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  TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Circus Arts (8-11 Years) Term 3

Western Springs, Auckland
Bookings Closed

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 to Sat, 28 Sep 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 | 2 places remaining

Run by TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

This fun and challenging open-level course is suitable for beginners and children with some circus experience. Learn techniques used by circus performers on the ground and in the air!

Through physical warm-ups, acrobatics, tumbling and object manipulation, students will develop hand-eye coordination, flexibility, strength, motor skills 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!

"Fabulous, fun, brilliant."
"Confidence-building, friendships, fitness and challenges."
"The course got my son off his computer!"

The Circability Trust was formed in July 2012 to teach circus to all ages and abilities with the aim of celebrating difference. All classes are tailored for the participants’ skill level, and are fun and accessible.

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

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Activity Details

Activity Highlights

  • Physical Warmup
  • Acrobatics
  • Object Manipulation and Tumbling

This activity runs on these dates and times:

July 2019 to August 2019

  • Thursday, 25 July 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 1 August 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 8 August 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 15 August 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 22 August 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)

August 2019 to September 2019

  • Thursday, 29 August 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 5 September 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 12 September 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 19 September 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)
  • Thursday, 26 September 2019 (4:15pm to 5:45pm)