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Winter & Spring Class Schedule

January 8 – May 6

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Class Descriptions

CIRCUS ARTS

BEGINNING
3rd-6th grade: M 5-5:45p
3rd-7th grade: Sa 11-Noon
7th-9th grade: W 5-6p
INTERMEDIATE
3rd-6th grade: W 4-5p
7th-9th grade: M 5-6p
ADVANCED
5th-7th grade: F 4-5p

In this class, students gain an introduction to the Circus Arts, developing a basic skill set while increasing their strength and flexibility. Tumbling, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, globe, juggling, stilt-walking, and tight wire are among the skills offered.

FLEXIBILITY/CONTORTION (Age 10+)

Flexibility: Th 6-7p
Contortion: F 6-7:30p
Not as flexible as you want to be? For serious, aspiring contortionists or people who want a really good stretch. This extreme yoga class promotes flexibility, strength and healthy circulation.

JR. CIRCUS ENSEMBLE (INSTRUCTOR’S APPROVAL REQUIRED)

8th-9th grade: F 5-6p
The Actors Gym Junior Ensemble is an invitation class for students who would like to continue developing proficiency in a range of circus-theatre skills. These students have taken several classes at Actors Gym and have performed in Youth Circus productions.

Pre-requisites: Students have taken several Circus Arts classes including introduction/beginner classes to intermediate levels. To participate in the Junior Ensemble class, a student needs to: Juggle 3 balls and flash 3 clubs, freemount unicycle, perform one split, and a walkover. Students also need to have basic dance or circus knowledge to create their own choreography.

Parkour and Art du Déplacement

7th grade and up: Sa Noon-1p
Art du Déplacement and Parkour are disciplines in which practitioners use their bodies to interact with and traverse all types of environments while simultaneously focusing on mental and spiritual development. You will overcome physical and mental obstacles, face fears and discover creative and natural human movements in our classes. You’ll strengthen and condition yourself so that you can last in this healthy and positive lifestyle. Students will work together competition-free, never giving up and always improving.
Clothing: Most athletic shoes will work fine. Long pants are recommended.

“I don’t think my daughter would be the fearless, confident, athletic girl she is today without her years of training and experience at The Actors Gymnasium. Could there be a better self-esteem booster than learning how to fly?” – Peggy N.

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