This sounds like such a cool experience! Have you ever wanted to try out the flying trapeze? Well now you can! Philadelphia School of Circus Arts has brought back their outdoor flying trapeze classes and workshops!

Flying Trapeze Director Al Firstenberg will take the lead on bringing back Philadelphia’s only flying trapeze program May 6-May 8th and May 13-15th. Adults and children as young as six years old can fly through the air on the outdoor rig at PSCA’s circus campus at 6452 Greene Street in West Mt. Airy

During the lesson, students will learn all the techniques of the circus act, including taking off from the platform, swinging, transferring to the catcher and dropping to the net. The classes are two hours long and are offered multiple times a day. Don’t forget your camera!

Philadelphia flying trapeze lessons will run under direction of Flying Trapeze Director Al Firstenberg.  Firstenberg has been teaching flying trapeze for seven years at seven different rigs on the East Coast. They have worked with flyers of all backgrounds including Alex Wong of So You Think You Can Dance, Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris’s daughter, and Gigi Hadid, where Al can be seen catching her in V Magazine’s 134th edition.

After the grand opening weekend, lessons will be every Thursday and Friday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 12:00pm, 12:30pm to 2:30pm and 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Other times for private and group lessons are also available upon special request.

There are no weight limits for flying trapeze but the largest harness size we have fits a circumference of 46″ at the narrowest part of the torso. All participants ages 18+ must provide proof of vaccination by sending a photo of their vaccination card to or showing their card when checking in for class. Participants under 18 are not required to be vaccinated. Masks are required when inside our building but are optional when outside participating in the class.

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