Adults' circus classes

When we were kids, we couldn't wait to move.  We jumped on the trampoline all day, climbed trees, and swung on the swings until adults told us to stop. 

We didn't do it because it was good for us, but because moving brought us sheer delight.   In motion was how we were most ourselves, present  and connected.

At CirQuest, we train circus because it feels like that again.  Circus makes us happy.
 

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Winter Warmup is a special 4-week adults' course, starting June 21. 

Join us for a drop-in class in the meantime!

Class fees:

90 minute classes - $130 for 4-week course ($120 members), $40 drop-in

60 minute classes - $95 for 6-week course ($90 members) $25 drop-in

Multiple class discount: save 10% if you book for the whole course for more than one class per week

NEW! Unlimited class pass - $165 per week so you can come to as many classes as you like  (members only)

Membership: $25 individuals, $50 families for the remainder of the calendar year (all memberships expire on December 31)

In addition to these awesome discounts on fees, members receive a bonus gift pack as well as discounts on courses, masterclasses and shows.

Have you heard about our masterclasses? 

In June and July, we are hosting some of Australia's most expert master trainers for these special sessions for advanced students.  Click here to find out more!

 

Our Classes:

All Things Circus

If you are ready to start your circus journey, All Things Circus is the very best place to begin.  You'll find your core strength improves every time you come, partly because you'll be working your abs from so much laughing.  Aerial conditioning for upper body strength, handstands, and cardio are all included in a safe, individualized progression, interspersed with skills like hula hoops, acrobalance and juggling.  

Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm

Take Flight Introduction to Aerials  (level 1)

Take Flight is a perfect introduction to aerial training for absolute beginners.  Classes include trapeze, silks, lyra and rope, and will develop your upper body and core strength while you learn the foundation skills in a fun, functional and technique-oriented class.

Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm

Take Flight Aerials (level 2)

This class builds on the foundation skills learned in Take Flight classes, and includes silks climbs, wraps and descents, trapeze and lyra skills.  Students who wish to specialize in one or other of these apparatus may spend more time on their areas of greatest interest.  . 

Mondays 6.00-7.30pm

Lyra Basics

This class is for beginner students who wish to specialize in lyra (aerial ring).  We recommend you do a course of Take Flight classes, and/or a course of Physical Preparation for Aerials, before this class, as lots of the basic techniques are developed more easily on other aerial equipment, and involve a level of upper body and core strength that is unusual for beginners to have.  

Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm

Aerials Intermediate (level 3)

This class builds on the foundation skills on silks, trapeze and lyra, and extends to intermediate level skills.  Students who wish to specialize in one or other of these apparatus may spend more time on their areas of greatest interest.  This is the class we recommend for students who have trained at the intermediate level at other circus schools, or for students who have trained at an advanced level but have had a break from training for a while. 

Wedneesdays 7.30-9.00pm

Silks and rope intermediate/advanced (level 3/4)

This class is suitable for students with a good technical foundation who have mastered the basic skills.  Most students who are ready for this class will have trained for at least a year, either at CirQuest or another circus school with similar pedagogy. If you'd like to find out if this class is suitable for you, please contact us to arrange an assessment.

Mondays 7.30-9.00pm

Trapeze Intermediate/Advanced (level 3/4)

When you've been training trapeze for a while, you're ready for more dynamic moves, as well as double trapeze.  Come join Bonnie for a trapeze-focused class that will extend you.

Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm

Physical preparation for aerials

Aerial skills are most elegant and appear effortless when aerialists build strength and technique through conditioning. This class is an ideal additional class for aerials students who want to rapidly progress skills development by building strength, endurance and flexibility.  Taught by Natalia Rudman, who draws on her unique expertise as a circus artist as well as qualified Pilates, yoga and tabata instructor. 

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm

Lyra intermediate/advanced (level 3/4)

This class is suitable for students with a good technical foundation who have mastered the basic skills.  Most students who are ready for this class will have trained for at least a year, either at CirQuest or another circus school with similar pedagogy. If you'd like to find out if this class is suitable for you, please contact us to arrange an assessment.

Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm

NEW CLASS! Focus on Splits

Getting flat splits is a goal for lots of students, and improves your aerial and acrobatics performance.  Active flexibility also can improve your other skills too.  Come work on your splits with Natalia!  You do not need to be bendy at all, this class is suitable for absolute beginners.

Wednesdays 6-7pm

Flexibility and core conditioning

Flexibility and core strength go hand in hand in safe, sustainable circus practice, and are essential for mastery of circus skills.  Training core conditioning and developing flexibility will unlock new capacity across all disciplines.  You do not need to be bendy at all, this class is suitable for absolute beginners.

Wednesdays 6-7pm

Contortion

Take your flexibility to the next level with Natalia.  This class includes core conditioning for safe, sustainable practice, with exercises tailored to individuals' goals and needs.

Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm

Handstands

Get some serious upside-down time into your week with Cat.  Handstands may sound easy, but hand balancing is very demanding!  We recommend that absolute beginners do at least one All Things Circus course before enrolling in this class.

Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm 

Tumbling and tricking

Acrobatics classes for adults, beginners and experienced students alike, and include tumbling, handstands, floor acrobatics and trampoline.  We recommend that absolute beginners do at least one All Things Circus course before enrolling in this class.

Wednesdays 6.00-7.30pm

Chinese Pole

Chinese Pole is a very challenging discipline, demanding strength and endurance in the upper body and core.  We recommend that absolute beginners do at least one All Things Circus course before enrolling in this class.

Wednesdays 7.30-9.00pm

Partner acrobatics

Partner acrobatics includes counter-balances, pyramids and dynamic actobatics in pairs and groups,  You don't have to bring a partner, but of course you can if you like!

Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm

Hoops

This is a fun way to get your cardio, but also offers skills ranging up to advanced, professional performance level, including tricks on the body, twirling-style hand manipulations, multiple hoop separations, and tricks involving spinning, swinging, rolling, bouncing, release and catch, drawn from circus, gymnastics and dance.

Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm

Roue Cyr

Mastery of the Cyr wheel requires highly developed core, upper body and leg strength, balance and co-ordination.  Both are a lot of fun to learn and will certainly promote your postural control and awareness of your body in space!

Saturdays 2.00-3.30pm 

Juggle night

A semi-structured class including juggling. as well as many other manipulative skills such as diabolo, flower sticks, poi and staff spinning, and a wide range of specialist manipulations equipment.  

Thursdays 7.30-9pm

Unicycle, juggling and object manipulations

A semi-structured class including juggling. as well as many other manipulative skills such as diabolo, flower sticks, poi and staff spinning, and a wide range of specialist manipulations equipment.  You can also work on your unicycle skills, and whether you’re just getting started or training for Uninats, this class will inspire you and help you achieve your goals.  Of course, if you want to specialise in either juggling or unicycle, you can!

Saturdays 1.00-2.00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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