding you that you are alive. The instructor is looking at you like you are supposed to be answering a question. “I’m sorry what did you say?” She asks if your heart is beating really loud. “Yes, it is.” How did she know, can she hear it too? “Good”, she says, “that’s adrenaline and you are going to use it.”
Standing 23 feet above the ground, attached to safety lines, enjoy the views of the Chicago and Lake Michigan before you leap off the platform and swing through the air above a trustworthy net. This sport builds self esteem and the confidence to take on any challenge. The first leap, although daunting, can be the beginning of something amazing; the realization that life should be enjoyed, that you can conquer your fears, that you can learn new tricks no matter what age, that fitness doesn’t always have to happen on the treadmill, and that the circus is closer than you think.
With its primary location in NYC, Trapeze School New York (TSNY) is dedicated to making flying trapeze accessible to everyone who has ever been curious about the joys of flying. Open since 2002, TSNY has been teaching people of all ages and all walks of life incredible and exhilarating tricks almost 30 feet above the ground. With additional locations for students in Boston, DC and LA, Chicago patrons will join the ranks of many budding and enthusiastic beginner trapeze artists.
For more information visit www.chicago.trapezeschool.com
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About Trapeze School New York:
Trapeze School New York is dedicated to making flying trapeze available to anyone who seeks inspiration, challenge, fitness or just a couple hours of unique fun. Our mission every day is to create a safe, fun, challenging environment where our students strive to surpass limitations and more richly enjoy their lives.
We currently have 4 schools in the U.S.:
- New York City (Manhattan, indoors & outdoors)
- Los Angeles (Santa Monica Pier, outdoors)
- Boston (Reading, MA @ Jordan's Entertainment Rotunda, indoors)
- Washington DC (Navy Yard, indoors & outdoors)
- Chicago (Belmont Harbor in Lincoln Park, outdoors)