The Flying Fruit Fly Circus has been training and touring new generations of professional circus artists for nearly 40 years and now, we are right here on your doorstep in Yackandandah.
This new collaboration aims to enhance the range of circus, dance and drama classes on offer to our local communities. Fruities trainers will bring their specialist skills to Yackandandah to coach alongside circus professionals, and Yack locals, Xavier and Zoe Pinard.
Circus training provides many positive health and social benefits for kids and adults alike.
So give it a try, you really don’t have to run very far to join our circus. Email Zoe to find out more or enrol!
Term 4, 2019 Class Options
Pre School Circus
Children will be introduced to the foundations of circus arts through skills such as tight wire, scarf juggling, hula hoops, pyramids, tumbling, mini tramps, trapeze and aerial silks. Improved development of hand eye coordination, balance, strength, confidence, spatial awareness and social skills are just some of the benefits enjoyed from this program.
School Age Circus
With a key focus on acrobatics and aerial skills, children will have fun with peers whilst developing confidence, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. Classes are carefully designed to cater for mixed levels in a non competitive, safe environment.
Adults / Teens Circus & Aerial Yoga
Have fun while developing core strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Students will be offered lessons in hula hoops, aerial skills, acrobatics, pyramids, tight wire, juggling and group skipping. In this group we enjoy watching students supporting and celebrating each others achievements and efforts.
Yoga With Stacey
Our Little Yack Yogis classes are all about learning mindfulness, breathing techniques and how to move the body in a fun, playful, safe and accepting environment.
Stacey Hogan has completed a Masters degree in teaching and has over 8 years experience in educating young people. During that time she recognised the potential benefits of mindfulness in the classroom and decided to combine her two passions, education and yoga, and become an accredited teacher of kids yoga.
“Yoga with Stacey is fund and relaxing. I loved learning how to salute to the sun. You do some really fun games, relaxation at the end of the lesson, and go home all calm and sleepy.” Saoirse, age 8.
Dance with Chelsea Skilton
Through dance, students will improve their coordination, motor skills, rhythm and musicality in a fun and friendly environment.
Introduction to Ballet – 9:30am – 10:15am
Students will learn age appropriate ballet steps to encourage co-ordination and musicality.
Jazz & Hip Hop – 10:15am – 11:15am
This class has a Jazz focus, students will learn a range of jazz and hip hop techniques to put together into a dance routine.
Classical Ballet – 11:15am – 12:15pm
An introduction to classical ballet for ‘older’ children based on the ‘royal academy of dance’ syllabus.
Jazz & Hip Hop – 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Focusing on improving strength, flexibility and co-ordination students learn a range of dance steps with a jazz style.
Drama with Brendan
An introduction to improvisation and storytelling. These classes use drama games and play-making to build imagination, creativity and confidence. Above all else, it’s fun!
Brendan Hogan is an educator and award-winning playwright from north-east Victoria who writes for children and young adults. He is currently the creative producer for the Yackandandah Young Players, a not-for-profit children’s theatre company which is part of Arts Yackandandah.