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Performance Program

Our Elite Performance Program, where the skies (and opportunities) await!

The South Australian Circus Centre has a structured Performance Program Divided into 5 tiers. Keen Beanz, Live Wirez, Tribe, Troupe and an independent artist program. Each tier focuses on developing different attributes of the young artist’s journey. Periodically children from the general circus classes are invited into the program based on technical skills, creativity, leadership and enthusiasm as well as natural aptitude.

These classes are arranged into groups of like-minded peers and each focuses on certain characteristics of developing young artists. Students are able to fast track their skill development, develop performance skills and begin to focus on their preferred specialities. Members of these classes are given optional, public performance opportunities at events including school fetes and community events. Artists are also supported to realise their own vision for their creative future. This may mean creating small companies or shows, or using the skills of visioning, planning and reflection in whatever career they want. Several or our graduates are travelling the world with companies like Gravity and Other Myths, Circa, Circus Oz as well as winning awards at fringe festivals around the country.

The next workshop audition for the elite performance program will be held in early April 2017 after the Fringe. If your child is interested in beginning their circus journey pathway, please call us on 8346 5735 to discuss.

“Live Wirez”
Saturdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Members of the Live Wirez class are the fourth tier of the performance program run by our new ‘Artist Development Coordinator’ Jonathan (Jono) Dragt. Jono is an old Cirkidz member who has recently returned from working with children in a Belgium Circus School. His position will be to follow the journey of all the performance students through the school. Your trainer will be Joel Osbourne - who is one of our most experienced trainers at Cirkidz and has been a key part in developing young artists and nurturing their journey into the Tribe and Troupe Program.

“Keen Beanz”
Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5.30pm
Members of the Keen Beanz class are the fifth tier of the performance program run by our new ‘Artist Development Coordinator’ Jonathan (Jono) Dragt. Jono is an old Cirkidz member who has recently returned from working with children in Circus Schools in Belgium and England. His position will be to follow the journey of all performance students through their journey. Jono will also be the trainer for the class.

“Tribe”
Tuesdays from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, AND Saturdays 1:30pm – 4:30pm.
Members of the Tribe are the second Tier of the performance program run by our new ‘Artist Development Coordinator’ Jonathan (Jono) Dragt. Jono is an old Cirkidz member who has recently returned from working with children in a Belgium Circus School. His position will be to follow the journey of all the performance students through the school. Tribe is where intensive training begins, there will be 4 coaches available for the tribe training sessions, and students will be required to choose one of two Major training focuses (trained every Tuesday and Saturday), and one of two Minor training focuses (trained every Saturday). These intensive blocks last six weeks before new training focuses are chosen.

"Troupe"
Tuesdays from 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Thursdays from 5.00pm - 7.30pm AND Saturdays 1:30pm – 4:30pm.
The Troupe is made up of our most dedicated performers who audition each year for entry and train three times per week. Here the focus is all about highly skilled, artistic excellence and the love of the artform. Troupe members make up the cast of Cirkidz annual major production, travel on regional tours and high profile performances.

"Independent Artist Program"
Week day training
$22 a week
The Independent Artist program allows experienced circus artists to train at the centre at a significantly reduced cost in return for their active participation in the circus community. The program offers the artist access to the SA Circus Centre for self directed learning at approved times which is unavailable to the general public. All applicants must be approved by the Artistic Director and are required to have current Duck 4 Cover Public Liability, workshop and equipment cover. The program is a wonderful opportunity for artists to connect and collaborate in a friendly and supportive circus community hub.

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