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Youth Session Classes

Youth classes at Esh run in semesters and meet once per week. View the schedule and sign up for classes by visiting the Schedule & Registration page.

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children in a group circle

About Our Youth Session Classes

We are committed to offering only the highest quality of recreational circus instruction to our students. Classes at Esh are small in order to maximize student-teacher interaction, safety, and personalized instruction.

Our youth instructors are all highly-trained, professional circus instructors. Many have additional professional experience in fields such as primary and secondary education, psychology, and child development. We are committed to providing the safest and best circus experience possible!

Youth Classes at Esh require pre-registration, but drop-ins are available for some of the classes on our weekly schedule when space is available. To learn more, visit the Youth Session Make-up/Drop-in Calendar on the Schedule & Registration page.

Questions? Check out our FAQ or drop us a line at info@eshcircusarts.com!

All Youth Classes

Youth Intensive (Ages 11-15)

The Youth Intensive classes at Esh Circus Arts are designed to help dedicated young circus students develop their technical, choreographic, and performance skills in a supportive environment. Participants should be excited to focus on good technique and training in a variety of circus arts, and are expected to participate safely and responsibly during class time. Participants are expected to commit to regular attendance, and to work collaboratively with coaches and fellow students.

Youth Intensive Classes for ages 11-15 meet twice a week.

Pre-requisites:

  • Students in the Intensive classes must have a background in circus arts or tumbling. They must be comfortable executing basic tumbling skills such as a forward roll, backward roll, cartwheel, and bridge; be able to mount a trapeze or hoop and come to standing on the bar without help; be able to climb an aerial silk or rope and put on a foot lock in the air; and be able to execute a short sequence of 5 skills in at least one circus discipline of their choice.

Questions about whether the Youth Intensive Class is right for your child? Email the program director!

As with all youth programs at Esh, the Youth Intensive is non-competitive, and aims to help each participant explore their own potential in circus arts.

Youth Intensive (Ages 8-11)

The Youth Intensive classes at Esh Circus Arts are designed to help dedicated young circus students develop their technical, choreographic, and performance skills in a supportive environment. Participants should be excited to focus on good technique and training in a variety of circus arts, and are expected to participate safely and responsibly during class time. Participants are expected to commit to regular attendance, and to work collaboratively with coaches and fellow students.

Pre-requisites:

  • Students in the Intensive classes must have a background in circus arts or tumbling. They must be comfortable executing basic tumbling skills such as a forward roll, backward roll, cartwheel, and bridge; be able to mount a trapeze or hoop and come to standing on the bar without help; be able to climb an aerial silk or rope and put on a foot lock in the air; and be able to execute a short sequence of 5 skills in at least one circus discipline of their choice.

Questions about whether the Youth Intensive Class is right for your child? Email the program director!

As with all youth programs at Esh, the Youth Intensive is non-competitive, and aims to help each participant explore their own potential in circus arts.

Teen Aerials – Beginner

As with our adult classes, Teen Aerials classes focus on form and technique in a fun, engaging setting. Rather than simply teach trick after trick, aerials classes at Esh aim to teach students the fundamental “hows” of moving in the air, with the goal of creating versatile and adaptable aerialists. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple aerial apparatuses, including fabric, single point and static trapeze, lyra, rope, sling, and Spanish web.

Beginner Level

No background in circus or gymnastics is required! We work with each student’s individual skill level and interests in small classes to create a fun and focused learning environment.

Teen Aerials – Intermediate

Intermediate/Advanced Level

For students who have a solid foundation in aerial acrobatics, the intermediate/advanced level class continues to build on students’ skills, grow their movement vocabulary, and refine technique and movement quality in the air. Prior approval is required to join the intermediate/advanced class – contact us at info@eshcircusarts.com prior to registration.

Teen/Tween General Circus

General Circus classes focus on form and technique in a fun, engaging setting, with the goal of creating versatile and adaptable acrobats. Students will have the opportunity to explore many circus arts, including aerial acrobatics, partner balancing, juggling, tumbling, hula hooping, clowning, handbalancing, and more!

General Circus classes are open level – all experience levels are welcome, and no background in circus or gymnastics is required. We work with each student’s individual skill level and interests in small classes to create a fun and focused learning environment. Ages 9+.

