If you have little ones who like to jump, tumble, cartwheel, swing (and then some) then the Westside Circus will have a class to get the kids jumping through hoops in no time! Suitable for ages 3 through to adult and with classes that run all term or holiday programs; the Westside Circus is a fun way to keep fit.
When: Various times, visit website for timetable.
Where: moving to 41 Cramer St PRESTON in 2016
Cost: Come and try class $30, full term classes start at $216
Imogen (8) attended a two hour Circus Skills class as part of the holiday program at Westside Circus. There were 15 children in the class aged 5 and above (even though the class was advertised for 6 years+ there were a couple of sneaky little sisters who turned up on the day – which was fine except that by the end of two hours they were getting tired and grizzly).
It was a hot summers day but plenty of fans around the room and lots of breaks for water kept this class bouncing about enthusiastically giving everything a go. We had two instructors running the class – so plenty of hands to assist in ensuring each child mastered all of the activities.
To the side of the space (near the entrance) was seating for parents who wished to stay and watch – or it was a quick trip around the corner to cafes (check out Jellystone a two minute drive away at 179 Albion St).
Westside offer term long classes for pre-schoolers, primary aged and senior kids with a range of different classes from basic circus skills through to specialised classes such as clowning, tumbling and aerial. There are also opportunities to be part of public performances and special tailor made circus programs for community, youth and disability groups.
Fun, inclusive – circus classes are about building confidence and skills. There is a space for everyone at Westside.