Summer School Holiday Program

Parkour Fun

Monday 15 & 22 Jan
9.00-11.00am: 5-8 year olds
11.10-1.10pm: 9-12 year olds
Tickets and info: https://events.humanitix.com/summer-holiday-parkour-fun

Circus Fun

Thurs 17 & Tues 23 Jan
9.00-12.00pm: 6-12 year olds
Tickets and info: https://events.humanitix.com/summer-holiday-circus-classes

Parkour Masterclass

Wed 17 Jan
9.00-12.00pm: 12+ year olds (experienced only)
Tickets and info: https://events.humanitix.com/summer-parkour-masterclass

If sold out, more sessions will open, so keep looking for new dates.

All enquiries, contact Bek on info@castlemainecircus.com.au / 0430 527 757.

Office Closed for Xmas

Castlemaine Circus will be closed over the xmas period from Dec 21.
Start times in 2024 vary for each staff member.

For class enrolments, please contact Caz: enrol@castlemainecircus.com.au

For school holiday program, please contact Bek: info@castlemainecircus.com.au / 0430 527 757.

Please do not contact us on classes@castlemainecircus.com.au as this email will be unattended until Jan 17.

Castlemaine Circus Show – Sun 10 Dec

Castlemaine Circus Show: Sun 10 Dec, 2pm.

Our annual show is on again and in our new venue – Old High School Gymnasium, 35 Etty St.

Lead by MC Malia Walsh with captivating aerials performances by Nichola Hall and Naomi Wilde, sensational Acro Duo – Reece Cooper & Brandon Aroy, high energy drum and bass fire burning trio – Luke Taylor, Sam Thomas & BAERK as well as Castlemaine Circus’s emerging artists, Sam Campbell and Ez Hall and our talented Youth Circus Troupe.

Live music from the Kyneton Street Band.

A great family event for kids, teens and adults – filled with awesome circus, stunning aerials and heaps of fun!

BOOK NOW – before it sells out!

Enquiries: Kirsty on classes@castlemainecircus.com.au or call 0435 462 749.

Social Circus – FLO Grant Successful

Have you ever heard of social circus?
 
Social circus is a program of circus offered to young people who seek non-traditional ways to learn, to help them develop connection, trust and self confidence within the framework of developing physical skills. Students learn to take safe risks and to challenge themselves physically, socially and mentally. It’s often used as a way to engage and inspire young people who have disconnected with traditional approaches to schooling.
 
As part of our goal to serve the Castlemaine community, Castlemaine Circus has been interested in the concept of social circus for some time. Now we are thrilled to be the recipients of a Mount Alexander Shire Council community grant that will help us turn our social circus dream into reality.
 
Partnering with Castlemaine Secondary College and their FLO program (Flexible Learning Options), our community grant will allow us to offer two classes per week for three terms, teaching FLO students circus and parkour skills. With our FLO friends being based just next door to our Etty St home, it’s a great opportunity to strengthen our Etty St community too.
MASC CGP Supported by a Community Grant Logo

Parkour Homeschoolers Class

Parkour teaches participants to efficiently overcome obstacles in their environment and to seek out artistic and expressive ways to interact with obstacles while moving through an environment. 

Participants will combine movements such as vaulting, rolling, climbing and leaping with expressive movements like flips, saults, spins and twists. Participants will improve their strength, agility, balance and coordination as they learn to traverse their environments and overcome physical and psychological barriers.

This special class for Homeschoolers has been designed to include all age groups together and gives the older kids more time and space to develop their skills.

MONDAYS

Parkour 5-8 yrs: 1.15 – 2.15pm

Parkour 8+ yrs: 1.15 – 2.45pm

The older class will run an extra 30 mins longer than the younger class. Families can hang out in the foyer or outside in the sunshine. Feel free to decide what your 8 yr old would be up for.

Term based enrolment (10 weeks). There is a 10% discount for the second or more siblings.

Trainer: Flynn Patrao

Enrol Now

Enquiries: Caz on enrol@castlemainecircus.com.au or 0488 424 657

Spring Holiday Program

Parkour Fun

Mon 18 Sept
9.00am – 11.00am: 5-8 yr
11.10am – 1.10pm: 9-12 yr
1.20pm – 3.20pm: 5-8 yr

Get into parkour in a fun way, by learning foundational skills and being physically challenged! These classes are ideal for beginners and intermediate levels.

