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Black Barby Music Festival

Black Barby 


​Circus Skills Workshops

Both instructive and enjoyable, helping to develop, patience, dexterity, stamina, self discipline and creativity.

Circus Skills Workshops are a fun way for children to spend an afternoon or morning. Playing with traditional circus props (juggling, diabolo, tightrope, devil sticks, unicycle, balance poles, Pedal-Go's, Fun Wheels, and plate spinning), in a relaxed semi-formal workshop structure. These sessions encourage perseverance, diligence, self discipline, hand-eye coordination, manipulation skills and dexterity. The carefully worked out structure means that children of all capabilities achieve something.

The workshops are taught by professional circus artistes from the Foolhardy Circus. The children get real, hands-on tuition from people who have spent over 20 years teaching and performing.

What happens in A Circus Skills Workshop?

Most sessions will begin with warm up games to get people in the right frame of mind and to loosen up the body. After this, participants will get the opportunity to learn a variety of circus skills and techniques:

• Diablo

• Juggling (balls and scarves)

• Stilt walking

• Unicycle

• Plate spinning

• Tight wire

• Devil stick

• Clowning

Fully equipped for fun

With equipment for over 100 people including our revolutionary low standing tightrope and a team of dedicated tutors.

Suitable for a wide range of events

We are able to offer theatres, schools and events from galas, fetes and festivals our circus skills workshops which can be both formal or informal.

A unique opportunity to work and play with real circus people

The workshops can take place on our circus ring mats with the Foolhardy circus van and its cosmic graffitti art as a lovely backdrop.

School Work
What is The Circus Residencies In Schools Programme?

The Circus Residencies In Schools programme (CRISP) is an opportunity for young people to explore and create circus and all its facets.

We come to your school for a day, two days, a week – you decide – with our Big Top or in your gym or hall, and with the expertise of our staff we create a unique circus experience for all.


CRISP workshops provide a format for students and staff to collaborate in life-experiences through the circus arts. Students and staff learning new skills together, without any element of competition, can be a very bonding experience!

Who is CRISP for?

At the Foolhardy circus our approach is full inclusion.

We make all possible accommodations to enable every student to participate and we encourage all participants to set reasonable personal goals which can be followed through to a satisfactory conclusion.

CRISP offers many opportunities for learning and discovery on an academic as well as a physical level. Skills certificates are given to every participant at the end.

To book a workshop or CRISP:

If you wish to enquire about the Foolhardy Circus running workshops at your event or bringing the CRISP programme to your school then please contact us either by phoning Cosmo on 0777 5691273 or 01603 460446 or via our contact form on this website. 

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