The AirCraft Circus Academy Intermediate Course in Circus Arts 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 Academy but of course we welcome students wishing to join us from outside.
The AirCraft Circus Academy Intermediate Course runs for 16 weeks Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5.00pm, with a 1 week break.
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 Academy 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.
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, aerial 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. In week 10 the students will begin working on creating either solo or group acts, and working together to develop an ensemble show.
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 - Dance, Conditioning, Flexibility, Extension, Injury Prevention and Journals
AirCraft Circus Academy is London's leading independent circus school based in South-East London. The school has been training youth, adults and professionals in circus arts for the last 10 years and is actively involved in creating and staging heart-pounding contemporary circus shows in the UK and abroad. Highlights include Underbelly Festival 2017, Secret Cinema Moulin Rouge 2017, Howthelightgetsin, London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Orbit Launch, Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, National Theatre, Download, Wilderness, Glastonbury, Royal Court of Justice, Savoy Hotel, Speedo, Adidas, Britain's Got Talent. The school is committed to making circus training accessible to everyone and believe in making the impossible possible.
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