Circus Skills


An engaging, confidence-building activity for children, young people and adults. Participants are introduced to a variety of circus skills and given the opportunity to try various disciplines and develop their skills and technique with one-to-one and group support.

Circus skills is a highly effective tool for enabling participants to reflect upon and consciously move through each stage of their learning process. Developing an understanding of how we learn, experiencing the emotions, challenges, triggers and motivators can have far-reaching effects on wider learning.

Course Content

Groups of up to 20 participants, aged 7 years and above, will have the opportunity to try a variety of circus skills including juggling with balls, clubs and scarves, flower sticks, various types of poi, diablo, staff and balancing skills.

Sessions begin with an introduction to the various skills, in the form of a short performance to demonstrate the scope and possibilities of each skill.

Choose from a drop-in session where learners come and go on their own terms or a structured group workshop where learners sign up and participate for the duration.

Participants work in small groups focussing on skills together. Groups will be tutored to develop their skills and given time to practise, correct mistakes and improve techniques.

Build confidence and satisfaction from achieving and mastering a skill then showcasing mastered techniques for others in the group or as a performance at the end of a course.

``If you're not dropping it, you're not trying hard enough.`` Learners are encouraged to embrace and learn from mistakes, seeing them as a necessary and positive part of learning and self-improvement.

Quick learners are encouraged to support others, embedding skills, allowing them to evaluate and break down techniques in order to pass them on. There are always new and more challenging skills to learn for all participants.

Participants are encouraged to reflect upon and share their learning experiences, including associated emotions. This leads to an awareness of learning styles and ways of overcoming challenges when learning new skills.


Acquire and develop new skills

Improve hand-eye co-ordination

Realise potential to learn, improve and succeed

Learn skills required to self-evaluate technique and make adjustments

An opportunity to shine

Improve concentration and patience

Understand that achievement comes from a commitment to learning

Better understand learning needs, including motivators and triggers

Unlock potential for further development of circus skills, performance or co-ordination sports


Delivery Options


  • 1-hour session
  • Up to 15 participants
  • Drop-in, free-flow or set group
  • All resources supplied


  • 2-hour workshop
  • Up to 15 participants
  • Drop-in, free-flow or set group
  • All resources supplied

Half Day

  • 4-hour session
  • Up to 15 participants
  • Booked groups or drop-in
  • All resources supplied

Weekly Course

£5.5per learner
  • 1-hour + 15-mins arrival time
  • Weekly sessions
  • After-school club
  • Key Stage 2 and above

Increase your group size to 24 with 2 workshop leaders.

Please contact for a larger group size quote, which includes tightwire and diablo.

20% evenings and weekends charge will be added if applicable.

Travel expenses applicable, dependant on location at 20p per mile from Bath.