Circus Programmes

CIRCUS PROGRAMMES

Circus arts transcend all boundaries and challenges physical limitations. It is our belief that through attending our workshops, children and youths are given opportunities to explore their strengths in performance arts and exercise their creativity while at the same time building up their perseverance, discipline and self-esteem. Our instructors are trained in sports coaching, working with youth in difficulty, as well as working with participants with special needs. They are equipped with skills to handle participants with diverse needs. Our holistic approach ensures that there is continuity in the programme from the basic level to the advance level allowing the students to pick up different skill sets as they progress through the levels.

Power Circus

Power Circus combines Circus Arts with the established Dunn & Dunn Learning Styles to impart life skills as well as academic/studying skills.

 

The Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles Model, developed by the late Dr Rita Dunn and Dr Kenneth Dunn of St John’s University in New York, is one of the most well-researched learning style models in the world. Every piece of research has consistently testified that when anyone is taught according to this model, their academic achievement improves, as does their attitude, self-discipline. Participants would have their learning styles profiled and with a six page learning styles report generated detailing their learning styles.

 

Circus Arts would then be used as a tool to reinforce the participants’ learning styles and as well as work with them on life skills such as self –esteem, perseverance and creativity. The programme culminates with a performance in the school at the end. This would allow the school to view the participants in a positive light. 

Project Leap I – Basic Circus

Project Leap I is a 13 session programme leading to a performance. Participants would be given opportunities to be exposed to a variety of circus props. They would then be led to discover their strengths in a particular prop whereby specialization of the prop leading up to a performance takes place. Project Leap provides a platform for self-discovery, team work and building of self-esteem as activities are pitched at a level whereby participants are likely to succeed.

 

Highlights

Participants would get exposed at least 7 different types of circus skills. Exciting elements includes learning to walk on the walking globe and building human pyramids with their team mates. Participants would also start as a noob and end as a performer by doing a simple show in school.

Objectives

  • Develop self-esteem, self-confidence and the ability to operate in a team.
  • Promote the development of creativity and perseverance in young people.

Duration

13 x 2 hrs session

Circus Sampler

We are also offering “Sampler” programmes for organisations that would like to have a go at the circus. Sampler programmes can range anything from one session to any number of sessions determined by the client.

 

Highlights

Participants would get to try at least 2 circus skills ( Diabolo and Plate Spinning) that is easily attainable and visually pleasing helping them to enhance their self esteem and confidence.   

Objectives

  • Develop self-esteem, self confidence in participants. 
  • Challenge and improve the fine motor skills and eye hand coordination of participants.  

Duration

4 x 2 hr sessions 

Inclusive Juggling

Highlights

Inclusive Juggling is a series of workshop design to enable high support needs pupils to learn a modified form of juggling. In Inclusive juggling, participants learn juggling whilst seated down and juggling takes places on a juggle board which eliminates the risk of dropping. Inclusive Juggling would provide a platform for higher support needs people and people with disabilities to enjoy learning and at the same time give them an opportunity to gain a sense of achievement and greater self-confidence. 

 

Classic juggling tricks like the “reverse cascade” and “full shower” are transcribed on the juggle board, Participants whom are unable to grasp the ball are also able to perform some of these juggling tricks as they can use their fist to push.

Objectives 

  • Develop self-esteem through easily attainable skill sets.
  • Develop participants’ gross motor skills, cross body coordination as well eye hand coordination.

Duration

8 x 1 hr sessions 

(Or Customizable) 

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