Active and Fun Classes for Kids – They will never want to leave!
At Flip N Fly Circus School Auckland, we run an exciting range of Aerial classes for kids that are suitable for all fitness and ability levels.
Kids – Beginner, Intermediate and Performance Classes
Classes start from 5 years old with our Beginner classes from which students are then able to progress to Intermediate levels which later on can lead to our Performance classes.
Circus classes are a fun and healthy way for kids of all ages to keep active, stay fit and make new friends. Learn circus skills including trapeze, lyra, tumbling handstands, juggling, hula hoops, manipulation skills, trampoline and many more.
Physical Benefits of kids circus classes improve hand-eye coordination, flexibility and strength. Kids will also develop essential life-long skills including self confidence, teamwork and trust. Friends that they have made here at FlipnFly always have a different type of a relationship a special bond a trusting, secure and a family like relationship. We look forward to seeing your kids cartwheeling and juggling in one of our Auckland located studios.
Beginner Classes – ages 5-7 years and 8+ years
These are structured classes we will start with a fun team building game then have a quick warm up to become stronger then a nice stretch so we are ready to start, we will divide everyone into 2 groups and 1 group will be doing ground skills such as trampoline, handstand, acrobatics, minitrampoline or tumbling on the AirTrack; the other group will be on the aerials apparatuses such as lyra, silks, hammock or the trapeze at half time we will switch the groups over so they get a go on both circuits.
Class time is 1 hour.
Intermediate Classes – ages 8+ years
These are structured classes starting of a fun teambuilding game then quick lines to learn new skills then a small but effective conditioning warm up then once they are warm we will do a nice stretch to prevent any injuries. Then we will divide the class into 2 groups and 1 group will be doing ground skills such as trampoline, handstand, acrobatics, minitrampoline or tumbling on the AirTrack; the other group will be on the aerials apparatuses such as lyra, silks, hammock, aerial chandelier, cube or the trapeze at half time we will switch the groups over so they get a go on both circuits. For the last 10 minutes we will do some conditioning so that we are getting stronger then we will do a quick stretch and a fun shakedown,
Class time is 1.5 hours.
Performance Classes – ages 8+ years old
These are specialized classes consisting of a warm-up with conditioning and a focused and thorough stretch, followed by ground skills (tumbling, acting, performance and dance) and technique on all of the aerial apparatuses.
This class is open to Flip N Fly students by invite only and leads to learning several circus performance aerial or ground routines and if you are able to overcome hard work and discipline circus could lead to a possible career choice.
It is a fun but challenging class where students must be committed to working hard, uplifting each others spirit, trusting each other and working as a team whilst developing their strength and artistic skills.
Students enrolling in this class will be required to attend extra training sessions and rehearsals in order to be able to participate in performing shows.
Class time is 4-6 hours.
At the end of the year all kids classes have the last term (term 4) to make and act that will then be showcased to friends and family. They start with choosing what apparatus they would like to perform they can choose to do a solo, duo, trio or even make a group act with his or her friends, then they can choose their music and we do have costumes stored from previous shows, but costumes will be chosen on the day of the performance otherwise it may be too distracting. The kids will choose an apparatus that they have learnt throughout the year so that they can show off all of their hard work, we will help choreograph the acts but they also do have a part in making their own acts. This is an amazing way for children to become more confident in their bodies and get rid of any stage fright that they might have. We will perform at FlipnFly with lights and a seating arrangement.