Foundation Course in Circus Arts | AirCraft Circus Performance & Circus Training in London

Foundation Course in Circus Arts

AirCraft Circus Foundation Course in Circus Arts 
16-week, full-time, intensive training course for adults (16yrs+)
Monday 28th August to Wednesday 13th December 2017

 

The AirCraft Circus Foundation Course in Circus Arts helps students develop into professional artists within a safe and structured group environment, building a solid foundation in the core disciplines of aerial and ground based acrobatics. Importance is also given to gaining strength, increasing flexibility and preventing injury. 

Unlike other courses AirCraft Circus also offers an introduction to the rigging of equipment and tasters in specialist circus skills such as Wall Running, Straps and Chinese Pole. As the course progresses there is more emphasis on act creation and performance skills, leading to an end of term show.

We are looking for disciplined and creative individuals. Knowlege of aerial or acrobatic skills is not a necessary prerequisite on the Foundation Course. However, you WILL need to be fit.

The AirCraft Circus Foundation Course in Circus Arts runs for 16 weeks including a 1 week half term break, Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm. Each day students are taught up to 4 physical, creative and complementary classes.

For more information and applications please see prospectus below or contact moira@aircraftcircus.com

Subjects Covered:

Aerial Core - Static Trapeze, Hoop, Rope, Silks and Flying Trapeze

Acrobatic Core - Tumbling, Acrobalance, Chinese Pole and Handstands

Equilibristics - Juggling, Hula Hoop, Unicycle and Diablo

Specialist Skills - Tightwire, Doubles Trapeze, Wall Running, Webspin and Stilts

Performance - Improvisation, Ensemble, Physical Theatre and Act Creation

Technical Skills - Rigging and Safety

Complimentary Skills - Dance, Pilates, Yoga4Aerial, Conditioning, Flexibility, Production and Theory

 

Example timetable for weeks 1-8 (from week 9 there is more emphasis on act creation):

* Act Creation: Improvisation, Ensemble, Physical Theatre and Solo Act Creation (Weeks 9-15). The amount of hours spent on Act Creation increases from week 9.

** Tightwire, Doubles Trapeze, Wall Running, Webspin, Stilts, Equilibristics.

(Please note this timetable is presented as a typical weekly schedule, the exact course schedule is likely to be different.)

 

"Amazing course, so much fun and you learn loads of skills without the commitment of a year!"

(Charlotte, Foundation Course Student, Spring 2015)

 

"There's a lovely atmosphere at Aircraft and the teachers are great! I have loved every minute of this course and would recommend it to anyone whose considering a professional career in circus or even just to learn and have fun."

(Anon, Foundation Course Student, Spring 2015)



This video was created by Evie Green, one of our Spring 2015 Foundation Course graduates...


* Please note specialist skills as above are only tasters, rather than core skills. Students will only receive four classes of the five specialist skills listed during the duration of the course, depending on availability.

See below for prospectus and photos...

 

 

AirCraft Circus Foundation Course in Circus Arts Prospectus:

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