Try to avoid loose fitting clothing. Cover your arms, you knees and your midriff. Cotton fabrics are more compatible with silks than shiny lycra. Jewellery and watches need to be taken off and long hair should be tied back to avoid getting tangled on the equipment. You will need bare feet for most Circus lessons, but if you have a verucca please do wear grippy socks as the teachers have to touch your feet to assist with climbing and don’t want to spread the virus.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Showkids Circus has all the required insurances in place. We have Public and Employers liability up to £10m. Further information is available on request. Please contact us for details.
IS IT SAFE?
With proper equipment, training and supervision, circus skills are as safe as any other recreational sport or rigorous physical activity you may engage in. (Needless to say, we have crash mats beneath all aerial apparatus just in case!)
DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO DO THE SHOWCASE?
The showcase is for fun! If your child is nervous we will of course encourage them to participate but will never force them to if they don’t want to! It will be an opportunity to perform next to professional dancers and circus performers and a chance to show you, the parents, what we have been up to all week.
DO I NEED TO BUY UNIFORM?
Showkids Circus T-Shirts are not compulsory. If children want to purchase them they are more than welcome to and can wear them in the showcase. Throughout the week, we will usually come up with a fun nickname for your child, so they may want this embroidered on the back too! I’m called “Jolly-Mess!”
WILL YOU BE HOLDING MORE CLASSES?
Showkids Circus aim to also hold a Summer School which will be 1, 2 or 3 weeks long and will include even more circus activities than the Easter Course. We also hope to start weekly classes in September so please do register your interest. There may even be enough adults wanting to give it a go to start a grown up aerial class, just let me know if this is something you’d like to try
The joy felt when watching the circus can only be mirrored by either going again, or learning the skills yourself!