Current Adult 18+ Circus Classes

At Galway Community circus we believe in play and remaining curious. Our adult classes allow the opportunity to learn more about your body, movement and self-awareness.

Registration for classes beginning in September is now open.

Our Adult Circus classes typically run for about 12 weeks in autumn term (September to December) and 18 weeks in spring term (January to June). The amount of weeks varies based on what day the class falls on and public holidays. Registration for these classes is done by term. Registration for autumn term typically opens in August/September, and registration for spring term typically opens in December/January. Members (those previously enrolled in these classes) have the option to register first before classes are open to the public. Once classes are open to the public, spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please see class descriptions and timetable below.

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Class Day Time Start Date
Adult Aerial Explorer 1&2 - SOLD OUT Tuesdays 8:15-9:45pm 20th September
Adult Aerial Improver 1&2 - SOLD OUT Wednesdays 8-9:30pm 21st September
Adult Acrobatics - SOLD OUT Thursdays 8-9:30pm 22nd September

Adult Acrobatics - SOLD OUT

The Adult Acrobatics class beginning in September is sold out.

Acrobatics is an expressive, dynamic circus skill that improves self-awareness, adaptability and empathy. It’s also lots of fun! Acrobatics is a base discipline in circus – it helps with all other disciplines. This class includes warmups, workouts and the basics of acrobatics. Participants will train in hand-eye coordination, balance, posture, flexibility, and strength. This class is suitable for all body types and fitness levels.

Class days/times for autumn 2022:

Thursdays, 8-9:30pm beginning 22 September


€219 for 12 weeks

Adult Aerial - SOLD OUT

Adult Aerial classes beginning in September are sold out.

Participants will challenge themselves both physically and mentally on the aerial apparatus and experience a great full body workout that builds strength and flexibility. Learning elements of contemporary circus and dance, participants will discover how to develop and create movements at different levels and will experiment with a variety of movements above, on and under each prop. Participants will use different aerial props throughout the year such as the aerial hoop, silks, cocoon and trapeze, focusing on a different prop every 6 weeks to allow participants to get familiar with different props and also develop the essential physical skills that each prop demands. This class will also feature body awareness and conditioning activities that will assist in the creation of aerial routines.

Our adult aerial classes are separated by skill level:

Explorer 1 and Explorer 2: Just starting out. This is really about your first year or so of training. Emphasis is on developing strength and solid basics. Unless you’ve already been doing a lot of training in another sport, expect this to take about a year - we all need to work on our strength and flexibility.

Improver 1 and Improver 2: You’ve been training for about a year. You feel much stronger and flexible. You are now comfortable on the apparatus and are ready to start more dynamic moves and sequencing skills.

Click here for the prerequisites of each level.

Class days/times for autumn 2022:

Tuesdays: 8:15-9:45pm, Explorer 1 & 2 beginning 20th September
Wednesdays: 8-9:30pm, Improver 1 & 2 beginning 21st September

If you cannot attend the class that fits your skill level due to time constraints, please call or email reception and we will make an assessment and find a solution.


€219 for 12 weeks