You can run AWESOME circus classes and be a Super-Coach!

Do you want to develop your teaching skills and knowledge so you can run fantastic circus classes?

Have you already got some coaching experience, but would like to learn to teach a new apparatus?

Would you like to re-energise your teaching practice?

 

Delivering a successful circus program requires a strong foundation, and clear learning pathways. By drawing on a proven curriculum, you will save yourself valuable planning time and your classes will be much more engaging.

Circus Training Australia runs courses that are invaluable for people serious about teaching circus skills – both experienced circus coaches and those just starting out. During each course you will learn about appropriate progressions and teaching points, and will practice teaching techniques, giving you the confidence to know you are teaching to the best of your ability.

Circus Training Australia has courses coming up in Melbourne

 

Our expertly researched courses are delivered simply and clearly.

Circus Training Australia will help you to help your students shine.

Take a look at some of the courses we offer:

Circus Foundations

Completion of Circus Foundations is a pre-requisite for Tumbling and Acrobalance

This one day course covers the foundational concepts required for teaching tumbling, manipulation, and acro-balance.

The topics covered in Circus Foundations are as follows:

  • Evidence based warm ups
  • Conditioning and injury prevention
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Acrobalance basics
  • Tumbling basics
  • Manipulation basics
  • Spotting for tumbling and acrobalance
  • Games for warm ups, confidence and team building
  • Motor learning theory
  • Goal setting, feedback and reinforcement

This course is a must for anyone who teaches tumbling, acrobalance or recreational circus.

Aerial Foundations

Completion of Aerial Foundations is a pre-requisite for Tissu, Aerial Hoop and Trapeze.

This one day course covers the foundational concepts required for teaching tissu (aerial silks), trapeze and aerial hoop.

The topics covered in Aerial Foundations are as follows:

  • Evidence based warm ups
  • Conditioning and injury prevention
  • Safe Use of aerial equipment
  • Understanding rigging
  • Trapeze basics
  • Tissu basics
  • Aerial hoop basics
  • Spotting for aerials
  • Motor learning theory
  • Goal setting, feedback and reinforcement

This course is a must for anyone who teaches static aerials at any level.

Tissu

Pre-requisite : Aerial Foundations

Each level has 10 or more new skills and 3 - 5 different routines for your students to work on. Skills are broken down into differing categories including single footlocks, catchers, hiplocks and double footlocks. Subsequent levels build on the skills and routines covered in previous levels.

Aerial Hoop

Pre-requisite : Aerial Foundations

Each level has 10 or more new skills and 2 different routines for your students to work on. In addition to covering a variety or skills and moves, a varitey of spining techniques are also covered in this course.

Trapeze

Pre-requisite : Aerial Foundations

Each level has 10 or more new skills and 4 different routines for your students to work on. Skills are broken down into differing categories including below the bar, above the bar and in the ropes. Spotting techniques are covered, as well as teaching younger children.

Tumbling

Pre-requisite : Circus Foundations

Skills covered include: Teaching shapes for tumbling, handstand shapes and drills, forward and backward rolls, cartwheel drills and progressions, walkovers and roundoffs, appropriate and safe spotting, mini tramp basics.

Circus Training Australia has courses coming up in Melbourne

 

Our expertly researched courses are delivered simply and clearly.

Circus Training Australia will help you to help your students shine.

Here's what other people have said about us:

"Thank you so much for such a fantastic week and for providing us with great hospitality and professionally run courses! I have watched as our coaches, including myself, have grown increasingly confident in teaching and spotting new tricks and walk away from the courses excited and motivated. I have also watched them re-find the motivation, enthusiasm and passion for their own training and performing that they had when they first started circus! It has been a very worthwhile trip from little old Tassie. We would definitely do it again!" - SLIPSTREAM CIRCUS

"Our head coach Ben just completed a Circus Training Australia course.. He has had nothing but great things to say – he absolutely  loved it. He got so much out of it and is really inspired. He’s implementing all the new techniques with his students and, well he’s just really excited about the whole thing! I'm looking forward to your courses next year!" - Louise Jordan, LITTLE DEVILS CIRCUS

"I absolutely loved these courses. I learnt SO much, not just about the syllabus- which is incredibly detailed and comprehensive, but about the apparatus, rigging, set up, student difficulties and more. Free, Jane and Daniel were amazing. Thank you so much! I will definitely be back to learn more in the future." - Jenny - PHYSIPOLE STUDIOS

"Dan and Free have put together an extremely professional and logical approach to training circus coaches, their resources are absolutely fantastic and their instruction and advice was excellent. I would highly recommend anyone involved with circus and coaching to consider enrolling in the next course they offer." - Drew Mitchell, FITNESSWORX

"Rarely is a coach so able to adapt their skills for Beginners and Advanced aerialist alike. Free challenges and inspires her students using their strengths, good technique and artistic flare. Whether they are first timers building strength and learning aerial awareness or advanced students polishing acts for performance, they are always proud of the results. Over the years of teaching at Circus Oz, students of all ages have enjoyed Free’s aerial classes, and return time and again. Her vast repertoire and attention to building solid foundation skills sees good skill progressions, resulting in a sense of great accomplishment. “ - Tara Gooding, CIRCUS OZ

"RUCCIS are thrilled to have had Free Coulston coaching for us and are still reaping the benefits of the coaching legacy that she left us. Her ability to structure classes for all age groups and skill levels heavily informed the RUCCIS coaching staff.  Free's has an incredible understanding of all aspects of circus coaching from warm up through to performance, which made her an invaluable addition to our coaching team. In recent years we have had Free run workshops for our coaches to inform them of the latest developments in coaching for circus. Her ability to relate her knowledge about circus skills make her extremely unique.” - Geoffrey Dunstan, RUCCIS

"Kelly and I absolutely loved both workshops that we attended. They were exceptionally well organised and very professional. We have been to quite a few training work shops in the past, and yours was by far the best! Free and Jane were both fantastic trainers and had a lot to offer. The booklets were a great reference and the space you have created is amazing. Congratulations to you all for your great work and thank you for having us." - Mardi Salon

"CTA's circus for kids course gave me heaps of ideas for activities to use in my program for kids with special needs, and progressions to go on with. The resource book is so helpful, with clear pictures and checklists for quick reference. And the course was super fun! Thanks Dan" - Marni Jackson