 

Circus Fun
Tues 19 Sept

9.00am – 12.00pm
Ages 6 – 12 yr

Come down for a smorgasboard of circus, including trapeze, silk, acrobatics, juggling, spinning plates, acrobalance, big fun games and more! Suitable for all levels.
Bookings here

 

Parkour Masterclass

Wed 20 Sept
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 10 – 17 yr

For teens familiar with the foundations of parkour and ready to push their training to the next level. Classes include parkour drills, skill advancement and a training structure to learn how to take your training outside. Come to a masterclass and dedicate your time to nailing your parkour skills.
These classes are not for beginners, for experienced parkour practitioners only.
 

For School Holiday Info: Call Bek on 0430 527 757 or info@castlemainecircus.com.au

Adults Clown Workshop

SUNDAY 6 AUGUST: 10AM - 2PM

Once again, we will be welcoming the wonderful Katy Burrows for an 
Intro to Clowning workshop – 4 hours of clowning fun! 
All levels are welcome.
This workshops will be a safe place for participants to practice simple clown techniques through playing games, exploring movement, improvising and performing.
Over the day we will do a range of exercise to practice key clown skills, in order to deepen our understanding of clown.
– How our bodies can convey to us so much, without doing much at all
– Practise the power of breathing
– Uncover a little of the clown in each of us
– See how our clowns play with one another
About Katy Burrows:
Since 2012, Katy has studied a variety of performance styles (particularly clown, circus and physical theatre) in France, Chile, Argentina and Australia. In 2013 she toured an adagio clown duo act in Chile and performed trapeze for Chilean Circus Theatre Company, Suspension Horizontal. While studying at NICA in 2019, Katy was Resident Artist at Women’s Circus as well as Circus Director for the Women’s Circus show, The Drill. Since 2020 Katy has been performing as a primary school teacher and created a Youtube series where she plays six characters who adventure together. 
We have limited spots for this workshop, so book in quick! For any questions, please contact Bek on 0430 527 757.

TICKETS: https://events.humanitix.com/clown-workshop

Adults Acrobalance Class – Fridays

Fridays: 12.40 - 2.40pm

Build your strength and have fun with friends and others. Acrobalance is a floor-based acrobatic art that involves balances, lifts and creating shapes in pairs or groups. Standing acro, partner/counter balance, hand to hand, two high and beyond! Acrobalance helps you develop strength, coordination, proprioceptive awareness and mutual trust. We teach in a positive, social and supportive environment. Suitable for beginners and experienced.
Etty St Gymnasium
Trainer: Luke O’Connor
Cost: $290/term (10 weeks pro rata). 

For enquiries or bookings: enrol@castlemainecircus.com.au
OR call Caz on 0422 799 923 OR go online to enrol.

Come for a free trial.

New Circus Contact Details

Castlemaine Circus welcomes Caz Walsh as our new Enrolment Coordinator.

We have grown in size and we now need a dedicated Enrolment person. As such, we have a new email and phone for the office.

Please direct all enrolment queries and absences/make up requests to: enrol@castlemainecircus.com.au. Caz currently works on Mondays and Fridays.

We also have a new phone number: 0488 424 657

Please direct all enrolment enquiries, text messages and last minute absences to this phone number. We will endeavour to check these regularly and get back to you as soon as possible 🙂

All financial questions, venue enquiries, performances or discussions about circus workshops outside the regular timetable can still be directed to Kirsty on classes@castlemainecircus.com.au or 0435 462 749.

Winter Holiday Program

Parkour Fun

Mon 3 July
9.00am – 11.00am: 5-8 yr
11.10am – 1.10pm: 9-12 yr
1.20pm – 3.20pm: 5-8 yr

Get into parkour in a fun way, by learning foundational skills and being physically challenged! These classes are ideal for beginners and intermediate levels.

 

Circus Fun
Tues 4 July & Thurs 6 July

9.00am – 12.00pm
Ages 6 – 12 yr

This workshop is a fun, physical and creative half day of tumbling, mini tramp, juggling, aerials, partner balancing, theatre games, acrobatics and more! These classes are suitable for all levels.

Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/winter-circus

Parkour Masterclass

Wed 5 July
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 13 – 17 yr

For those kids/teens familiar with the foundations of parkour and ready to push their training to the next level. Classes include parkour drills, skill advancement and a training structure to learn how to take your training outside. Come to a masterclass and dedicate your time to nailing your parkour skills. These classes are not for beginners.

 

For School Holiday Info: Call Bek on 0430 527 757 or info@castlemainecircus.com.au