Places to Go - Flying Through the Air at TSNY's Trapeze Class (Washington D.C.)


For the last few months or so, our friend Val has become rather enamored with TSNY's trapeze classes (located in Yards Park, down the block from Nationals' Stadium). So when she asked if the girls and I wanted to join her, we couldn't wait. Sign up was easy enough, though if you're enrolling children there are are a few important things to know:

(1) Children as young as 4 are allowed to "fly", but it is up to the parent to gauge whether a young child has the attention span or patience for the class (at age 5, I didn't think T could hack it).

(2) A parent or guardian must be present when children under age 18 are in class, unless they are enrolled in a camp program or special arrangements have been made with the school. Plus, the parent or legal guardian has to sign a waiver in person.

(3) Classes are expensive - $55 per person for evening classes; $49 for morning classes. If you purchase over 5 classes, bulk discounts are available. Further, if you sign up for a second class immediately after finishing your first class, then the third class is free (awesome!).

(4) Each class lasts two hours and contains 10 people or less. All age groups participate in the same class and everyone takes turns trying new tricks consistent with their personal skill level.

(4) Don't forget socks! (They're required.)

Before class, P - the gymnast - could not wait to climb the ladder, but height-shy F was a bundle of nerves. The staff did a fantastic job assuring F that her that her fears were perfectly normal and that she could break/stop at any time. After 3 nerve-wracking first tries, F announced that TSNY's motto is right on track - "Forget Fear. Worry About the Addiction." So of course, we've already signed up for round 2 (and this time, I'll be up there as well).

If you're interested in trying out a class, click here for the schedule.

Happy Monday everyone!!


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