Circus Arts

After-school Circus Arts for elementary schools, in association with Pacific Sport

In this class we will explore how to juggle with scarves, balls, clubs, poi, diabolo and hula-hoops, and how to spin plates. We will also have fun with special activities like balance boards, unicycles, slackline, balloon sculpting and face painting. Come Be playful, Be positive and Be a Superhero.

Be sure to check out this blog post: Playtime! Why Circus Arts Are Appropriate for Everyone

Why Circus Arts?

Circus Arts cover a vast range of skills. I focus mainly on manipulation: juggling, poi and hula-hoop. Beyond the physical benefits, learning a new skill helps keep the mind active and strengthens  neurological pathways, thus reducing the risk of dementia. It focuses the mind in a meditative state, fosters inner peace, increases self-esteem and cultivates persistence. It also lessens some symptoms of repetitive strain injury and balances bilateral motor skills. Like all performance arts, circus arts let you release your creativity.

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Poi

“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 lit, 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.
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Juggling

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 with 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.
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Hula Hoop

Hooping exercises more than 30 core muscles, improves balance, flexibility, dexterity and coordination, and 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.