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By taking part in these structured workshops participants have to work/play together. We start with ice breaking games leading to a group juggle where using slow moving juggling scarves most people will very quickly learn to juggle three objects. This is followed by instruction and a chance to try the tompoi2ofw-textskills mentioned above, plus an exciting opportunity to walk the incredible 18-inch high tightrope.

Circus Skills Workshop – Fun and Interactive Team Building

You will try things you never imagined trying, achieve things you didn’t expect to achieve, and learn things that you will never forget! Taking part in circus activities is a highly enjoyable way for people to develop important skills that apply to all walks of life. In an atmosphere of terrific fun, they can discover a host of benefits such as new ways of learning, improved communication abilities, stronger mutual support and respect for each other and improved confidence and self-esteem.

By working together, in an atmosphere of physical and emotional safety, teams will learn to react to the unexpected and plunge into challenges with confidence! Our experience means anyone, regardless of age or gender, can enjoy and excel with our Circus Skills workshop.

Available for 15 or more participants and can last a ½ day or full day. This activity is mobile and can be held at most venues depending on space.

Full and Half Day Circus Skills Workshops

Participants will learn a range of practical new skills that can be applied to both their personal and business life. Below is a list of activities that can be included in our Circus Skills Workshop.

Acrobatic-balancing (human pyramids) – Acrobatic-balancing is where participants work in-groups to build human structures. They are encouraged to put their trust into each other’s hands and to physically support each other. By learning acrobatic balancing the participants will see how motivating each other and capitalising on each other’s strengths can help them achieve a team objective.

Juggling – The process of learning to juggle is a metaphor for many aspects of business life. Here, participants will be discovering techniques for learning any new skill, for example how to break tasks down into more manageable goals. Most of all, they will see how to gain valuable lessons from failure.

Flying Trapeze – This is the most exciting and challenging of all the circus skills. To step off the platform and into the unknown takes courage and the first person up the ladder is usually someone who can lead by example. But mutual support and encouragement are crucial to help everyone take that first, daunting step off the platform. Providing an opportunity to explore how to understand and face fear and release dynamic energy of achievements.

Tight Wire Walking – To walk the tightrope requires great balance, rhythm and an ability to stay focused at all times. The tightrope here starts at just half a metre off the ground, and will go no higher than one metre throughout the session. Participants will once again be encouraged to assist their colleagues and to learn from each other’s mistakes.

Diabolo – Diabolo is an ancient Chinese circus skill, similar to a spinning top. Once the participants have learnt the basics of the skill they will be paired up to start passing the diabolo between each other. It requires synchronised timing and precision, so to be successful, clear communication is crucial.

Static Trapeze – This is a low, static trapeze bar that participants learn certain moves on and around. This skill requires spatial and body awareness, for both hanging upside down and upright work. It is especially useful in challenging a participant’s fear and perspective of their own abilities, as it requires a good technique rather than physical strength.

Stilt Walking –  Learning how to use stilts is like re-discovering how to walk. There is a small degree of risk, but confidence can usually be built up very quickly and once basic walking is mastered, participants will move on to applying everyday movements. This is a skill in which the support of colleagues is required in a literal sense.