Online Group Circus Classes

Online group circus classes offered by ACE member organizations!

Have you always wanted to take a circus class, or are you a circus student who wants to keep doing circus while you can’t be at your usual circus space in person? Take a circus class from the comfort of home and support a circus school, studio, or organization impacted by COVID-19! Stay fit, learn new skills, and maintain community.

(Many organizations also offer private lessons as well, contact directly for details.)

We’ve done our best to keep this information up to date, but things are constantly changing. If you are an ACE circus organization offering online group classes and would like to be added to this list (or if you would like to update the information provided for your organization) please email info@americanyouthcircus.org.


The Actors Gymnasium
(Chicago, IL)
https://www.actorsgymnasium.org/classes-camps/adult-classes/
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $15 (Classes range from 45-60 minutes)
Classes: Focused on strength, active flexibility, mobility, coordination, low impact cardio, and physical theatre.

Aloft Circus Arts
(Chicago, IL)
https://www.aloftloft.com/online-classes
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $15 per 1hr, register through Mindbody
Classes: “Regular” classes have been converted to online format, focusing on guided at-home activities specific to skills in that class such as flexibility, conditioning, vocabulary review, and theory discussion.

A-WOL Dance Collective
(Portland, OR)
http://www.awoldance.org/events/2020livestream
Platform: Youtube
Pricing: Sliding scale donations ($5-15) can be sent to our PayPal account awoldance@gmail.com
Classes: Adult and Youth classes – contemporary dance, conditioning, youth hula hoop, flexibility, yoga and more

Canopy Studio
(Athens, GA)
http://canopystudio.org/canopy-live-online/
Platform:  Zoom
Pricing:  $10 per 30 min class, fee waived upon request for those impacted by COVID-19
Classes: Flexibility, conditioning, theory, floor choreography with invented apparatus and more

The Circus Experiment
http://www.circusmoves.com/thecircusexperiment
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: Free
A weekly ZOOM class combining circus arts, movement, and S.T.E.A.M. principles (science, technology, engineering, and math) that meets Fridays at 1:30p EST (FUN-thirty!).

Circus Harmony
(St. Louis, MO)
https://www.facebook.com/pg/circusharmony/posts/
Platform: Zoom (find schedule/links on their Facebook page above)
Pricing: Free/donation-based, donate at http://circusharmony.org/support/
Classes: All ages & levels “Quarantraining” – juggling , stretching, Itty Bitty Circus, 20 Things 20 Times in 20 Minutes

Circus Juventas
(St. Paul, MN)
https://circusjuventas.org/online-workouts-classes/
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $10/45 min
Classes: Acrobatics, Flexibility/Contortion, Dance, Hula Hoop, Juggling, Theatre, Unicycle, Aerials (Conditioning & ground walkthroughs of skills and sequences without apparatus)

The Circus Project
https://www.instagram.com/thecircusproject
Platform: Instagram Live
Pricing: Free (donations to Emergency Fund gratefully accepted, of any amount – Paypal:  info@thecircusproject.org, Cash App $CircusProject, or www.thecircusproject.org/donate)
Classes: 30-minute streaming classes every M-F at 5:30 – topics and coaches rotate, schedule will be posted on social media.

Circus Smirkus
(Greensboro, VT)
https://www.smirkus.org/smirkus-at-home/
Platform: Unknown
Pricing: $15 per hour class, $10 per 30 min class, register through blackboudhosting
Classes: All ages & levels – including juggling, clowning, hula hoop, magic, Smirkus camp conditioning

Circus Up!
(Boston, MA)
https://www.circusup.com/online-classes-due-to-covid-19
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: Free/donation-based (donations greatly appreciated when possible to help support our staff and coaches; donate via PayPal at the link below, or send a check to the address on that page): https://www.circusup.com/donate 
Classes: Youth classes include conditioning, flexibility, juggling, and hip-hop

