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Workshops for Groups & Events

Circus Skills

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 professional performers. We can provide “drop in” workshops for busy events or structured sessions for a more focused group.

An assortment of circus props and toys  for workshops
Workshop facilitator helps young girl with plate spinning

Drop in circus areas at busy events can be run by one or two tutors and let people of any age and ability 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.

Sessions 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.

Stilt Walking
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.

stilt walkers practice a balancing move on one leg during a stilt dance workshop

Our creative manager Ross is also a regular teacher at The Circus Works Devoran

as well as a performer with the Airfish Circus Collective.

He runs regular kids classes in Devoran (between Truro & Famouth in Cornwall) and weekly sessions for adults too. Ross is a valued member of the team at The Circus Works. With them he holds a space for children with neuro diversities and home educated families to explore circus. These sessions are very much geared around person led and play based learning. Something that is often overlooked in a school setting. 

a poster for a circus class for children with neuro diversities at The Circus Works Devoran in Cornwall
poster for an adult circus class in flow arts and spinning props
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