Kids Classes

TERM TIME TRAINING

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER TERM HAS NOW CLOSED. 

Please join our YOUTH CIRCUS mailing list which we sending out details of new classes starting in October. Current classes are full but we will be putting more on our schedule. 

MASH TOTS is still available for booking.

At MASH, we run aerial classes, ground circus classes and development programme’s to push youth to a higher level of circus. Sessions run Monday to Sunday and we run intensive programmes during school holidays. We customise training for each student so we can ensure every individual is challenged and reaches their maximum potential. This is why we sell our classes via training plans. There are four MASH plans available and you can pick and choose all of your classes. Each plan equates to how many classes you come to per week and payment is taken by monthly direct debit.

ONE CLASS

1 x Technique class per week
£28 Monthly Direct Debit

Insurance: £12 per year
Uniform: £42

TWO CLASS

2 x Technique classes per week
£45 monthly direct debit

1 x Technique class + MASH STEP
£70 monthly direct debit

Insurance: £12 per year
Uniform: £42

THREE CLASS

2 x Technique classes + MASH STEP
£87 monthly direct debit

2 x Technique classes + BYC
£95 monthly direct debit

Insurance: £12 per year
Uniform: £42

FOUR CLASS

3 x Technique classes + BYC per week
£112 monthly direct debit

Insurance: £12 per year
Uniform: £42

If you would like to enrol onto the MASH Youth programme, and you have checked availavility for your chosen classes (check availability by hovering over your class below) you will first need to fill out the registration form. This form will take about 10 minutes and once done, you will receive an email asking you to pick which circus lessons, set up your direct debit and pay the annual insurance premium of £12. Once you have set this up you will receive confirmation of your start date along with access to our parent portal where you can keep up to date with all of the information you need throughout the year.

AERIAL TECHNIQUE

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Participants must come to one weekly technique class to enrol onto development programmes. MASH STEP requires no audition. BYC & CAT auditions in May for September intake and runs for 12 months.

GROUND TECHNIQUE

RECREATION

SATURDAY 10.00-11.15am

Starting 15th September
Recreation is a little less structured than our weekly classes and is all about exploring the equipment and playing games. This class is perfect for those who are new to circus.

AGE: 5-16Yrs

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LEVEL 1 AERIAL

TUESDAY 4.00-5.15pm

Starting 11th September
Our level one class focus’ around aerial but has elements of different types of circus including acrobatics, balance and coordination skills. This is a great starting point for a beginner.

AGE: 5+ 

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LEVEL 2 AERIAL

TUESDAY 5.15-6.30pm

Starting 11th September
Our level two class focus’ around aerial but has elements of different types of circus including acrobatics, balance and coordination skills. Participants must have passed through level 1 or recreation.

AGE: 9+

LEVEL 3 AERIAL

THURSDAY 5.15-6.30pm

Starting 13th September
Our level three class focus’ around aerial but has elements of different types of circus including acrobatics, balance and coordination skills. This is for focused youth that have passed through level 2.

AGE: 9+

MASH STEP

SUNDAY 11.00-2.00pm

Starting 16th September
Our MASH STEP programme is students first step into understanding devising performance through development of theatrical skills and learning about audiences. We’ll wrap the technique from weekly classes into artistic performance.

Participants must attend at least one weekly technique class in order to be accepted onto MASH STEP

AGE: 8+

BIRMINGHAM YOUTH CIRCUS

SUNDAY 2.00-6.00pm

Starting 16th September
The Birmingham Youth Circus is Brum’s youth performance troupe which is facilitated by CircusMASH in partnership with circus schools and studios across the city. It is a 12-month programme that runs from September to August and culminates in a large-scale performance that will tour in July & August through the region.

The BYC opens young minds to circus career education, innovation, entrepreneurship training and a deeper understanding of circus as an art form so when young people become of age, they can make informed decisions of whether to take a step into a career in circus arts. Circus is a thriving industry from which producers, directors, choreographers, designers and creatives are innovating and constantly evolving what circus is.

AUDITIONS IN MAY FOR SEPTEMBER INTAKE

Email us for an information pack

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TRAINING

CAT Scheme

The Centre for Advanced Training scheme is a progressive training programme for young people aged 11 to 18 years who demonstrate potential in circus arts. The National Centre for Circus Arts runs the only circus strand of this scheme in the UK and CircusMASH is an external partner. The CAT scheme is available to young people from across the UK. Students living outside of London who are interested in the scheme must be training regularly with an approved partnership circus school to apply.

MASH TOTS

SUNDAY 9.30 - 10.30am

Starting 23rd September
Circus Play for youth and parents together!
AGE: 2-5yrs 

£10 one child
£15 two children
Youth will learn circus with their parent/guardian.

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CYR WHEEL

FRIDAY 5.00-6.30pm

Starting 14th September
Acrobatic wheel, spin, flip and everything in between.

AGE: 8+ | Minimum Height: 4ft6″

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ACRO & BALANCE

MONDAY 5.00-6.30pm

Starting 10th September
Balancing on top of other people, handstands, flexibility and partner acro.

AGE: 8+

SKATING & UNICYCLE

THURSDAY 4.00-5.15pm

Starting 13th September
Circus acrobatic and partner skating & unicycle skills

AGE: 8+

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TUMBLING

Wednesday 5 - 6.30pm

Starting 12th September
Circus acrobatics | Tumbling through movement

Age: 8+

We are one big family at MASH so we like to look like one. If you are on a MASH PLAN you are required within three months of starting with us to get yourself a uniform. This consists of a personalised T shirt and Jacket.
Uniform also consists of black leggings/tights or leotard. (You do not have to get these from MASH)
Uniform be work to every circus session.

MASH Uniform T shirt | £12

PERSONALISED MASH JACKET | £30

PERSONALISED BYC JACKET | £30

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

Payment can be made in step three of the booking process

 

 

 

 

 

MEET THE YOUTH TEAM VERY SOON!

We find youth work harder without their parents around, especially with some of the scary things that we ask them to do. 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 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 will now have 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. These times will be posted on the inside and outside of entrance. Late comers will not be admitted.

Parents will not be admitted back into the space until 10 minutes before the end of their childs 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 MASH STEP but we do can’t a weekly class.
Unfortunately we are unable to allow a place on MASH STEP unless you are able to attend a weekly class. MASH STEP 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 MASH STEP. It’s all about creating performance.

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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

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