Circus Stretch

Circus Stretch

Circus Stretch and Movement is a collaborative project between Can’t Dance Can and Skylight Circus Arts funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group.

It is a creative participatory circus and dance project for young people of all abilities, including those who may suffer from more severe health conditions. The project is especially designed for those that are less likely or find it difficult to participate, engage or access fun and exciting physical exercise. By using circus and movement as a tool participants are encouraged to try new and exciting things that will enable them to express themselves more creatively and  emotionally as well as improving and maintaining physicality, motor skills, cognitive skills and enhancing social connections and interactions.

We have just finished working with two different youth groups, one at Darnhill and one with Springvale, both groups were very energetic, well attended and developed so much over the 8 weeks they were with us. We are hoping to work with two more groups in the new year, the first being the Young Asian Women Association.

“I would like to do more sessions im building my confidence”

“I feel like I have got better grip, and not as scared of heights, I would love to do it again!”

“I liked doing the sessions even though I have a phobia of stilts I still tried them. My fitness level has changed a lot. I would like to do more sessions because it helped build my confidence!”

‘I don’t feel embarrassed in this session but usually in dance I do’

‘I want to improve, my fitness getting better, health and at dance’

– Young People from Darnhill Group.



Side By Side Class’ Jan 2018

Side By Side Class’ Jan 2018

Side By Side

Circus Saturdays 

Saturday 13th, 20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th, and 17th February 2018

10:30 – 12 noon

Skylight Circus Arts invites you to Side by Side Circus Saturday Sessions.  An opportunity for children, young people, siblings and parents to learn and celebrate together, from juggling to diabolo, plate spinning to unicycle. Fancy hanging upside down on a trapeze or wobbling on a one wheeled unicycle, lots of circus  activities and challenges but most of all fun. For children 4-19 years and their parents/carers/siblings. Side by Side Circus is a targeted project aimed at supporting young people who are experiencing anxiety, worry, trauma or are feeling, stressed and upset.

For enquirers or to book please contact the office on 01706 650676












Spaces Available in Adult Aerial

Spaces Available in Adult Aerial

Ever fancied hanging on a trapeze or learning to climb some silks? Are you fed up with the same routine at the gym? Or looking to start a whole new fitness journey? Or maybe you have done a bit of aerial before and want to continue learning skills. We have classes for you, no matter of your age, background, gender or ability!

Total beginners Aerial – Monday’s 6:30-7:30pm £5 per class
No matter what your strength, flexibility or stamina is we can work with you and help you to build up your skills. Using the trapeze, cocoons, silks, rope and aerial hoop along with floor stretching and conditioning. 


Intermediate Aerial – Monday’s 6:30-8pm £7 per class
For those who have attended our beginners classes and are ready to push their skills to the next level, or have trained in aerial before. We will use all of our aerial equipment, teach you new tricks, techniques and give you the freedom to explore the equipment with support from our trained aerialists.

If you would like to try out either of our classes there are currently spaces available in both, please contact us on either facebook or call the office on 01706 650676 to book a place.

School And The Community Winter Warmer DISCOUNT OFFER.

School And The Community Winter Warmer DISCOUNT OFFER.

Take advantage of our ‘Winter Warmer’ offer and book sessions between Dec 1st – March 31st for a 10% reduction in fees

Skylight’s Circus Workshops:

– Taught in a safe supportive environment

– Increase spatial awareness, co-ordination, fitness, flexibility

– Build confidence and self esteem

– Wow participants with trainer’s skills


E.g Half day – up to 3 workshops from £225*

Early Years performance & Have-a-go from £200*

Full Day with up to 5 workshops from £380*

Or negotiate a special fee for a small group or short workshop!

*depends on location


Contact Charma or Martine 01706 650676,


Skylight Circus Arts, St Chad’s Fold, Rochdale, 0L161QT


Workshops designed around client’s needs in Skylight space or your venue

  • for all ages – youth groups, Performing Arts, schools, 
  • libraries, fetes, Brownies, Cubs, retirement homes
  • for groups with additional needs and ‘hard to reach’ groups
  • for the whole school, a year or a specific group
  • from 1.5 hours to all day or a performance project – several sessions