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Friday, February 10, 2012


Learn to fly as circus comes into to town

from: lutontoday.co.uk

Friday 10 February 2012

SUCCESSFUL circus performer Matthew Day hit the big time in big tops all around the world before returning to his hometown of Luton to share his skills and experiences, writes Richard Redman.
Matthew, who has performed in Korea, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, France, America and throughout the UK, invited me along to the new Aerial Circus Arts class he is running at Galaxy Gymnastics Centre in Concorde Street.
The classes focus on aerial gymnastics, including trapeze, aerial silks and net as well as incorporating hula hoop fitness sessions.
Matthew began learning gymnastics in Luton from a young age, before attending circus school in London from the age of 16.
After graduating he spent nine years working professionally in circuses worldwide, so he is the perfect person to teach wannabe circus performers in his hometown.
After watching Matthew demonstrate strength and agility on the silks, it was my turn to less-than-gracefully try a net spin before attempting amateur acrobatics on the climbing rope.
I may not be able to do the splits but I enjoyed my mini-lesson with a local international circus star, and can see that the course will be enjoyable for anyone that attends.
Matthew’s classes run on Mondays and Thursdays, 8-9.30pm.
For more information, search Facebook for “Hula Hoop Fitness” or call Matthew on 07577261223.>Visit www.lutontoday.co.uk for Natalee Hazelwood’s video of the News’ evening at the circus.

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