Commonwealth Circus Center
(Jamaica Plains, MA)
https://www.amilia.com/store/en/commonwealth-circus-center/shop/programs/52245
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $18 per hour-long class, $10 per 30 min class, register through Amilia
Classes: Youth – Family Circus, Under-4s, 5 & Up, Tween Intensive
Adults – Juggling, yoga, dance, handbalancing, tumbling, conditioning & flexibility, circus discussions

Diamond Family Circus
(Waltham, MA)
https://www.facebook.com/diamondfamilycircus/
LIVE class 3/26/2020 at NOON EST: http://www.connectednorth.org/athome 
PAST class available online until 4/1/2020 : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvfO-LFAenqMt7n72AXvoCw  
Platform: Zoom & YouTube
Pricing: Free
Classes: Living Room Circus with Diamond Family Circus for K-Gr2 and Living Room Circus with Diamond Family Circus for Gr 1-8
Diamond Family Circus is also available for some online private lessons & “events”, by donation. Also offering reduced cost Saturday kids and adult workshops online with Gravity Alternative Movement.

Esh Circus Arts
(Somerville, MA)
https://www.amilia.com/store/en/eshcircusarts/shop/programs/calendar/52191
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $18 per hour-long class, register through Amilia
Classes: Youth – Tots, Kids Circus, Teen & Tween Circus
Adults – stretching/contortion, conditioning, juggling, ballet barre, handbalancing, poi, fancy dance workout

Flying Gravity Circus
(Wilton, NH)
https://www.flyinggravitycircus.org/online-learning
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $5-20 for drop-in classes, full session classes priced differently. Financial aid is available by emailing financialaid@flyinggravitycircus.org.
Classes: Families with young kids, school age children, and an adult drop-in open studio. Contact FGC for info about performance troupes for teens.

Gainesville Circus
(Gainesville, FL)
https://gainesvillecircus.com/
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: Monthly memberships: 1 class/week = $68, 2 classes/week = $127/month (NEW CLIENT SPECIAL: $40 = 2 weeks unlimited group classes.) Register through FitDegree.
Classes: Yogalates, Cirque Fit Conditioning, Alignment Balance & Mobility, Barre, Flexibility, Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Gravity Alternative Movement
(Waltham/Boston, MA)
www.gravityalternativemovement.com/online
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $18 per class ($15/class with 5 pack), register through Pike 13
Classes: Youth – Baby & Me kinstretch
Adults – Kinstretch, general conditioning, barre, flexibility, handstand strengthening 

Kansas City Aerial Arts
https://www.facebook.com/KansasCityAerialArts/
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $15/class, register through Mindbody or email contact@kansascityaerialarts.com.
Classes: Conditioning, deep stretch, absercise, handstands

Le PeTiT CiRqUe®
(Las Vegas, NV)
LPCLA.com and Email BOOKING@LPCLA.COM
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $10-15 per 45min class
Classes: Junior Cirque ages 4-9 incl. handstands, acro, clowning, and performance for the young creative artist. Safe contortion/flexibility (beginner and advanced), hand balancing (beginner and advanced), acro moves, circus dance choreography, character & clowning/stage performance, aerial (only offered to existing LPC members or pro/advanced levels with rigger inspected rig).

Les Ailes du Desir (LADD) 
(Miami, FL)
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=429669&stype=-7&sTG=94&sVT=3266&sView=week&sLoc=0&date=04/13/20
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $5 (60 minutes)
Classes: F
lexibility, body conditioning, and contortion, among others. E-mail us at info@lesailesdudesir.org for more information.

 

New England Center for Circus Arts
(Brattleboro, VT)
https://necenterforcircusarts.org/
Platform: Zoom (find schedule/links on their Instagram page above)
pricing: By donation for Virtual Group Classes, Usual rate applies for Online Private Lessons
Youth – tots circus, youth circus, hula hooping, mommy & me, 
Adults – stretching, conditioning, handstands
Classes: Group circus classes led by NECCA coaches, structured for at-home learners. For Private lessons, be challenged and inspired working out with anything you have access to. (Note: You must have appropriate safety established including mats/matting for aerials and an identified safety person for apparatus based lessons.)

