Learning circus skills provides a wide range of benefits to the participant – increased attention span and focus, personal and social growth, mental and emotional health – all the while within a non-competitive and fun atmosphere.


 – From complex juggling patterns to understanding the dynamics of a diabolo or working on acrobatics with a partner, all significantly improve your problem solving skills.

PHYSICAL coordination

 – Object manipulation requires accurate, coordinated and timely movements, which results in greatly improved physical coordination benefiting daily life.


– With correct learning and through ongoing practice, the practitioner will see an increase in their ability to concentrate at the task at hand.


 – Most circus disciplines require split second reactions. Those who practice circus skills will develop increased response rates the more they practice.


– A trick must be practiced many times before your muscles learn the knack to it, and dropping props is a fact of circus life. Patience is a virtue. It can grow on you.

Improved Balance

– Equilibristics such as unicycling, tightwire, stilts and acrobatics improve the body’s natural sense of balance.


– Being able to reflect back on your hard work and having a nice trick to show for it is a great confidence booster. The more you advance at a given skill the more you feel a sense of achievement and confidence in your ability.

Fitness and flexibility

 – Acrobatics, acrobalance, and aerial all lead to greater fitness and flexibility. Proper warming-up and stretching is essential to care for your body and should be practiced at all levels of circus.

Creative Expression

 – Circus is an art form as well as a form of physical and mental stimulation. Practicing allows the practitioner to be creative, explore and express themselves in a way they hadn’t before.

Social skills

 – Participants of all ages can learn and share in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere all the while making friends and having fun. 

INCREASED brain mass

 – Proven by science! According to research published in the journal ‘Nature Neuroscience’, juggling actually increases the amount of white matter in our brains and creates new neural pathways.