Are those dance classes getting a little too routine for you? Then try doing it twenty feet off the ground, dangling from a rope by the tips of your toes. In the Aerial Arts class at Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center, instructors will help you make it look effortless to fly around in the splits at ceiling-level. If heights aren’t your thing, the center has plenty of other options for both budding circus performers and average Joes/Janes looking for an alternative to lifting weights at the gym. For those more inclined to watch the circus than join it, the Kinetic offers the occasional — and very reasonably priced — showcase featuring clowning, acrobatics, juggling and more.