Enriching communities with performance

 

 

"A blessing to Rochdale and its communities. The last few years have been the most difficult and Skylight's work is valued & needed more than ever within the Borough"

 

– Mohammed ‘Shiri’ Sheraz,  Army of Kindness

"The youth groups loved taking part and learning new skills"

 

– Rochdale Connections (RCT)

Inspiring the next generation

"She walked out filled with all the confidence she lost over lockdown. Skylight are amazing and I'm so grateful for everything they do"

Youth Circus

Ever wanted to try your hands, feet or whole body learning a new circus skill?  Skylight’s youth circus offers classes for children and young people aged 4 to 19 years old.  You’ll learn to juggle, ride a unicycle, walk on a tight wire or even hang out on the trapeze.  Circus offers challenge, creativity, physical and personal development.   

Members of all Skylight youth circus classes will develop circus skills, confidence, make new friends and have opportunities to perform.  Sometimes we also arrange trips to see shows.  Recently we watched a brilliant show by Citrus Arts and Walk the Plank

“Youth Circus is an escape, it’s like nothing else.  It never fails to put a smile on my face and the joy I get from learning new skills is fantastic!” Jessica White aged 16

    Skylight Youth Circus Classes

    • For ages 4 -19 years
    • Sensitive and supportively staffed
    • Non competitive and inclusive
    • In our lovely, friendly, warm circus school

    100% Circus Fun!

    “I love coming to Youth Circus, trying new skills and meeting new friends.  When I started, I didn’t think I’d be performing at The Lowry and Feelgood Festival!”

    Skylight Circus NW Acrobatic Artists

    Mini Youth Circus 4 – 8 years

    Dates coming soon

    A bouncy class introducing circus skills in a safe, supportive environment.

    Midi Youth Circus 8 – 12 years

    Tuesdays 6.00 – 7.15pm  £5 per session

    Students work on a wider range of skills: Unicycle, juggling, diablo, stilts, trapeze, silks and hoop.  Young people have opportunities to perform in Skylight shows.  Places are limited and must be booked in advance.  For more information or to book your place for the coming term, please contact mick.c@skylightcircusarts.com 01706 650676

    Teen Youth Circus 13 – 19 years

    Fridays 6.30 – 8.00 £5 per session

    Young people creatively explore their circus skills and have increased opportunities to perform.  Performances take place at Skylight and further afield, from festivals and events to the Lowry!  Places are limited and must be booked in advance.  For more information or to book your place for the coming term, please contact mick.c@skylightcircusarts.com 01706 650676

    Midi Teen Aerial 8 – 12 years

    Mondays 4.45 – 5.45pm £5 per session

    Aerial classes are 1 hour long and cost £5 per session.  Classes take place every Monday and as places are limited, the full block of 6 must be booked in advance.

    Teen Aerial Skills for 13 – 18 years 

     Mondays 6.00 – 7.00pm £5 per session

    Aerial classes are 1 hour long and cost £5 per session.  Classes take place every Monday and as places are limited, the full block of 6 must be booked in advance.

    Why we love Youth Circus!

    Find out more

    If you would like to know what it’s like being in a circus with your best friends, watch this video made by one of our members!

    Spotlight Troupe

    Backstage at the Sports and Culture Awards, Middleton Arena.  Spotlight performed at the top of the show!

    Mini Aerial Class

    Our mini aerialists performed at our annual Christmas show!

    Youth Circus Trips

    We love to see shows and be inspired.  Here’s a photo of us at Walk the Plank.  We had a chance to play on the Citrus Arts ship!

    Youth Circus Perform

    We love peforming at outdoor festivals.  This is our youth circus with a big audeince at Rochdale Feelgood Festival!

    Outdoor Festivals

    We take our horses out to festivals and fun days!

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