School Workshops

Book Us for a School Workshop

A unique and exciting way for students to build confidence and team skills – prepare for a lot of fun and laughter!

 

As a not-for-profit organisation with over 27 years of experience in performance and community engagement we know first hand the power of circus to uplift, transform and inspire…

“It was wonderful to see them so engaged and animated. I was anticipating  having  to guide and support the young people through the session but the trainers held the space so beautifully that even the teachers were able to join in. It was brilliant!”

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

circus taster

CIRCUS TASTER

Give your group a taste of the possibilities of circus with this intro to skills including acrobalance, hula hooping, juggling and manipulation. A wonderful way for participants to connect with their bodies, build confidence and work as a team.

UP, UP & AWAY

Join our expert trainers the Drill Hall, Women’s Circus Training Centre, where participants can work with our specialised aerials equipment. Fly on a trapeze, climb a rope, rock in a cloud swing. Participants will test their boundaries and learn to fly! Please note: this workshop can only be delivered at our Drill Hall home.

Up up and away workshop
Circus story

STORY CIRCUS

Where the physical and intellectual collide as kids create! This workshop combines circus with dramatic story creation. Students are guided in the art of story creation as they learn circus skills and physical performance. As they juggle, hula-hoop and balance, they will be playing with character and story development.

GRRLS TO THE FRONT

This unique program focuses on providing space for young women identifying, trans and gender non conforming students to move, be heard, share ideas and stories and develop confidence and leadership skills. Using circus skills and tricks, we’ll support participants to acknowledge their personal strengths with emphasis on their physical and emotional well-being.

Workshop Rates

 

Up to 8 participants…………………………$420 + GST (one trainer)

Up to16 participants………………………..$680 + GST (two trainers)

16 – 24  participants………………………..$940 + GST (three trainers)

 

Please note: Prices include venue hire, equipment hire, and trainers. Excludes travel costs for any offsite workshops. Workshops offsite can only occur within a 20km radius of our West Footscray location.

For full info download our Schools Workshop Info Pack. To make an enquiry and book a workshop fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

INFO
  • Our circus classes are designed for Prep – Year 12.
  • We offer minimum 1.5hr workshops in order to maximise the student’s experience.
  • Workshops can take place at your school or at Women’s Circus Training Centre, The Drill Hall.
  • Please discuss any access requirements with us as Women’s Circus is committed to making our workshops fully accessible.
  • Term workshops available. Please contact to discuss pricing and for further info.
  • Women’s Circus workshops are designed for all genders and are tailored to the age and ability levels of students.
OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS
  • Confidence in being themselves
  • Fitness and emotional well-being
  • Creativity with movement, rhythm and balance
  • Engagement and motivation
  • Bodily/kinesthetic awareness
  • Motor skill coordination
CURRICULUM  CONNECTIONS

Women’s Circus workshops address a number of key aims across The Arts (Drama and Dance), Health & Physical Education and Personal and Social Capability:

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of their personal qualities and the factors that contribute to resilience (Personal and Social Capability)
  • Develop empathy for and understanding of others and recognise the importance of supporting diversity for a cohesive community (Personal and Social Capability)
  • Understand how relationships are developed and use interpersonal skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships (Personal and Social Capability)
  • Work effectively in teams and develop strategies to manage challenging situations constructively (Personal and Social Capability)
  • Develop and use personal, behavioural, social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing and to build and manage respectful relationships (Health and Physical Education)
  • Acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings (Health and Physical Education)
  • Engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes (Health and Physical Education)
  • Confidence and self-esteem to explore, depict and celebrate human experience, take risks and challenge their own creativity through drama (Drama)
  • Sense of curiosity, aesthetic knowledge, enjoyment and achievement through exploring and playing roles, and imagining situations, actions and ideas as drama makers and audiences (Drama)

While Women’s Circus workshops are for all ages and genders, we prioritise working with women, trans and gender non-confirming people, those from marginalised communities, and those facing barriers.

 

If your school works with any of the above we encourage you to check out our Circus For Life Program to see if you qualify for heavily discounted workshops.