FRIDAYS 3:00 – 5:00PM & SATURDAYS 2:00-4:00PM
Open Gym is for Halifax Circus current students and instructors to use the gym during set times to train and practice their skills. Instructors are on hand for safety reasons, but there is no formal instruction going on. Passes for this are $50 for 6 sessions.
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Handstands and Balance
Thursday 6:30PM - 8PM - Alex Smith
Handstands are the basis of acrobatic and physical circus training. This class works on building the balance and strength to maintain a handstand through flexibility, core work and strength training and will explore other solo balance postures and exercises. Let Alex's broad range of experience find the approach, knowledge and motivation you need to reach your handstand goals. Come be strong, centered and find balance in your life and your circus work.
Acrobatics - Level 1
Wednesday 6:30PM - 8PM - Kyle Scott
An introduction to the building blocks of acrobatics; handstands, bridges and cartwheels, and leads to the beginnings of front and back handsprings. This class is a great introduction to movement, regardless of your skill level.
Watch skills and fitness develop hand in hand under Kyle's instruction, assuming you’re not afraid of getting a little sweaty.
Partner Acrobatics / Hand Balancing
Wednesday 8PM - 9:30PM - Kyle Scott
No experience or partner required! This class in hand balancing focuses on partner acrobatics, with an emphasis on refining balance, creative movement and safety in partner work. Build skills in strength, balance and coordination while learning valuable communication skills. Come stack, stand, balance and occasionally end up in a heap on the floor. Fun skills and a couple of good laughs are guaranteed with this all levels class.
ACTIVE flexibility CLASS
Thursday 5:30PM - 6:30PM - Nathalie thibert
No experience required! In this hour-long class, students will be lead through practices to help safely increase their flexibility and release muscles in areas of the body including, but not limited to: upper back, shoulders, chest, hamstrings, and hips. With a focus on strengthening exercises for stabilizer muscles, this class will equip students with a toolbox to help protect the joints in their body's end range of motion.
Perfect for those who are new to stretching, or for aerialists and acrobats who wish to cross-train and improve their active flexibility. Get ready to learn and see what you can achieve in a safe and supportive environment!
Acrobatics - Level 2
Monday 6:30PM - 8PM - Kyle Scott
Once students have mastered the building blocks of acrobatics, they are invited to advance to the intermediate class where they will focus on building combinations and continuing to build on the basic skills. Let Kyle's tough love bring your potential to life and fine tune your flips, jumps, rolls and twists.