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Jakarta Post

Circus classes give students adrenaline rush

  • Sebastian Partogi

  /   Wed, February 5 2020   /  02:22 am

Camaraderie: Members of the Sangkar Tari circus class Ivana Dwitiya (left), Patricia June Lewi (center) and Dyan Larasati pose together for a photograph in the middle of practicing their moves.Performing acrobatic moves while being suspended on an aerial hoop is not for the faint of heart.Yet Miyane Soemitro, a 40-year-old woman who lives in Bintaro, South Tangerang, said she felt there was a challenge in joining a circus class in a studio in South Jakarta in 2015 upon observing that the class had significantly fewer people compared to the yoga and aerobics clubs there.“Well, upon signing up for the sessions several times, I have grown fond of the adrenaline rush I always get upon performing these movements; I’ve become kind of addicted to it,” Miyane said.Miyane is now a certified circus trainer, teaching classes in Sangkar Tari — a different studio from the one where she acquir...