6pm – 8:30pm Wednesdays (Chifley)
4:30pm – 7pm Fridays (Kaleen)
Chifley: Warehouse Circus Training Space, Chifley Health and Wellbeing Hub, 4/70 MacLaurin Crescent, Chifley ACT 2606.
Kaleen: UC High School Kaleen Gym, 104 Baldwin Drive, Kaleen ACT 2617.
$335 per term (2020)
Open to participants from intermediate and advanced troupes as well as teens and new enrolments with equivalent experience (subject to trainer approval). For all other participants, please enrol in ‘Fundamentals for Specialty Training’ as a stepping stone into this Advanced Program.
Modelled on our very popular holiday training intensives, Advanced Specialty Training is a weekly training session where participants can choose from three different streams including Aerials, Acrobatics and Manipulations and Balance. Each session will be comprised of a group dynamic warm-up and basic tumble, followed by two one-hour sessions in Aerials, Acrobatics and Manipulations and Balance run by specialists in these fields. Participants will be free to choose which activity to undertake in each one hour session, allowing them to stick with one specialty or mix it up within a class or from week to week depending on their interests.
Aerial Specialty Sessions: Participants will learn static and dynamic tricks on the Trapeze, Tissu and Lyra, as well as occasional Straps, Spanish Web and Sling. Wherever possible we will also bring in external trainers with new tricks, new aerial disciplines or new performance styles to add value to the Aerial stream, while also allowing participants to play and create on their favourite apparatus.
Acrobatics Specialty Sessions: These sessions will cycle through a large range of acrobatics disciplines and styles, for example Floor Tumbling, Airtrack, Adagio, Mini-tramp, Pitching, Teeterboard, Hoop-diving, German Wheel… the list goes on! Our aim is to build versatile acrobats, with a sound knowledge of different disciplines and the ability to create routines in the disciplines that interest them the most.
Manipulation and Balance Sessions: These sessions will focus on a wide range of manipulations such as Juggling, Hula Hooping, Diabolo, Staff, Plate Spinning and Poi Twirling as well as balance disciplines such as Rolla Bola, Stilt Walking, Unicycling, Handstands and Hand Balancing. Try a little of everything and create within a chosen specialty. Work individually or as a group. Sessions will contain opportunities to learn directly from specialists in different fields to enrich and inspire your practice, and to explore your own specialty under the guidance of an experienced Warehouse Circus trainer.
Advanced Specialty Training will finish up with a group cool-down focussing on increasing strength and flexibility.