New Advanced Youth Circus Class!

Flying Trapeze

By Jon Worden from Learning to Fly by Sam Keen

Starting this September we’ll be running a brand new advanced class for students who are looking for more opportunities to develop themselves as young circus performers.

In this new class students will focus on their favourite circus skills, developing and refining technique. They’ll learn how to train effectively and independently and have the opportunity to create and perform solo and/or group routines.

Let’s get serious about circus!

The class is suitable for 11-18 year olds who want to get serious about circus, and are committed to developing their circus and performance skills.

Students should:

  • Be committed to learning and developing their circus skills
  • Be eager to learn to train professionally and independently
  • Show high levels of maturity towards their training
  • Have a desire to create or perform their own circus acts/routines

Some background or experience in circus, gymnastics or dance is helpful but not necessary and we recommend that you attend at least one other circus class during the week.

Places in this class will be limited. Book your place now.

If you have questions about suitability for this class please contact us.

Wrapping Up Our Youth Classes for 2015/16

Our youth circus classes have been going from strength to strength

Foot on WireOur new style of class – with increased autonomy and play – have been a big success. Students have been enjoying the freedom and self-directing nature of the classes and have been showing much higher levels of commitment and determination in learning circus skills.

Our students’ end of year showcase was a big upgrade from previous years and demonstrated the success of our more learner-focused class delivery.

In September we’ll be continuing to refine our approach and hope to see our students taking big strides as young circus artists.

September Term Now Open

Classes are now open for next term and spaces are filling up fast. As always, your first class is free if you’d like to come and try one!

Join one of our youth circus classes for September now

Circus Class Schedule

Highlights of the Week at Airborne Circus – 17 June 2016

This week at Airborne Circus

In our 5-7s classes…

  • A performed perfect forward rolls.
  • spun a plate and threw is from his finger to the stick.

In our 8-12s classes…

  • performed “glider” on the trapeze.
  • Acrobats learned how to build a human pyramid.Human Pyramid

In our teenagers class…

  • F & G completed rehearsing for the East Finchley Festival this Sunday (come down and see them perform!)
  • Everyone (including Sam & Adam) completed a Tabata workout – with only burpees!

As always, loads more happened and lots of other circus skills were practiced by other students.

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Highlights of the Week at Airborne Circus – 10 June 2016

This week at Airborne Circus

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From Learning to Fly by Sam Keen

In our 5-7s classes…

  • M overcame his fear of hanging from his knees on the trapeze.

In our 8-12s classes…

  • Jugglers learned how to juggle under the leg.
  • Acrobats learned how to dive roll.
  • J crosses the tightwire independently!

In our teenagers class…

  • conquered her fear of forward roll to sit on the trapeze!
  • E & F attended even though they had exams!
  • And we also had a interesting discussion about Brexit!

As always, loads more happened and lots of other circus skills were practiced by other students.

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Highlights of the Week at Airborne Circus – 27 May 2016

This week at Airborne Circus

In our 5-7s classes…

  • Everyone learned how to spin a plate like a pro.
  • H started practicing a 2-ball shower on the tightwire (unsupported) and successfully managed three rounds (off-camera!).

In our 8-12s classes…

  • Aerialists learned how to do Angel (or Mermaid under the bar) and Half Angel.
  • Acrobats learned how to stand on each others thighs and build a human tower.
  • S managed to balance on the tightwire for over 10 seconds independently!

In our teenagers class…

  • L started to learn hat juggling!

Loads more happened and lots of other circus skills were practiced by other students.

Next week is half term so our next update on the week’s accomplishments will be in two weeks.

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Highlights of the Week at Airborne Circus – 20 May 2016

This week at Airborne Circus

The 5-7s…

  • We had a student, T, who started balancing on the rola bola – and did it independently!
  • One of the older students, H, made it 3/4 of the way along the tightwire totally unsupported for the first time!
  • And everyone practiced hanging from their knees on the trapeze.

The 8-12s…

  • We gave our students some coordination exercises to try. They did really well with it so next time it’ll be even more complicated! (Some of them were feeling shy and are out of shot below.)
  • H arrived with some brand new (and very brightly coloured) juggling balls and then successfully performed 60 catches! New target: 100 catches.
  • worked hard on his handsprings, while S and learned new ways of climbing a rope.

The teenagers…

  • We had one new student try out the class… who could already juggle 3 balls and spin a diabolo!
  • E started learning how to pass 7 balls.
  • C worked on walking backwards on the tightwire.

We…

  • Bought some new equipment! We can’t tell you what it is though – sorry!

Loads more happened and lots of other students worked diligently on other circus skills. Check in next week for more Airborne Circus highlights!

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Good News – Just 10 Days To Go…

Aerial Circus

Aerial Silks – Photo courtesy of Jo Foley

In just 10 days, on Thursday, 3rd September, our Autumn term will start with our adult & youth classes in Mill Hill. We’ve got a new(ish) regular teacher, Liz, who taught a few sessions before the summer and is taking over from Rosie.

Less than one week later, on Monday 7th September, our East Finchley classes will start too.

We’ve had a lot of bookings during the summer holidays so if you want to secure your place in class you should get in quick and book your place.

We’re super excited to be starting classes again and are looking forward to seeing you there!

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New Holiday Workshops in Camden!

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We’ve teamed up with SkyLab Studio in Camden to offer a week of circus workshops during the summer holidays.

We have summer holiday workshops for 7-12 year olds and 11-16 year olds. Both workshops will include a full range of circus skills from trapeze to juggling and from to acrobatics silks. We’ll have a particular focus on aerial through the week as SkyLab are specialists in aerial disciplines.

Get details now