Adult & Teen Sessionals

Adult & Teen Sessionals2019-08-09T14:13:06-07:00

Adult & Teen Sessionals

For ages 13 to adult, these single-focus sessional classes cover popular circus arts as well as performance and conditioning skills.

Tumbling for Stage classes will focus on moving tumbling skills from the sprung floor to the hard floor, in order to prepare for performance (musicals, plays, anything without mats). Please note, there is a beginner level (Level I) and an advanced level (Level II).

Introductory classes will teach the fundamentals of aerial hoop and trapeze. Intermediate classes will focus on building transitions between skills and developing short routines. All students will gain confidence in the air while developing strength and flexibility on aerial apparatus.

Nick performing Chinese Pole at the I Love Circus Cabaret

Defy gravity on the Chinese Pole! Learn how to climb, grip and perform basic poses on the Chinese pole. Focus on core strength conditioning and flexibility in the class to enable development of more complex holds, climbs, maneuvers and Chinese pole skill sequencing.

Circus Bravo — similar to our popular Ringmaster class for kids, but now for adults (18 and up). This 2-hour “Big Kid’ circus class will allow you to run away and join the circus, learning the basics of acrobatics, trampoline, pyramids, juggling, and trapeze along the way. All shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome.

Spin around and around in this unique class focusing on the fundamentals of German Wheel. Learn basic rolls, simple acrobatics, inversions and poses in the large acrobatic wheel. Focus on alignment and conditioning to enable the learning of sequencing skills together and more advanced German wheel skills.

Come juggle with us! This class will address not only juggling techniques with a variety of props, but also object manipulation theories.

Introductory classes are geared to beginners and intermediate students. Working in pairs and groups, students will learn basic skills and techniques for partner balancing, including partner pyramids and hand balancing.

Partner Acro is an exciting blend of partner yoga, acrobatics and circus main à main. This class introduces the fundamentals of static acrobatic and partner body balancing and it challenges partners to develop strength and flexibility through movement and dynamic balance.

Learn the skills necessary to spin and perform acrobatics in a large metal spinning circus wheel called the Roue Cyr. Students will develop wheel acceleration, spinning, wheel waltzes, and safe deceleration skills. Class will focus on core strength development and basic acrobatic skills need to foster proficiency.

This class uses progressive conditioning to develop the muscles necessary to handstand, climb, and tumble with confidence and ease. Find length and space in your body through passive, active, and partner stretching to work safely into backbends, splits, twists, and more.

Beginner trapeze students will enjoy this class as they build their swinging trapeze repertoire. In addition to learning new skills, students will be guided toward building a trapeze act with music of their choice.

Level I classes are designed for students who are new to tissu. Students will learn to climb, invert, tie footlocks and complete basic drops. Once students have progressed to linking multiple skills in the air and completing clean inversions they will have the option of moving to Level II.

Level II classes focus on smooth, creative transitions between skills and learning longer, more complicated sequences. Students are expected to be able to climb to the top of the tissu at least twice during warm up, invert with straight legs and link more then three skills together without resting on the ground in between. This class encourages students to work towards intermediate wrapping and release skills as well as developing a routine.

Level III classes are for students with a good repertoire of skills who are able to link at least 4 skills together. There will be improvisation, exploration into creating new skills and combinations, and artistic exploration. This is not a beginner class. Students will need to be approved by the coach.

THEATRE will touch on the theatrical, performative aspects of circus to build a well-rounded act. Great for circus artists looking to hone their theatre skills, or theatre artists looking for an introduction to circus. Beginner-friendly!.

Level I classes begin with non-inverted skills and moves participants toward developing Level II and III skills for inverted flipping and twisting.