In Junior Circus our focus is on:

  • Teamwork, new friendships and group bonding – leading, following, developing a sense of belonging to a group and feeling responsible for the smooth running of that group.
  • Developing a greater sense of personal responsibility and independent learning – setting personal goals and thinking of creative ways to achieve them
  • Learning techniques and developing skills in the main areas of circus; aerial, manipulation, coordination, balance, performance, as well as in their own chosen skills
  • Being comfortable performing their own routines in front of an audience
  • Engaging in safe risk-taking within the secure circus environment

Performances:

All of our members have the opportunity to take part in Galway Community Circus performances – from theatre shows and Big Top Tent shows to street performances and parades. Participation is strictly voluntary and tremendously fun!

How to get involved:

Registration for the 2021/2022 youth circus programme is now open for members and non-members! Classes run for 30 weeks. Autumn term is September 20-December 18 (with one week off for mid-term break.) Spring term is January 17th - June 11th (with one week off for mid-term break and two weeks Easter holidays). No class on bank holidays May 2nd and June 6th and on St. Patrick's day Thursday, March 17th.

Please see the timetable below.

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