CIRCUS THEATER CAMP , AGES 4 – 12 (ALL LEVELS)
This popular camp brings together the fun physical challenges of circus with the endless potential of storytelling to make an action-packed week of Circus Theater. Each day begins with an imagery-based warm-up, preparing campers to jump, swing, spin, and CREATE! Next, we explore physical theater concepts, playing with individual creative expression as well as collaborative group challenges.
The majority of camp is spent in smaller groups, building skills onsingle-point trapeze, aerial silks, acrobatics, juggling, stilt-walking, and more. Campers are divided by age and skill-level to ensure that each student is challenged and supported. Throughout the week students are encouraged to add their imaginations to the physical disciplines, tumbling like ninjas, spinning like cyclones, and collaborating with peers and directors to create imaginative end-of-camp performances for family and friends!
All-day camps include a trip to the park (weather permitting) and a more in depth exploration of circus theater, often including script-development, costume design, and mask-making, as well as obstacle courses, parkour, and free play.
BABY CIRCUS AGES 1.5-4 (ADULT-CHILD): Explore creative movement, trapeze, acrobatics, silks, juggling, and more with your little one! Learn fabulous tricks on the mats and in the air…and most importantly, PLAY together! All children must bring an adult. Registration is per child.
FAMILY CIRCUS, AGES 4 – ADULT : This class is perfect for families who want to learn to fly together! Moms, dads, siblings, aunts, grandpas, and family friends are all welcome to attend! Learn new skills and games as an individual, a pair, and a group. Learn spotting techniques and gain confidence on the playground and beyond. Tuition is for each individual student, regardless of age.
TRAPEZE & ACROBATICS (ALL LEVELS): Swing! Tumble! Create! Perform! This 1-hour class is a playful introduction to trapeze, acrobatics, and physical theater. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they discover their own potential on the floor and in the air! Students build cooperative group skills as they learn partner tricks, explore physical theater exercises, and create their own unique end-of-the term show! Silks will be included periodically for fun and exploration. There are no prerequisites for this class.
AERIAL & ACROBATICS (ALL LEVELS): Swing, tumble, create, and perform…MORE! This 90 min. class expands on our classic trapeze and acrobatics class, adding aerial apparatus such as silks and hoop (lyra) to the curriculum. Students build confidence, grace, and strength as they discover their own potential, and cooperative group skills as they learn partner tricks, explore physical theater exercises, and create their own unique end-of-the term show. Level 1 focuses on single-point trapeze, silks, acrobatics, and physical theater. Levels 2+ offers more challenging skills and concepts and may include additional aerial apparatus. Instructor approval is required for level 2+.
INTO THE AIR! (ALL LEVELS): Explore silks, hoop (lyra), trapeze and invented apparatus in this class is for the student who just can’t spend enough time in the air! Students build strength, grace, and confidence as they learn new skills, create unique aerial vocabulary, and craft original pieces using story, dance, and their own imaginations! Level 1 open to all. Level 2+ students must have solid basics on trapeze, good core and upper body strength, and focused class-taking skills to attend.
AERIAL SILKS (LEVELS 2+): Learn climbs, wraps, drops, and sequences on aerial silks. Instructor approval is required for Level 2+ as students must have adequate upper body strength, core strength, and focus to succeed in this specialized class. New to aerial and interested in silks? Check out our Into the Air! or Aerial & Acro level 1 classes!
*NEW* INT/ADV TUMBLING (LEVELS 2+): Focused tumbling instruction for students who want to excel beyond the basics. Curriculum will include hand-balancing, walk-overs, handsprings, and more. Students should be comfortable with cartwheels, handstands, and rolls.
Instructor: Heath Houghton
TEEN AERIAL (ALL LEVELS): This class offers an overview of aerial dance for the beginning or intermediate student. Learn vocabulary, improvisational techniques, and sequencing on a variety of aerial apparatus, including single-point trapeze, hoop, silks, and invented apparatus. Build core and upper body strength, confidence, and grace as you learn to fly! Apparatus will vary from week to week depending on the interests and skill levels of the students. There are no prerequisites for this class.
*NEW* HOOPING FOR HOPE (ALL AGES & LEVELS): Looking for a playful way to get your body grooving/ your heart pumping/your coordination and confidence growing/ and to help at-risk kids around the world? Then the hooping for hope workshop is for you! Proceeds will be donated to Spark Circus (www.sparkcircus.org) an 11 year old social circus that brings the magic of circus to refugee children and their communities in Thailand. Echo faculty member London Mahina is going on tour with Spark Circus in February 2018. Workshop will focus on foundations and beyond and will meet the humans in the room.
$10- $25 suggested donation *no one turned away*
Workshop hoops available for class use or purchase, & feel free to bring your own! Can’t wait to spin for social circus with you!
FAMILY OPEN GYM (AGES 4-ADULT): Practice your skills and play together in this supervised circus open gym for all ages. Moms, dads, sibling, aunts, uncles, and family friends are invited to fly together on trapeze, silks, and invented apparatus! Obstacle course, mats, and juggling toys available for all!
Kids under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive on time, as we will begin with a led warm up and explanation of safety guidelines. Tuition is for each individual student, regardless of age. Returning/currently enrolled students only
FUNdamentals (ALL LEVELS): For new, current, & returning students. This one-time class will include acrobatics, aerial apparatus, physical theater and fun for all skill levels. Pre-registration is encouraged as classes can fill quickly.
PARKOUR: Train your body and mind to easily overcome obstacles in creative and fun ways without damaging joints and spine! Develop proper techniques to ensure safety and longevity while fluidly adapting your movements to the your environment. Dive into the world of Precision Landings, Vaulting Styles, Rolling, Wall Running, Rail Balancing, Quadrupedal Movements, and looking beyond traditional use of objects. Although the class is playful and fun, our focus is always on safety through proper technique progressions, learning and expanding one’s boundaries, and creativity. Every class will consist of a proper warm-up, skill development, obstacle course training and cool down review. Classes are tailored to students’ abilities to help them grow through intense noncompetitive activity, while encouraging positive collaboration, creative movement, and respect for all people and places. No previous acrobatic/gymnastic training necessary.
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