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Advanced Youth Circus

Belfast Community Circus Youth Workshops During the European Juggling Convention, Belfast Circus School will be staging a series of two hour high quality workshops every day for five days (21st-25th July). These workshops give participants a taste of intensive, high-level training. The sessions are deisnged for young people with some experience of acrobatics and have a good level of fitness between the ages of 14-18. The sessions take place from 10am–12 noon every day.

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Youth Circus Programme

The youth circus programme at the European Juggling Convention 2014 provides a space allowing the youth of the juggling community to come together within an area just for them.

We encourage networking with other youth circus followers from around Europe and the world. It is a great opportunity to meet like-minded friends from different countries and nationalities with a common interest in circus arts and culture. We provide a wade-ranging program of activities that explores some of the basic principles in circus and we also encourage skill sharing within the group through specific sessions.

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Youth Outreach

Family event programmeThe EJC festival is providing a full programme for families, school group or youth group that are interested in learning a little about circus skills and having a great day out. The youth outreach programme is sponsored by Realta Entertainment and the Galway Community Circus.

There are two sessions lasting one and a half hours everyday, from 10am until 1pm from Monday to Friday.

Youth Outreach Events

Toddler Circus (Ages 6 months to 3 yrs, with an adult)

Play games, sing songs, experience balance and explore movement. Be sure to come with comfortable clothing and water.

Family Circus (Ages 6 months to 77 yrs, with an adult)

It's a time and a space to get the whole family together involved in play. Be sure to come with comfortable clothing and water.

Circus game fare (Ages 10 to 77 yrs)

Play circus and clown games based on cooperation, strategy and overall sillyness. Be sure to come with comfortable clothing and water.

Circus workshop (Ages 8 to 14)

Walk on the tight-wire, balance plates, play the diabolo, spin balls, learn to hulahoop, tumble, roll and laugh. Be sure to come with comfortable clothing and water.

Youth Outreach Programme Timetable

The youth outreach events* run from Monday the 21st July through until Friday the 25th:

* Maximum 15 participants in each class

DayTimeEvents running
Monday, 21st July 10am-11:30am Toddler circus
Monday, 21st July 11:30am-1:00pm Circus game fare
Tuesday, 22nd July 10am-11:30am Toddler circus
Tuesday, 22nd July 11:30am-1:00pm Circus game fare
Wednesday, 23rd July 10am-11:30am Family circus
Wednesday, 23rd July 11:30am-1:00pm Circus workshop
Thursday, 24th July 10am-11:30am Family circus
Thursday, 24th July 11:30am-1:00pm Circus workshop
Friday, 25th July 10am-11:30am Family circus
Friday, 25th July 11:30am-1:00pm Circus workshop

Contact Aidan from Realta Entertainment on (086) 1511446 for more information.

Registration is on the day so please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the class. Space will be accorded on a first come, first served basis.