Join the circus for a day, have fun and learn how to learn.
The modern day circus has undergone a considerable transformation from its initial animal based acts to the current genre of acts that focus upon pinnacle human skills & artistry. Circus’s such as Cirque du Soliel have captured the imagination of the public & highlighted these skills that require high level balance, coordination, dexterity, flexibility & more. Our Urban Circus workshops provide children with an opportunity to learn how to learn as they develop these skills in a fun & supportive way.
- 30 to 60 minutes in duration
- Make your own – juggling balls and poi’s
- Learn – hula hoops, plate spinning, skipping rope, basic balloon twisting, obstacle course, circus games, parachute, basic acrobat pyramids (when mats are available at your school)
- One professional instructor per 20 children
Did you know?
Fun learning for life!
During the day children’s perceptions are challenged , they get to teach & observe each other and work as a group to achieve success.
Children of all ages love to be challenged & as when they are able to actually ‘do it’ it is very life affirming. Activities like plate spinning, feather balancing, ribbons & poi spinning are challenging to master, student are challenged at their own level and develop an understanding of how the learning process actually works. They learn about the often forgotten maxim of breaking down a new goal into smaller manageable steps – a simple matter of practice and building up in stages and to focus of good technique rather than an end result.
Through learning these circus skills children are learning to learn & also learning essential underlying skills in many areas of life – spatial awareness, coordination, how much effort to exert at a given moment & rhythm.
Activities such as stilt walking (mini stilts) encourage team work, (we all need help at times) techniques of balance e.g. head upright focussing on a point ahead & good posture.
At the end of the day the students will present a circus show of their own for everyone to come & watch!
Early Stage 1 & Stage 1 – 30 to 45 minutes
Stage 2 – 6 (Ages 8 to 18) – 45 to 60 minutes
What to Wear?
Usual School cloths or Loose fitting/PE
Hall or empty classroom with enough room for the children to move
For larger performances (audiences over 150) 1 or 2 microphones on stands
For bookings & other information contact us on 1300 189 187