Have you been dreaming of flying high with aerial silks? Or maybe you want to test your focus and balance walking the tight wire? Maybe, just maybe you want to spin in circles in the Cyr Wheel? You can try all that and more with single session circus introduction classes.
Each week we will feature some of the most popular circus disciplines for you to try. These introduction classes are perfect if you’ve wanted to try something new, but didn’t want to commit to a course just yet.
What Circus Introduction Classes Can I Do?
Introduction to Aerial Silks – January 19th, February 2nd, February 16th
Find out what it’s like to fly, or at least pick up your feet a few inches from the ground. In these introduction classes, different techniques for learning to climb the silks will be introduced including some fun beginner positions to try out and get to feel the magic of flying!
Q. I have a fear of heights, can I do this?
A. Of course. This is just an introduction class so there won’t be much height. You can ask your instructor more questions and enrol in a beginner’s course afterwards if you love it.
The classes on January 19th and February 2nd are currently full with a waitlist in operation. If you’re super eager to join this class, join the waitlist in the case of a cancellation. The final aerial introduction class for this term is on February 16th. Spaces fill fast, so make sure to book quickly!
Introduction to Tight Wire – January 26th
You can’t spell Funambulism without fun!
Tight wire (or Funambulism) is the art and practice of walking, jumping and performing acrobatic tricks across a thin wire or rope. Artists can incorporate props to help balance such as a Fan or horizontal pole. Tight wire practice has many benefits including developing mental focus, balance and self-awareness.
Q. How high is the tight wire? I have a small fear of heights.
A. The approximately 2 feet from the ground (perfect for beginners and improvers)
Q. I have bad balance can I still do it?
A. Tight wire can be practiced at all levels and all physical abilities.
Introduction to Cyr Wheel – February 9th
”I’m spinning around, move out of my way”. The Cyr Wheel is a large human sized circular metal ring which the performer builds centrifugal momentum by spinning. For this introduction class you will focus on how to work safely with the large proper including handling and manipulation techniques. You won’t exactly be spinning as quick as Kylie Minogue but you can work up to it!
Q. I’ve never done anything like this before, what can I expect?
A. You can expect to learn how to use the Cyr Wheel safely before trying anything else. It’s also a great core workout!
Don’t forget if you love these introduction classes, you can enrol in a beginner’s course. Keep an eye on the website, newsletter and social media to find out when registration opens!