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5 Classes to Make you a Circus Star

5 Classes to Make you a Circus Star

Come one, come all, step right up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time for the circus! And you, my friend, have the distinguished honor of being in it. Even if you don’t want to actually give up your 9-5 job, leave your home, and join the traveling circus, you can certainly still feel like you’re in one. After trying any of these circus skill classes, you’ll without a doubt feel like you’re part of The Greatest Show on Earth.

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    Juggling Workshop
    Juggling Workshop

    JuggleFit

    If you’d like to channel your inner clown, there’s no better way to start off than learning juggling. Surprisingly, jugging has tons of benefits beyond just being entertaining. For instance, juggling burns 260 calories an hour and helps gray matter in your brain grow -- and who doesn’t love a healthy brain? JuggleFit’s class will go beyond just teaching you the proper techniques necessary for being a juggling maven, it will also educate you in the various health benefits juggling has.

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    German Wheel
    German Wheel

    STREB

    Many people argue that the wheel was the single best product ever invented. Well, what about a human wheel? Now that’d just be fabulous. The German Wheel is a human-sized wheel that you stand inside. Lock your feet in and grab onto the handles and it’s time to get rolling. You’ll seem to defy gravity as you flip, spin, and show off your strength, all while enjoying this new sport of wheel gymnastics.

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    Intro to Aerial Hoop: Hoop Virgins -- vendor delisted CIS 8/8/16
    Intro to Aerial Hoop: Hoop Virgins -- vendor delisted CIS 8/8/16

    Body & Pole

    This type of aerial performance is impressive, to say the least. Aerial hoop involves swinging and dancing on a hula-hoop suspended from the ceiling. Professionals will teach you how to get on and off the hoops, proper conditioning, and an array of awe-inspiring performance tricks. The longer you spend on the hoops, the more comfortable and skilled you’ll become. You’ll be swinging in the air and causing jaws to drop in no time.

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    Beginner Silks
    Beginner Silks

    Aerial Arts NYC

    Question: what’s the best and most luxurious fabric in the world? Answer: silk! This beginner class offered by Aerial Arts NYC teaches you skills such as climbing, hanging upside-down, and inversions, all done in the air on a long piece of silk dangling from the ceiling. This class is not only a great workout, exercising every muscle in your body in a unique way, but also a great way to finally unleash your inner circus performer.

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    Partner Acrobatics
    Partner Acrobatics

    Aerial Arts NYC

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be in Cirque du Soleil, now is your chance. This is the perfect way to spend to an evening with your significant other or a friend if you’re feeling a bit adventurous. Before learning more challenging tumbles and mounts, you will begin by learning basic techniques, balancing on your feet, hands, and shoulders... did I mention that it’s while on your partner? No experience is necessary to enjoy learning these gymnastic and acrobatic skills.

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