A rural-based school of circus arts
Our team of performers and teachers are based in rural Gloucestershire. This already sets us apart from other circus and arts schools, which are usually only accessible in cities. School of Larks currently provides both structured classes and training in circus skills for all ages in Stroud, Nailsworth, the Cotswold School on Bourton-on-the-Water, Playbox Theatre and the surrounding areas.
We run classes, workshops, parties and events for both adults and children. Our team's inclusive experience with all aspects of circus means we can bring to you trapeze, silks, hoop, rope, unicycle, tight rope, juggling (diabolo, scarves, devilsticks, poi etc) balancing, hulahooping, yoga and floor partner acrobatics (acrobalance).
We are very interested in the educational and creative possibilities of aerial and other circus disciplines and the benefits they provide for self-esteem, coordination, autonomy, strength, flexibility and self-control. Working closely as a group cultivates mutual respect and understanding, a key skill regardless of age. The variety of skills in circus allows each individual the opportunity to find their interests and their passions. Aerial and other circus skills provide a combination of sport and art so may be considered an important educational tool.
Classes will always involve yoga based warm ups, to ensure that all students are aware of the importance of a safe and healthy use of their bodies.
"A chance to develop fitness and agility in a way no other sport does"
"This is a wonderful local resource for our community"