A Week of Circus Workshops by Circus Oz

RESPONSIBILITY | RESPECT | COLLABORATION

Circus Oz demonstrates its values of community, diversity, humanity and hilarity to tens of thousands of people each year through shows, classes and community and education programs. Circus Oz workshop trainers are passionate about sharing the positive outcomes that come from participating in circus with regional communities.

The Week of Circus Workshops program aims to provide young regional Victorians with an experience of participating in circus beyond a one-off workshop. By introducing students to circus skills and giving them an opportunity to demonstrate what they’ve learned to others, the intention is to leave them with improved physical and emotional well-being, stronger relationships with their peers and the potential for stronger communities around them.

Circus provides a pathway for participatory engagement for all students, across age, gender and cultural distinctions, as well as for all levels of physical ability. There has been significant research into the benefits of ‘social circus’ programs with positive findings such as influence on school attendance rates, self-confidence and lasting impact on the physical, mental and general well-being for participants.

Introductory circus workshops are offered for groups of up to 24 per session. We will work with you to create a schedule that suits your school, our trainers can run up to three sessions of 1.5 hours per day. We suggest the schedule allows each student to attend at least three sessions and that a couple of sessions are put aside at the end for a showing to classmates and teachers, friends and family or as part of a larger community event. Teachers and staff can also benefit greatly from participating in a workshop at the start of the week, as a team building exercise and to enhance their ability to continue working with students on the skills they’ve developed.

Our workshop generally consist of an icebreaker game, a physical warm up and then a rotation through several circus skills.

We have found that upper primary through to high school aged students respond particularly well to this workshop program.

Curriculum Links: The Arts – Drama, The Arts – Dance, Health & Physical Education, Science

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social

A Week of Circus Workshops brings the makings of a circus to your school or town. The rest is up to you, with help from our experienced trainers of course.

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Metro: 28th Jan 2020 to 18th Dec 2020
Regional: 28th Jan 2020 to 18th Dec 2020

Circus Oz
Duration: By negotiation with school. Recommended: 3 x 1.5hr workshops per day for 3 days with optional Teacher’s workshop & performance for the school or wider community.
Artform: Circus / Physical Theatre
Minimum fee: $3960 + GST (Up to 3 x 1.5hr x 5 days)
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Booking info: Technical Requirements: Workshop space must be at least 15M x 15M x 3M Height. Workshops cannot be run on concrete or asphalt.