October 19, 2016 | 11:31pm | Note - Sheroes Entertainment has modified this content to correct names and pricing.
This Little Mermaid wants to introduce you to the world under the sea.
A new school in Los Angeles promises to take students on an deep-water odyssey straight out the classic Disney movie by giving lessons in how to don a tail and move beneath the waves just like the film’s heroine, Ariel.
For just $50 a class, the “finstructors” at The Los Angeles Mermaid School will teach the “fin-tastic tricks” of the trade to mermaid wannabes.
“People who want to try something new, exciting or just live out their childhood fantasies want to try out our classes,” said school employee Virginia Hankins, according to the Caters News Agency.
‘I actually get way more date offers as a mermaid then when I actually have legs.’- Mermaid Catalina
The Mermaiding 101 course “does not require any prior mermaid or merman experience,” Hankins said.
Aspiring merpersons learn how to splash around in a pool in their tails. Kids as young as 8 can do it, although the school says students must already be strong swimmers when they sign up.
After getting their Mermaid 101 certificates, students head to Mermaiding 102, where they learn things such as “advanced buoyancy control.”
They can even buy their own tails for $125.
All this takes place in a pool at the school’s Simi Valley location.
School officials said many students are “women between the ages of 24-36 who grew up with Disney’s The Little Mermaid.”
“We start by looking for people who love the water,” said one of the professional mermaids, named Mermaid Catalina, in a video on the school’s Web site.
She also said that one of the biggest attractions of being a “mermaid” is that it’s sexy.
“The most interesting thing is that I actually get way more date offers as a mermaid then when I actually have legs,” Mermaid Catalina said.
“So when I transform into a human it’s like, oh it’s just a girl. ”