Thursday, May 10, 2007
Style File: Flyspace
If you thought Spider Man 3 was the only way to fly through the air this summer, think again. In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey takes us to a place that'll sweep you off your feet.
WSVN -- Ever wish you could do some of the moves and grooves of Cirque du Soleil?
Well, you don't have to run off and join the circus to learn.
At Flyspace in Southwest Miami, you can learn to dance through the air with the greatest of ease.
Ileigh Reynolds: "It's addicting to be up in the air. It's addicting to be upside down."
No, all the blood hasn't totally rushed to their heads.
Ileigh Reynolds opened up the aerial dance spot to give us mere mortals a chance to live out our childhood dreams.
Bridget Haygood: "This is being a kid again. This is playing on the playground, the monkey bars, the jungle gym."
With the beginner classes, you start with tricks on the low trapeze.
Then, once you get the swing of things, you can move on to harder stuff like hoops or silk fabrics.
And anyone from kids to adults can learn.
Bridget Haygood: "I didn't start my aerial dance until my 50th birthday."
Lockwood Pirie: "My daughter just received some pics from a workshop we did here two weeks ago, on the fabric, and she said, 'Awesome, dad. Go for it.'"
Flyspace is also open to local pros, who are already circus-ready and just want to practice.
Kimberly: "I thought this was a really great chance to practice whenever we want, in ideal conditions, around other professionals and around other people training and learning themselves."
If that leaves your head spinning, don't worry, it's safety first here.
Ileigh Reynolds: "We do everything new close to the ground, and, of course, we do put a mat underneath us."
And, who knows, you might not want to ever come down from this high.
Trial classes are just $25, so you can see if you like it.
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