WELCOME

We teach circus arts in Cambridge. Come and learn aerial acrobatics like trapeze, silks, hoop or corde lisse. Take up the unicycle, juggling, diabolo or hula hoop. We meet every Sunday for our main practice and new people are always welcome.

You can stay in touch via our facebook page.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Camvention 2016 - Saturday 1st October

Camvention, the Cambridge Juggling Convention is coming up on Saturday 1st October. There will be an acro area this year and youth circus will be relocated for this week.  A spectacular show, with separate tickets on the door (£7), in the evening.  We are also still looking for a few volunteers to help on the day so if you can help let us know.  More info at www.camvention.org.

 

WORKSHOPS AND PRACTICE

Timetable for Summer 2016.

Everything is in the Church except Tuesday prebooked courses and ground based on Sundays.

Youth Circus

Sunday 2-4pm Youth Circus for those aged 8-16. Youth Circus resumes on Sunday September 18th. £8 a session.

Ground based incl. juggling, diabolo, flower stick, hula hoop ...

All sessions are £2 an hour or £5 per session. Minimum age 12 years.

The main session is Sunday 5-8pm. This is where you'll see the most jugglers and ground based skills.

We are also open for ground based practice on Sunday 3pm - 8pm, Monday 7pm-9pm and Wednesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

Aerial

Minimum age 12 years.

Sunday 4-6pm Aerial drop-in. Taught sessions for beginners and improving aerialists. £10 the session.
Sunday 6-8pm Aerial practice. Unsupervised training for signed-off aerialists only. £5 per hour.
Monday 7.00-9:00pm Aerial practice. Unsupervised training for signed-off aerialists only. £5 per hour.
Wednesday 6:30-8.00pm Aerial drop-in. Taught sessions for beginners and improving aerialists. £10 the session.
Wednesday 8:00-9:30pm Aerial practice. Unsupervised training for signed-off aerialists only. £5 per hour.

Acrobalance classes continue in Saffron Walden.

Payment for sessions: Ground based practice remains £2 (max £5 per session) an hour but aerial is £5 an hour (max £10 per session).

ABOUT OUR CLASSES 

Practice Sessions

We have a number of practice sessions (see above) throughout the week. These sessions are for people to practice skills and rehearse routines. Nothing is formally taught during these sessions though people often meet up and train or skill share together.

General Practice Sessions - Open to all skills and abilities. The space is shared by all users so compromises might need to be made if you require lots of space. 

Juggling & Spinning

If you are a juggler, poi spinner or contact juggler then Sunday nights at 5are for you. If you have never juggled before or are yet to spin a hoop or catch a diabolo then please come down to our Sunday session, they are always busy and there are always people happy to teach beginners a trick or two. We have plenty of all the basic equipment so if you don't have any of your own don't let it hold you back.

We run occasional courses in specific skills such as poi and staff and one off workshops which get announced via our facebook page and on our website above. 

Aerial

We have a new rig! See above for timetable and announcements.

If you are wondering what to wear then ideally, a leotard or long top (e.g. t-shirt) and leggings, or long possibly tight trousers if you don't want to wear leggings.  DO NOT wear jewellery or watches. For silks especially don't wear jeans or anything similar, as they can rip the fabric. We suggest wearing socks and leg warmers for the warm-up and in between practice during the colder months, though no socks while on the silks. 

We have sign off sheets that we require people to have completed before practising in open practice sessions. What these sheets mean is that we think you are safe and competent enough to practise. There is a sign off sheet for each bit of equipment. If you have done aerial before and believe yourself to be competent then please get in contact, camcircaerial@gmail.com, and we can arrange for you to meet up with a member of our aerial staff who can sign you off.

Movement Training

Movement training is a mix of free running and tricking. Classes involve dynamic condition and aim to raise body and spatial awareness through movement (lots of running, rolling and jumping over things). Note: Movement Training is no longer run through CCC. See the movement training facebook page for up to date information.

Youth Circus

For more information about our Youth Circus please look HERE Youth Circus runs during school term-times, 2-4pm on Sundays.  Cost £8 a session.

Acrobalance

These classes are open to those who are 16+ and need to be attended in pairs. Classes only run during Term Time and take place in SAFFRON WALDEN. If you haven't been before then you will need to join a beginners class, these take place whenever enough people have shown interest (roughly once a month) so please get in contact via our e-mail address


FIND US

Our new home is St George's Church, Chesterfield Road (down Fraser Road, off Milton Road), Cambridge CB4 1LN.