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. Each year, you can join our summer school, and come see our death-defying show at the Strawberry Fair .
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The booking system for the next round of courses is now live and ready to take your bookings.
Courses start on the 8th/10th of September and run for 6 seeks with an extra week scheduled as a slip date if a class is cancelled. Please see the notes at the bottom of this post as some classes may be combined if there are too few participants.
Tuesday 8, 15, 22, 29 September, 6, 13 October with a slip date of 20 October
18:30 Trapeze Beginners and Intermediate with Will *
18:30 Handstands with Steve
20:00 Trapeze Intermediate and advanced with Will *
20:00 Rope with Steve
Thursday 10, 17, 24 September, 1, 8, 15 October with a slip date of 22 October
18:30 Hoop Beginners and Intermediate with Clare **
18:30 Silks beginners 1 with Calvin ***
18:30 Silks beginners 2 with Anna ***
20:00 Hoop Intermediate and advanced with Clare **
20:00 Silks Intermediate with Anna ***
* Note that the two trapeze courses may be condensed into one course if too few people sign up.
** Note that the two hoop courses may be condensed into one course if too few people sign up.
*** Note that the three beginner/intermediate silk courses may be condensed into one or two courses if too few people sign up.
Youth circus is back! On the 20th September Youth circus is restarting, see here for more info. To fit this in, as of 13th September aerial drop in starts at 4pm and aerial signed off practice is from 6-8pm.
Timetable for September/October.
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.
Sunday 3-5pm until 6tth September (2-4pm from 13th September) Aerial drop-in. Taught sessions for beginners and improving aerialists. £10 the session.
Sunday 5-8pm (6-8pm from 13th September) 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.
Youth Circus restarts on Sunday 20th September.
Payment for sessions: Ground based practice remains £2 an hour but aerial is now £5 an hour.
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 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can arrange for you to meet up with a member of our aerial staff who can sign you off.
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.
For more information about our Youth Circus please look HERE Starting again on the 20th September 2015!
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 home is St George's Church, Chesterfield Road (down Fraser Road, off Milton Road), Cambridge CB4 1LN.