Circus Workshop Network - Professional
Circus Skills Workshop Providers
Do you Want A Clown, A Juggling Teacher, Or to learn the Flying
Not all Circus Skills Teachers are the Same.
There is no such thing as 'circus skills teacher school', so circus
skills teachers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and while
we endeavor to help you find
a circus skills teacher who is closer to you, we also want you
to find a circus skills teacher who fits what you're looking for.
People come into circus skills from a variety of areas, from childrens
entertainers, actors, juggling and other circus arts, and even ...
strangely enough, teachers. So you need to make sure that the circus
skills teacher you're hiring fits what you're looking for.
Childrens entertainers might be very entertaining, but not as technically
adept as professional jugglers. Some of the most amazing jugglers
aren't that interested in teaching. And just to take it full circle,
we've all experienced teachers who were not that entertaining.
Of course, this is not to say that childrens entertainers can't
be technically adept, that professional jugglers and trapeze artists
can't teach, or that all teachers are boring.
So What Should you look for in your Circus Skills Workshop Provider
Circus Skills for Young Children
Generally speaking, if you're looking for a circus workshop for
young children (under 7), then it's best to hire someone who can
entertain them as much as teach them, as the childrens ability level
and attention span will generally be that little bit lower than
for older children. In this case you might consider looking for
a childrens entertainer who offers circus workshops, or a teacher
who is used to working with small children might be appropriate.
There have been a lot of studies which show how learning
juggling and circus skills helps to improve childrens general development,
and if you're coming from this angle, then it's important to ensure
that the children are learning, and not just being entertained.
CIrcus Skills Workshops for Older Children, Young Adults and Corporate
For older children, and corporate events, you're generally better
off getting someone with a higher technical ability, to ensure you
get more 'wow' factor. So you might be advised to look for someone
who is more technically competent, and a professional circus performer
who also teaches would be preferable. The type of event your holding
will dictate how much you want them to be able to 'wow' everyone,
as opposed to how much you want them to be able to teach everyone
how they're doing the 'wowing'.
Circus Skills Workshops for Fetes, Festivals, and Carnivals
For fetes, festivals, and carnivals, you're going to get all kinds
of people, so you'll be looking for a general all rounder, but bear
in mind that what appeals to small children (i.e. clowns) can be
the last thing that older children and younger adults will want
to interact with, as they can sometimes see it as being 'too childish'.
These are of course, only general guidelines, and your mileage
may vary, but we hope that gives you some general ideas while you're
searching for your circus skills