If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to be a mermaid, you don’t even have to leave your backyard. A group of professional mermaids and mermen, known as the MerFriends, established the Mercademy in 2012. The academy offers classes in all things being a mermaid, and classes are open to both adults and children of all ages.
Mermaid classes include:
The Mercademy Open House ($25) – a two-hour introductory workshop aimed at beginners. Includes a fabric tail rental, safety seminar, swimming techniques, tricks, photos and video. Advanced registration is encouraged.
The Mercademy Transformation ($225) – eight hours of advanced instruction split over four classes. Includes fabric tail rental, safety seminar, swimming technique, tricks, routines, video, professional photo shoot and certificate of completion. Upon graduation from the class, mermaids receive their own tail with a customized tail bag featuring their chosen Mer-name. Pre-registration is required (August registration is still open).
All of the classes are taught by certified merfolk, who are all trained and certified by the American Red Cross. Classes are offered year round, except in December, and private sessions are always available.
More information can be found HERE