WELCOME

We teach circus arts in Cambridge. Come and learn aerial acrobatics like trapeze, silks, hoop or corde lisse. (NB.  Aerial acrobatics is temporarily suspended until spring when we set up our new space.) Take up the unicycle, juggling, diabolo or hula hoop. We meet every Sunday for our main practice and new people are always welcome. Each year, you can join our summer school, and come see our death-defying show at the Strawberry Fair .

You can stay in touch via our facebook page or by subscribing to our mailing list. Just add your email address in the box below.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday disruption

Sunday 5th July there is no aerial as the church has a prior booking.  For ground based things, juggling, acro etc we have the studio upstairs in the University Sports Centre on Sunday 5th July from 4.30pm til 7.30pm.  Here is a map.

 

Less Circus Next Week

Sadly we don’t have access to the church on Monday 29th June or Tuesday 30th June next week. We *may* be able to use the hall for ground based stuff on Monday and if so there will be an announcement here but all aerial is definitely cancelled on those days.

Monday training is cancelled. Tuesday classes will be rescheduled.
Wednesday drop-in and Thursday classes are not affected.

Courses are back

There's a lot to choose from this time:

Handbalancing
Silks from absolute beginners to choreography
Trapeze from beginners to advanced
Hoop
Corde Lisse (Rope)

The booking page is here: https://www.smoothbook.co/ap/index.php/smart/home/2703

When you select your course you will be taken to a calendar where you need to click on the first session date, either 16th June or 18th June. Despite what it then says it will book you for the whole course.

[A little technical note, the system uses your email address to identify you so please don't book for someone else using your address as it will get very confused].

 

New Rig, New Timetable! 

We have our new rig in the church and sessions are now in St George’s Church, Chesterfield Road, down Fraser Road, off Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1LN. See below for the new timetable.

 

The Rig is Here!

Yes, you really are reading a post about aerial sessions again!
After a very late finish today, Wednesday 20th May, our new rig is fully installed and we'll be working over the next few days to complete the H&S aspects and make sure it's good to go for our first session in the new space THIS SUNDAY (24 May) at 3pm.

3pm until 5pm: Our traditional “drop-in”. £10 the session.
3pm COMPULSORY group warm-up (please don’t be late)
3:30 until 5pm taught/supervised groups, the exact session we run will depend on who turns up and what groups we put together on the day.
I guess this session will be absolutely crammed with lots of people who are desperate to get back in the air so we may need to limit things a bit simply to keep us all safe.

5pm until 8pm: Experienced/Signed off aerialists training. £5 per hour or part hour.
Again, we are likely to be very busy, particularly between 5pm and 6pm and we may need to limit activities as we get used to our new rig.

 

 

WORKSHOPS AND PRACTICE

Timetable for May/June - now we've got the rig again. 

Everything is in the Church.

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

All sessions are £2 an hour

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 6:30-9:30pm and Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm.

Aerial - on the new rig!

Sunday 3-5pm Aerial drop-in. Taught sessions for beginners and improving aerialists. £10 the session.

Sunday 5-8pm Aerial practice. Unsupervised training for signed-off aerialists only. £5 per hour.

Monday 6:30-9:30pm 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.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Groundling practice. £2 per hour.

 

Acrobalance classes continue in Saffron Walden.

There is currently no youth circus.  We hope to restart this in September.

Payment for sessions: Ground based practice remains £2 an hour but aerial is now £5 an hour.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES 

Practice Sessions

We have a number of practice session 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. 

Aerial Conditioning - Keep in shape and in touch while we prepare for our new aerial 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 on Tuesdays 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

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.