Classes

Term 2: Monday 16 April – Wednesday 27 June (10 weeks)

Term 3: Monday 16 July – Saturday 22 Sept (10 weeks)

Term 4: Monday 8 Oct – Saturday 15 Dec (10 weeks)

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

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

Castlemaine Circus opens up a new world for participants. It is a physically rich 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.

Monday

Parkour 5-8 Years

Time: Monday 4.00 – 5.00pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost: $165
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
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 Open Practice 13 years – Adults 

Time: Monday 7pm – 8.30pm
Trainers: Flynn Patrao and Cameron MacLeman
Cost:  Half term $75 or Full term $150 ($15 / 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.

Tuesday

Circus for Preschoolers

Time: Tuesday 10.30am – 11.20am
Trainer: Mandy Field and Emma Christie
Cost: $165
Description:
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a safe group environment.  Improve motor skills, coordination, balance, strength and confidence in a friendly but disciplined setting. Ages 3 – 5.

Circus 5-8 Years

Time: Tuesday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Trainers: Mara Macs and Mandy Field
Cost $165
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class covers basic tumbling, acrobatics, manipulation (juggling, hooping etc) With this duo of experienced circus trainers/performers, the class will engage a variety of circus skills with a focus on fun.

Circus 9-12 Years

Time: Tuesday 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Trainers: Mara Macs and Mandy Field
Cost: $215
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class covers basic tumbling, acrobatics, manipulation (juggling, hooping etc) With this duo of experienced circus trainers/performers, the class will engage a variety of circus skills with a focus on fun.

 

Wednesday

Aerial Class – Contemporary European Silks

Time: Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.00pm
Trainers: Marina Ciccarelli
Cost: $110 (5 week block). July 18 – Aug 15. Aug 22 – Sept 19.
Description:

An excellent daytime class focussing on a unique style of Aerial training. 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 bases of aerial silks technique. More advanced will be provided with the fundamentals required to develop a different and contemporary style of silks 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.
Every student will be followed in the respect of his learning times.
Marina has trained in Italy for five years specialising in aerial silks and static trapeze. She has developed a contemporary European style of silks training and aerial performance not often practised in Australia. This is a small specialised class for beginners and experienced practitioners.


Gym for Circus (6-10 Years)

Time: Wednesday 4.00 – 5.00pm
Trainers: Freya Chandler and Marina Ceccarelli
Cost: $165 (10 weeks)
Description:
This new 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.

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

Aerial Class

Time: Wednesday 5.15 – 6.45pm
Trainers: Freya Chandler and Libby Angel and Marina Ceccarelli
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.

 

Thursday

Little Circus 

Time: Thursday 9.30  – 10.20am
Trainers: Mandy Field
Cost: $165 (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: $165 (10 weeks)
Description:
Let your little ones bounce, balance and learn the foundations of circus skills with experienced instructors in a safe group environment.  Improve motor skills, coordination, balance, strength and confidence in a friendly but disciplined setting. The class is perfect for children who are comfortable about being independent in class. Ages: 3 – 5.

Circus 5-8 Years

Time: Thursday 4.00 – 5.00pm
Trainers: Ivo Iliev and Eric Jarlaud
Cost: $165 (10 weeks)
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class covers tumbling, acrobatics, unicycling and manipulation (juggling, hooping etc) Ivo’s experience as a gymnastics coach brings a focus on tumbling and acrobatics to this class. Performance skills,  unicycling and manipulation are Eric’s area of expertise.

Circus 9-12 Years

Time: Thursday 5.15 – 6.45pm
Trainers: Ivo Iliev and Eric Jarlaud
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class covers tumbling, acrobatics, unicycling and manipulation (juggling, hooping etc) Ivo’s experience as a gymnastics coach brings a focus on tumbling and acrobatics to this class. Performance skills, unicycling and manipulation are Eric’s area of expertise.

Circus Gymnastics and Manipulation – Teens & Adults

Time: Thursday 7.00 – 8.30pm
Trainers: Ivo Iliev and Eric Jarlaud
Cost: $215 (10 weeks)
Description:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, but with a emphasis on high skill development. This class covers gymnastics, acrobatics, manipulation (juggling, hooping etc) Ivo’s experience as a gymnastics coach brings a focus on tumbling and acrobatics to this class. Eric’s professional circus performance skills focus on manipulation of a variety of juggling equipment as well as unicycling.

Friday

Aerial Class

Time: Friday 4.00 – 5.30pm
Trainers: Freya Chandler and Libby Angel
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 – Adults.

Saturday

Parkour 5-8 Years

Time: Saturday 9.30 – 10.30am
Trainers: Cameron MacLeman, Bryan Nikolas Jones and Chevy Librio
Cost: $165
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: Saturday 10.45 – 12.15pm
Trainers: Cameron MacLeman, Bryan Nikolas Jones and Chevy Librio
Cost: $215
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.

Physical Theatre: 5-8 Years

Time: Saturday 12.30 – 1.30pm
Trainer: Mandy Field
Cost: $150
Description:
These classes will explore the exciting world of physical theatre where we will develop characters and short pieces using the body, the space and everyday objects. Classes will explore physical acting, movement, develop physical characters, and using improvisation we will create short scenes and sequences.  If the group is interested in performing we will create short pieces to perform at the end of term to families.
Classes develop confidence, skills in group work and collaboration. Perfect for young people who love using their imagination, and using their bodies to create.