Classes

Term 3: Monday 15 July – Saturday 21 September (10 weeks)

Term 4: Monday 7 October – Saturday 14 December (10 weeks)

Castlemaine Circus has created an exciting space where participants can be challenged, stimulated and take risks. The environment is welcoming, fun, safe and open to all the family.  Our circus also provides social and emotional development where participants can build their confidence, creative expression and work together with the class.

We encourage doing more than one class, so we offer a 30% discount for enrolment in a second class, 50% discount for a third class and a 10% discount for siblings/families.

Location: The Goods Shed, Kennedy St, Castlemaine (next to the Castlemaine Train Station).

New Circus Class – ‘Elevate’ for those that want to accelerate their circus skills

This class is for participants who want to excel in circus and who are ready for two classes a week. An exciting addition to our timetable, Elevate is for all ages over 7 and will be led by Ivo Ivelin, our star gymnast trainer. Elevate will not only accelerate circus skill development, it is an integral pathway to being part of the Castlemaine Circus Performance Troupe. This class will begin Thursdays, 4pm in Term 2.

Monday

Parkour 5-8 Years

Time: Monday 4.00 – 5.00pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment.
Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

This class is currently full. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

Parkour 9-12 Years

Time: Monday 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman and Chevy Librio
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment.
Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

This class is currently full. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

Parkour Teens & Parkour Adults

Time: Monday 7.00pm – 8.30pm (separate classes running concurrently)
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost:  $200 (10 weeks)
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment.
Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

Please email your interest in the Parkour Adults class starting Term 4, numbers permitting.

Tuesday

Circus for Preschoolers

Time: Tuesday 10.30am – 11.20am
Trainer: Mandy Field and Rachel Leary
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a fun, creative and safe group environment.  Explore the circus equipment – silks, trampete, beam, vault and learn the beginnings of forward rolls, landings, balancing, juggling as well as following instruction, working in groups and playing creative games. Your little one will grow in confidence as they improve their coordination, balance, flexibility and strength. All circus activities are done in a supportive, structured setting. The class is perfect for children who are comfortable about being independent in class. Ages 3 – 5.

Circus & Gym 5-8 Years

Time: Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Trainers: Adam Davis, Nichola Hall and Minka Peters
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
This class will take a focused approach on strength, balance,  flexibility and conditioning to support the circus skills that are grounded in gymnastic technique.  This class is great for beginners but we teach to all levels. Students will be developing skills on the floor, beam, aerial and mini tramp. The class will engage a variety of circus and gymnastics skills with a focus on fun.

Circus & Gym 9-12 Years

Time: Tuesday 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Trainers: Adam Davis, Nichola Hall and Minka Peters
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
This class will take a focused approach on strength, balance,  flexibility and conditioning to support the circus skills that are grounded in gymnastic technique.  This class is great for beginners but we teach to all levels. Students will be developing skills on the floor, beam, aerial and mini tramp. The class will engage a variety of circus and gymnastics skills with a focus on fun

Wednesday

Gym for Circus (5-10 Years)

Time: Wednesday 4.00 – 5.00pm
Trainers: Nichola Hall, Margaret Kirby and Milou Albrecht
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
This class will take a focused approach on strength, balance,  flexibility and conditioning to support the circus skills that are grounded in gymnastic technique.  This class is great for beginners but we teach to all levels. Students will be developing skills on the floor, beam, aerial and mini tramp.

Aerial Class (10 – teens)

Time: Wednesday 5.15 – 6.45pm
Trainers: Nichola Hall and Margaret Kirby
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Mixed aerials with Castlemaine Circus will focus on the four most popular aerial apparatus- aerial hoop, static trapeze, rope and silks. Participants will learn comprehensive aerial specific conditioning techniques and basic skills on all apparatus. Suitable for ages 11+ years and Adults.

Aerial Adults – Silks and Trapeze

Time: Wednesdays 7.00 – 8.30pm
Trainers: Nichola Hall
Cost: $110 (5 week block)(July 17 – Aug 14)(Aug 21 – Sept 18)
Description:

An excellent class for Adults – beginners and more experienced alike. This class is suitable for all those people that are curious to explore a new dimension: the air. You will be surprised to know how and how much a body can move by changing the base of support it uses and its points of balance.

The beginners will learn the basics of aerial silks and trapeze technique. More advanced will be provided with the fundamentals required to develop a different and contemporary style of aerial training, not concentrated only on the beauty of a body and a static shape but especially on the possibilities of movement from a shape to another and the dynamic connections between them. This is the reason why the class is enjoyable also for men.
This is a small specialised class for beginners and experienced practitioners.

Thursday

Little Circus 

Time: Thursday 9.30  – 10.20am
Trainers: Mandy Field
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
Our newest class for our youngest circus stars. This class requires a parent or carer to participate in the class. Our trainers will lead the class and grown ups will be actively involved in supporting your little one to learn balance, explore new equipment and learn the foundations of circus skills in a safe group environment.  Ages 1.5 – 3.

