Fall & Winter Youth Circus Classes - Kids & Teens

Early Fall Term: September 4 - October 22
Late Fall Term: October 23 - December 21 (*no classes November 27-30)
Winter Term: January 5 - February 29

 


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*Is your child taking class more than once a week? Contact us before registering for additional discounts on 2 or more classes.
*Interested in taking a non-entry level class? Contact us to set up a 30-minute assessment for $25


 

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Tiny Circus

Ages 2-3, adult co-participation required


  • Tuesdays 9:45 am - 10:30 am

  • Saturdays 9:00 am - 9:45 am

 

A fun, guided way to discover circus arts, tiny circus is designed for our youngest students. Every student needs to have an adult present who stays engaged with their child throughout class.

Classes facilitate children’s exploration of movement in a safe and non-competitive environment. Our trained staff introduce children to basic circus skills while developing motor skills, strength, balance, and flexibility. We also explore creativity, and joy in movement, while developing social skills such as taking turns and following directions.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $125

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $130
    (early bird $117 until 12/8)


Little Circus 1

Ages 4-6, no experience needed

*Students must be able to separate from parents for the duration of this class. If you are interested in a joint participation class, consider our tiny circus! 


  • Mondays 3:15 pm - 4:10 pm

  • Saturdays 10:00 am - 10:55 am

 

Our Little Circus series of classes offers a fun, guided way to discover circus arts. Classes facilitate children’s exploration of movement in a safe and non-competitive environment.

Our trained staff introduce children to basic circus skills while developing motor skills, strength, balance, and flexibility.

We also explore musicality, creativity, and joy in movement, while developing social skills such as taking turns and following directions.

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Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $165

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $175
    (early bird $158 until 12/8)


Little Circus 2

Ages 4-6

This class is for students who are ready to advance from Little Circus 1 with instructor approval or by assessment.


  • Saturdays 11:00 am - 11:55 am

 

In this continuation of our Little Circus series of classes students will continue to explore movement in a safe and non-competitive environment.

Our trained staff continues to build on the skills developed in Little Circus 1. This class will explore upside down movement and increased motor skills.

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Students will be ready for this class when they meet these pre-requisites:
-Understand and execute basic shapes (tuck, pike, straddle, pencil)
-Complete a straddle back in hammock, sitting on trapeze with minimal spotting
-Perform a forward roll with no spot
-Participate fully in all juggling and movement games

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $165

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $175
    (early bird $158 until 12/8)


Kids Circus Fundamentals 1

Ages: 7-11


  • Sundays 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm

  • Mondays 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

  • Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm

  • Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

 

Circus fundamentals is an entry-level circus class focused on cultivating the strength, body awareness, confidence, and personal style needed to unleash your child’s circus potential.

Students will explore trapeze, fabric, handbalancing, tumbling, partner acrobatics, toss juggling, and object manipulation in classes that work on building a strong foundation in technique and artistry while encouraging creative expression.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $165

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $175
    (early bird $158 until 12/8)


Kids Circus Fundamentals 2

Ages: 7-11,  this class is for students who are ready to advance from Kids Circus Fundamentals 1 or by assessment.


  • Mondays 4:00 pm - 5:25 pm

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Kids Circus Fundamentals 2 focuses on growing technique foundations and broadening creative expression.

Students will expand skill vocabulary in acrobatics, aerial, and juggling, and work to increase stamina, strength, and flexibility.

Working together as pairs, groups, and as individuals, students will increase self-awareness, and build confidence, grace, and strength as they continue to cultivate their creative potential.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Teen Circus Fundamentals

Ages: 11-14, no experience necessary 


  • Sundays 1:45 pm - 3:10 pm

  • Tuesdays 4:00 pm - 5:25 pm

  • Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:25 pm (late fall)

  • Thursdays 4:30 pm - 5:55 pm (winter)

 

Teen Circus Fundamentals is an entry-level circus class focused on cultivating the strength, body awareness, confidence, and personal style needed to unleash your child’s circus potential.

Students will explore trapeze, fabric, handbalancing, tumbling, partner acrobatics, toss juggling, and object manipulation in classes that work on building a strong foundation in technique and artistry while encouraging creative expression.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Youth Acrobatics 1

Ages: 7-14, for those that are ready to advance from the Fundamentals series, or by assessment.

Pre-requisites: Forward Roll, Backward roll, Full Cartwheels, Bridge, 20 second handstand on wall and 30 second plank hold.


  • Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm

 

Develop strength and confidence in tumbling, partner acrobatics and handstands through focusing on drills and positioning for acrobatic fundamentals. Some skills covered include round offs, pyramids, thigh stands and building handstand endurance.

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Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $165

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $175
    (early bird $158 until 12/8)


Youth Aerial 1

Ages: 7-14, this class is for those that are ready to advance from the Fundamentals series, or by assessment 

Pre-requisites:
*Fabric - Full climb, foot lock in air, 5 second inverted straddle hold.             
*Trapeze - 10 second bent arm tuck hold in ropes, 10 second knee hang.


  • Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 7:24 pm (late fall)

  • Wednesdays 4:30 pm - 5:55 pm (winter)

 

The youth aerial class focuses on trapeze and fabric. Classes are designed to provide a solid foundation in aerial technique and artistry while encouraging creative expression.

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Additional aerial appatuses and complementary circus skills such as tumbling and handbalancing may be explored to help support skill and artistry development.

At this level we recommend two classes per week of either youth aerial or a combination of youth aerial and youth acrobatics.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Youth Contortion

Ages: 9-14 yrs

This class requires an assessment or pre-approval. Our 30-minute assessments costs $25


  • Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:25 am

 

The contortion class is designed for students who want to learn the proper technique and strength necessary to pursue this exquisite art form.

With a strong emphasis on injury prevention and conditioning, students will learn how to improve their active flexibility and range of motion in a safe manner. Students will build strength to stabilize and support their bodies. In Contortion 2, students will continue to work on their technique, strength, and flexibility while exploring shapes, balances and dynamic moves that utilize extreme flexibility.

 

Late Fall term = (October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30)

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Youth Contortion 2

Ages: 9-14 yrs, this class requires an assessment or pre-approval. Our 30-minute assessments cost $25


 

In Contortion 2, students will continue to work on their technique, strength and flexibility while progressing towards more challenging skills and balances.

With a strong emphasis on injury prevention and conditioning, students will learn how to improve their active flexibility and range of motion in a safe manner. Students will build strength to stabilize and support their bodies while exploring shapes, balances and dynamic moves that utilize extreme flexibiliy.

Prerequisites: must be able to hold an elbow stand, a chest stand and do a bridge kickover.


Youth Duo Aerial

Ages: 7-14, this class is an option for students who have completed at least two terms of a specialty aerial class or with instructor approval

Pre-requisites: 3 climbs in a row. 5 pull ups. 5 straddle up inversions in a row and instructor approval.

  • Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 6:55 pm

 

This class explores partnering on a variety of apparati including static and dance trapeze, aerial fabric, aerial rope, and aerial hoop.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Youth Fabric

Ages: 7-14, this class is an option for students who have advanced from Youth Aerial or by assessment

Pre-requisites: 2 climbs in a row, catchers, hip key and back balance, 5 pull ups


Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:55 pm

 

In this class students will further develop aerial fabric vocabulary, such as drops, and explore transitions between skills.

Classes are designed to provide a solid foundation in aerial technique and artistry while encouraging creative expression. Complementary circus skills such as tumbling may be explored to help support aerial skill development.

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Youth Fabric 2

Ages: 7-14, this class is an option for students who have advanced from Youth Fabric 2 or by assessment

Class description coming soon


Wednesdays, 4:30-5:55pm

 

Late Fall term = October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)


Youth Handbalancing

Ages: 7-14, this class is an option for students who have advanced from Youth Acrobatics or by assessment

Pre-requisites:

  • 60 second handstand on wall

  • tuck up to freestanding handstand


  • Thursdays 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

 

Further develop body awareness and endurance to balance a handstand. Work towards press handstands, various body shapes and 1 arm handstand drills. Great class to take conquerently with youth tumbling and/or youth partner acrobatics.

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Late Fall term = (October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30)

  • Late fall pricing: $165

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $175
    (early bird $158 until 12/8)


Youth Partner Acrobatics

Ages: 7-14, this class is an option for students who have advanced from Youth Acrobatics or by assessment

Pre-requisites: base and flyer thigh stand, 60 second handstand on wall, 10 push ups


  • Wednesdays 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

 

Students work on technique and progressions for stacking, dynamic partnering, pitching and hand to hand.

Complementary acrobatic skills such as tumbling and handbalancing may be explored, and are great classes to take concurrently.

Late Fall term = (October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30)

  • Late fall pricing: $165

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $175
    (early bird $158 until 12/8)


Youth Trapeze

Ages: 7-14, this class is an option for students who have advanced from Youth Aerial or by assessment


 

Trapeze students will solidify specialty hangs (toe, heel, elbow, and more) and develop dynamic sequences. Expect to gain stamina and to further explore the possibilities of what is possible on the trapeze.

Classes are designed to provide a solid foundation in aerial technique and artistry while encouraging creative expression. Complementary circus skills such as tumbling and handbalancing may be explored to help support aerial skill development.

Pre-requisites: Pull over, 5 pull ups, 5 straight leg lifts, 10 second front balance

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Youth Tumbling

Ages 7 - 14

*This class is an option for students who have advanced from Youth Acrobatics or by assessment. 

Prerequisites:

  • Round off

  • Good form in all tumbling fundamental skills

  • 10 consecutive push-ups


  • Thursdays 5:30 pm - 6:55 pm

This class builds on the fundamentals with a focus on technique, conditioning, and drills. Depending on experience, students can expect to work on perfecting the basics in addition to handsprings, aerials and beyond.

Late Fall term = (October 23 - December 21 *no classes 11/27-11/30)

  • Late fall pricing: $245

Winter term = January 5 - February 29

  • Winter pricing: $255
    (early bird $230 until 12/8)