Current Events

New Classes for Term 2: Physical Theatre, Circus for Homeschoolers and Contemporary Aerial Silks

Physical Theatre

In our Saturday Circus program we have:

Physical Theatre 5-8 year old, Saturdays 12.30 – 1.30pm

Physical Theatre 9-12 year old, Saturdays 1.30 – 3.00pm (Term 3)

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.

These fun and creative class are lead by Mandy Field.

Email now to register your interest.

Circus for Homeschoolers

A class time to suit Homeschooler families! Mondays 1.30 – 2.30.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this class covers basic tumbling, acrobatics, manipulation (juggling, hooping etc) and Aerial. Lots of fun and great skills in developing body coordination, awareness, stength and conditioning. Beneficial in both social and physical development.

This comprehensive and jam packed class is lead by Freya Chandler.

Email now to register your interest.

Contemporary Aerial Silks

An excellent daytime class focusing on a unique style of Aerial training, Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.00pm.
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 Ciccarelli 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 seen in Australia.

Email now to register your interest.


New Castlemaine Circus Performance Video

Our highly skilled film producer Lisa Mills has captured the highlights of many of the Castlemaine Circus performances for 2017. To see the breadth and variety of skills learned by our participants of all ages, please watch this wonderful video.


New Membership

The Castlemaine Circus is a not for profit organisation that began with the enthusiasm of a small group of parent and community volunteers, over four years ago. Recently we have seen an amazing growth in our organisation, now providing a wide range of circus classes for people of all ages to participate in. It is incredibly exciting that this important local community resource is moving from strength to strength, offering a wide range of children, families and individuals opportunities to extend and master physical skills within positive, supportive, creative and social environments.

Currently Castlemaine Circus is governed by a board of five voluntary members. The rapid expansion of this organisation has increased their responsibilities relating to administrative, legal, staffing and venue requirements.

Therefore after much consideration a decision has been made to open our membership to all circus participants. This process offers more opportunity for those within the circus to have a stronger vested interest in current and future directions and decisions making processes. With further opportunities to vote at the AGM, receive discounts on merchandise and support a growing not-for-profit organisation that is now part of the heart of Castlemaine. The increased revenue from membership will further support us to keep class prices at current levels.

As of January 2018, all students participating in Castlemaine Circus classes will become members of Castlemaine Circus Inc.  This means that each family will be asked to please pay a $20 per calendar year membership fee. This levy will be added to each families first invoice for the year.  If you have any concerns about this process please do not hesitate to contact me and a big thank you to everyone for your continued participation and support of such a valuable and highly respected community organisation.