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Current timetable & bookings

Classes Term 4, 2023

ALL class participants need to have purchased their annual membership (only $20.00) to attend class. The membership fee ensures you are covered by our insurance.

MONDAY CLASS

Beginners Aerials – Mixed Apparatus (Silks, Lyra, Trapeze) 
Mondays 9th October – 11th December inclusive (10 weeks)
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Trainer: Ali Kimbrough & Sarah Stevenson
$280 Full / $260 Concession

For beginners and those who are interested in revisiting the fundamentals. This 10-week block will cover basic skills for aerial silks, lyra and trapeze, including beginner tricks, climbing, inversions, correct technique and building strength and flexibility.

Beginners pre-reqs:
No pre-reqs. For aerialists with limited experience or for those returning after a break who want to revisit beginner skills. Examples of skills taught include French and Russian climb, straddling over from the crash mat and in the air, footlock, hiplock, and skills and sequences in the knot. On trapeze, we’ll cover coming to sit and stand with good technique, and skills like crescent moon, birds nest, gazelle and mermaid.

TUESDAY CLASS 

Intermediate Aerials – Mixed Aparatus (Silks, Lyra, Trapeze)
Tuesdays 10th October – 12th December inclusive (10 weeks)  
6:45pm – 8:45pm

Trainer: Sarah Fitzgerald
$280 Full / $260 Concession

Focus on pre-performance conditioning and aerial skills. Intermediate: for those who have mastered the skills in the beginners class and are ready for more!!!

Intermediate pre-reqs:

  • Silks – bent arm hang, straddle over hold (from the ground, and ideally but not essentially from a climb), climb to the top of silks, footlock.  Skills taught at the intermediate level include; basic drops on silks (chair drop, catchers, 360 etc), belays, tissu sequences.
  • Lyra – straddle over (bent arm), active knee hang 10 sec, top bar knee hang. Coming to sit with good technique. Baseline skills include: star, gazelle, mermaid, and front balance.
  • Trapeze – includes coming to sit and stand with good technique, and a routine of 5-7 skills. Trapeze skills include monkey roll, clix, rolls to sit and stand, dismounts.

WEDNESDAY CLASS 

Adagio – Learn how to build a roving character performance!
Wednesdays 11th October – 13th December inclusive (10 weeks) 
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Trainers: Chantel, Aeron and special guest Neisha
$260 Full / $230 Concession

Otherwise known as the fine art of standing on your friend…. Acrobalance is the circus art of creating partner balances and acrobatic skills with two or more people. This term we will be building a sequence of tricks that can be used as a roving performance. At the end of term special guest trainer Neisha will come and help the class develop the sequence into a roving character.

THURSDAY CLASSES

Advanced Aerials Silks
Thursdays 12th October – 14th December inclusive (10 weeks)
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Trainer: Ali Kimbrough
$280 Full / $260 Concession

In this class, we’ll learn new skills and transitions, construct sequences and routines. This class is for experienced aerialists who want to expand their skill set while building strength and endurance.

Advance pre-reqs:
Confident and consistent straddle over from a climb on silks. Hiplock from a climb (any technique). Stamina and fitness to begin working on sequences and routine building. A wide range of skills on silks. Strong body awareness and knowledge of own limitations and strengths.


Acquired Taste Choir

2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month
Dates: 12th October, 26th October, 9th November, 23rd November & 14th December
(5 weeks)
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Trainer: Tia Wilson
$65 Full / $55 Concession

LOCATION: Coniston Community Centre

A community social choir with a unique circus edge! Join us in vocal experimentation, percussive exploration, and the joy of connection, as we create our own renditions of our favourite songs. No audition is required.

FRIDAY CLASS

Intermediate/Advanced Aerials – Trapeze and Lyra
Fridays: 13th October, 27th October, 10th November, 24th November, 8th December (5 weeks – every 2nd Friday)
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Trainers: Louise (27/10, 10/11, 24/22, 08/12) Jane or Sarah S
$280 Full / $260 Concession


In this class, we will develop our bar skills on the trapeze and lyra, working on transitions and building sequences, in addition to learning new and advanced skills.

Pre-reqs: Consistent technique across basic skills (sit, stand), confidence on the ropes, repertoire of basic skills and can build own basic sequence, pull to front support and splits under the bar.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Open Training and/or Create an Act for end of year showing
Sundays 15th September – 17th December
2:30pm – 4:30pm


$10 per training session – Pre-payment is required as we don’t take cash.

Funding received from The Culture Bank enabled Circus WOW to purchase safe and reliable crash mats! As part of this grant, we agreed to put on an end of year show. If you would like to create a piece to perform at the end of year show, this is the time and space to do that! The tentative show date is: December 17th 3pm – 5pm.

A show where women come together to share stories of triumph and disaster while creatively tackling life’s mishaps. It will provide performance opportunities for Circus WOW members to share their misses and their marks through laughter and movement. The show was originally inspired by our old and ratty crash mats. Our often overlooked and trodden upon crash mats will be celebrated as stars of the show. Like a calm best friend, these lovely pillows of protection are honest, loyal, and soften the blow of any unexpected faceplants. Our crash mats are essential for getting back up after a tumble, closely followed by our supportive community, good humour, and sheer determination.

Please note:

  1. Casual class tickets will no longer be offered for aerials given the administrative workload associated. They are still available for choir, adagio and hoops.
  2. All class participants need to have purchased their annual membership (only $20.00) to attend class. The membership fee ensures you are covered by our insurance.

Booking secures your place in a class. If you don’t have a card to book online, please email the Treasurer at circuswow@gmail.com and ask about a payment plan.

Circus WOW welcomes all women 18+, including those who identify as women. We also welcome intersex, non-binary and gender diverse people.

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