Circus Arts

After school Circus art in elementary school around town in association with Pacific Sport.

In this class we will explore juggling with scarves, balls, club, poi, spinning plates, diabolo, hula hoop. We will also have fun with special activities like balance board, unicycle, slackline, ballon sculpting, face painting. We will be creative and moving. Make sure you check this blog post about circus: Play time!!! Why is Circus Arts appropriate for everyone?

Why circus arts?

Circus arts if quite vast. I am mainly focusing on manipulation; juggling, poi, hula hoop. Beyond the physical benefits, learning a new skill helps keep the mind active, strengthening neurological pathways, thus reducing the risk of dementia. It focuses the mind in a meditative state, foster inner peace, increases self-esteem, and cultivates persistence. It also lessens some symptoms of repetitive strain injury, balances bi-lateral motor skills. Like all performance arts, circus arts let’s you release your creativity.


“Poi” is the Maori word for ball on a cord. Poi is a form of juggling where the balls are swung around the body. Poi can take many shapes and forms, from LED lighted, Glow, Fabric, Sock and Fire and more. Poi enhances dance and rhythm. It can also strengthen the wrist, arms and shoulders, and improve flexibility. Click here for my calendar of current classes.


Juggling is fun. You get to play and exercise at the same time. It can improve eye-hand coordination, reflexes and self-confidence. Studies show that people who learn to juggle increase their grey matter! Anyone can learn to juggle. Some people will find they can juggle within a couple of hours of practice. Others might need a little more time, but practice and persistence is the key to learning any new skill. We juggle with different tools: balls, clubs, knifes, rings … Click here for my calendar of current classes.

Hula Hoop

Hooping exercises more than 30 core muscles, improves balance, flexibility, dexterity and coordination, tones and reshapes the abdomen, buttocks, and legs. It’s a low impact exercise appropriate for people of all ages. Click here for my calendar of current classes.