Cavaretta Trapeze Experience gives locals high flying thrills

Beth Fisher

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Cavaretta Trapeze Experience gives locals high flying thrills

CREATED Oct. 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If you've ever wanted to get your thrill on but not die doing it, a school in Las Vegas may be just the place for you.  It's the Terry Cavaretta Trapeze Experience.

She climbs the ladder with ease. Terry Cavaretta seems more comfortable in the air than on the ground.  "But I never got tired of the fact that when you catch a trick, you're still excited about it."
She's been flying since she was 5 years old. By the time Terry was 15, she and her siblings were flying through the air of the brand new Circus Circus in 1967.
Terry's husband Rejean St. Jules says, "They were at Circus Circus for 23 years. They were the longest running specialty act. A 23 year run in one location with the flying trapeze in one place. It's unheard of in Las Vegas."
The Flying Cavarettas even performed for the Queen of England. Now, decades later, Terry and her husband are running a trapeze school. "This is her town. This is where she belongs. This is where she created her legacy. So it's appropriate for terry to have a trapeze school here."
Terry teaches children as young as 5 on up to the pros. "One of the reasons we wanted to do the school is I wanted to share the feeling that I've had flying and it's exciteing and challenging. Iwanted to share that with the regular public."
A producer in Paris asked Terry to re-create the famous Cavarettas with another all-American team, so she's training a group in Las Vegas right now.  They head to Paris next year to perform and Terry may make a few celebrity appearances with the group. The trapeze school has a new location in Summerlin at the Las Vegas Sports Park. For reservations, head to their website,