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      Learn to Fly: Newburgh Trapeze Workshops in Newburgh


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      July 19, 2019

      Friday   3:00 PM (on various days)

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      Learn to Fly: Newburgh Trapeze Workshops

      Flying Trapeze in Newburgh, New York. This summer, Newburgh is definitely taking off. During the month of July, Safe Harbors of the Hudson will host “pop-up” flying trapeze workshops on Safe Harbors Green at the corner of Broadway and Liberty Streets. Classes for the general public will be offered between July 16 and 27, followed by a two-week Safe Harbors Circus on the Green program for youth from July 29 to August 9. More information is available on the Safe Harbors website and Facebook page. The Flying Trapeze is one of the most iconic and spectacular of traditional circus acts. But it is much more. Once only undertaken by a few elite acrobats, it is a learning experience now available to ordinary people of all ages. It is a chance to break through, to experience our own capacity, and to develop mastery in ways most of us can’t imagine. It is a chance to do something extraordinary in a safe and nurturing environment, under the guidance and in the hands of experienced professional coaches. It is a chance for you to fly. And, it is fun – for the whole family. The cost to participate in a two-hour class is $75 for ages 13 and up, and $50 for kids between 6 and 12 years old (plus the fee from EventBrite). To see the full schedule of classes and to register, click the "Select a Date" box. All net proceeds of funds raised through flying trapeze classes will support the Safe Harbors Circus on the Green program.   FAQs Can I Learn to Fly? You do not need to be an athlete, or even particularly adventurous, to take a flying trapeze class with us. In general, if you are in reasonably good health, around six years old or older, can hold your own weight, and do not weigh much above 250 lbs. or so, it is likely that that you will be able to fly. Our instructors will assess you before giving you your flight clearance; there are several factors our team will consider, and their determination of your fitness to fly is final. You may not fly if you are, or appear to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, if you are pregnant, or if you have certain health or medical conditions. Please consult our team for more information. If you are under 18 years old, you will need to have a parent or legally appointed guardian with you when you come to class, and they will need to sign documents giving their permission. How Does it Work? We offer two-hour classes for all ages and ability levels, including complete beginners. As a beginner, you will be connected to our industry-standard safety line systems from the moment you leave the ground to the moment you return. Our team of qualified instructors will take you through the entire process, from “ground school” to hooking you into the safety lines, through climbing the ladder, holding the bar, swinging through the air, and possibly even getting caught in mid-air by the strong hands of our catcher. They are with you every step of the way, to guide you, teach you, and help keep you safe. Our giant safety net is always under you to help provide a soft landing. Are There Age Requirements? You must be at least 6 years old to fly, and our coaches will make the final determination of whether any particular person is eligible. What Should I Wear? We recommend that you wear form-fitting clothing suitable for an athletic workout, such as yoga pants or tights. Sweat pants are ok, but avoid things that are too baggy. Long pants (or at least pants that cover the backs of your knees) will be helpful. A shirt or top that fully covers your torso will protect your skin from the safety belt that you will be wearing. For your feet, please wear socks when you are flying, and bring shoes or sandals you can step into on the ground. Have something with you to secure long hair. Please avoid using greasy or oily lotions, including suntan lotion, on your hands and wrists. What Should I Bring? Bring a water bottle and a small towel. Returning flyers are encouraged to bring palm-guards, wrist wraps and athletic tape. What if the Weather is Bad? We will do our best to have all classes run as scheduled. If we need to cancel due to weather or other conditions, we will give you options to reschedule your class or provide a refund. Note that if a class has to be stopped when it is more than halfway complete, we will not provide a refund. What if I Need to Cancel, or Can’t Make it to Class? We understand that schedules change, and things come up. If you need to cancel more than 72 hours in advance, we will offer you a chance to reschedule your participation or receive a refund of the cost of the class. Cancellations after that are non-refundable, but we will do our best to reschedule your participation into an available slot in another scheduled class. What if I Am Afraid? It is natural to experience fear or anxiety when you are trying something new, and many people have concerns about height. Our team members have worked with thousands of people to move through that fear, come out the other side, and discover their ability to move beyond it to the experience of exhilaration and mastery. What if I Just Can’t Get Enough Flying? Contact us directly at newburghtrapeze@gmail.com to enroll in our intensive program of small group classes to build more advanced skills. No previous experience is required. Can I Have a Flying Trapeze Birthday Party or Special Event? Absolutely. Contact us directly at newburghtrapeze@gmail.com to discuss the possibilities for parties or other special events and group or organizational activities, such as office team-building sessions. Do You Provide Private Instruction? Yes! While instruction in each class is personalized to fit each student, private instruction is also available in a variety of circus arts, including flying trapeze, static trapeze, aerial silks, juggling, tumbling, contortion preparation and more. Contact us at newburghtrapeze@gmail.com for more information Is Parking Available Nearby? Street parking is usually available around the Safe Harbors Green on Broadway in Newburgh where the trapeze is set up. There are parking meters on Broadway, but parking is free on Liberty Street or Ann Street. How Can I Contact the Newburgh Flying Trapeze Team if I Have Questions? Contact us by email at newburghtrapeze@gmail.com or by telephone at 202.232.4138.        

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