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IMG_0211Gael approaching the board where the instructor Henry awaits, Trapeze School of New York

Today the Saturday, 26th of February, It was a very special day for Gael as Emi enrolled Gael for a Trapeze class at Trapeze School of New York located on 518 West 30th Street, NYC.  Gael was the youngest and the only kid in this total 9 student class and he did an excellent job and was super brave! The 2 hour long class starts with putting on this heavy duty belt where you hook the ropes, then quite quick demonstration from 3 instructors regarding general posture, ways to handle the ropes and finally the simple gymnastic movements that will help you to get you swing and do back flip sort of fancier tricks while you are on a flying Trapeze.

IMG_0167Instructor Laura and Henry takes turns on the ground and up on the board. Laura helping Gael to put quite a belt. And we like those carpets duct taped to make the mega carpet!

IMG_0188Gael looks extra kid here today but also a super kid! Students are learning how to hold the Trapeze bar. Notice Gael’s miss matching socks as always. Or “Mix and Matching” as it is his signature style. Ha-Ha!


IMG_0195Gael volunteers to be the 3rd guy to go on the Trapeze.

IMG_0208All students get to do one on one low bar exercise on the ground in between the turns with Henry.





IMG_0226Make sure to put chalk powder on your palms before you get on!

IMG_0212Slowly but surely, Gael’s on the top.


IMG_0216Ready to hold the bar and launch!

And… Watch the Video of Gael Flying! He did an awesome job!!! Even the adults were getting tired to resist and keep up! Instructors were friendly and clear, and the class is well organized with plenty of time to practice. If you buy a bunch of classes at a time, of course there is good saving there and if you do the full course, at the end of the course you can be a shining star performing in a professionally put together mini circus by the School with costumes and lighting and all! Hmmm… Do I want to be a star..?  I was bit tempted to try it today regardless.  It’s an exciting and different kind of experience. I may go on it one day!

Gael,  Mommy and Dad are so proud of you ! You brave son! The BEST!


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  1. Carmen PUcci on February 26, 2011 9:42 pm

    Go Gael! we are so proud of you! I wanna try to now…. you are an inspiration!
    Love Carmen and Andres

  2. jaehee on February 26, 2011 10:29 pm

    Andres, You are so amazing you will fly like an eagle with triple back flips! OMG!

  3. Yoonhee on March 1, 2011 8:35 pm

    Wow!!! That’s amazing!!!!!!!!
    You are so brave Gael!!
    I’m so proud of my nephew!!
    Love you Gael!

  4. jaehee on March 2, 2011 7:02 am

    yoonhee telling you this boy is brave! you see people sweating from the fear of the height!

  5. Yoonhee on March 2, 2011 7:59 pm

    I am sooooooo afraid of heights……
    I could never be brave enough like Gael……
    Sanghun says he wants to try it sometime when he goes to NY!

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