Circus Sabbatical - One month intensive course

Take a break from the daily grind and join us for this 4 week aerial intensive adventure! You'll master the foundations of a wide range of aerial disciplines - including Rope, Silks, Hoop, Trapeze and Bungee Harness.

Alongside, you'll be introduced to a range of other apparatus and complementary practices, participate in group creative work and learn from leading industry professionals with regular guest tutors throughout the course. You will also have the chance to develop a solo act on your chosen equipment and take to the stage with your very own ensemble aerial circus show at the end of the course.

One month programme of aerial training

The weekly timetable is programmed to ensure a balanced 'aerial diet'. Aerial training sessions are combined with creative and theory sessions as well as complementary physical practices to ensure a healthy and holistic approach to your training. You'll have daily flexibility and conditioning sessions, as well as introductions to rigging essentials, weekly sessions in effective warm ups and injury prevention, 1-2-1 sessions to develop your personalised training programme and an evening visit to a local Circus show (subject to availability).
In weeks one and two we'll get back to basics, developing solid foundations across the disciplines and establishing good training practice whilst introducing a range of approaches to creativity, routed in playfulness and discovery.  
In week 3 you'll specialise in your chosen aerial discipline, and take your skills to the next level as you begin working on your solo act. We'll begin applying the creative principles explored in weeks 1 and 2 to develop group acts, and guide you through how to create a devised show.

The final week will focus on refining and solidifying everything we've learnt, evaluating and goal setting for the future, and weaving together everything we've created into an aerial circus spectacular, your chance to celebrate and share everything you've achieved with family and friends, and of course your coursemates.
At the end of the course, you will have an array of training and creative tools, inspiration, plus personalised targets, to take away and lead your own training and creative development with more direction, confidence and knowledge.

Course detail

Daily schedule of 9.30am - 5.00pm - Monday to Friday
An average of 6 hours trainer contact time every day
Daily sessions in aerial technique
Develop your skills across 5 core aerial disciplines - silks, rope, hoop, trapeze & bungee harness
Taster sessions in Spanish web, straps, slings, chandelier, doubles trapeze & more
Bespoke training programme and free self training time
Complementary classes in yoga, pilates, HIIT, cardio, conditioning & injury prevention
Daily flexibility sessions
Unlock your creativity in performance skills & devising workshops
Workshops with leading industry professionals
Weekly personal tutorials & target setting
Brand new purpose built and fully equipped training space in South London

The Circus Sabattical is scheduled from 2nd November - 27th November 2020

Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 5pm daily
Course costs: £1200 (£150 off with Early-bird discount)
Location: Flying Fantastic Peckham. 1 Bellenden Road, SE15 5BA

For more info or pre-requisites, please email

Please note: There is a minimum number of participants required to run this course. In the event of the course not running, all payments will be refunded in full.

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