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Cyr Wheel is a large human sized metal circular ring in which the performer builds centrifugal momentum by spinning the wheel on its central axis and performing movements within the central axis space of the spinning wheel.
The Cyr wheel is suitable for all levels at beginner level. It can take time and practice to master the initial spinning and stepping and holding the central space as the wheel continues to spin. Beginner practice also involves manipulating the wheel standing outside of the central space, helping the student to understand the qualities of the wheel and safety positions when working with a large metal object.
Programme runs in 4 week terms.
Couses can run from 4 to 6 weeks in duration and have previously ran at both Circus Factory and Firkin Crane - Home of Dance. Currently we have no programmes on offer.
Introduction Classes are also available on Wednesday evenings from 8pm - 9.30pm. Please see our Introduction Class page for the upcoming schedule of classes.
View our time table and select the class you wish to register for. This wil bring you to our GoTeamup booking page.
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The circus factory is such a fantastic place with amazing tutors. There is never any pressure to go higher or do anything I'm uncomfortable with but I still always find myself pushing my boundaries from the support and enthusiasm of Brenda and the students. Couldn't ask for a better environment to see what I'm capable of or better people to share a passion with.
“Finding circus was such a life changing thing for me, in it I found not just a physical outlet, something that had been lacking in my adult life but also a creative outlet, a place to be inspired and explore my crazy ideas”
“Brilliant venue. great for learning circus skills with lovely teachers”
The Circus factory is like a big playground where creative people play and work with each other and learn from one another. Exploring new movements is one of the most beautiful ways to entertain your inner child.
The equipment in CF is always improved/ updated and above all when it comes to aerial rigging/equipment it's regulated & safe. Knowing you can train on apparatus that is rigged well and checked regularly means a lot”
“The best place in Cork to get fit and push your limits while having a lot of fun.”
“Circus Factory has been an amazing organisation and community to get to know. By learning skills I never thought I could manage, It has helped me develop confidence not just as an artist but in my everyday life as well”,
Circus Factory has professionally installed aerial rigging and all equipment and hardware undergoes regular inspection. All equipment is rigged at a low accessible level with professional landing mats mandatory for practice training. Our aerial Coaches are experienced aerial artists and have a high level of previous teaching experience. All classes are conducted with Covid 19 protocols in place.