Kids Classes

WELCOME TO MASH! 

Each young person that works with MASH will be encouraged to take part in productions that take place each year.
Each class is 75 minutes long, term time and we have two troupes.

CirqueStars & The Birmingham Youth Circus (BYC) . 

We teach circus, but we also teach empowerment and we believe every child has that ability to do anything and we create a safe environment to make this happen.
Learn more about our wider mission here

Pre-Register

Once pre-registered we will be in touch by the end of July with details of next steps.

Please join our Youth Circus mailing list.
Pre-Registration is now open for September 2019
Questions? youth@circusmash.co.uk.

We have now broken up for summer. Classes start back up on Monday 9th September 2019. 

AERIAL 1

MON 4pm | TUES 4pm

Aerial 1 is for beginner aerialists.
Exploring Shapes AGE: 5 – 11
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ACRO & BALANCE

MON 5.15pm

Balancing on top of other people, handstands, flexibility and partner acro.

AGE: 7+

MASH TOTS

NEW CLASS TBC

Circus Play for youth and parents together!

AGE: 2-5yrs 

AERIAL 2

TUE 5.15pm | SAT 10.45am

Strong foundation of shapes |
Exploring Fundamentals

AGE: 7+

SKATE SQUAD

THURS 4pm

Foundations on skating.
Acrobatic and Partner Skating

AGE: 7+
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CIRCUS CLUB

WEDS 4pm

Ground Circus | Balance | Coordination Skills

AGE: 5+

AERIAL 3

SAT 12pm

Aerial 3 is for aerialists with a strong foundation
Exploring dynamic shapes to build strength

AGE: 8+

ACROBATICS

WEDS 5.15pm

Circus Acrobatics | Tumbling | Gymnastics

Age: 7+

RECREATION

SAT 9.30am

Exploring the equipment and playing games.
Perfect for those who are new to circus.
AGE: 5+ WATCH

AERIAL 4

THURS 5.15pm

Aerial 4 is for advanced aerialists
Exploring advanced dynamic aerial and experimentation

AGE: 9+

CYR WHEEL

FRI 5.15pm

Acrobatic wheel, spin, flip and everything in between.
AGE: 7+ | Min Height: 4ft6″
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DANCE & CREATIVE MOVEMENT

WED 6.30pm

Find your very own style dancing and creating movement.

AGE: 7+

CirqueStars

CirqueStars is a troupe of young performers 8+ that create a full-scale show. Participants must attend one skills class per week as well as attending CirqueStars troupe session. This is a non-audition troupe and is the first step into learning about story telling and audiences.

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The Birmingham Youth Circus

The Birmingham Youth Circus is a group of highly skilled young innovators that meet weekly to create work that performs within the UK. Training focus’ around expression, story telling and circus. The BYC create the ensemble for our large-scale community performances and can be seen at Scratch Nights.

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“CircusMASH really are fantastic! Talented people with a very welcoming attitude. Always such fun, keep up the fantastic circus work, we hope to see you all again soon!” Lisa Dixon, Parent
Lisa Dixon, Parent

Classes are charged by monthly direct debit (1st month). The more training your child does with us the further they will go. All classes run September to July. Direct debits are split over 12 months to make it easier for parents so will be charged in summer months when class is not on.

Sibling Discount: 20% second child | 30% third child.  

One Class (per week): £30 direct debit
Two Classes: £45
Three Classes: £60
If you would like to come along to more than three technique classes please contact youth@circusmash.co.uk.
CirqueStars: £40 (Must attend one skill class also)
Birmingham Youth Circus: (Audition only + skills class): £55
Playground: (Invitation Only- Unlimited): £15pm | £5 drop in.

Other fees: Insurance £12 | Wear £45 | Costumes £25 (for shows) | Extra Rehearsals £5

Pre-Registration
This is your first step to becoming a student at MASH. This form gives us the basic information we need to set you up as a student.

Registration
MASH will send you log in information for the students area of our site where you can fill in the full registration and set everything up. If there is no room in your requested class we will add you to the waiting list and notify you by email.

Enrolment
Once full set up we will enrol you onto your class. You can start skills class in September, January and April. You can start CirqueStars in September and January. You will have access to your log in area should you need to change any information about your kids.

Changes/Leaving
Should you want to make any changes to your classes you can do this at any time by clicking here. Once filled out we will make the changes. This information can be found in the portal which will be your one stop shop for all information through the year.

The one thing you need to know about as a parent/guardian of a circus performer is the Portal. The Portal is a one stop shop for all of the information that you will need as your child works with us. Coming Soon.

We are one big family at MASH so we like to look like one. We ask all of our students to invest into your “MASH WEAR”. This consists of a personalised Tshirt and Jacket. You will be required to wear black jogging bottoms or leggings also.  (You do not need to get these from MASH). “MASH WEAR” needs to be worn at every circus session.

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Students need a black Tshirt of their choice (2 designs available) and a CircusMASH purple jacket.
Only Birmingham Youth Circus are required to have a BYC Jacket.

Insurance Premiums are in place to cover your youth in very rare instances of injury.

September to August annual payment is £12 and price is adjusted should you start later in the year.

January – August £9

April – August £6

 

 

 

 

 

 

We find youth work harder if their parents are not around during class. We like to help them understand fear, and why our brain sometimes makes us not want to try things. With parents around their safety net makes them run away from what they might be scared of.

You know your children better than us, if you are worried,  you are absolutely welcome to  stay but we ask that you allow them to settle with you there so you feel comfortable that they are ok… and then allow us to help them understand how to overcome every fear that they will ever have.

We have a space access policy in place in all youth sessions. The door has a code lock on and the space will be locked during youth class times. There will be a window of 10 minutes either side of the start and finish of each class in which the door will be opened. Late comers will not be admitted. If you need to contact the space directly during class the direct number is 0121 439 2530 and select option 9.

Parents will not be admitted back into the space until 10 minutes before the end of their child’s class.

What Aerial Level is my child?
If your child is new to circus we ask you to come along to a Level 1 class and from this we can let you know what class would be suitable. If your child has had extensive experience in aerial please email youth@circusmash.co.uk and tell us a little about their training and we can tell you what class would be appropriate.

I don’t know what type of CircusMASH class to bring my child along to? What would be best for them. 

In our Saturday Recreation class, youth get to try a little bit of everything through play. They can see what they connect with and we can talk to you after class about what other classes may be suitable. 

I want my child to come along to CirqueStars but we do can’t a weekly class.
Unfortunately we are unable to allow a place on CirqueStars unless you are able to attend a weekly class. CirqueStars is all about learning to perform and if youth do not attend a week class they will not build the necessary technique skills that they need to be able to perform. Technique is not taught on CirqueStars. It’s all about creating performance.

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