Circus News

Trainers needed at Castlemaine Circus!

Castlemaine Circus is looking for new trainers for our weekly program of circus classes.

You can temporarily fill in for Term 2 only or stay on for the rest of the year.

If you have skills in teaching circus – gymnastics, acrobatics, aerial or circus manipulation – then we are keen to talk with you!

Please go to our current jobs page to hear more.


Circus AGM

The date has been set for our AGM –

Saturday 25 May, 9am

North Kitchen, Hunter st Castlemaine

All members welcome

Please RSVP to


New Circus Class – ‘Elevate’

Thursdays 4.00 – 5.15pm starting Term 2

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 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. Feel free to chat with your trainer about joining. If affordability is an issue, please also contact me.


New Parkour Classes – Saturdays

Due to popular demand and long waiting lists we have opened up two more Parkour classes on Saturdays:

Parkour 9-12 years: 12.30 – 2.00pm

Parkour 5-8 years: 2.15 – 3.15pm

Enrol now!


Juggle Jam – State Festival – Sunday 31 March

Come down for our first Juggle Jam. Eric Jarland and trusty assistant Armstrong Scherlies will be taking over the outdoor circus activities at Kid Rock, Castlemaine State Festival , Sunday 31 March.  This is free event and runs 10am – 2pm at our venue, The Goods Shed. So much juggling as well as hoola hoops, devil sticks, unicycling, stilts. There’s also a mini music festival on inside the Goods Shed, food and drink trucks.


We’ve Moved: March 12 – April 6

Due to The Castlemaine State Festival taking over our venue, we have needed to move out. Apologies for any inconvenience to families and our trainers. We are now located at the Old High School Gymnasium in Etty St from March 12 – April 6. Thanks to the Castlemaine Secondary College for allowing us to hire their space, thanks to the help of our circus families and friends for moving all our gear, Adica Arts for their rigging, our Parkour Trainers for dismantling and setting up the space and the Castlemaine Zen group who cleaned the very dirty venue before we moved (what a job!). The space looks amazing now and will be  fantastic for our classes over the next 4 weeks.