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Keep Austin Local: Sky Candy

Try out circus training while supporting local

AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE wants to help “Keep Austin Local” by highlighting local businesses, events and people that make Austin special.

On Wednesday, KVUE stopped by Sky Candy, a circus training center that’s been around since 2010. It’s Austin’s first multidisciplinary aerial and circus arts studio.

Sky Candy is available for students of all ages, body types and fitness levels. They have a long list of classes including trapeze, lyra, pole, rope, hammock, circus fitness, bungee and more. See a list of their classes here. They also offer year-round classes, summer intensives, private lessons and birthday parties.

“Circus is for everybody," said Sky Candy owner Winnie Hsia. "Our mission is to make circus accessible and empowering for everyone.”

The COVID-19 pandemic caused Sky Candy to close all in-person programs last year and the studio saw a 95% drop in income. Hsia said they survived on federal loans and grants, as well as local support from the city and private organizations. Sky Candy was able to retain its entire staff through 2020, shifting to online classes at the end of March 2020.

Their first in-person show is Saturday, Aug. 21. It will be a viewing party of digital submissions from students and staff, along with some live performances.

You can find Sky Candy at 1023 Springdale Road Bldg. 8A in Austin, or online here.

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Posted by KVUE on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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