BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – On Sunday, July 2 the new New England Center for Circus Arts trapezium is welcoming anyone who wants to test out the flying trapeze! Join the world-class coaches in the brand new indoor flying trapeze building for a spectacular thrill, for a small fee per flight between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The flying is open to anyone age 7 and up and there are other activities for younger kids including hula hooping and juggling. First time flyers are invited to see what all the excitement is about.
What might a student expect from the flying trapeze? In the brand new building, the flying trapeze hangs from 40’ ceilings. Students start by climbing up to a platform 22’ off the ground over a net pulled tight 9’ off the floor. From there, the student gets safety lines attached to a safety belt held by a coach standing on the ground while another coach assists them on the board. The student reaches out to grab a trapeze bar and the rest happens is a flight out over the net in a thrilling swinging pendulum. Some students try to go upside down and hang by their knees, but most first time students just enjoy the wind in their hair, the great view and the adrenaline rush of swinging through the air.
Flying Trapeze was one of the first classes offered at the New England Center for Circus Arts, but this is the first year there has been an indoor opportunity as the new building opened to the public in late June. Drop in and session classes run throughout the year offering a fun fitness opportunity, birthday party events and team building sessions for all ages and all abilities.
Flying is on a first come basis, so come early and enjoy the other circus activities including hula hooping & juggling and watch your friends fly around. The Flying is at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT. For more info www.necenterforcircusarts.org or 802-254-9780.