Kids and Teen Classes

Get ready to tumble, skip, leap, hoop and hang in the air!

Circus is a wonderful opportunity for children and young people to discover the power and potential of their bodies and to marvel at their mind’s capacity to master creative physical challenges – both as individuals and as part of a group. Vulcana works with the circus traditions of inclusiveness, strength, excitement, and daring to transform and empower individuals and communities.

At Vulcana Kids we run stimulating and playful circus classes for children who love to explore what their bodies can do. Whether it’s a solo skill or group balance, there’s something for everyone in circus! All of our Vulcana Kids classes build core strength, confidence and coordination. We value the creativity, individuality and imagination of each child and allow all participants to explore and grow at their own level and pace. Our classes are non-competitive environments that focus on having fun!

We accept and love all gendered kids. We also understand that families work in all kinds of amazing ways, so if you can't attend every class every week, just get in touch with us and we can work around you and your little people; 07 3358 1888, workshops@vulcana.org.au

Vulcana Kids & Teens - What to expect

If you were to come into a Vulcana Kids & Teens circus class you would observe children approaching the given tasks from a variety of starting points. Under the supervision of some of Brisbane’s finest circus trainers, certain kids will be thinking first, then doing; other children throwing their bodies into the directive then analyzing later; and another kind of child standing back, observing what the others within the group do, then making their approach based on those observations.

Circus, by its very nature and history supports diversity and is enhanced by the  different abilities of the bodies that come to play. Vulcana Kids & Teens honours this tradition by welcoming the many approaches that individuals bring to class.

OUR Trainers

Here at Vulcana Kids & Teens we work with some of the best circus trainers in the business! Because most of our trainers also work as professional circus performers, they sometimes have to go off and tour the world. When this happens, one of our other trainers steps in ... meaning all of our Vulcana Kids & Teens classes are always facilitated by a range of exceptional trainers.

What Will my Child Learn at Vulcana Kids & Teens?

Circus can be many things concurrently. It sets challenges for the individual to master, it encourages trust building within a group and encourages risk taking in a safe and supervised environment. Circus can be gentle,  non-competitive, fun and foolish, but conversely can be sweat and grunt and repetition all in order to achieve a set challenge: a cartwheel, a backbend, catching a single ball, hanging from a trapeze, walking on stilts… the list goes on.

In a world where the virtual reigns, circus is a real time activity. Vulcana Kids & Teens circus students interact with their trainers and their peers to develop skills that can only be achieved by doing – and doing repeatedly. Circus instills a sense of achievement at the accomplishment of learned skills and this, in turn, builds self-esteem.

Circus can also assist in the development of literacy and numeracy in young people and in the development of motor and social skills in a soft and non-intrusive way: the building of shared verbal safety cues in the making of a human pyramid; the counting of balls during juggling; waiting for a turn to jump rope with the group, the list goes on.

At Vulcana Kids & Teens we believe that children should have access to a variety of rich and meaningful experiences.

WHAT DO I BRING?

We suggest bringing bottled water and something light to snack on like nuts or a banana.

CAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY STAY AND WATCH A CLASS?

We welcome friends and family to stay and watch classes. Our main priority is that each child gets the most out of the class. As you know your child best, you'll know whether your presence in the room will support them, or distract them.

We recognise and appreciate that every child is different, and this is what we love about Vulcana Kids & Teens.

If you have any concerns, please come and talk to us about how to best support your child in class.

AGE / FITNESS LEVEL

We encourage kids & teens to attend our classes no matter what their fitness level. Vulcana Kids & Teens students are very varied in age and fitness level. For age restrictions, please see our individual class pages.

Our classes provide a great alternative to traditional exercise in that students can work at their own level and have so much fun that they don’t notice they're exercising!

If you have concerns about fitness or have specific needs, please talk to us about what class is best.

WHAT IF I’M HAVING TROUBLE PAYING?

Please talk to us if you are having trouble paying. We may be able to arrange a payment plan or your child may qualify for a Sponsored Place.

MAKE-UP CLASSES

If your child misses a class, you may be able to organise a make-up class. Please contact us to talk about make-up classes.

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