A weekly beginner circus club for adults to learn all aspects of circus. If you fancy learning new skills and improving your balance or coordination whilst keeping fit and having fun then this club is for you!
The club will be run by Ross Wheeler who has been a professional circus performer for over 15 years, has a BA honors degree in Street Arts, runs Hotch Potch Performance and is a proud member of the Airfish Circus Collective and Cirque du Ciel team.
Sessions are 2 hours long and each consisting of a long warm up, different themed skills tutoring and freeplay circus skills where you decide what you want to learn / practice.
Over 16 year olds will be welcome with a supervising adult.
Each week we go between a focus on a different discipline which could include:
Object Manipulation- Juggling, spinning and blancing props like diabolo, poi and hula hoop
Equilibristics- Stilt walking, unicycling and other balancing skills
Acro- Acrobatics, tumbling and acrobalance skills such as the human pyramid
Aerial- Aerial hoop, trapeze, trampolining and more..
Physicial Theatre- Clowning and character work like games and general seriously silly business!
Sessions as are Mondays 7pm-9pm
The Circus Works Devoran
Unit 1, Devoran Industrial Estate,
Greenbank Rd, Devoran, Truro TR3 6PQ
We are now also offering an exclusive Airfish Discount for members of the collective looking to join in the fun from a teacher training perspective or looking to brush up different skills. Booking details can be found below:
Kids Circus Classes
You can also find out about all sorts of kids classes and clubs including ones taught by Ross for ages 3-5 & 5-8 year olds at The Circus Works' website: https://www.circusworksdevoran.org/
Workshops for Groups & Events
Widely known for building confidence, keeping fit, improving balance and coordination whilst encouraging a strong sense of team building through the nature of play. Our workshops introduce floor based practices such as Juggling, Poi, Diablo, Staff and Hula Hoop. Guiding absolute beginners to circus addicts. We can provide “drop in” workshops for busy events or structured sessions for a more focused group.
Beginners to Expert Class
Ross Wheeler has been stilt walking for over 15 years and focuses on smaller peg stilts for agile movements in interactive comedic walkabouts and stilt dancing cabaret acts. Beginner to expert classes for circus groups involve exercises and teachings around the anatomy of peg stilt walking, dancing and agile movements for different terrains and characters. Sessions are delivered firstly by exploring the physical movements without stilts before repeating these with stilt practice and developing short peer performances. These sessions can be for young to adult ages for people who can already walk on stilts, however separate beginner stilt walking workshops can also be arranged.
Drop in circus areas at busy events can be run by one or two tutors and let people of any age come and go as they please to try out the equipment with help at hand.
Structured sessions for 1-2 hours can specialise in different areas and props and include all sorts of fun games and physical warm ups for classes and groups young or old to work together.
Session can optionally also come with a renegade show to share skills learnt though out the process or contact us if you want to build a more substantial series of sessions leading to a showcase.