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Circus Arts (8-11 Years) Term 1

Western Springs, Auckland

Thu, 7 Feb 2019 to Thu, 11 Apr 2019

4:15pm - 5:45pm

Age 8 to 11

About This Activity

Activity Details

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre | TAPAC, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

$200.00 for 10 sessions | 17 places remaining

Run by TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Circus classes are a fun and healthy way for kids of all ages to get super active, stay fit and make loads of new friends.

Physical benefits of kids circus classes include improved hand-eye coordination, flexibility and strength.

This is a fun and challenging physical course that focuses on the techniques used by circus performers on the ground and in the air.

Through physical warm-ups, acrobatics, tumbling and object manipulation, you will develop your motor skills, strength, flexibility and endurance, whilst having a great time.

Kids will also develop essential life-skills including self-confidence, teamwork and trust.
We look forward to seeing your kids cartwheeling and juggling in our amazing space soon!

This class is suited to the beginner level student

Teaching artist: Thomas Hinz
Circability’s lead teacher Thomas Hinz has extensive experience teaching circus both here and in Germany. He will take students on a journey through juggling, diabolo, spinning plates, tightwire, unicycle, globe and acrobatic postures. Thomas is a master at working with all ages and abilities and will challenge students of all levels. He is passionate about helping students find the best way of presenting their favourite skills.

Teaching artist: Jesse Miller
Jesse has been involved in the circus industry for the past eight years. Beginning his journey right here at TAPAC, then moving his skill set overseas to train and teach in multiple countries including summer camps in both Australia and the USA and at the Beijing International Arts School. He specialises in all forms of trapeze (single, double, triple and flying) with a broader skill range across most aerial arts and ground based partner acrobatics as well as any other forms of circus he can get his hands on!

After a brief stint with the Kelly Brother’s travelling circus Jesse is now back in Auckland and ready to share his knowledge with the TAPAC classes of 2018.

About Circability:
Circability teaches circus to all ages and abilities with the aim to celebrate difference. All classes are tailored for the participant skill level, and are fun and accessible.

The Circability Trust was formed in July 2012 and is a partnership between Circabiility Directors Frances Kelliher and Thomas Hinz.

In 2013 Thomas managed Circus Fantasia in Rostock, Germany, which he set up in 1991. Thomas studied Rehabilitative Pedagogy in Berlin in the late 80‘s. He set up 'Circus Fantasia’, with its 26 metre tent in the city of Rostock in 1995.

Frances Kelliher (B.Com Marketing) has a career spanning research, publishing and the arts. She has managed community radio, galleries, a dive shop and performed as an amateur acrobat, juggler and clown on both sides of the globe.


The Auckland Performing Arts Centre | TAPAC, 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland

Activity Details

Activity Highlights

  • Physical Warmup
  • Acrobatics
  • Object Manipulation and Tumbling
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This activity runs on these dates and times:

February 2019 to March 2019

  • Thursday, 7 February 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 14 February 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 21 February 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 28 February 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 7 March 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)

March 2019 to April 2019

  • Thursday, 14 March 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 21 March 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 28 March 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 4 April 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 11 April 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)

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Circus 8-11

$200.00

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