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

This is our flagship recreational program with around 240 kids and young people enjoying all the fun of the circus each week. It’s also a place to get noticed as selected young participants are invited to join the weekly Opportunity Group class and potentially audition for the ‘Fruities’ full-time circus training.

We teach a range of circus skills in a non-competitive and safe environment. Children will develop a strong sense of hand-eye coordination and physical confidence, while learning lessons about working with others.

Saturday Circus Arts is a self-esteem booster and an amazing opportunity to experience the wonders of circus. Skills practiced are showcased at a popular end of year performance.

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
Another lively two hour class as outlined above, just later in the day!

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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 and Acrobatic

Ages 18+

Tuesday evenings 7.15pm – 8.15pm

Specialised aerial and acrobatic classes designed for adults. Numbers and restricted and classes can only be booked in advance.

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

Ages 9-18

Monday and Thursday evenings 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A brand new after hours advance level training ensemble, for young people interested in developing serious circus skills. The Night Flies will work towards various performance opportunities. Numbers are restricted and expressions of interest are taken prior to the commencement of Term 1. Applications must have at least one year’s circus experience.

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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