School Programs

Curriculum aligned in-school circus classes for K-12

What is circus?

Circus is a catch-all term for a wide variety of physical and performance skills, including:

  • Acrobatics – tumbling, partner & group shapes
  • Balance – unicycle, tightwire
  • Juggling – Rings, Clubs, Balls,
  • Aerials – Silks, Trapeze
  • Performance – traditional & contemporary circus, clown & slapstick

At Warehouse Circus, we teach circus skills from beginner to professional, following industry best practice in a fun, inclusive and safe way.

Circus is for everybody and every body.

School circus programs:

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Foster a supportive and co-operative environment

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Increase participation and engagement in school

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Encourage young people to be active

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Are suitable for all athletic abilities

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Assist in the development of step by step learning which transfers to other areas of school

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Aid social development and increase self-esteem

A circus program tailored for your schools needs, perfect for a PE/Drama double period.

We can come to you or we can arrange a mix of incursions and excursions to facilitate full access to our aerial and acrobatic apparatus.

The Arts

  • Developing Practices & Skills

  • Creating and Making

  • Presenting and Performing

Although Circus is not specifically listed in the Australian Curriculum, this is an accessible, inclusive set of performance skills and principles that:Are easily understood;

Teach and support movement quality akin to dance;

Has its own creative language and presentation formats;

Can be used to enhance, underpin or combine with other dramatic elements to create innovative, new work with positive experiences and a valued place for all students regardless of prior physical ability or experience.

Health & P.E.

  • Health benefits of physical activity

  • Mental health and wellbeing

  • Safety

  • Active play and minor games

  • Challenge and adventure activities

  • Fundamental movement skills

  • Games and sports

  • Lifelong physical activities

  • Rhythmic and expressive activities

Pastoral Care

  • Fosters a supportive and co-operative environment
  • Increases participation and engagement in school
  • Encourages young people to be active
  • Is suitable for all athletic abilities
  • Assists in the development of step-by-step learning which transfers to other areas of school
  • Aids social development and increase self-esteem

Cross-Curriculum

Circus programs can be easily tailored to meet outcomes requirements across curricula.Circus is a physical activity and expressive set of commonly understood apparatus that can be used to convey both emotional concepts and specific information.Eg.

  • Circus performances can convey emotional states, big ideas, personal moments and powerful opinions. They’re also fun to make and watch!
  • Acrobalance, equilibristics, aerials and object manipulation can be used to teach practical application of physics, Human balance concepts
  • Circus apparatus can be used as metaphor for explaining other scientific concepts including
  • A full-scale circus production as your schools major work for the year can involve performing arts, visual arts and fashion, production and event management, marketing et al.

Circus for active schools

A term-length or ongoing circus program as a unit or after-school activity at your school:

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Meets P.E. curriculum requirements at all year levels

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Meets drama/dance curriculum units when paired with a planned performance outcome

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Supports physical activity for young people who feel excluded from traditional sports, and/or young people interested in drama and live performance.

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Supports physical activity for neurodivergent students and students with disabilities

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Is an ideal activity for pastoral care or youth engagement programs

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