Fly School Circus ArtsFly School Circus Arts, Daringly High, PIFA, FSCA PIFA by Rich Riggins heads back to Philadelphia for 30 days of flying trapeze lessons right on Broad Street.  Soar “Daringly High” above Center City during the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Philly Loves Fun partners with Fly School to give away two free lessons – valued at $55.00. Join us! 

In 2011, during the first PIFA, Philly Loves Fun stepped up to the platform and took flight right over Broad Street. The experience is one that we can barely describe in words. While we might have hesitated at first due to the height, the sense of freedom and empowerment had us going back up the ladder over and over again.  Fly School director/founder Mary Kelly Rayel and her amazing staff walked us though the process every step of the away.  By our second visit to Fly School later in 2011, we already were looking to expand our skills and perfect our technique. Join us as we head back to Fly School and PIFA for another amazing adventure!


Fly School Circus Arts, PIFA, Daringly High, Kimmel Center, Contest, FSCA PIFA by Rich RigginsFlying trapeze lessons run daily from Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:30pm and 7:00pm. Outdoor rigging, reaching 25 feet in the air, will be set up in the University of the Arts empty parking lot between Spruce and Pine streets (across from the Kimmel Center). Each two hour class is geared to the individual, the first time student or the seasoned returning flyer. Fly School will end the festival on a high note with performances on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013, at 8:00pm. Flying trapeze lessons are $55 for a two-hour lesson.  Reservations are available at the Kimmel Center Box Office, by calling (215) 546-PIFA or by visiting Pricing and details for flying trapeze performances will be announced in early April at and on Twitter by following @flyschoolcircus.

Adults and children (ages 6 and up) are invited to celebrate the empowerment, confidence and freedom found in doing the unexpected.  Fly School harnesses the “If You Had a Time Machine…” theme by jetting back to October 30th, 1965, when model Jean Shrimpton shocked the Australian establishment by attending Derby Day, a significant horse racing event in Melbourne, wearing a mini dress with a considerably higher hemline than was acceptable in Australian society.
In doing so, she brought global attention to the fashion revolution already underway in Europe, one that was changing the landscape of women’s fashion from one of maternal imitation to one of individuality, empowerment, and youthful domination.


Check out video footage from our very first lesson during PIFA 2011.


Tell us your story about a time in your life when you flew “Daringly High.” We want to hear how you overcame obstacles, faced your challenges and/or did the unexpected with amazing results.  There are four ways to share your story.  VISIT OUR CONTEST PAGE FOR DETAILS!  The deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5:00pm.  The winner will be notified  in our comments section no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  We will post the winner’s name in our comment sections, on Twitter and on Facebook. Winners have 24 hours to reply. At that time we will move on to an alternate winner.


When we’re done with our “Daringly High” adventure we have an exciting ticket giveaway to see the Bearded Ladies present “Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret.” Stay tuned to our website, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Disclaimer: No compensation was received in exchange for this blog post. Philly Loves Fun is an official blogger for PIFA 2013.  Two complimentary tickets were provided as a giveaway. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway. Event is not sponsored by Philly Loves Fun.

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