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Ever wondered how hard (or easy) those circus acts are to perform? Here is your chance to 'give them a go' and test your skills or lack of, and have a laugh.

Aerialize in Marrickville is opening their doors on Friday night 20th April for all who dare to sample many of the circus skills they teach before you sign up to an 8 or 10 week course.

Hula hooping and plate spinning is fun and pretty easy if you are dexterous.

Circus Skills

As for the single trapeze, aerial hoop and tissu? I must admit is not as difficult as I first thought, once you get the hang of the techniques.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term tissu (including myself before I began), they are two pieces of material around 20 meters in length hung from the ceiling. You loop the material around various parts of your body in a simple technique allowing you to suspend. The tension on the material comes from your own body weight. In the beginning it may not feel particularly secure, however your confidence increases after you complete a few positions and it feels pretty darn cool!

Easy, once you get the hang of it!

Wrap youself in a cocoon!

You may not look particularly graceful, as you endeavor to wrap the material around your foot to enable you to climb the tissu or struggle to swing your body up and over the trapeze bar. However, you do feel quite proud of yourself when you finally succeed.

Single Trapeze
My second attempt

Single Trapeze
Men can do it too!

So, pull out your lycra pants and volunteer a few friends to join in for a fun night. You may discover a hidden talent or an opportunity to show off in front of your friends
Even if you don't continue with one of their many courses, you will have gained a greater appreciation for the art of circus skills.

So open your diary and pencil it in!

AGE: 18 years plus
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable stretch pants, short sleeve top or lycra gym gear. Depending on what is most comfortable or dare to wear!
WHAT YOU CAN TRY: Trapeze, tissu, aerial hoop/lyra, acro, hula hooping, plate spinning and much more.
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Why? Because you've always wanted to run away and join the circus
When: 20 April from 7.30pm
Where: The Great Hall, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Cost: Free
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