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Youth Programming (ages ≤16)

Youth Circus 1 Skills (Youth Program) $174.55Purchase required to enroll

Open to all levels. This course meets 11 times for one hour at a time. Students will be lead through exercises on a wide variety aerial apparatuses (including fabric, trapeze, and hoop) and ground acrobatics disciplines to increase body awareness, agility, and strength. Short sequencing will be developed as skill level and interest permits. Class will also have some focus towards flexibility/strength acquisition and creative movement. No prerequisites.

Youth Circus 2-3 Skills (Youth Program) $203.64Purchase required to enroll

Open to those who satisfy prerequisites / obtain instructor permission. This course meets 11 times for one hour at a time for those with existing aerial experience looking to find tune their existing skills and widen their skill set. Students will be lead through exercises on a wide variety aerial apparatuses (including fabric, trapeze, and hoop) and ground acrobatics disciplines to increase body awareness, agility, and strength. Short sequencing will be developed as skill level and interest permits. Class will also have some focus towards flexibility/strength acquisition and creative movement.

Youth Circus 2 Prerequisites:
~85% acquisition of the following skills
Able to do unassisted
-on silks: invert from ground, climb halfway up silks (French and/or Russian), footlocks from ground, basic eggknot routine (e.g., side mount or pullover to straddle back, gazelle, stand, lean out, lean back, star, jet pack);
-on trapeze: egg under bar (non-inverted tuck up) for 10 seconds with proper form, knee hang, birds nest, clean sit to stand, lean out, lean back, non-inverted egg in ropes, star (aka house/box/snowflake), correctly dismount (not skin the cat)
-on Lyra: 2 mounts (tuck under, straddle up, side mount, etc), you in the moon, knees on top push out, sit on top
-other: able to do 30 jumping jacks, hold proper plank and hollow body for 15 seconds, forward roll, wall & table pyramid (base or fly)

Youth Circus 4 Skills (22 classes, Youth Program) $900Purchase required to enroll

Open to those who satisfy prerequisites / obtain instructor permission. This course meets 22 times over the course of 11 weeks, twice per week meeting, 1.5 hours per class meeting. Youth circus 4 skills is by permission of Instructor only, for students 9-17 who demonstrate:

-Strong skills and experience in at least one aerial discipline, with preference for additional skills and experience in at least one ground discipline. Generally this requires the ability to invert cleanly in the air without assistance, and to complete a 2+ min sequence on ground or in air.

(If student has not taken classes previously with this Instructor and been recommended, they must complete a private lesson assessment at Gravity to determine appropriate placement.)

-Interest in developing a breadth of aerial and ground-based circus skills, as well as performance quality.

-Respect for self and others, with commitment to training, teamwork, and safety

We practice twice a week. Exceptions may be for once a week participation may be possible for those with a related physical/creative activity conflict. Students who attend twice a week will review priority for performance opportunities.

During the session, we will study aerials (silks, trapeze, Lyra), acrobatics (tumbling, handbalancing, partner/group acro, basic Contortion), juggling, and performance (physical theater/comedy/clown and act development).
We will have an in-class performance on the last day of the session, as well as possible outside performance opportunities.

Youth Circus 4 Prerequisites: ~85% acquisition of the following skills
Able to do unassisted (in addition to previous level prerequisites)
-on silks: 2 different climbs to top on each leg (4 climbs total), can consistently at least 2 drops (e.g., scary dragon, 360, half Monty, single star, salto), double foot lock in air, hip key from ground
-on trapeze: single knee hang or ankle ankle hang, front balance fall to catchers, coffin, forward or backward roll, 5 knee hang beats, basic long arm beats
-on Lyra: amazon, gazelle on top, self spin beat to sit, 2 splits in hoop (vertical, up and back, etc), chandelier or another “drop”
-other: min. 6 skill, 2 minute “act” on any apparatus, 10 V ups on ground or 5 deadhang legs lifts in air, hold plank 30 seconds, 1 pull-up or chin up, dive roll, kick up to handstand off the wall, maturity to both work with a group and independently (under instructor supervision)

Youth Circus School Break Program $150 per classFrom $125 per visit with Youth Circus School Break Program 5-Day Pass passPurchase required to enroll

PLEASE NOTE: Registration CLOSES 10 days before each program date. Please email us at info@gravityalternativemovement.com if you'd like to try to register after registration closes online.

Ages 9-17.
At Gravity Alternative Movement Youth Circus School Break Program, your child will have fun in a safe environment while learning aerial, acrobatic and other circus skills, and gaining strength, balance, flexibility & focus. All levels welcome; students will be grouped by skill level where appropriate. The program encourages participants to work creatively & collaboratively. Participation boosts confidence, communication, self-esteem, physical fitness, and performance skills. We maintain a low student : teacher ratio, along with trained assistants, to support safety, supervision, & fun!

Youth Program Extended Stay No purchase required to enroll

Summer Youth Circus Workshops (drop-in, Youth Program) $49 per classPurchase required to enroll

Levels 2-4 youth circus students - are you back to school and looking to get in some circus before our Fall Term of classes begins on September 23? Consider joining us for one of our summer youth circus workshops for two hours of mixed circus arts fun and challenge with one of our regular youth coaching staff.

New students should consider enrolling for a free taster class before our Fall Session begins!

Maximum enrollment:
6
Levels available: 2-3 and 4
Ages: 9+

FREE Youth Circus Taster Class (drop-in Youth Program) Free

Come visit us for a free youth taster class at Gravity Alternative Movement! Same-day sign-ups for fall session classes will be available at a 15% discount for new-to-Gravity students. Students will get a chance to try out a variety of aerial and ground acrobatics, and class is aimed at total beginners. Please make sure to check class titles carefully to make sure you are registering for the appropriate age group. The fall youth schedule will be available by the class date.

Please be aware that attendance is free, but no-shows or late cancellations will be charged $15. Because of this, you will be required to enter a credit card to register for class. This card will not be charged unless you incur a late-cancellation or no-show fee. You can un-register for class up to 48-hours in advance. Maximum 6 students per class, first-reserved, first-served. Please note, parents of youth under age 9 are required to stay in the building for the duration of class.

Circus Babies (11 weeks, ages 6-12 months) $270Purchase required to enroll

Circus babies is a class for mamas, caregivers and babies alike. We will climb, swing and explore our bodies and senses together! The class will have a workout of the day for caregivers, play stations for babies, and free time. We will incorporate circus stretching and strengthening during the class. Modifications will be provided as needed. The babies will have stimulating activities to explore in a safe space with caregivers guidance. No experience necessary.

Registration fee covers both caregivers as well as child.

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Circus Kids (11 weeks, ages 2.5-4 or 5-8) $270Purchase required to enroll