Course – Contemporary Circus

Learn to do somersaults, walk a tightrope, juggle and more! This course is for everyone who wants to practice all the circus' disciplines.

Contemporary Circus

For twelve weeks each semester, we work on acrobatics, juggling, tightrope walking and aerial acrobatics. The fall’s final class will be open to parents and siblings. At the last spring practice, you will be invited to a show.

Here’s what we’ll be practicing:

Acrobatics
With roots in the Greek words for "walk on toes" and "climb high", acrobatics is one of the foundational circus disciplines. Here, gymnastic feats requiring a high degree of technical skill are executed.

Pair acrobatics
A combination of acrobatics and balance where two or more people lift, balance, throw and catch one another. The performers who do the lifting/catching/carrying, are called bases or catchers; the performers who are lifted/thrown/carried are called flyers.

Juggling
Juggling is all about throwing and manipulating objects. Many jugglers call themselves "object manipulators". Using their objects, jugglers draw shapes and patterns in the air.

Tightwire/tightrope
Tightwire is a form of equilibristics, the art of balancing. Within the circus arts, several disciplines are based on balancing skills, of which tightrope is perhaps the one most often associated with the art of equilibrium. Balancing on a rope is combined with acrobatics, advanced step combinations and dance.

Aerial acrobatics
Acrobatics performed in the air using equipment such as a trapeze, rope/wire or silks/fabrics.

Botkyrka discount

If you are a resident of Botkyrka Municipality, you are entitled to the “Botkyrka Discount” of SEK 600 per course. To get the discount, check the appropriate box on the sign-up form. Cirkus Cirkör will cross-check this against the population register.

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Contemporary circus

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The Cirkör Course

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Cirkusgymnasiet. Foto: Einar Kling Odencrants

Lines and wires

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Cirkusgymnasiet. Foto: Einar Kling Odencrants

Aerial acrobatics

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Circus play

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Contemporary circus for adults

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Family cirucs

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Acrobatics & Trampoline

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