While on vacation in 1998, Jonathon Conant visited a Club Med, where he had his first flying experience on a trapeze. Hooked, he searched for and found a space to train back home in New York and dedicated his energy to improving his flying skills. He began offering classes after two years, and later met Dave and Anne Brown, a couple who also enjoyed flying. The three subsequently founded Trapeze School New York, which now has five locations in the US – New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC.
Trapeze School New York offers flying trapeze classes of different levels to curious beginners, serious enthusiasts, and advanced flyers. According to Conant, the school’s locations collectively host up to 100,000 classes every year. In 2003, Sex and the City shot part of its episode, “The Catch,” in Trapeze School New York’s Manhattan venue, which helped boost public interest in the sport of flying.