Collingwood  Circus School

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Adult Aerial Beginner

The Circus Company and the Collingwood Circus School offers a gentle introduction to aerial arts for beginners only. Join us for a fun aerial adventure at whatever pace suits you best. This aerial class focuses on learning foundation skills on the aerial silks or aerial lyra, building core strength, and learning from the ground up. This class is “first time flyer friendly” which means that everyone is welcome to join and everyone is a beginner. It is the perfect way to build up your strength and flexibility while trying out aerial arts in comfortable environment.  

 

Adult Aerials

Learn the fundamentals of aerial silks or Lyra and have fun while doing it! Our Collingwood circus programs focus on your progressive development on your apparatus of choice while increasing your core strength and flexibility. Students participating in class will come from a wide variety of backgrounds from a beginner to an intermediate level. Students new to the activity will learn the fundamentals of the aerial arts, while intermediate students will continue to increase their skills, tricks and techniques.

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Circus Youth

Learn the fundamentals of aerial silks and have fun while doing it! For ages 12-17,  Collingwood Circus School offers programs that focus on your progressive development on the aerial silks while increasing your core strength and flexibility. Students participating in class will come from a wide variety of backgrounds from a beginner to an intermediate level. Students new to the activity will learn the fundamentals of the aerial arts, while intermediate students will continue to increase their skills, tricks and techniques.

Circus Kids

Circus Kids 1- 60 minute program is designed for children ages 6-8 years.

Circus Kids 2- 60 minute program is designed for children ages 9-11 years.

Students of the Collingwood Circus School will have the opportunity to learn about the world of the aerial and circus arts in a safe and fun environment. The class will cover a variety of circus practices including; aerial silks, aerial lyra, aerial hammock, static trapeze, hand balancing tricks, body balancing, juggling, hula hoop, slack line and much more.  Classes are designed to develop students strength, coordination and flexibility while promoting a healthy active lifestyle.

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Demo Team

If you can’t get enough of the circus arts, then this class is for you. Collingwood Circus School's Senior &  Junior Demo Team is designed for those looking for more of a challenge, who want to work in a competitive type of class with more challenging wraps, locks and climbs. This is a performing focused class. Conditioning and stretching is emphasized. You can expect more performance time during our student shows as well as potential community performances. Coach recommendation is required to join this class. Ask us about it!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to increase your skill level, strength and flexibility. Get one on one instruction on any or all apparatus of your choice. contact us to set up your class time that works for you!

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Open Gym

Offered on a first come, first serve basis.

 

If you are a beginner or advanced aerialist, this is your opportunity to practice your skills. Open gym is for extra training time only. It is not set up to learn wild skills that are out of your current limits.  Please note that at Open Gym time, it is your responsibility to know your limits.  If you are not practicing “safe silks”, you will be asked to leave

 
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Designed for Intermediate to Advanced level students

  • Ages 8-16

  • 4 hours of training a day.

  • Catered to intermediate and advanced ability levels.

  • Learn from professional instructors with over 11 years of coaching experience.

This workshop is a one-week intensive program allowing young people ages 8-16 to experience professional training in circus arts. Students will choose a major and minor in various disciplines and will focus on increasing strength and flexibility as well as developing a higher skill set. We designed this program for Intermediate to Advanced level students. Previous experience in circus arts required to join (if new to the studio please email thecircuscompanyinc@gmail.com).

Participants must at least be at an intermediate level of their major. However, no experience is needed for their minor. This course can also cover choreography, character expression, sequencing, acro and partner acro.

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The Circus Company specializes in teaching aerial silks, aerial lyra, aerial hammock, static trapeze, hula hoop, belly dance, slack line and partner acro balance.   Book your group with us and learn one or all of the above apparatuses!  We offer 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour lessons.  Our group booking minimum is 5 with a maximum capacity of 24.

*We can accommodate larger numbers upon request.

*Party room available for an additional $30/hr.

1 HOUR

5 - 14 participants

$25 per person

2 HOURS

5-14 participants

$35 per person

1.5 HOURS

5 - 14 participants

$30 per person

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FAQ'S

Is there somewhere I can watch?


Please check with staff as restrictions are changing frequently with COVID. We have an enclosed area specifically for viewing. Parents, family members, friends or siblings are not allowed in any area of the gym at any time. For insurance and safety reasons only registered members are allowed on the gym floor.




How do you ensure safety in the gym?


It is our policy that we reserve the right to remove any participant from our program that may hinder their own development or the development of the other students in our facility by inappropriate behaviour. Our hope is that everyone has fun and enjoys the time they have in our facility.




Can I take photographs?


We kindly ask that you refrain from taking photos or videos of the students during class time as we want to respect the privacy of the many students in the facility. If you would like to take photos, please speak to the instructor of the class. Thank you for understanding.




What if I missed a class?


At this time we are only able to offer "make up" time during Open Gym when there is space available. Please check in with Julia at circuscops@gmail.com OR Kristin at thecircuscompanyinc@gmail.com. Make up classes will not be carried over to future sessions. Sorry, there will be no make up classes due to inclement weather.




What payment options do you accept?


Cash, cheque, credit card or email money transfer are the accepted forms of payment. If paying by e transfer, please send payment to collingwoodcircuspayments@gmail.com. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Collingwood Circus Club.




But.... What do I wear!?


NO ZIPPERS OR BUTTONS. To practice aerial silks, it is optimal to wear full length or 3/4 length pants and a snug top. All jewelry must be removed. This includes rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.




Can anyone join an Open Gym time?


Open gym is for extra training time only for students who are currently registered in a class at Collingwood Circus School. Open gym is not set up to learn wild skills that are out of your current limits. Please note that at Open Gym time, it is your responsibility to know your limits. If you are not practicing “safe silks”, you will be asked to leave.




What are the drop off and pick up rules for my children?


Late Pick Up Fees - will apply - once your child's class is done, we are not responsible for their care. Please ensure they are picked up on time or make arrangements. We insist that you come into the building to pick up and /or drop off your child for their programs. Our coaches are not able to supervise them after their class as they have to remain in the gym. Please pick up your child at the scheduled ending of their class.




Do you offer discounts?


Inquire within for family discounts. Discounts do not apply for groups, private lessons or camps. Class fees will be prorated if you do not sign up at the beginning of the session.




What is your cancellation policy?


If you are not completely satisfied after the first class we will give you a FULL REFUND… no questions asked. Pro-rated refund if cancelled after the second or third class (before the fourth class) No refunds after the 4th class. All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administration fee.




What happens if the weather is bad?


Sorry, there will be no make up classes due to inclement weather or power outages.





PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to combine or cancel a class due to low enrolment.