Circus for Preschoolers

Time: Thursday 10.30 – 11.20am
Trainers: Mandy Field and Kathryn Hall
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a fun, creative and safe group environment.  Explore the circus equipment – silks, trampete, beam, vault and learn the beginnings of forward rolls, landings, balancing, juggling as well as following instruction, working in groups and playing creative games. Your little one will grow in confidence as they improve their coordination, balance, flexibility and strength. All circus activities are done in a supportive, structured setting. The class is perfect for children who are comfortable about being independent in class. Ages: 3 – 5.

Elevate Class (Age 7 +)

Time: Thursday 4.00 – 5.15pm
Trainers: Ivo Iliev
Cost: $120 (10 weeks) as a 2nd class / $85 (10 weeks) as a 3rd class
Description:
This class is for participants who want to excel in circus and who are ready for two classes a week. An exciting addition to our timetable, Elevate is for all ages over 5 and will be led by Ivo Ivelin, our star gymnast trainer. Elevate will not only accelerate circus skill development, it is an integral pathway to being part of the Castlemaine Circus performance troupe.

We are looking for participants who have developed some basic circus / gymnastics skills and are passionate, willing to work hard and ready for a challenge. Elevate is a second class for participants. participants need to be enrolled in another class to join Elevate or be enrolled in similar classes elsewhere.

The long term goal of our ‘Elevate’ class is the development of a Castlemaine Circus Performance Troupe. If you or your child are interested in performing then this is the class for them. If they don’t want to perform but just really want to extend their circus skills, this is the best class.

Please email or call if you or your child are interested in joining Elevate and feel free to chat with your trainer about joining. If affordability is an issue, please also contact me.

Circus & Gym 9-12 Years

Time: Thursday 5.15 – 6.45pm
Trainers: Ivo Iliev
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class brings to life the foundational skills for tumbling, acrobatics, handstands and acrobalance. Students will develop their strength, balance and flexibility through the development of circus skills in a fun and positive environment. Ivo has trained students from many circus schools across Australia and has trained top national gymnast champions.

Circus Fitness – Teens & Adults

Time: Thursday 7.00 – 8.30pm
Trainers: Ivo Iliev
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class brings to life the foundational skills for tumbling, acrobatics, handstands and acrobalance. Students will develop their strength, balance and flexibility through the development of circus skills in a fun and positive environment. Ivo has trained students from many circus schools across Australia and has trained top national gymnast champions.

Friday

Aerial Class (10 – teens)

Time: Friday 4.00 – 5.30pm
Trainers: Anita Alexander, Nichola Hall and Minka Peters
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Mixed aerials with Castlemaine Circus will focus on the four most popular aerial apparatus- aerial hoop, static trapeze, silks and rope. Participants will learn comprehensive aerial specific conditioning techniques and basic skills on all apparatus. Elements of the class include building upper body and core strength, improving flexibility and agility and improving confidence, control and awareness of your body. Participants will develop choreographed movements on a favourite aerial apparatus throughout the year. Suitable for ages 10+ years – teens.

This class is currently full. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.

Aerial Class – Beginners

Time: Friday 5.30 – 7.00pm
Trainer: Anita Alexander and Minka Peters
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:

This is the class to begin your Aerial journey. Mixed aerials with Castlemaine Circus will focus on the two of the most popular aerial apparatus – static trapeze and silks. Participants will learn comprehensive aerial specific conditioning techniques and basic skills on all apparatus. Elements of the class include building upper body and core strength, improving flexibility and agility and improving confidence, control and awareness of your body. Participants will develop choreographed movements on a favourite aerial apparatus throughout the year. Suitable for ages 10+ years – teens.

Saturday

Parkour 5-8 Years

Time: Saturday 9.30 – 10.30am
Trainers: Cameron MacLeman, Bryan Nikolas Jones and Chevy Librio
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment. Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

Parkour 9-12 Years

Time: Saturday 10.45 – 12.15pm
Trainers: Cameron MacLeman, Bryan Nikolas Jones and Chevy Librio
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment. Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

Parkour 9-12 Years 

Time: Saturday 12.30 – 2.00pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment. Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

Parkour 5-8 Years 

Time: Saturday 2.15 – 3.15pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost: $170 (10 weeks)
Description:
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment. Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
This class teaches both Parkour and Freerunning, combining efficient movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Students will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and mental barriers.

Parkour Open Training Session: Teens – Adults 

Time: Saturday 3.30 – 5.00pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost:  Casual $15 / class or $5/class if you are enrolled in a class
Parkour is a discipline in which practitioners (Traceurs) train to adapt their movements to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment.
Free Running is a related discipline in which the practitioner seeks out artistic and expressive ways of interacting with obstacles while moving through an environment.
The Open Practice class is facilitated by our trainers and focuses on physical conditioning and supporting Traceurs to develop self discipline as they build on their skills in an open style practice session.