FLIPSIDE CIRCUS: Circus classes with Queensland’s largest youth circus

Flipside sees circus as a valuable tool in the development of confident, physically aware and social children. Plus, learning to juggle, fly on the trapeze or balance on the tight wire is a tonne of fun for everyone involved! All circus classes are non-competitive and take place within an inclusive, safe and supportive environment.

Flipside believes that circus arts provide a unique opportunity for young people to show off, take risks, trust, dream and aspire, to work hard, to laugh, and to have fun! These ideals form part of
Flipside’s core values, inspired by one of the leading researchers in circus and young people, Reg Bolton.

Flipside Circus

Flipside Circus offers fun, active, and creative circus classes for all ages

Flipside Circus offers a range of classes that cater to children and young people from absolute beginners through to advance. Young people can begin classes from as young as 18 months and choose to specialise in a range of circus skills and apparatus.

Kindy classes (18 months to 7 years)

Flipside Circus’ kindy classes are a great place for toddlers and young children to explore touch, sound, movement and social settings in fun, play-based circus classes.

Circus play (18 months – 3 years) and Giggles (3 – 4 years): Play-based workshops for little people and their big people. The workshops help increase body awareness, gross motor skills and are a fantastic way to begin socialising in a safe environment.

Flipperoos: (4 – 7 years): A bouncy and active play-based circus class that allows young children to learn circus skills. The class helps children learn to participate and socialise independently.

Flipside Circus, circus classes for kids

Beginners (6 to 12 years)

Taste of Circus/Circus Foundations: Fun workshops that help to develop general circus skills, the perfect introduction into the magical world of circus.

Intermediate (10 to 17 years)

Intermediate Circus/Risky Business: Classes for participants with some circus or gymnastics experience who are looking to develop their skills.

All abilities

Explore the Possibilities (3 – 10 years): Circus is for everybody. Explore the Possibilities provides for children with disabilities and additional needs. Flipside joins forces with On Call Children’s
Therapy and classes include a full range of circus skills such as trapeze, tightwire, tumbling, trampoline, juggling, hoola hoop, tissu and more.

Flipside Circus, circus classes for kids

Specialist Classes – taking circus skills to the next level

Flipside Circus offers a range of specialist classes for those wanting to improve their circus skills, work on their technique or perfect an act.

Specialist classes include; Mixed Aerials (more complex skills in tissu, trapeze, lyra, and Chinese pole), Juggle (individual as well as complex group and pass juggling), and Tumbling (advanced
acrobatics on the floor and trampoline).

Flipside Circus, circus classes for kids

Performance program – learn from professional circus artists

Flipside Circus values children and young people as cultural creators. The performance program participants work with a regular team of extraordinary trainers and guest artists to intensively
advance their skills, and mentor them towards performance.

The Flipside Circus Performance Troupe (8 to 18 years) and Step Up artists perform regularly at inhouse shows, school fetes and community events. On top of this, they perform in professional
environments at venues such as The Judith Wright Centre, The Powerhouse, Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney’s Hoopla Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and more.

Adult classes

Flipside also offers adult classes that focus on circus skills or fitness.


Run away to the circus and join Flipside for a FREE TRIAL in the class that tickles your fancy!

For more information, visit Flipside Circus at http://www.flipsidecircus.org.au/ today.