Full Time Course in Circus Arts

Course Prospectus:

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Course Overview:

This course is a professional development 4 month intensive training course for people over 16 years old, who have a background in gymnastics, dance, physical theatre, or similar. Our aim is to fast track you into the circus world and help you build a solid foundation in a wide variety of circus disciplines.

This course caters for improvers through to intermediate and advanced levels (not for absolute beginners).

Created by AirCraft Circus Academy, we have been running this course for over 12 years and have trained over 350 students, many of whom are now working in the circus industry, including the London cabaret scene, Big Top Circus Shows, Festivals and large scale shows such as Cirque Du Soleil and Dragone.

Fees:

£4200 - deposit of £840 required to confirm your place, then the balance can be paid in full or in instalments.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Spring: Mon 10th April to Wed 26th July (Break Week 9 Mon 5th to Fri 9th June) (16 Weeks) 2023

Show: Fri 21st July 8pm (+ Summer Circus Festival Sat 22nd July)

Autumn: Mon 28th Aug to Wed 13th Dec (Break Week 9 Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct) (16 Weeks) 2023

Show: Fri 8th Dec 8pm (+ GCF Sun 10th and Sat 16th Dec)

Application:

We are looking for disciplined and creative individuals with a passion for learning. It is necessary to have some prior knowledge of aerial or acrobatic skills, and you will need to have a base level of fitness.  Some experience in physically challenging disciplines such as gymnastics, dance or martial arts is desired but not essential.

To apply for our course please send a covering letter and cv to lucy@aircraftcircus.com, and merryn@aircraftcircus.com - once received we will review you application and invite you to an interview where we will discuss the course with you further and assess your suitability for the course.

Student Testimonials:

"I could not have had a better time on this course!! The passion and work ethic in that building is unmatched, it's so infectious and I can't wait to do it again" (Charlie, Spring 2021)

"This course was literally the best thing I have ever done! You learn so much in such a short space of time and grow both physically and mentally. The course is challenging but so much fun and so rewarding." (Merryn, Autumn 2017)  

"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, Spring 2016)  

"Amazing course, so much fun and you learn loads of skills without the commitment of a year!"(Charlotte, Spring 2015)   

"They call it an intensive Course, and oh yes it is! You'll feel every single muscle in your body moan! Having trained as a dancer I wanted to add some more skills to my craft. It really was worth it, I've gained a great deal out of this, met amazing people, outstanding teachers and am so glad to have been part of the Aircraft Circus family. Especially if you don't only want to train on one apparatus but get a wide range of skills!" (Anna Zant, Spring 2015)    

"The course was the best thing I've done in my life. The atmosphere at AirCraft is really good and you end up becoming like a family. The teachers are always happy to help with questions about circus, and also there to support you and talk to if you need any other help. Definitely a course worth doing." (Beth, Spring 2015, now performing with Cirque du Soleil)