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 October 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 .
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We are delighted to announce that after anxious times searching for a new venue we have secured an interim solution so that activities can continue over the summer and there is the strong probability of a permanent new home, hopefully in October.
Our new temporary base will be in St George’s Church Hall, Chesterfield Road (down Fraser Road, off Milton Road), Cambridge CB4 1LN. We have booked practice time here for August and September – see timetable below.
We have been meeting with the minister of St George’s, Rev. Ruth Adams, who is very keen that the church itself becomes a permanent home for CCC. This is a huge building with tremendous aerial possibilities. The church is used for services on Sunday mornings and one evening a week for just six months of the year, effectively giving us 24/7 access. We would have to purchase and construct a free-standing aerial rig and the minister is happy for this to be left permanently up. She is very positive about forming a partnership with CCC but these plans have to be approved by the Parish Council and the Archdeacon. Realistically we can’t expect confirmation until mid September. In the meantime the minister is allowing us to store all equipment in the church.
Timetable for August / September in the Church Hall:
Sunday 13.00-15.00 Youth Circus (please note new times)
15.00-17.00 Aerial Conditioning
17.00-20.00 General Practice
Tuesday 19.30-21.30 Aerial Conditioning / General Practice (SPIGGLE!)
Wednesday 18.00-20.00 Movement Training (Meet outside the Howard Mallet Centre on the corner of York St, New St and Sturton Street.)
Saturday 17.00-19.00 Aerial Conditioning / General Practice
Payment for sessions: Payment will remain at £2 an hour for every session except Youth Circus which remains at £8 per session. There will be no weekly passes. The designated leader of each session will ask attendees to sign a register and will also collect the money due.
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.
If you are a juggler, poi spinner or contact juggler then Sunday and Tuesday nights are for you, with an emphasis on juggling on Sunday and spinning on Tuesday. 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.
We regret that we cannot immediately run aerial courses or practice sessions. We are looking into the feasibility of purchasing a modular rig that could be assembled for limited sessions in the Church Hall and then extended to provide excellent aerial opportunities in the church at a later date. We hope that aerialists will take advantage of the aerial conditioning sessions in the hall during the summer.
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). The Wednesday class is mixed ability and suitable for beginners as well as those with a bit more experience. If you have previous experience it is still worth coming down as many experienced free runners hang out and are involved with CCC. Wednesday classes will continue to run from 6 - 8pm meeting outside the Howard Mallet Building on the corner of York St, New St and Sturton St. See the movement training facebook page.
For more information about our Youth Circus please look HERE
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
Our new temporary base will be in St George's Church Hall, Chesterfield Road (down Fraser Road, off Milton Road), Cambridge CB4 1LN. We have booked practice time here for August and September.