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
(Philadelphia, PA)
https://www.instagram.com/philly_circus/
Platform: Zoom (find schedule/links on their Instagram page above)
Pricing: Free
Classes: Youth – tots circus, youth circus, hula hooping, mommy & me, 
Adults – stretching, conditioning, handstands

Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts
(Costa Mesa, CA)
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=30225&stype=-7&sTG=39&sView=day&sLoc=0
Platform: ZOOM, register through Mindbody (2-Hour Advance Reservation;  once you have linked their FB account with ours, we will include them in an FB chatgroup that has instructions to participate including credentials)
Pricing: FREE/ $5 donation (to donate: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=30225&stype=45)
Classes: The Ruby Karen Project is offering real-time alternative exercise regimen for all levels and includes creative indoor exercise tools.  Depending on the attendees, the session will also include yoga exercises, pull-up bar and resistance band exercises.

SANCA School for Acrobatics and New Circus Arts
(Seattle, WA)
https://sancaseattle.org/classes/mini-sessions/
Platform: Zoom, register through website
Pricing: Free
Classes: Stength & Flex, Yoga, Juggling, Hoop, Handbalancing, Kid’s Movement Pajama Party

SHOW Circus Studio
(Easthampton, MA)
https://showcircusstudio.pike13.com/categories/84409
Platform: Zoom, Register through Pike 13
Pricing: $10 per hour class, $7.50 per 45 min class
Classes: Youth – Youth Circus At Home
Teens & Adults – Circus Conditioning, Circus Flexibility, Injury Prevention, Handstands Preparation, Dance Basics for Acrobats 

Sky Candy
(Austin, TX)
https://skycandyaustin.com/mindbody/
Platform: Zoom, Register through Mindbody
Pricing: $15 per class, class passes available, register through Mindbody
Classes: Creative new offerings for home classes, 50 online offerings a day!

Suspend
(Louisville, KY)
https://suspend.sites.zenplanner.com/calendar.cfm
Platform: Zoom, register through Zenplanner
Pricing: $15 per 40min class
Classes: Barre, conditioning, flexibility, active mobility, handstand mobility

Trapeze Las Vegas
(Las Vegas, NV)
https://www.trapezelasvegas.com/
Platform: Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/7156108812 – there is a waiting room, students must be approved by host to join)
Pricing: $10 per class/ $15 for 2 or more in one household – no registration – honor system. Pay through PayPal: Paypal@trapezelasvegas.com
Classes: Jazz Dance, Strength and Conditioning, Handstands w/ Leisha, Full Body Workout, Cardio Boot Camp, Combo Stretch and Strength, Acting 

Versatile Arts
(Seattle, WA)
https://www.versatilearts.net/classes/online-classes/
Platform: Zoom
Price: $15/hr long class, register through VAMP
Classes: Youth conditioning
Cardio, core & abs, stretching, dancing it out, pilates, weight training, pullup conditioning

Wise Fool New Mexico
(Santa Fe, New Mexico)
https://www.versatilearts.net/classes/online-classes/
Platform: Zoom, register through Pike13
Price: $15/hr long class, discounts available
Classes: Flexibility, handstands and fabric theory classes. Creative new offerings for circus at home. Contact kristen@wisefoolnm.org with questions.

Non-ACE Member Organizations

Afterglow Aerial Arts
(Portland, Oregon)
www.afterglowaerialarts.com
Platform: Zoom
Pricing: $10-$15/hr suggested donation (register through Afterglowpdx@gmail.com Venmo- @afterglowaerialarts or CashApp- $afterglowaerialarts) (Students can use missed classes as payment.)
Classes: Kids, Teens & Adult: Core Conditioning, Flexibility (Pre-Contortion), Strength & Flexibility, Shoulder & Upper Back Mobility (re-hab/pre-hab), Inversions/Hand Balancing, Feminine Focused Yoga