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Youth circus

Youth Circus

Youth Circus is for anyone under 18 (under-3s get to bring a participating adult). Classes cover a multitude of circus disciplines to give you a broad range of skills and allow you to discover where your talents lie.

Includes aerial arts, acrobatics, trampoline & juggling. Ages 1-7, 7-12 & 12-18. £12 per 90min class.

There are also numerous benefits from a physical, social and school perspective to building and maintaining strong foundations across acrobatic, aerial and other circus skills. It makes the most of the agility in developing brains and bodies. You can improve:

  • Coordination and balance
  • Concentration
  • Confidence
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Patience
  • Social skills
  • Collaboration
  • Reflexes and reaction times
  • Flexibility physically and psychologically
  • Creative expression
  • Brain function

You can read more about this here in our blog

No previous experience is required, all the activities are adapted for you to achieve success at whatever level you are ready for. If you’ve done nothing other than school PE lessons, you’ll achieve a lot in a surprisingly short time, and if you’ve already done dancing, gymnastics, acrobatics, parkour or trampoline, you’ll develop those skills further, while gaining new abilities.

Classes are after school and on weekends, and we run holiday camps too. Students 13+ are eligible to attend adult classes if they wish to specialise in a specific discipline.

Youth Circus is bookable in terms which allows us to give you the best value – £11 per 90-minute session. Normally, Youth Circus is fully booked and we have a waiting list, with existing families being given first option on booking for the coming term.

Because we are in a new venue, we anticipate that once term has begun, we may be able to offer limited drop-in places at certain times, so email us if you are interested.

Youth Circus Courses

You can book for the whole term or drop in for a single class. Any spaces available in our classes you can drop in for one class to try it out or book the rest of the term

  • Monday Flying Trapeze 18:00 - 19:30 (Open to all ages)
  • Wednesday Youth Circus 16:30 - 18:00 (Ages 7-12 & 13+)
  • Friday Little Circus Stars 16:30 - 17:30 (Ages 6 and Under)
  • Sunday Youth Circus 10:00 - 11:30 (Ages 7-12)
  • Sunday Youth Circus 11:30 - 13:00 (Ages 7-12)
  • Sunday Youth Circus 13:00 - 14:30 (Ages 13+)
  • Sunday Flying Trapeze 14:30 - 16:00 (Open to all ages)

About Little Circus Stars

You’re never too young or too old for circus! Aerial Edge keeps Friday afternoons for the under-7 age group, both of which feature a mix of aerial and ground-based fun.

The Under-7s class is for tots with their adults, who participate with them. Whether it’s mum, carer, nanny or granny, it doesn’t matter. Children will enjoy activities involving silks and silks hammocks in ways that they can safely accomplish movements off the ground, trapeze at a low height, hoop, acrobalance, trampoline, juggling, movements on the tumble track which lead into flips and tricks, and more.

Plus many more ways to explore coordinated physical movements, balancing and stimuli for the sensory systems. Adults learn how to safely support their children so that they can confidently develop their skills.

Young children create pathways along their nervous systems to their brains which are essential for the normal progression of coordination, balance, concentration and more. The variation of circus activities and the inherent fun of them is ideal for stimulating these pathways to help them develop properly.

Youth Circus Holiday Schools

Looking to banish boredom during school breaks? We’ve got just the thing! Aerial Edge Youth Circus holiday camps – each one is five full days of high-flying fun and epic excitement!

Even if you’ve never tried circus arts before, you’ll dive headfirst into the world of aerial and acrobatic skills, along with tightwire, trampoline, object manipulation and more. Anyone who’s got experience of circus training will confirm that giving it complete days of focus will upgrade skillsets like nothing else.

You can book individual days but there’s a sweet discount when you book all five, you get a day for free. As always at Aerial Edge, the emphasis is on fun – learning techniques is something that happens as you whizz through each day with flying trapeze, static trapeze, aerial rope, silks and hoop, trampoline, tumbling, acrobatic balancing of people pyramids, and more.

Our holiday schools run from 10am to 4pm each day and on the last day we have showing from 3-4pm of what we’ve been working onduring the week.

It’s never mundane – this is where happy memories are made. And the best part? Everyone goes home tired, guaranteeing a good night’s sleep. Let the adventures begin!

Our next holiday schools:

  • Youth Circus Easter School: 8th to 12th April 2024 - Book Here
  • Youth Circus Summer School 1: 15th to 19th July
  • Youth Circus Summer School 2: 5th to 9th August
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  • Date: January 2023

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