Let your children join the circus


Natasha Wind, from CirQuest, helps Lilla Kovalcsic balance on a unicyle. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d449120
Natasha Wind, from CirQuest, helps Lilla Kovalcsic balance on a unicyle. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d449120

A social circus program from the Disco Cantito Association, the weekly classes are suitable for all abilities, teaching trapeze, acrobatics, contortion, stilt-walking and unicycling, among other skills.

Disco Cantito Association general manager Isobel Lyall said they aimed to promote and develop the performance and education of the arts for, with and by the community.

“We are a social circus school, inclusive of people from all backgrounds and of all abilities, and we value participation and engagement in our classes and the development of social connections and a sense of belonging to our community as highly as the development of skills and techniques,” she said.

“Kids love our classes because what we teach is so much fun, but also because we offer a balance of clear, understandable structure, with opportunities to make choices.

“Feedback we receive from our students and their families indicates that many students improve their co-ordination, confidence and their ability to identify and safely negotiate risks.

“It’s non-competitive, it’s playful, and it’s about doing what makes you happy, and that is what childhood is for.”

There will also be a six-week pilot program in Cockburn.

Visit www.cirquest.com.au for more information.