We offer a variety of classes that not only teach various circus, aerial, and performing arts skills including juggling, unicycling, stilt-walking, tight-wire, aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, and Spanish web; but also teach children how to take risks, explore their imagination and creativity, build their strength and self confidence, and develop discipline and focus.

Each class typically concludes with Parent Observation Week where family and friends can come see all of the new skills the students have learned.

Students seeking performance opportunities can audition to participate in one of our two annual youth circuses or to become a member of the acclaimed Actors Gymnasium Teen Ensemble.

Summer Schedule

June 11 – August 4
Youth classes are $215 for the full 8 week term.

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Circus Arts

2nd – 3rd grade: Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM
4th – 6th grade: Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 PM
4th – 7th grade: Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM
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.

Parkour (Ages 10+)

Saturdays 12 – 1 PM
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.


Spring Schedule

May 7 – June 4
Spring classes are $100 for the 4 week term. Classes meeting on Mondays will have class on June 4 instead of May 28, due to Memorial Day.

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Circus Arts

2nd Grade: Mondays 5 – 6 PM
Grades 3-6: Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 5 PM
3rd-7th grade: Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM
Advanced/Junior Ensemble: Fridays 4:30 – 5:30 PM
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.

Parkour

Grades 7 and up: Saturdays 12 – 1 PM
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.


Winter Class Schedule

January 8 – May 6
Beginning and intermediate classes are $425 for the full term, and advanced classes are $450. Tuition can be pro-rated, and it’s not too late to join!

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CIRCUS ARTS

BEGINNING
2nd grade: Mondays 5-5:45p Sold out!
2nd grade: Tuesdays 5:15-6p Sold out!
2nd-5th grade: Saturdays 1-2p
3rd-6th grade: Mondays 4-5p Sold out!
3rd-7th grade: Saturdays 11-Noon Sold out!
7th-9th grade: Wednesdays 5-6p

INTERMEDIATE
3rd-6th grade: Wednesdays 4-5p

ADVANCED
5th-7th grade: Fridays 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: Thursdays 6-7p
Contortion: Fridays 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: Fridays 5-6pSold out!
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: Saturdays 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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