Thursday October 4, 2012

GUILFORD -- On Sunday at 4 p.m., ordinary people will fly through the air.

Students of all ages will show what they have been learning at the New England Center for Circus Arts flying trapeze classes. Some were complete beginners when the classes started this spring, others more experienced acrobats -- all have learned to flip through the air and release to a catcher on another trapeze over the far end of a safety net.

While practicing, all students are attached to safety lines held by an experienced instructor, brought to Brattleboro by the world class New England Center for Circus Arts. Local students reap the benefits with classes that accomodate various ability levels and focus on the fun and safe adventure of flying through the air.

The school has an indoor facility in Brattleboro, but the ceilings are too low to accomodate the 40-foot high trapeze rig, so classes and the performance take place at Sunrise Farm off Hinesburg Road.

So bring a picnic, sit on the lawn and watch these flying folks show off what they have learned. Directions are at www.necenterforcircusarts.org or by calling 802-254-9780. The performance is free and will last approximately 30 minutes. The location is outdoors, so it will be cancelled if the weather is wet.


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