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.
In the brand new trapezium building, the flying trapeze hangs from 40-foot ceilings. Students start by climbing up to a platform 22-feet off the ground over a net pulled tight 9-feet 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 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.
Fly for $5 is on a first-come basis, so come early and enjoy the other circus activities including hula hooping and juggling. The flying is $5 a swing, from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, July 2, at 10 Town Crier Drive. For more information visit www.necenterforcircusarts.org or call (802) 254-9780.