It's true that everyone dreams of flying. Seriously, like a zillion years ago cave men and women looked up at the birds in the sky and, noticing birds in flight for the first time, were like, "no (grunt, grunt) way!" Feeling the inspiration but not yet grasping the physics they then grabbed a handful of feathers and leapt off cliffs. (You've always wondered whatever happened to them, haven't you?) Several thousand years and many many other mishaps later, we have the flying trapeze.
At the Trapeze School of New York in Washington, DC students learn to fly in the safety of a huge climate controlled tent and plenty of harnesses. And, unlike their predecessors, they have safety nets. Through daily, weekend, or weekly workshops one can master the trapeze apparatus and also try skills such as trampoline, the silks, and even juggling. Advanced students can even choose to perform in one of their shows in front of an always-packed house.
Head over to their website to learn more.
Favorite new Vocab word from the assignment: "Catch Trap": The bar where the catcher sits.