Circus Arts are a valuable part of many Physical Education and Recreation programs. Because these skills are so novel, challenging, and fun, students of all ages are highly motivated to practice and achieve.
Circus Arts are equally good as individual, partner, and group activities. Many students who do not enjoy traditional sports and games often excel at Circus Arts.
Circus skills require concentration, patience, timing, tracking skills, gross motor coordination, and fine motor coordination.
...and Did I mention that it's FUN FUN FUN
• Diabolo - Chinesse Yo -Yo
• Plate Spinning
• Juggling - Scarves and Balls
• Spinning Props - String Baton, Flags
• Balancing - Peacock Feathers, Clubs
Size: 20 (maybe 30) participants.
Help: Depends on size and age of group.
Age: 5 yrs and up [younger more difficult].
Length: 1 Hr.
Station 1) Juggling - Scarves and Balls
Station 2) Diabolo (Chinese Yo-Yo)
Station 3) Plate Spinning
Station 4) Balancing - Feathers and Juggling Club
Station 5) Spinning Props - String Baton and Flags
Station 6) Misc. - Flower Stick, Chatter Ring, Astro Jax, Hula Hoop, Knockers, Jump Rope, etc.
1.) Present Skills - Initial session.
Goal: Teach through explanation and demonstration.
2.) Set up 4 or 5 Stations, each good for 10 participants. They do 5-10 minutes each stations.
Goal: Learned desired skills presented.
3.) Also 5-10 minutes of Group Juggling (and or Juggling ‘Simon Says’).
Goals: Learn group Dynamics, Leadership Participation, Communication skills, Teamwork, Competitive and Co-operative Sports, and Socialization in small groups.
4.) Open Session:
Goals: Preparation to perform, Concentrate on one skill, have FUN while being responsible.
5.) Kids do show.
Goal: A.) See Skills children acquired B.) Gets children use to performing w/ audience i.e. over coming Stage Fright/Shyness. Experience public speaking.
6.)Q and A - Beginning and/or End of Lesson.
Goal: Directly answer questions in group setting so everyone benefits from answers.