About

DID YOU EVER DREAM YOU COULD FLY?
Tito Gaona

Tito Gaona, the premier trapeze artist in the history of circus, has become one of the master teachers of the art of flying trapeze.

With Tito’s expert guidance and the use of the trampoline, nets, low wires, mats, and safety harnesses, students at his trapeze park in Venice, Florida, experience the thrill of flying in a safe and structured manner. Tito’s past and current students range in age from 3 to 86.

Introductory classes on the flying trapeze focus on beginning techniques, including landing in the net, takeoff from the platform, and basic flying positions. Sessions include warm-up on the low trapeze to stretch out, learn flexibility, and enhance body awareness.

Tito Gaona - in catcher's trap - 1979

The Gaonas were featured in the 2014 film The Flight Fantastic.

Flight Fantastic film

During his illustrious circus career, Tito performed before royalty and thrilled fans with his daring performances with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth” and the Big Apple Circus.

The Flying Gaonas

Known as The First Family of Circus, The Flying Gaonas (Victor, Tito, Richie, Mando, and Chela), were awarded the circus art’s highest honor—The Golden Clown.

WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN TO FLY?

The reasons individuals choose trapeze classes include:

  • getting in shape
  • experiencing the thrill of flight
  • gaining strength and flexibility
  • building self-confidence
  • improving ability to focus
  • finding community with others
  • leaving one’s problems behind
  • having fun!

IT’S SAFE

You will wear a safety belt and fly in safety lines above a net.

IT’S EXCITING

Flying trapeze is a thrilling, unforgettable adventure!

IT’S CHALLENGING

A great full-body workout for arms, back, abs, and legs.

IT’S FOR YOU!

Family-friendly fun; we’ve had flyers from ages 6 to 85!