The AirCraft Circus Intermediate Course has been designed for students who already have a foundation in circus arts. Entry is automatic for those students who have completed the Foundation Course in Circus Arts with AirCraft Circus but of course we welcome students wishing to join us from outside.
Who are we looking for?
You may already be a professional performer within the industry with 2 or more key circus skills who wishes to round out their skill base.
You may be an intermediate adult student with the goal of becoming a professional artist.
You may have completed the Aircraft Circus Foundation course in Circus Arts or perhaps you are a student who has completed a similar programme at another school.
What do we require for entry?
During the audition students entering the Intermediate Course need to demonstrate good intermediate knowledge of 2 key circus skills together with a good understanding of the skills below.
What does this mean?
As a minimum you will need 20 hours experience or 15 technical classes from a reputable school or trainer in the following: Acrobatics, Chinese Pole, Aerial Hoop, Rope, Silks, Static Trapeze and Flexibility. If you are lacking experience in some of these 'core' skills we can organise a 'preparatory programme' with technique that is required from our syllabus to get you up to entry level before you begin. This can be completed at our school or at another institution. Please contact the course director for a breakdown of these requirements.
What do you 'not' need prior experience in?
Previous experience in Straps, Doubles Trapeze and Flying Trapeze is not required but will be part of the intermediate training programme.
The AirCraft Circus Intermediate Course runs for 21 weeks Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm. Within this timeframe we have included two well earned breaks: 3rd to 7th April and 22nd to 26th May.
What does a general day look like on the intermediate course?
The group will be led for warm-up, conditioning, handstands and floor based acrobatics and acrobalance to maintain strength and build ensemble skill. This will be followed with your intermediate class in core aerial (straps, doubles trapeze, static trapeze, hoop, rope, silks, flying trapeze). Some days will include performance, movement and theory. The days will be rounded off with stretching skills including flexibility and yoga. The final 4 weeks of the course will be an intense Show Creation Process, working towards an end-of-course ensemble performance showcasing your skills as a performer and within your group.
Skills covered include:
Aerial Core - Static Trapeze, Hoop, Rope, Silks, Straps, Doubles Trapeze and Flying Trapeze
Acrobatic Core - Tumbling, Acrobalance, Chinese Pole, Handstands and Trampet
Performance - Improvisation, Ensemble, Physical Theatre, Act Creation and Production.
Production Technical Skills - Rigging and Safety
Complimentary Skills - Yoga4Aerial, Conditioning, Flexibility and Theory
Example timetable for weeks 1-16 (from week 17 we are focusing on Show Creation):
* Show Creation: Improvisation, Ensemble, Physical Theatre and Solo Act Creation.
(Please note this timetable is presented as a typical weekly schedule, the exact course schedule is likely to be different.)
See below for prospectus...