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!
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 / Teenage Circus
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.
Adults/Teenage Specialist Aerial Class
Students will work on aerial hammocks, aerial silks and trapezes. Time will be allocated for group work on the hammocks and for individual exploration and learning on the silks and trapezes.
Yoga with Katja
Katja’s classes are designed to support children through the crossroads of adolescence, helping them root their feet in the ground as they reach for the stars.
Students will learn Yan (strong, energetic) and Yin (cooling, calming) asanas (poses), Vinyasa flow sequences, desk yoga, yoga dance, visualisation, pranayama (breath control), relaxation and simple techniques of mindfulness which can be used in everyday situations in order to increase their sense of well-being.
Katja is a certified yoga teacher for young children, teenagers and families and a qualified PE teacher.
Dance with Chelsea Skilton
Through dance, students will improve their coordination, motor skills, rhythm and musicality in a fun and friendly environment.
Drama with Brendan Hogan
An introduction to improvisation and storytelling, this class uses drama games and play-making to build imagination, creativity and confidence. Above all else, it’s fun!