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Our time at the London International Youth Circus Festival

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Last week ten of our youth circus members got the opportunity to perform at the London International Youth Circus Festival and what a time they had! The Festival ran from the 6th to the 13th of July and involved circus schools from the UK, The USA and across Europe.

Our young stars in the making got to perform four times both indoor and outdoors, one such performance take place in the famous Roundhouse Theatre that showcased previous notable circus acts such as Fuerza Bruta. The Festival also gave the young adults  a chance to take part in the various workshops provided by the LIYCF, such as masterclasses in Flying trapeze and balancing.

The festival also held a skill share workshop where our young members got to learn, as well as share, various circus skills with the other youth circuses involved in the Festival. The time in the festival also allowed the participants and their tutors the chance to check out what the city of London had to offer. Throughout the trip they got to see Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Camden Market and take a tour of the Globe Theatre. They also met Stephen Fry randomly, which left them absolutely thrilled but ignited intense jealously in a certain member of our admin staff who was back in Galway at the time!

One of the most enjoyable evenings of the London International Youth Circus Festival was the Culture share night. Galway Community Circus provided the other youth circus with demonstrations of Irish dancing, songs (a remarkable rendition of Molly Malone) and of course, our very unique and loquacious slang! In return our members got to learn a traditional Finnish dance and some Czech songs.

Overall the experience was incredible! It provided our members the chance to learn, share, explore and showcase they're talents to a wider, international audience. Galway Community Circus would like to thank Albert & Friends Instant Circus and all those at London International Youth Circus Festival for this incredible opportunity.

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Adult Aerial Courses September

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Our Adult Aerial Classes are back in September on both Tuesday Mornings and Thursday evenings. This course is open level course so whether you're a complete beginner or having been swinging from a trapeze for years there is something for everyone in these two exciting classes. The Morning and Evening Classes start on September 16th and 18th respectively. To book your place please contact classes@galwaycommunitycircus.com today.

Our space: We are based in St  Joseph's Community Centre in Shantalla, Ashe road

Clothing: The best type of clothing is training clothes such as leggings and a long tight top, a leotard and a t-shirt , long sleeve top over.  It is advisable to have your skin covered especially for aerial rope. It's also a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you.

Tuesday Mornings Time: 11-1pm Dates: 16th September - 21st October (6 week course) Cost: 80 Euros To book: email classes@galwaycommunitycircus.com or call us at 085-1117224

Thursday Evenings Time: 7.30-9.30pm Dates: 18th of September - 23rd of October (6 week course) Cost:  80 Euros To book: email classes@galwaycommunitycircus.com or call us at 085 -1117224

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Toddler and Family Circus Summer Camps, August

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Come and join us for a fun-filled adventure where kids and their guardians can experience exhilarating heights on the tightrope, swing through the air on our aerial cocoons and enjoy the fun and mayhem of Circus! in a safe and friendly environment. The camps take place from the 12th - 14th of August.

Places are limited. Book your place now by emailing classes@galwaycommunitycircus.com or call us on 0851117224.

Toddler Summer Camps, August

Toddlers will develop in a fun way; coordination, flexibility, small & gross motor skills, strength, hand/eye coordination, social skills, balance & generally have a good time.  As will their guardians!

  • 3 days - 12-14th of August
  • 10 to 11am
  • Cost €25
  • 1-4yrs old
(As with our usually toddler group there is the room available for snacks* from 11am-11.30am) * Please provide your own snacks. Parents are required to stay and participate.

Family Circus Summer camps, August Experience the joy of families working together to learn and develop new skills.  Classes are designed to cater for all levels of skill and ability, from toddlers to grandparents, ensuring a fun-filled, family time.

  • 3 days - 12-14th of August
  • 11.30am to 1pm
  • Cost €25 up to a family of 3, €30 up to a family of 4, €35 up to a family of 5
  • Any age

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Ashe Road, Shantalla, Galway
+353 85 111 7224
info@galwaycircus.com
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