Showcase is getting closer and it’s time to start cleaning up those routines. By now you should have the basic outline of your routine (and if not, revisit our last post to get started) so now is the time to train it up so you’re comfortable, and start focusing on the artistry of your act. A … Read morePerforming in A Student Showcase: Part 2
Hello and welcome to an exciting new series! One of the wonderful things about circus is the variety of people involved, all with their own unique journeys to stumbling across the circus. We’re featuring stories of a selection of students, performers, teachers, directors and more, delving into their reasons for starting circus and where it … Read moreCircus Journeys
It’s showcase time at Circus Akimbo! Exactly one month from today our talented adult students and trainers will be showing off their skills to friends and family. Showcases are an opportunity both to celebrate all your hard work and get some experience performing in front of an audience. For many of you, student nights will be … Read morePerforming in a Student Showcase
It’s coming up to the end of the year, and for a lot of us aerialists that means a break in training. Studios close, lessons stop, open training can’t be found for love or money… And sometimes you plain old feel like taking a break. That’s fine, and it can be a really useful thing … Read moreHow can I keep up my training when the studio is closed?
Circus is a challenging, humbling activity. Sometimes you have good weeks, sometimes when you show up you’re just physically, mentally or emotionally not there. Everyone has those bad weeks, and while there’s unfortunately no magic cure, there are a few things you can do to make sure they don’t derail your progress. Notice contributing factors. … Read moreStaying motivated with your circus training
What is a circus party? At Circus Akimbo, we run circus workshops for all sorts of groups, including birthdays, farewells and hen’s parties. Whether you’ve never done circus before or you’re a seasoned pro, the experienced trainers will make sure the whole group is having fun and learning new things with trapeze, hoops, juggling, aerial silks … Read moreParty Planning 101: What you need to know about circus parties
With the school holidays coming up, here’s a quick post with two of our favourite colouring in pages. Feel free to download and print the sheets for personal use. Please ask us first if you’d like to use them in a professional setting (like a school or vacation care centre). Printable PDF Printable PDF
People have been fascinated with circus for centuries, and it keeps popping up in pop culture from music and movies through to books, plays and even party themes. To celebrate book week this year, I thought I’d share two of my favourite circus books. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern Perhaps one of the best known amongst … Read moreBook Week: Circus books for kids & teens