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Classes for Children and Teens

Due to the Covid 19 situation, all normal group classes have been suspended for the time being, however there are plenty of opportunities to get your circus on with us .... Read on:

It is so important that we all remain active and keep our brains challenged during these unusual circumstances to maintain good physical and mental health.  We at Sweet Circus have a range of Covid safe resources for you all as well as classes to keep you social through all of this.

Free Group Classes on Zoom:

Learn to Juggle Lunch Break is continuing via Zoom, Thursdays at midday.  This class is for all ages and abilities (children and families included) and is based around the equipment and activities in our 'Learn to Juggle Kits' although we also provide instructions on how to make your own.                      (https://www.sweetcircus.net/collections/isolation-survival-kits)

The log in details are released weekly on the Facebook event page found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/738500743624529/ or you can email us and asked to be added to the Learn to Juggle emailing list: info@sweetcircus.net

SC Youth Group Meet Up & Whatsapp

A fortnightly Zoom meet up is available for our existing Circus Monkeys seniors and Youth Group.  We do some conditioning exercises, and circus with owned equipment or objects from around the house.  Students are able to keep in touch via the whatsapp group where challenges are sometimes set and the occasional meme is circulated, but mostly this is a social opportunity for our teens.  If you would like to be added to the group please email us: info@sweetcircus.net

Free Tutorials on YouTube

Through out lock down we have been filming several tutorials and follow along videos and publishing them on YouTube.  For many of them you don't need any equipment and those that do use equipment provide you with information on how to make your own at home.  Pop over to our channel and take a look, it really helps us out if you can subscribe to the channel too, you'll need a YouTube account to do this but it is quick and free to set that up!

View / Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCumXttGUw5-klHslB4gayVQ?view_as=subscriber

Sweet Circus in the Park - Coming Soon!

With the government announcement that we can socially distanced meet up with 6 people Sweet Circus plan to bring a range of small group, 1 - 2- 1 and family classes to Eastbourne parks and gardens.  Bare with us while we work out the best and safest way to provide this. More information should be available in the next week or two.  Can't wait that long?  Drop us a line and book a face to face circus meet up now: info@sweetcircus.net

Keep informed by visiting our virus updates page and if you are not already on our mailing list and would like to be sign up at the bottom of the page or drop us a line.   https://www.sweetcircus.net/pages/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-update-page

Stay safe and carry on circussing :)

Once Life returns to normal we will again be providing a range of children’s circus classes, designed to encourage resilience, confidence, focus, and healthy, active lifestyles whilst having fun through circus.  Our programme is led by Miz, a fully qualified teacher, aerial instructor and children’s fitness instructor who is certified for aerial rigging safety. 

Children's classes are currently £7.50 per session drop in or £6.50 per session when you book for the term. Term dates and fees are listed in the timetable below.  To book please complete the 'General Consent Form' found under the classes tab.

In addition to children's classes we have our 50+ Social Circus, Learn to juggle lunch break and our new Strings and Balls circus club for adults.  Find out more about these in our Adult Classes Section: https://www.sweetcircus.net/pages/classes-for-adults

 

A full description of each class can be found below.

***Please wear suitable clothing that covers the backs of knees and bring a water bottle to all classes.***

Circus Monkeys:

These classes develop strength, flexibility, balance and coordination as well as confidence, resilience, team work and positive body awareness. Wednesday sessions incorporate ground skills practice; Diabolo, plate spinning, juggling, flower-sticks etc. and Aerial skills; hoop, trapeze, silks or rings. 

Circus Monkeys Seniors, Wednesday 4 - 5pm.  Doors open at 3.30pm so that students can come straight from school and put in some practice before class.

Circus Monkeys Juniors, 5 - 6pm (age 5+) - There is plenty of room for parents to stay and watch, especially as younger students may want accompanying to the toilet!

Circus Monkeys Mixed Aerial: This is an Aerial only class for Juniors, Seniors and our youth group and is held in the beautiful yoga-life studio.  Age 6 - 13.  Our trainee youth instructors attend this class and from time to time may be asked to spot, or teach under supervision with the older students.  

Circus by the Sea 14 - 19yrs:  This class is funded by the community lottery fund and provided by our Charity Circus by the Sea.  It is co located with our Mixed Aerial Class on Fridays.  This term is funded by the Community Lottery Fund and provided through our charity Circus by the Sea - so it is free to participants :)  Older students should also check out our Strings and Balls Circus Club which is listed in the adult classes section of this website!

 Sweet Circ-ed

We have 2 classes especially for children in the Home Education community. Classes sizes are capped to ensure your child gets extra attention and instruction.  Sweet Circ-Ed can supplement your home ed curriculum providing physical activity and education, performing arts, and learning / social skills such as focus, resilience and confidence.  Learners will be introduced to a range of Circus Skills including ground skills such as juggling and plate spinning as well as aerial hoop, silks or trapeze. The course can form part of your Home Ed Curriculum involving physical activity, social skills and performing arts.

The 11.45 class has recently been awarded funding from the Fonthill Foundation and we are currently developing a complimentary programme of literacy skills and Arts Award qualifications.  Further information will follow.

Aerial Dance

Electra Star Dance have recently opened a custom build dance studio in Horam.  We are working in partnership with them to provide Aerial Dance Classes, this is a wonderful opportunity for young dancers to experience movement in the air.  For those who wish to peruse a performance career, Aerial dance is a sought after skill which should improve their employment prospects.  We hope to bring more Aerial circus classes to this stunning venue in the near future.

If you would like to book a trial drop in class or simply have a few questions please do get in touch via email: info@sweetcircus.net / Phone: 07718 996 853 or message through facebook or twitter :)

You can also book Sweet Circus birthday parties, and workshops for schools, community groups, festivals and events .... explore the rest of this website to find out more.