Circus Summer School | 1-5 August 2016

The National Centre for Circus Arts is offering fully funded places to its Circus Summer School this August. Anyone aged 11-18 can apply. It runs for a week from 1-5 August.

You’ll get to learn a range of circus skills including aerial silks, trapeze, unicycle, acrobatics and tightwire. At the end of the week, participants will have the chance to show others their new skills in a fun, informal showing for friends and family.

Beth King, Head of Participation and Outreach at the National Centre, said: “We’re really excited to be able to offer bursaries for our summer school. Circus is such a fun way to be active over the summer. Who wouldn’t want to learn to fly?

“Acrobatic skills are also becoming increasing important for actors, and even dancers, to learn. We often have professional actors here to develop particular skills they need for productions and films.”

The beginner’s summer school is ideal for 11-18 year olds who are completely new to circus or have been learning circus for less than two years. The National Centre also offers an Advanced Summer School during the same week, for young people who have been learning circus regularly for over a year and are at a high level.

The deadline to apply for a bursary is 10 July. Priority will go to students living in Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets with a household income of less than £29,340 per annum. The cost of the Summer School without a bursary is £285 (full price) or £210 (concessions).

The National Centre for Circus Arts is located in Hoxton, London. Find out more about the Circus Summer School here or call 020 7613 4141.