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Youth Session Classes

Youth classes at Esh run in multi-week sessions 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, child psychology, and child development. We are committed to providing the safest and best circus experience possible!

Youth Classes at Esh require pre-registration. To sign up, visit the Schedule & Registration page.

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

Youth Circus Class Descriptions

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+.

Teen/Tween Contortion

This class will focus on building strength, balance, and flexibility in splits, straddle, and backbending. We’ll also work on contortion handstands, elbowstands, and chest stands, as well as some choreography and sequencing to put our skills together! Students will receive personalized attention and will work at a pace that is in line with their experience, strength, and mobility.

Students signing up for this class must be able to push up into a bridge/backbend from the floor and hold it for at least 30 seconds.  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+

Teen/Tween Contortion

This class will focus on building strength, balance, and flexibility in splits, straddle, and backbending. We’ll also work on contortion handstands, elbowstands, and chest stands, as well as some choreography and sequencing to put our skills together! Students will receive personalized attention and will work at a pace that is in line with their experience, strength, and mobility.

Students signing up for this class must be able to push up into a bridge/backbend from the floor and hold it for at least 30 seconds.  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 60 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 60 minutes long. Feel free to contact us for more information or with specific questions at info@eshcircusarts.com.

Circus Explorers (Age 4-6)

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 required. 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!

Current & Upcoming Session Dates

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

Current Adult Session

2022 FALL SESSION I

Monday August 22nd – Sunday October 16th

No classes September 3rd – 5th

Next Adult Session

2022 FALL SESSION II

Monday October 17th – Sunday December 18th

No evening adult classes October 31st

No classes November 21st – 27th

Registration: Sunday October 2nd at 9:30pm

Current Youth Session

2022 FALL SESSION

Monday September 12th – Sunday December 18th

No classes November 21st – 27th

Next Youth Session

2023 WINTER SESSION

Tuesday January 3rd – Sunday April 16th

No classes February 20th – 26th

Registration: Monday December 5th at 8:00am

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