Circus Workshops

Whether you’re gaining momentum or finding your balance, MOVE can help you find your pathway. Find out more about our next workshops below. 

Christchurch Circus Centre Seniors

Seniors Circus Fit

Improve balance and strength and learn fun new skills! Available to anyone aged 60 years +

Seniors Circus Fit is a fun approach to trying out the world of circus at an older age. These classes enhance coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance through learning a wide range of circus skills.  

Experienced instructors provide modifications for every skill, ensuring safe and comfortable participation within a supportive group setting.  

Each session begins with a gentle warmup and ends with stretching, ensuring a balanced and fulfilling session. 

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Ground Skills

Participants will engage in a range of ground-based circus skills, enhancing balance and coordination, including juggling, hula hoop, poi, and various other techniques in object manipulation and body balancing.  

The workshops will incorporate fundamental yoga-style balances, which can be performed individually or with a partner. Participants will also experience a variety of exciting circus activities such as unicycle riding, tight wire walking, and manipulation of flower sticks. 

What to wear: Comfortable sportswear, no zips, full-length leggings and a long sleeve top.

 

Cost: $7/class

You can also purchase an  8-class pass for $48   ($6 per class)  

or

16 classes for $88  ($5.50 per class with 2 classes per week)  

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Aerial Skills

The sessions will focus on trapeze, aerial hoop, and hammock, aimed at building confidence and foundational skills.  

Starting with the equipment close to the ground, students will progressively learn to transition from sitting positions with their feet on the floor to standing and eventually mastering various circus poses and shapes in the air. 

Participants will continue to learn basic techniques at a low height for safety and accessibility.  

What to wear: Comfortable sportswear, no zips, full-length leggings and a long sleeve top.

 

Cost: $7/class

You can also purchase an  8-class pass for $48   ($6 per class)  

or

16 classes for $88   ($5.50 per class with 2 classes per week)   

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Dynamic Duo Trapeze Workshops

Duo Trapeze (Intro) 

Dynamic aerial doubles is the next level of fun in circus.  

Learn how to hang off each other safely, what your body is capable of, good fundamental techniques, and a bunch of cool and achievable skills.

Workshop will cover basing and flying technique, tempos, and semi-release pathways.  

Prerequisites: Base/flyer can comfortably hang on a bar and invert.

Please bring wrist wraps or tape, chalk, and comfortable clothing you can move in with wrists exposed. 

Flyers should also have lower legs exposed. Bases might appreciate having the backs of their knees covered. 

Cost: $30 

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Duo Trapeze (Adept)

Want to level up your aerial doubles? This workshop will push your duo trapeze technique to the next level. 

Focussed on dynamic technique, we’ll cover the generation of momentum from tempos upwards. We will cover semi and full releases as well as a cute collection of movement pathways. Come ready to work and have your skills pushed.  

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced performers, including fundamentals for teacher training. 

Prerequisites: Base/flyer can comfortably hang on a bar and invert. Both should have been working together in the air.  

Please bring wrist wraps or tape, chalk, and comfortable clothing you can move in with wrists exposed. 

Fliers should also have lower legs exposed. Bases might appreciate having the backs of their knees covered. 

Cost: $40 

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Private Tuition Available

Eve and Ándre are available for private classes in dynamic acro toss, duo trapeze, duo lyra and duo straps. 

Sunday 7 April, 2024: 1 – 7pm

The cost is $80 per hour. The fee may be shared with up to 4 other people.

Please email circus@move.org.nz with details of the skills you’d like to develop and in which timeslot. The venue will be arranged for either Altiora or Circotica.

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