Workshops

OUTREACH WORKSHOPS

CircusWA employs a dynamic team of circus trainers who are both performers and teachers. We are ready to inspire all and grow the belief that everything is possible – even CIRCUS. 

Photo credit: Tashi Hall

Our trainers are available to work in outer metro and regional areas and can support regional centres to set up and maintain a circus training centre in your town.

CIRCUS WORKSHOPS ARE FOR ALL

Our team is available to deliver a range of circus workshops for:

  • all ages
  • all skill levels
  • all abilities*

*We have trainers who have strong skills and experience in working with the following groups: Youth at Risk;  Autism;  High Support Needs and more. Collocated with DADAA – Western Australia’s Disabilities in the Arts organisation – we have ready access to knowledge, training and support so that nobody need miss out on the joys of circus.

Teach your people Circus Skills or enliven your event with fun Pick up and Play activities

What is Pick up and Play?

This is a great format for fetes, community days and informal celebrations. We will bring our talented/professional trainers to demonstrate different circus skills, while participants come as when they please to give it a go. They can stay for 1hr or more – we are there to inspire through demonstration and guidance. 

What we bring: unicycles, hula hoops, juggling balls, diablo, flower sticks, poi, staff, and plate spinning.

What’s in a Circus Skills Workshops?

 
WORKSHOPS AT THE FREO BIG TOP:
 

Come to our Big Top training centre, and enjoy an immersive experience of being at the Circus. At our centre, you will have access to all of the apparatus and the chance to try some of the following skills. You can pick and choose, or leave us to create a fun and diverse programme: 

Balance: Tightwire, stilt walking and unicycle

Aerials: Rope, Silk, Trapeze and Lyra

Acrobatics: hula hoops, trampoline and acro-balance

Manipulation: juggling, plates spinning, flower sticks, poi, and diabolo.

 

WORKSHOPS AT YOUR VENUE:

We will pack up our van with lots of fun circus gear and come to you. We can work inside or out. If inside it is preferable we have access to a high ceiling so participants have plenty of space to throw and grow their circus spirits.  

We can offer the following skills at your centre: 

Balance: stilt walking* and Unicycle (*stilt walking is a time-consuming process and requires additional support to keep the process rolling)

Acrobatics: hula hoops and acro-balance

Manipulation: juggling, plates spinning, flower sticks, poi, and diabolo.

CREATE A CIRCUS PERFORMANCE:

By choosing a two hour workshop we can support your students to put together a small showcase at the end of the session. The more sessions we deliver, the bigger the show. Maybe go the whole way and invite us to visit weekly and we’ll help create an astounding, not to be missed, community inspiring circus show.

CLICK here to download a printable information sheet to share!

Photo credit: Jeanette Friesen

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CIRCUS WORKSHOPS? 

  • Participants are supported to take calculated risks in a safe environment
  • We create a non competitive space in which participants experience success and failure with fun and humour – perseverance is the path to success
  • We embed activities to engage participants’ imaginations and creativity
  • Teamwork is at the heart of all our workshops and through these activities we aim to grow trust, and group/self-motivation

 

PLEASE NOTE: $150 cancellation fee will apply to any confirmed bookings cancelled within two weeks of the scheduled workshop.

 

Ph: 0435 374 492