Learn to Fly

5th Wall is a boutique art loft in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn.  Come experience intimate performances and out-of-the-box classes.  We train professionals and make flight accessible for absolute beginners.

New! Kids Hammock and Flying Fun Classes - Coming Soon

Hammock and Flying Fun (ages 4-5)

*Age 3-4 with caregiver possible on approval

Let your kid express all their Monkeyness in Fly Classes at 5th Wall Studio! Kids will learn balance, confidence and have a blast on silk hammocks, Lyra and other apparatus.

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Hammock and Flying Fun (ages 6-8)

Let your kid express all their Monkeyness in Fly Classes at 5th Wall Studio! Kids will learn balance, flexibility, confidence and begin to gather a repertoire of tricks on silk hammocks, Lyra and other apparatus.

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In these classes we give you the tools to safely learn technically correct, basic gymnastics skills & translate them into unique acrobatic movements or characters appropriate for your level & goals.


Float Fitness & Aerial Yoga

Flow, get strong and have some fun.

These classes are strengthening and lengthening, with moments of flight and always a sense of play. Most classes are open to all levels with plenty of modifications to work as deeply or lightly as you want. 



Harness Flying

Whether you’re a novice adventurer or professional performer. We teach flying harness for your skill level; for audition training, or just for a fun one time experience

Sign up for classes here.

Cancelation Policy: Due to our small class sizes and the personal nature of our studio, we reserve the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment (2 clients or less). Classes that begin at 10AM will be canceled if there is a low enrollment by 9pm the night before, while afternoon classes will be canceled 2 hours before a class. We will of course refund any reservations in that case. So sign up in advance!

“I love taking classes that tone my body and soul without realizing how hard I'm working. Gwyn and Bill create a safe and fun environment for learning such a unique skill. I was so surprised how quickly I could learn new choreography and tricks with them. I really appreciate their years of experience in dance, acrobatics, and performance. I highly recommend this class!”

—Suzanne Boothby, Writer, Health Coach, Adventurer at Heart

“Taking class with Gwyn and Bill is a wonderful, inspiring and fun experience. They are kind, professional and safe. Both are incredible movers, especially Gwyn, when she flies effortlessly with Bill's support it is like watching something straight out of heaven. The air awareness looks easier than it actually is, but the time you're able to experiment makes it possible to SEE progress. A warm, enjoyable, affordable experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to Fly.”

—Paige Allison, Stunt Woman

"To take Flying Classes with Gwyn and Billy is transforming.  You can confront your fears of heights or being upside down because their gentle guidance and encouragement fuels you.  I felt emotional being that free up in the air.  I wish I could do it everyday. “

—Evita Arce, Swing dancer and Teacher at michaelandevita.com

“Flying with Billy and Gwyn at 5th Wall is a joyous exploration of the art of the impossible. For me, the vulnerability I feel aerial dancing is what makes my expression feel more grounded, no irony intended. Bill and Gwyn create a safe space for that vulnerability, and I am free to explore.” 

—Jessica Krueger, Professional Dancer, Acrobat