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.
ADULT CIRCUS CLASSES
Juggling and Circus
Friday 5:30 - 7PM - Mike Hirschbach
Juggling and circus is an introduction for beginners and more experienced jugglers, from the basic 3 ball cascade to juggling 4 and 5 objects, club variations and rings. We explore passing variations and group patterns, explore take-aways, and also look at related manipulation skills like the diablo and flower sticks. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to juggle, or get better at it, this is the class for you!
Balance is an exploration of balance on and with objects. We'll walk on the tightrope and tubes, learn to ride the unicycle, and balance on the rola bola, the walking ladder & the rolling globe.
No experience is necessary, but frankly, if you already know how to walk, leap, run, jump and skip, you've already mastered many aspects of complex balance. This class can be taught in both French and English.
YOUTH CIRCUS CLASSES
Young Circus 1 (5-8)
Saturday 10:00AM - 11AM - Mike Hirschbach
This circus class for our youngest students combines circus skills such as balancing on props and simple acrobatics with games and imaginative play. Let Mikes humor, years of experience with youth circus and enthusiasm bring a new element of learning, growth and confidence into your child's life. It’s a great introduction to the excitement and pleasures of circus and an hour away from screens of all kinds. This class can be taught in both French and English.
Young Circus 2 (9-12)
Saturday 11:00AM - 12:00PM - Mike Hirschbach
This circus class for young students develops balance skills on props and tightrope, begins training in acrobatics, and works on aerials every alternate week. Build confidence, body positive attitudes and a sense of curiosity and play before the trials of teenage years. Let Mike's infectious love of circus create a space to learn, grow and explore. This class can be taught in both French and English.