Recreational Classes

Recreational classes are a fantastic way to experience the circus and train in the same world-beating facilities with the same world-renowned trainers as our elite circus program. We cater for everyone and you don’t need any circus experience to join in. It’s a great way to keep fit, meet friends and discover your inner circus performer. Like a gym, but fun.

All our recreational classes take place during Victoria schools term-time only.

Download our brochure here for details of prices and term dates

 

circusartsSaturday Circus Arts

Teaching a range of circus skills in a fun, non-competitive and safe environment, led by experienced, nationally respected trainers, alongside senior circus students.
Our pupil to trainer ratio is 5:1.

Children will develop a strong sense of hand-eye coordination and physical confidence, while learning lessons about working with others. Circus Arts is a self-esteem booster and an amazing opportunity to experience the wonders of circus.

Skills practiced in all classes are showcased at an end of year performance. All classes occur in a positive learning environment coordinated by Tanya Lester.

There are four sessions every Saturday.

Session 1

9.15am – 10.15am
Ages 4 – 5 years
A one hour beginners’ class that introduces students to circus skills including: balancing, juggling, rope climbing, skipping, jumping and elementary tumbling. This class is aimed at developing coordination and physical awareness. Small groups rotate around a circuit of activities.

All classes start with a game and warm up.

Session 2
10.30am – 12.00pm
Ages 6 – 7 years
A romping 90 minute class that covers simple training and preparation for fundamental circus skills such as trapeze, juggling, mini tramp, big trampoline, tightwire walking, tumbling and pyramids.
All classes are conducted in small groups and include a warm up, stretching, handstands, tumbling and a cool down.

Session 3
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Ages 8 – 10 years
A fun two-hour class that covers basic training and development of fundamental circus skills such as trapeze, juggling, rope climbing, mini-tramp, big trampoline, tightwire walking, tumbling and pyramids.
All classes are conducted in small groups and include a warm up, stretching, handstands, tumbling and a cool down.

Session 4
3.15pm – 5.15pm
Ages 11 – 16 years
Our pumped up teenagers class. Featuring all the skills of the 1pm class — just taken to a whole new level. An added focus on Acro / Parkour tricks and thrills.
Fees are $378.00 Term 2 (10 weeks), $340.00 Term 3 (9 weeks), $340.00 Term 4 (9 weeks)

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Ages 50+

Thursday Mornings 9.30am – 11.30am

This class was initially created in partnership with VicHealth to assist senior adults with falls prevention, strengthening bones and balancing skills. A typical class includes warm up, core strength, stability, hand-eye coordination and human pyramids.

It’s a very welcoming group who also enjoy the social benefits of these weekly classes and often perform around the area at various events and locations.

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Toddlers aged from 2 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years old
You are never too young to join the circus!

Classes are designed to promote hand-eye coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and building social skills. Children learn in a fun non-competitive safe environment that encourages independence and self-confidence. Professional circus trainers conduct all our classes.
Thursday and Friday Mornings
9.30am – 10.30am 2 1/2 year olds to 3 1/2 year olds
10.30am – 11.30am 3 1/2 year olds to 4 1/2 year olds

Adult Classes

Ages 18+

Wednesday evenings 7pm – 9pm

A fun class that combines fitness and circus. Sessions can include; warm-up, stretching, games, core strength and conditioning, stability, aerials, juggling, pyramids, tramp, hula and handstands. A tailored and friendly program for all ability levels.

Adult Aerial

Ages 18+

Tuesday evenings 7.15pm – 8.15pm

Specialised aerial classes. Lift your fitness game, build your upper body and core strength, learn the main aerial disciplines. Small class numbers. Advanced booking required.

Acro/Parkour

Ages 12+

A dynamic class designed for young people interested in learning and improving their tumbling and acrobatic skills. The session includes a warm-up, stretch and conditioning and a strong focus on acrobatic disciplines. High energy and fast moving.

Wednesday Evenings 7pm to 9pm

Night Flies

Age 9 – 16 years

Monday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm

This program is for young people with a passion for circus. The advanced level training is designed
to develop our Night Flies into an exciting performance ensemble.

Participants should have a good basic level of fitness and ideally experience of circus, gymnastics, dance or a similar disciple. Places are strictly limited and enrolment is subject to a successful try-out.

Dates
24 April – 29 June.
24 July – 21 September
9 October – 7 December
Fees are $380.00 Term 2 (10 weeks), $360.00 Term 3 (9 weeks), $360.00 Term 4 (9 weeks).

Juggle Jam

Open age

Wednesday evenings 7pm – 8pm

Do you juggle? Do you have a burning inner desire to throw and catch things in the company of others?! Come and join our Fruities, hone your skills and have some fun.

Hula Nation

Open age

Tuesday evenings 7.15pm – 8.15pm

An hour in the company of some our resident Fruities in an open group session. Tone up your abs and discover your inner rhythm. Hula hooping for fitness and fun.

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