Our classes in circus skills are a great way to improve motor skills, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength.
We have made some adjustments to our Youth circus programme . Saplings will now be for 8-12 year olds .
Students aged 8-10 years should first attend our Acorns class to gain the basic skills needed to progress into this class.
Students will be recommended to move up to this class by the tutor ,
This class will develop body conditioning needed to be able to complete more circus skills , either in the air or on the ground .
More variety of circus apparatus will be introduced and more aerial moves will be learnt.
This is a great place to start for 10 years and older as well as being a continuation class for our Acorns to grow.
As always our classes will continue to focus on developing a wide range of physical and social development – balance, fine and gross motor skills, flexibility, strength and fitness, as well as play, creativity and social skills.
This class also develops confidence, discipline and team work in a non-competitive and fun environment.
This age group focuses on introducing children to circus skills, improving their social skills, and physical and spatial awareness, through games, groups warm up and structured skills sessions.
Students will participate in a variety of circus disciplines throughout the term. Every week they will cover acrobatics and another discipline to give them the foundations in strength, body awareness, coordination and technique to achieve at all disciplines as they progress.
Additional disciplines vary from term to term, and over the year they will cover a wide variety including: trapeze, aerial hoop, tumbling, handstands, pyramids, juggling, hula hoops, silks, rope, Chinese pole and object balancing.
Participating students have several performance opportunities throughout the year giving them an opportunity to develop confidence, team-work, creativity and a huge sense of achievement.
All our activities take place in a safe environment with professional tutors.
Children are advised to wear comfortable clothing that they can move easily in that covers most of the skin, and to bring a water bottle and appropriate snacks for break time. Please ensure they remove any jewellery before class.
Classes are booked for a 5 – 7 week block following school half-terms.
Haven’t tried circus before? Want to see if it suits? Contact us before the start of term to book a try out session.
Saplings Youth Class
“Circus is a wonderful tool for improving physical literacy, teamwork, confidence, discipline and creativity in children and young people, and best of all its loads of fun!”
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