Circus classes at Auckland's Premier Aerial School

The Dust Palace holds aerial classes and circus training at our studio 1/739 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland and we want you to come and join the fun!

We’d love to teach you what we know: aerial silks, trapeze, hoop, rope, adagio, acrobatics, handstands and a bunch more mad circus skills.

Build confidence, co-ordination, strength and release your inner cirque star!

For enrolments and more info email classes@thedustpalace.co.nz or call 09 579 8373

CIRCUS ClassES @ The Dust Palace:  timetable

Adults Circus Classes

Aerials (90 mins) 
(30mins of combined class conditioning)

Initially, we work to develop a basic foundation in all aerial apparatus, with a focus on aerial silks and lyra. This includes movement technique, body awareness, endurance training and basic performance work. All students should find that they are able to create a short performance after only 20 weeks of training!

We've developed a grading system, similar to martial arts. This allows each student to work at their own pace through the grades; creating a safe, structured environment where the total beginner can work alongside an experienced performer!

ACRO Balance (90min)

Learn how to stand on and be balanced by other people!

Hand Balance (60min)

A great core and strength work-out, this class at our circus school is one hour of handstand training and conditioning.

ADULTS Contortion (90min)

Aimed at all levels, this 90-minute class will hone body awareness, and deeply improve flexibility - the core skill-base of the circus performer - via a system of innovative stretching techniques.

Kids & YOUTH Aerial Classes

Kids have a great strength-to-bodyweight ratio. The key is to keep them safe, and teach them proper technique so they don’t get ahead of themselves with their own bravery!! We work together through our aerial grading system to make sure all kids retain the terminology, technique, and safety instruction. This enables us to cater for the different rates of learning present in any class environment. 

Beginners are welcome to start any time in our 3-6 Years (60 mins), 7-12 Years (90 mins) and 12-18 Years (90 mins) classes. We also have Adept Youth for 10-18 Years who have progressed to Grade 2, and auditions are held for our aerial youth company Highjinx.

We also do regular School Holiday Programs and have an annual youth Scholarship Program for 10-25 year-olds.

 

ACRO Balance (90min)

Learn how to stand on and be balanced by other people!

Hand Balance (60min)

A great core and strength work-out, this class at our circus school is one hour of handstand training and conditioning.

Kids Contortion (90min)

Aimed at all levels, this 90-minute class will hone body awareness, and deeply improve flexibility - the core skill-base of the circus performer - via a system of innovative stretching techniques.

TERM DATES 2017

ADULTS

Term 1

Monday January 23rd - Sunday 16th April (12 weeks)

Term 2

Monday 17th April - Sunday 9nd July (12 weeks)

Term 3

Monday 10th July - Sunday 1st October (12 weeks)

Term 4

Monday 2nd October - Wednesday 20th December (11 weeks + show week)

 
 

KIDS

Term 1

Monday 30th January - Sunday 16th April (11 weeks)

Term 2

Monday 1st May - Sunday 9th July (10 weeks)

Term 3

Monday 24th July - Sunday 1st October (10 weeks)

Term 4

Monday 16th October - Wednesday 20th December (9 weeks + show week)

 

HIGHJINX youth aerial company

the dust palace scholarship program

 
 
 

SCHool holiday programs