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What is the teacher to student ratio?

Our average classes have a ratio of one teacher to three or four students.

What is the typical class format?

When students arrive, they warm up, divide into groups, and go to different stations. Students will learn tricks at their own pace on ground and aerial equipment.

What should my child wear to a Circus Arts Fitness class?

Stretchy, comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. A unitard, stretchy pants, or leggings with a leotard or a tight fitting shirt (one that won’t come up when you are upside down!) with sweatpants are appropriate. Please no buttons, sequins, Velcro or zippers. Shoes and socks will be removed for classes.

It is important that you DO NOT APPLY HAND OR BODY LOTION on the day of class, especially on the inside or your hands or on your feet or ankles. Lotion makes it difficult to grip and climb our equipment.

What skills will kids learn during their time at Circus Arts Fitness for Kids?

At an age appropriate level, children will learn a variety of the following activities:

  • Low trapeze
  • Spanish web (soft rope climbing with tricks)
  • Tightwire
  • Balance boards
  • Juggling
  • Triple trapeze
  • Hula hoping
  • Buddy walkers
  • Team walkers
  • Mini trampoline
  • Bouncy balls
What skills will my child develop at Circus Arts Fitness for Kids class?
  • Bilateral coordination skills
  • Muscle strength (including core muscles)
  • Brain and body balancing
  • Self-esteem
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to overcome fears
  • Communication with peers
  • Balance and flexibility
  • Focus and attention
  • Social timing
  • Listening
What is the difference between the Circus Arts Fitness for Kids class and the Social Circus class?

The Circus Arts Fitness for Kids class is focuses only on the fitness aspect of circus arts. The Social Circus class adds a therapeutic element, which touches on topics such as cooperation, respect, and teamwork in addition to the fitness element. The Social Circus class is led by Carrie Heller, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, and circus arts professionals.

Are private lessons available?

Yes, by appointment. Please see our private lesson page for more information or email for more information or to schedule your session.

Does the Circus Arts Institute host birthday parties and special events?

Yes! We host a variety of special events, including birthday parties, group and private lessons, and corporate workshops. Please email for more details, or call us at 404-594-3000.

Can I serve food in the studio at my special event?

Unfortunately, to preserve the integrity of our equipment, we cannot allow food in the studio. For more information on nearby restaurants, click here.

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