Osborne Park: CirQuest teaching big top tricks at ‘show and have a go’


Michael Speranza with fellow circus performers Amanda Cope, Isaiah Kuru, Patrick McMaster and Jade Mills.
Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d457153
Michael Speranza with fellow circus performers Amanda Cope, Isaiah Kuru, Patrick McMaster and Jade Mills. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d457153

THOSE who dreamt of running away with the circus will get the chance at Osborne Park circus school CirQuest’s ‘Circus Show and Have a go’ event.

The event will showcase circus performers who teach at the organisation and a range of activities for children and adults to try.

CirQuest managing director Isobel Lyall said the organisation had a full range of classes from children’s classes to adult beginners.

“Circus really offers people the opportunity to take a risk and learn to manage risk, especially in our children program because we can teach children how to be careful and that manage risk,” she said.

“One of the things that we’ve started is a class called circus fit with activities for fitness that are way more exciting than the gym is are all about developing new skills.”

CirQuest acrobat and teacher Patrick McMaster said circus performance was the obvious choice when he was a child.

“I’d tried so many other sports that were really boring and I loved the variety that circus provided,” he said.

“Circus performance is so versatile there really is something for everyone from juggling to trapeze.

“Adults often have a fear about circus, people really doubt themselves and I’d encourage people to have a go.”

Ms Lyall said the not-for-profit organisation recently moved its home base to Osborne Park

“It’s the first time we’ve been in the City of Stirling so we’re excited to have their support.”