About us

Our Circus School for Children
LET YOUR KIDS FLY

SHOW KIDS CIRCUS

Showkids Circus, Harpenden was founded by Jessica Antelope Hill, who has over 10 years of professional dance and circus performance experience. Originally from Liverpool, she moved to London aged 17 to study at the world renowned Bird College, Sidcup where she gained a BA(Hons) degree in Dance and Theatre Performance and studied towards her teaching qualifications. Credits include: Tina Turner the Musical, Emerald Storm, Danny Foster and the Big Soul Corporation, Hairspray, 42nd Street, Paris Je T’aime – La Nouvelle Eve, Nostalgia – Benidorm Palace, Peter Pan, Rock the Opera, Cinderella, Aladdin, Celtic Journey, Alice in Wonderland and shows onboard Celebrity Cruises for QDos productions. Television appearances include Dancing on Ice, Alan Titchmarsh Show, John Carter of Mars, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Premier, BBC news for Peter Pan interview with The Fonz, the Lord Mayors Parade, and the St Georges Day Mayors’ introduction.

She fell in love with circus in 2011 and has been adding circus skills to her performance skills since then, working for Best Parties Ever for 5 years running and performing as solo aerialist onboard P&O Azura. She is now kept very busy working for many high end London based dance and circus companies which sees her performing at various high profile events all over London and all over the world.

The joy felt when watching the circus can only be mirrored by either…..going again, or learning the skills yourself! Showkids Circus has been set up to allow children to master different circus skills, such as those seen in The Greatest Showman! Skills such as juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics and aerial arts (hoop and silks) will be taught, and combined with dance to create elegant, flexible and rhythmic young performers. All skills will be taught with safety as our first concern, but with the added element of FUN!

Showkids Circus, Harpenden is an Acrobatic Arts Certified School, insured by Equity and certified to perform First Aid, every teacher employed will be highly skilled and experienced in their discipline and DBS checked.



DBS CHECKED

All of our teachers hold current DBS Certificates and are checked and screened thoroughly. Many of our teachers also teach at other schools and academies, so rest assured, that your children are in safe hands.




FIRST-AID QUALIFIED

Jessica Hill and Associated teachers from Showkids Circus, Harpenden, take seriously their responsibility to ensure the safety of their pupils and carers. All pupils must complete a Registration Form when joining the school with clear information regarding next of kin, emergency contacts and any relevant medical history.




EQUITY INSURED

ShowKids Circus is insured by Equity, the largest perfomer based insurance company in the UK, offering legal assistance and up to £10m of liability cover.




ACROBATIC ARTS CERTIFIED

The Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training and Certification program is designed to teach dance educators how to safely and effectively instruct AcroDance in the dance studio. Our teachers are all certified to teach by Acrobatic Arts, to the latest Professional Curriculum for Acrobatic Dance.







10 YEARS EXPERIENCE

“I wanted a chance to spread the happiness and joy that exists when watching the circus by enabling children to learn from, and perform alongside, other industry professionals.  My aim is to open possibilities to children that they may only have ever dreamed about!”


WHAT WILL THEY LEARN?

Below are just a few examples of the many disciplines taught at ShowKids Circus


AERIAL

The art of making shapes with your body, while suspended at height upon a rope, silk, or hoop.



ACROBATICS

The performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility and motor co-ordination.



HULA-HOOP

The skilled Hula-Hoop artist, rotates a hoop around the waist, limbs or neck, and with training, can have up to 10 hoops!



JUGGLING

An amazing skill which uses advanced hand-eye co-ordination.



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EASTER CAMP

9 – 14th April

One week camp


Free T-shirt, + Two Complimentary Tickets for the Showcase


Further discounts for additional siblings.


Single days available


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PARTIES

BIRTHDAYS/HEN

In order to make the birthday child’s circus dreams come true, every birthday party is totally unique and tailored for them.


You’ll be greeted by a professional stilt walker, enjoy playing circus themed games, and will have a go at hanging form the aerial silks or hoop!



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WORKSHOPS

MOBILE RIG

Our incredible mobile rig allows us to bring the fun of the circus to you!


We are thrilled to announce that we now offer mobile circus workshops. With a fully portable rig, the students at your dance school can have a taste of learning aerial skills such as aerial hoop and silks. These are combined with floor based circus skills such as juggling, hula hooping and acrobatics.



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