Due to the Covid 19 situation, all normal group classes have been suspended for the time being, however there are plenty of opportunities to get your circus on with us .... Read on:
It is so important that we all remain active and keep our brains challenged during these unusual circumstances to maintain good physical and mental health. We at sweet circus have a range of Covid safe resources for you all as well as classes to keep you social through all of this.
Sweet Circus in the park – Small group sessions:
We are desperately keen to work with you all in person again. As I am sure you can imagine it is going to be a challenge with social distancing, sanitation, and indeed the weather to work around which is why we are going to be starting slowly and cautiously. As things are tried and tested we will add more and more sessions.
Sweet Circus Youth Group: We will be running these at Seaside rec on a Wednesday afternoon starting Weds 17th June. Once you have booked, we will divide you into groups and let you know your time. And Yes! You can request to be in the same group as your friends 😊
Learn to Juggle: We will be running our first sessions on Wednesday evenings at Longland Road Rec in old town starting Weds 17th June. We plan to add a Friday morning session at Seaside Rec from the following week.
How it will work:
Classes will have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 participants and will last approximately 45mins. Due to the number restrictions ‘drop-ins’ will not be possible and you will have to book in advance by text / messenger / email. If a session is full, a second session will be made available either before or after. All classes will cost £3.50 per person, payment can be made in advance via our website / paypal or you can bring the correct cash on the day (no change is available). If your class is cancelled due to bad weather, you will receive a class credit for the next class. As the numbers are so limited, we ask that you do attend any classes you book.
Equipment sharing is no longer allowed so we are encouraging you to purchase and bring your own equipment. We do have a LIMITED amount of equipment you can borrow at a cost of £1.50 per session due to the sanitising required between uses, however, if you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of corona virus do get in touch, we will make equipment available to you without charge.
Initially we will be working with equipment from our learn to juggle kits and we are developing a circus essentials kit. Anything outside of these kits we will supply and sanitise.
Please be aware that the toilets are not yet open in most public green spaces!!
Up to 5 persons can be in a private session (this includes parents and any siblings) and will cost £10 for approximately 45 minutes.
1 - 2 - 1s - Circus Fit, conditioning, ground skills tuition are all available to book now.
Aerial - We can currently only offer Aerial Hoop lessons in our garden on a portable rig. Instructors will have to remain socially distant, meaning that parents will be required to spot younger children under the supervision and instruction of Miz our lead instructor. These sessions will be quite different from normal classes, we will focus on conditioning, strength and perfecting the foundations of aerial technique. Some ground skills can be included for students who desire this. Some of our studios are planning to start opening in July at which point private aerial sessions will move back into the studio.
Circus Play – Circus play makes a great family session but is also available to small groups of friends (with social distancing observed) is also available as a private session for up to 5 people, and is great as a family session. These sessions can take place either in your garden (Eastbourne area) or in an Eastbourne park.
To book any of the above please contact us directly as we do not have an appropriate booking system set up on the website yet. You will need to complete a health questionnaire and waiver before attending your first class.
Phone: 07718 996 853
We just can’t wait to get started 😊
Free Group Classes on Zoom:
Learn to Juggle Lunch Break is continuing via Zoom, Tuesdays at midday and Thursdays at 6pm. This class is for all ages and abilities (children included) and is based around the equipment and activities in our 'Learn to Juggle Kits' although we also provide instructions on how to make your own. (https://www.sweetcircus.net/collections/isolation-survival-kits)
The log in details are released weekly on the Facebook event page found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/738500743624529/ or you can email us and asked to be added to the Learn to Juggle emailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
50+ Social Circus is incorporated into our Learn to Juggle lunch break on a Tuesday (see above). While everyone is welcome to any of the learn to juggle sessions particular session is designed with our fabulous 50+ group in mind!
Free tutorials on YouTube
Through out lock down we have been filming several tutorials and follow along videos and publishing them on YouTube. For many of them you don't need any equipment and those that do use equipment provide you with information on how to make your own at home. Pop over to our channel and take a look, it really helps us out if you can subscribe to the channel too, you'll need a YouTube account to do this but it is quick and free to set that up!
View / Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCumXttGUw5-klHslB4gayVQ?view_as=subscriber
Keep informed by visiting our virus updates page and if you are not already on our mailing list and would like to be sign up at the bottom of the page or drop us a line. https://www.sweetcircus.net/pages/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-update-page
Stay safe and carry on circussing :)
When life returns to normal we will be bringing back all our usual opportunities:
Sweet Circus have a range of opportunities for adults and young people including our 50+ social Circus, Learn to Juggle lunch breaks, our Strings and Balls circus club and our 14 - 19 circus youth group.
In addition we periodically run specialist workshops and family workshops. Keep your eyes on our social media streams for updates on these and read on for more information on our regular sessions.
*** If possible please complete our general consent form found under the classes tab before attending any class / workshop. Ensure you are appropriately dressed and bring a water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated ***
Strings and Balls Circus Club:
If you Circus .... If you socialise ... If you want a space to jam, share skills and generally have a good circussy time THIS IS FOR YOU!! Wednesdays 6 - 7pm at St Elisabeth's Church, Victoria Drive.
Strings and Balls is a new weekly Circus Club in Eastbourne. While the club itself will have a very small door fee (like £1), the first session on 4th March is entirely FREE. This is a club for circus people by circus people rather than a workshop or class. Any one over the age of 18 with some basic or better circus skills is welcome to join the club!
The club is designed for adults but we do make exceptions. We realise that there are some young people who are both mature enough and committed to developing their skills and would benefit from such an opportunity....If you think this applies to you please get in touch and we will see what we can do!
Sweet Circus will supply a range of circus props but you are encouraged to bring your own.
Find out more about the club and equipment restrictions on our dedicated facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StringsAndBallsEbo/ Or get in touch for more details: email@example.com
50+ Social Circus
These free Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities, we do a few co-ordination exercises to help you master this stress busting activity and coach you through the learning process. Up coming sessions:
Tesco Community Room, Lottbridge Drove. Tues 14 & 28 Jan, 11 & 25 Feb
We have recently been awarded funding from the Devonshire West Big Local to bring this activity into the Devonshire West area, meaning there will be weekly sessions available very soon. More information will follow :)
We can also offer a Juggling Breaks workshop as a staff teambuilding and well being CPD activity for businesses. get in touch to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org
Circus by the Sea 14 - 19yrs:
This aerial class is funded by the community lottery fund and provided by our Charity Circus by the Sea. It is co located with our Mixed Aerial Class on Fridays, 5pm at the Yoga life Studio. This term is funded by the Community Lottery Fund and provided through our charity Circus by the Sea - so it is free to participants :)
For information about any of our classes or opportunities please feel free to get in touch: email@example.com / 07718 996 853.