PREP Course – 6 weeks full-time

PREP COURSE – 6 WEEKS  FULL-TIME COURSE IN CIRCUS ARTS

DATES: 19 October – 29 November 2020

Join us on this full-time 6 week training course designed to suit the beginner who wants an introduction to all things circus in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Byron Bay! 

All you need is a desire to learn circus and an excellent attitude.  

The focus will be on gaining strength, improving flexibility, aerials, acrobatic and basic production skills. You will then put your production skills to the test by helping to run a professional show at Circus Arts.

FASTRACK YOUR CAREER INTO CIRCUS INDUSTRY

“I wanted to tell you I started my new job last week at Cirque du Soleil! It’s my biggest dream come true and I wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you. If you hadn’t been such wonderful teachers perhaps I wouldn’t be where I am today!”

– Beth Alvarez

ABOUT US

Ascension Byron Bay + Circus Arts Australia

We are a unique collaboration between two renowned circus schools from Australia and the UK and two circus families with over 30 years experience in everything circus!

Ascension Byron Bay founded Aircraft Circus in London, directly leading 17 full-time circus training courses to fruition, with students joining the worldwide circus industry including Cirque du Soleil.  

Circus Arts Australia is an internationally renowned circus school in Byron Bay that boasts a massive 12000 sq m indoor training space and venue with an incredible array of circus equipment. 

We offer the amazing grande volant flying trapeze which is in-house. There is ample opportunity to perform at showcases and at national festivals, and a teacher training certificate to support your performance work in the community. 

All this and you get to train in the paradise that is Byron Bay! Spend your weekends surfing or lying on the beach, a 10 minute walk from the school.

HOW LONG IS THE PREP COURSE?

The Course length is 6 weeks. It runs 5 days a week 9.30-3.30pm with a minimum of 25 hours teacher contact time. You are required over the final weekend as production assistants on the in-house show. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no entry requirements for the 6 week Prep Course. However, you will need to have a reasonable fitness level  to embark on intensive training. The course is open to International and Australian students.

NATIONALITY:

We welcome all nationalities and cultures.The course is open to Australian and International students. A good understanding of the English language is required for teaching purposes.

AGE RANGE:

This course is primarily designed for adults 18-35. 16-18 year olds will be considered upon application. There is no upper age limit.

INVESTMENT:

The 6 Week Prep Course is a private training programme.

Fee: $3000 for a full time 6 week course / Early Bird price is $2,700 when you book by 21 May 2020

WHAT’S NEXT?

You may also have a desire to join our 6 month Foundation or 1 Year Fastrack to Professional course.

Once completed you can join the Fastrack to Professional course as a Foundation student without having to take an audition! 

Whatever your motivation this course is a great way to kickstart your circus dream.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LEARN?

Aerial Core – Static Trapeze, Flying Trapeze, Silks (Tissu). 

Acrobatic Core – Basic Tumbling, Handstands and Acrobalance.

Equilibristics  Juggling, Hula Hoop and Tightwire

Performance – Introductory Workshops 

Technical Skills – Safety and Show Production 

Complementary Skills – Yoga, Weight and Resistance Training, Conditioning and Flexibility.

Learning circus was one of the best decisions I ever made. Not only has it allowed me to achieve things I had never thought possible physically, but it has finally put me together with a family of wonderful misfits for whom  I have been searching for my whole life.

Laura Daniel

It’s difficult to find the words to convey what a phenomenal impact this has had on me. You need to experience it to know what I mean! I can’t rate it highly enough! The inclusive and accepting style and wholehearted encouragement have meant so much to me. I know I speak for many others.

Sue Yates

I wanted to tell you I started my new job last week at Cirque du Soleil! It’s my biggest dream come true and I wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you. If you hadn’t been such wonderful teachers perhaps I wouldn’t be where I am today!

Beth Alvarez

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

We are a unique collaboration between two renowned circus schools from Australia and the UK and two circus families with over 30 years experience in everything circus! Ascension Byron Bay founded Aircraft Circus London, directly leading 17 full-time circus training courses to fruition, with students joining the worldwide circus industry as performers and teachers and into traditional and contemporary circuses, including Cirque du Soleil. 

Unlike other schools, we cover a range of exciting specialist skills with top performers such as: grande volant flying trapeze, fire skills, sideshow arts, stiltwalking, roving street performance and specialist aerials such as aerial spiral and vertical dance.

The students will have extensive opportunities to perform both in-house and national festivals. You also gain a teacher training certification to support your performance work within the community.

You also get to train in paradise – Byron Bay! Spend your weekends surfing or laying on the beach. You really can see whales and dolphins and train circus every day!