Shaun, our organiser and tutor trainer, is PGCE qualified with 15 years’ teaching experience as well as twenty years experience in entertainment.

Activities typically include juggling, diabolo, balancing objects, plate spinning, poi twirling, flower sticks, hula hooping (not just on the hips) as well as learning to balance – with pedalgos, hand held stilts, unicycle etc. All tutors have a great variety of kit but may not have every single skill- for preferences, please do discuss your needs.

Optional extras which can be included in workshops are:

  •   tightwire
  •  gigantic bubble workshops
  •   balloon modelling workshops
  •   magic workshops

These may include a hire fee, and may be hired in addition to circus skills, or as a stand alone workshop.

We are learner-centred and we adapt activities to meet the needs of all people within a group.

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What are the benefits of circus skills?

Circus skills offer a huge range of benefits to both children and adults alike.
It has an excellent social function in that it brings together many people that would never have met. It also allows users to achieve things that they probably never imagined they would, there is normally a huge sense of achievement for those involved in the sessions. This may be as an individual, duo or small group. It works fantastically with family sessions, school mates or work colleagues.

The wonderful thing about circus workshops is that what has always seemed impossible when watching a performance becomes a reality for many people. Non competitive games allow participants to develop in a group and allow people to form respect for others within that group; people are treated as equals.

It has become evident, through experience, that these advantages give many people a wonderful boost of self esteem. In addition to the above, circus skills offers physiological benefits in that it can improve fitness, while being fun and also can help those with poor attention. Juggling and other skills such as poi require the user to stimulate both the right and left sides of their brain meaning improved co-ordination can result.
It is especially wonderful for children who may not necessarily be active in the more usual school sports activities- those that do not win races, excel as a gymnast or footballer, may well find a passion for circus skills – especially because they can learn in their own time, in a non competitive environment.

Our workshops can be tailored to meet a range of needs and can also be delivered to large groups. Each individual will get the chance to try a range of equipment and we like to encourage learners the chance to share their skills with friends and also to perform any new skills learnt to their peers in a supportive environment.

Please see this recent article on positive effects of learning circus skills.