Tween Aerials

As with our adult classes, Tween Aerials classes focus on form and technique in a fun, engaging setting. Rather than simply teach trick after trick, aerials classes at Esh aim to teach students the fundamental “hows” of moving in the air, with the goal of creating versatile and adaptable aerialists. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple aerial apparatuses, including fabric, single point and static trapeze, lyra, rope, sling, and Spanish web.

Tween Aerials classes are open level – all experience levels are welcome, and no background in circus or gymnastics is required. We work with each student’s individual skill level and interests in small classes to create a fun and focused learning environment.

Teen/Tween General Circus

General Circus classes focus on form and technique in a fun, engaging setting, with the goal of creating versatile and adaptable acrobats. Students will have the opportunity to explore many circus arts, including aerial acrobatics, partner balancing, juggling, tumbling, hula hooping, clowning, handbalancing, and more!

General Circus classes are open level – all experience levels are welcome, and no background in circus or gymnastics is required. We work with each student’s individual skill level and interests in small classes to create a fun and focused learning environment. Ages 9+

Circus Kids (Age 8-9)

In this exploration of all things circus, students will learn a wide variety of fun and exciting circus skills, including ground acrobatics, tumbling, juggling, wire-walking, hula hooping, basic aerial acrobatics, and much, much more!

No background in gymnastics or acrobatics is required. We work with your child’s individual skill level and interest to provide a fun and enriching experience. Class is 75 minutes long. Feel free to contact us for more information or with specific questions at info@eshcircusarts.com.

Circus Kids (Age 6-7)

In this exploration of all things circus, students will learn a wide variety of fun and exciting circus skills, including ground acrobatics, tumbling, juggling, wire-walking, hula hooping, basic aerial acrobatics, and much, much more!

No background in gymnastics or acrobatics is required. We work with your child’s individual skill level and interest to provide a fun and enriching experience. Class is 75 minutes long. Feel free to contact us for more information or with specific questions at info@eshcircusarts.com.

Circus Explorers (Age 4-5)

Does your child like to climb just a little too high, or spin just a little too fast? Or would you like to encourage your timid tot to test his physical limits? Join us and watch your young child jump, balance, hang, and roll to their hearts content. In Circus Explorers, children will learn many of the basic skills and concepts that underlie higher level circus work. This is also a great chance to practice listening skills and following directions in a fun, safe and supported environment. Parent or caregiver participation is not required, but may be requested depending on a child’s needs. Class is 50 minutes long.

Not sure if this is the right class for your child? We recommend that children in the Explorers class are able to hang from a bar for a few seconds independently; can lift their feet up toward bar while hanging from hands; can wait to take a turn; and can follow a simple, short series of directions. Please contact us at info@eshcircusarts.com with any questions!

Circus Seekers (Age 2.5-4)

Does your child like to climb just a little too high, or spin just a little too fast? Or would you like to encourage your timid tot to test his physical limits? Join us and watch your young child jump, balance, hang, and roll to their hearts content. In Circus Seekers, children will learn many of the basic skills and concepts that underlie higher level circus work. This is also a great chance to practice listening skills and following directions in a fun, safe and supported environment. Parent or caregiver participation is required. Class is 50 minutes long.

Not sure if this is the right class for your child? We recommend that children in the Seekers class should be willing to try some basic tumbling skills on their own (log rolls and somersaults); should be self-directed enough to follow teacher directions and engage in activities without direct parent supervision; and show budding independence. Please contact us at info@eshcircusarts.com with any questions!

Circus Tots (18 months – 2.5 years)

Once they are on their feet and moving around, climbing, hanging, and rolling follow close behind! Come enjoy the early years of physical play and acrobatic discovery with your young one. Children will enjoy activities that engage and challenge their natural tendency to test the limits in a safe and supported environment.

Classes are intended for children from 18 months to 2.5 years. Parent or caregiver participation is required. Class is 50 minutes long.

Current & Upcoming Session Dates

If you have questions about a class, please contact us.

Current Adult Session

2020 SPRING SESSION I

March 2nd – April 26th

Next Session

2020 SPRING SESSION II

April 27th – June 21st
No class Monday May 25th.

Current student registration: 9pm on Sunday April 12th.
New student registration: 8am on Tuesday April 14th.

Current Youth Session

2020 SPRING SESSION

February 24th – May 17th
No classes Monday April 20th – Sunday April 26th.

Next Session

2020 SUMMER SESSION

June 1st – August 16th

Current student registration: 8am on Monday May 4th
New student registration: 8am on Monday May 11th

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