As a kid, most of us dreamed of running away to join the circus at some point, so why not give your kids the fun of making that a reality and enrol them in circus classes, where they can learn the basics, while making new friends and having a blast?
Circa is home to some of the leading Australian acrobats, with circus classes from age 3 to adult offered in their Fortitude Valley studio. They offer everything from acrobalance and juggling to tight rope walking and aerial skills. www.circa.org.au
Circus Arts, located in Alderley and Nerang, hold a weekly circus class schedule from 5 years and up. Learn the flying trapeze on Friday nights and Saturdays, with more regular classes during school holiday periods. They also offer party packages and can do group functions and circus classes that come to you for group bookings. www.circusarts.com.au/brisbane
Flipside Circus in Alderley offers circus classes for kids as young as 18 months to adults, ranging from beginner to advanced. Kids can learn fitness-based skills, while also developing coordination and co-operation as part of a team. They also hold The ‘Explore the Possibilities’, a specially designed program for 3-10 year olds with special needs to experience the benefits of physical activity. www.flipsidecircus.org.au
Puzzle Dust Circus
Puzzle Dust Circus is Gold Coast based, however they offer a Circus All Sorts program in Queensland, where they come to you and can tailor the circus program to suit the needs and interests of the group, such as clowning, hula hooping, fire-twirling (with practice non-fire equipment), acrobalance and juggling games. The cost of the workshops is $300 and is perfect for parties and functions for kids. www.puzzledust.com.au
Regular school holiday circus programs are held around Brisbane at various locations. Keep an eye on the Brisbane Kids website for upcoming gymnastics and circus class details.
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