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
Just signed up for your first circus class? Congratulations! You’re in for a rollercoaster of a ride, be prepared to have a lot of fun! This is just a quick post about what to expect on your first day What To Bring 1. A bottle of water. Circus is fun, but it’s also hard work, and … Read moreWhat to bring to your first circus class
This is a quick post on how to make your own juggling balls, a good option for beginners who don’t have easy access to juggling balls or as a hands on activity for groups to do the morning before a circus workshop. Just a heads up though, this gets messy with large groups, so if … Read moreDIY juggling balls