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Top 5 Circus Workshops for Kids

17 April 2023

Circus workshops are a fun and exciting way to introduce kids to the world of circus arts. They can learn about juggling, trapeze, clowning, and more in a safe and supportive environment. Here are five of the best circus workshops for kids.

Kids Circus Workshops

Run by full-time professional circus artists who are passionate about teaching the next generation of circus performers, Kids Circus Workshops is an excellent choice. They have over 15 years’ experience of working with children and are versatile, accommodating schools, youth groups, and parties. Their main focus is on ground based circus skills, including juggling, spinning plates and hula hoop, which help children to develop coordination and balance skills while having fun.

The Workshop Company

While their main focus is on running circus skills workshops in schools and corporate teambuilding, The Workshop Company also provide circus skills sessions for birthday parties and other events like festivals and weddings. Circus skills teach children the fundamental skills of movement, coordination, and balance. Not only will your child have a blast learning these new skills, but they will also build self-confidence whilst having fun. With experienced instructors and a focus on safety, your child will be in good hands at The Workshop Company.

Forgotten Circus School

The Forgotten Circus School offers two separate classes for kids and young adults. The class for 5-10-year olds covers a variety of equipment, including trampolines, hoops, and trapezes. The course for 11-16-year-olds focuses on more challenging skills, such as acrobatics and juggling. Experienced instructors teach both classes, making the learning process fun and enjoyable. The school provides a safe and supportive environment for all students to develop their circus skills.

AirCraft Circus Academy

Providing classes for children from the age of 2 upwards, AirCraft Circus Academy helps youngsters develop their strength, balance, coordination and confidence through a range of aerial, acrobatic and ground skills. From juggling to aerial hoop, and handstands to hula hooping, your child can make their circus dreams come true. They also provide holiday classes for more intensive learning and fun. 

National Centre for Circus Acts Workshop

The National Centre for Circus Arts Workshop, based in London, holds both courses and taster days for children of different ages. For the youngest kids, the classes combine circus skills with storytelling and games to help develop balance and coordination. Older kids get to try out four circus skills, including juggling, acrobatics, tightwire and static trapeze. There are also dedicated classes for children on the autism spectrum. It's an excellent introduction to circus skills and great fun too! 

There are many great circus workshops for kids available, each with their own unique benefits. However, the 5 workshops mentioned above are some of the best in terms of quality, safety, and fun. So if you're looking for a fun and educational activity for your child, check out one of these top circus workshops.

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