We are now enrolling for our first term of Youth Circus!!
Juggling, Acrobatics, Tight-wire walking, Hula Hoop, Stilt Walking, Theatrical Clowning and much more…
These classes will take place on Tuesday evenings in for 12 weeks from the 18th of September to the 11th of December.
– Dates: September 18th, until December 11th 2018
– Location: Orwell Hall, Christchurch Rathgar
– Price: €120 per child
– Age: 5 to 18 years old
We offer tailored classes for each age group:
3.15 – 4.15pm, Circus Games for 5 to 7 year old children
Obstacle courses, teamwork games, pyramid building and more. This class is designed to develop your child’s balance and coordination as well as their ability to work in a team. The basics of circus skills such as: juggling, jumping, beam balancing etc. will be taught trough games, songs and fun activities.
4.15 – 5.15pm, Beginners Circus for 8 to 12 year children
Juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, hula hoop, tight wire walking, diabolo, partner acrobatics and more will be introduced with a focus on game based learning and creativity. The participants can expect to learn new tricks, makes lots of new friends and improve coordination.
5.30 – 6.30pm, Circus Club for 13 to 18 year old teenagers
Juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, hula hoop, tight wire walking, diabolo, partner acrobatics, clowning, dance and physical conditioning. In this class we will be delving further into each skill and asking participants to put their own personal touch on it. This class will be fun yet challenging as solo as well as group skills are taught and everyone will have the chance to create their own circus number.
Trough these classes we hope to not only teach circus skills but circus atmosphere!!! We aim to achieve the following:
-> To introduce students to circus arts. The first five weeks are focused on introducing the students to a variety of circus disciplines, giving them a taste for each and allowing them the space to be creative with the skills taught to them. Participants will also be introduced to the history of circus and the culture of circus groups.
-> To help the participants to embrace their uniqueness, their strengths and weaknesses. Trough learning new circus disciplines students will observe that they excel in some while find others more challenging, they will also observe that their classmates will have different skills to themselves. Everybody has a place in the circus we cannot build a human pyramid if everybody is small or if everybody is large, we need diversity.
-> To create an atmosphere of support and community among the participants. When learning a circus skill much repetition and failure is required before the participant achieves success. We will foster a culture of support for our peers and collaboration instead of competition. Failure is important as without it we cannot learn, it is not to be mocked but to be celebrated. Trough analysis of our failure and repetition we become resilient and do not associate shame with not succeeding every time.
-> To create a cohesive group. We will concentrate on creating strong bonds in the group and ensure that all participants have the opportunity to work with each and every one of the other participants in the group. At the end of the 10 weeks we will reflect on the work that we have done and celebrate it trough a performance for the group or possibly for family and friends.
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