TRAVEL TOOLS, GREAT GADGETS & COOL STUFF TO DO
Young Men ...
The next time you’re in Washington, D.C., learn
to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at
D.C.’s new trapeze school.
Trapeze School New York opened a temporary D.C. shop in June, with a setup comprising a huge outdoor rig in a downtown parking
lot. This fall, the school moved to a permanent
indoor/outdoor location near Nationals Park in
Southeast, near the Navy Yard Metro stop.
The school o;ers flying trapeze classes:
Learn to jump from a platform, swing on a trapeze bar, be caught by another trapezist, and
do a back-flip dismount—all in the first class,
if you’re showing enough promise. Classes are
also o;ered in static trapeze—students learn to
do tricks on and around a fixed trapeze—as well
as in juggling, jestering and other “circus arts,”
skills that will come in handy when you pack up
your day job and run o; with the carnival.
The school is open to anyone ages 6 and
up. In fact, says the school’s o;ce manager,
C.J. Ja;e, kids tend to learn trapeze faster than
adults, so bring the whole gang and get one step
closer to that family act you’ve been dreaming of.
Prices run from $45–$55, plus a one-time
$20 registration fee.
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