Circus Kids

Run away with the circus!

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special workshops

Next circus workshop event

January 4th DAY LONG CAMP! 9am to 3pm. $80 per child; $65 for current students and siblings.

Day off School means - Circus Time! For ages 6-13yrs. Activities include Chinese pole, rolla bolla, slackline, stilt walking, aerial trapeze, lyra, sling and silks, Hula hooping, juggling and other flow arts.

Our circus professionals will support students in skill building and character building for performance.

Register on VAMP Find the Register for workshop link

Strong Bodies and Minds. Valuable Relationships. Quality Experiences.

  • Students will begin the day with some movement games and ninja art obstacles to activate body and mind.
  • Students will participate in juggling, flow arts, and partner acrobatics to develop coordination, communication and cooperation skills.
  • Students will have the opportunity to try out 2-4 aerial apparatuses and select one to perform a creative work on.

Kids Night Out! = Parent's night out ;)

Friday night circus gym – Parents are welcome to drop off kids ages 6-13 years. Register on VAMP by following the register for workshop link.

  • Next KNO event is December 9th, 2022. 5:30-8:00pm. $45 per child; $30 for current students and siblings. Optional Email to order pizza $1 per slice
  • Other upcoming KNO dates - January 13th, February 17th
  • Activities include aerial, rola bola, hooping, juggling, slackline, stilt walking, and watching a circus video. We will make popcorn and share stories about our circus personas.

Fort Collins Circus Center 2536 Midpoint Dr. Fort Collins, CO. 80521

Ongoing classes

Fall/ Winter 1 Session is live on VAMP: October 30th through January 14th. No classes Thanksgiving week and from December 22nd through January 4th.

Winter 2023 session: January 15th through March 3rd with option to participate in the annual student showcase March 8th, 9th, and/or 10th, 2023. Details to come. Join our newsletter mailing list for updates.

Preschool Gym - come tumble and FLY! – For ages 2.5 – 5 years. The first goal of this class is to encourage these students to work with the instructor without the help of their parents. This may take time, but that's okay! Activities include listening games, obstacle course, hanging on apparatuses, cooperative games, and meditation time.

Open Bounce is BACK! Wednesday mornings from 10–11:30am. Open play time in the gym with mats and a big bouncy house! Please register on VAMP or Contact Us to schedule your personal play date.

Aerial Preparation – For ages 5-8 years. This class is for motor learning and development through the lens of Circus arts! Includes personal and social well being, obstacle course, tumbling, dance, yoga, aerial sling, lyra and silks, juggling, hula hooping, rola bola and more!

6-8yr Intro and Level 1 fabrics - Must take intro level first. These classes are for students who have taken at least 2 sessions of Aerial Preparation or have tested into this level via an assessment with Super Jes. To schedule a $30 thirty minute assessment Contact Us

9-11 years aerial acrobatics – We offer session based enrollment for students hoping to perform in our student showcases throughout the school year. New student enrollments to the sessions can be made up to the 5th week of each session (call or email to enroll with a pro rated fee). We have a separate Choreography session this year for our December show.

T(w)EENS – Aerial acrobatic classes are for socializing, athletic conditioning, learning new skills and sharpening old, and getting creative. It is a FUN way to maintain fitness, psycho-emotional well being and healthy relationships. Teens may also join adult classes! Same session format as 9-11yrs.

Dance for Performers - Terri Jo, dance instructor of over 20 years and former duo trapeze swing performer, teaches at FC3. Advance your kinesthetic understanding, spatial awareness, fluidity, strength, flexibility and modes of creative expression in this dance class for aerial performers (and ground performers, too!)

  • *You can be sure that it is safe to return to our space! We have excellent air flow in our space Plus a new HEPA air filtration system. Our instructors are vaccinated. We follow state guidelines for mask wearing and cleanliness. Hand sanitizer and soap is available for everyone’s use.

Advancement through the levels

Our Lyra and Trapeze program is just a couple classes big. We now offer intro-L1 and L2 Lyra classes and All levels Trapeze. They are great for cross training and broadening skill base and content knowledge! We highly recommend fabrics students attend.

Our Fabrics program is extensive because we have the height.That's right!

All participants must begin in the Intro level or have tested into a higher level via an assessment with Super Jes. To schedule a $30 thirty minute assessment Contact Us

  • To test out of the intro level...
  1. Must be able to perform straight and bent arm hangs for 10 seconds or more.
  2. Must have all stamps on the content board.
  • To test out of the level 1...
    1. Must be able to climb to the top with ease 4 times in a row
    2. Must be able to put on single footlock from a climb
    3. Must be able to do invert crochet cross back from a climb
    4. Must have at least ¾ of stamps on content board.
  • To test out of the level 2...
    1. Must be able to invert cross back straddle with foot locks on consistently

    2. Must be able to single knee hook climb to the top - same side, opposite side, and on both legs
    3. Must be able to perform 4 eggs in a row
    4. Must be able to stay in the air for 4+ minutes
    5. Must have ¾ of stamps on the content board.

  • To test out of the level 3...
    1. Must be able to hold back balance in the silks for 10 seconds

    2. Must be able to do 4 pull ups on a bar

    3. Must be able to perform straight arm inverts

    4. Must be able to perform strong wheel down/double star