FALL 2016 Youth Circus Intensive  

Commences September 13th to December 8th, 2016

Ages: 8 - 11yrs.        


Course Description:

This 13 week intensive course will focus on building the fundamental skills essential for the practice of all circus disciplines. Students will work on creating a foundation of strength, flexibility, air awareness and coordination. Using these skills students will master the basic vocabulary of various ground and aerial disciplines including but not limited to trapeze, tumbling, Chinese pole, lyra, silk, partner aerial, tight/slack-wire, rolla bolla, rolling globe, juggling, diablo, hammock, teeterboard and Russian bar.

Technique and skill will taught in a progression of complexity and intensity scaled to meet individual students’ needs. In addition to technical ability, this course will also encourage creativity and innovation outside the realm of traditional circus as students develop their own creative movement, choreography, and character work.

As students develop and progress our teachers will work with them individually to identify their strengths and passions, and use these insights to help them choose a discipline to specialize in.

The course will conclude with a showcase presentation (tentatively scheduled for 12/8 or 12/13) which will entail a performance by each student on their chosen apparatus (or discipline) as well as a group number.

This course is designed for highly dedicated students, looking to go above and beyond recreational classes to grow as a well rounded circus artist. As such, class sizes will be kept small to ensure each student receives the individual attention and support they require.

Principal Teachers

 Kelsey Saake   Gloria Soderline