Regular Circus Classes in Primary Schools

Here is an idea!

Why don’t have regular Circus Classes for your students!?

I have been part of many different realities, from schools that had me for just a one day workshop to schools that wanted an 8wks program. Plus, starting last year, I had the luck of being involved with Seacliff Primary School (in Seacliff… who would have guessed?? In South Australia) in a “Full year Circus Program”, where every class had and is having a Circus session every week.

I always knew how much Circus could be beneficial to both educators and kids, but it never stops to amaze me how many aspects Circus can teach and help the teachers with.

The most evident aspects are surely: balance, coordination, dexterity, flexibility, team-work, timing, just to list a few. Although, there is more. There are very important aspects in the Circus classes that might not be under the lens straight away.To be able to fully enjoy the experience, having fun and learning, it is required to show respect for yourself, the others, the equipment and the activity you are practising. Keep yourself safe, keep the others safe, keep the equipment safe. Even if we keep the activities as safe as possible, there is always an element of danger involved. Knowing it, recognising it and accepting it are all fantastic tools to help the kids improving and getting more mature.

Another important aspect is the fact of allowing a normal and relaxed physical contact in between the kids, by helping each other in balancing activities or by practicing acro-balance and human pyramids for example.

Although, I personally think that one of the most important aspects is the improvement of confidence and self-esteem you can notice in many kids. Many times I’ve been witnessing how the fact of getting able of doing something considered “hard” or “impossible” had possibly literally changed someone’s approach to life!

That is why I cannot recommend enough to be  sure you can give your kids, your students the opportunity to access such a powerful tool.

We got plenty of years of experience we can put at your service, so we can help you develop a program that can suit your needs. Find out what we can offer here.

Contact us and let us know what we can do for you.

Stay coast, stay blogged.

Alessandro Gavello


About Arte Commedia aka Alessandro Gavello

Alessandro Gavello. Circus & Theatre performer by passion, Artistic Director by skill, Teacher by nature, Actor by trade, Practitioner of Commedia dell'Arte based in South Australia by fate, Sport Pioneer and NLP Practitioner by Choice. Born in Italy in 1974. Practiced Martial Arts (Ju tai jutsu) for several years, then, during his studies in becoming a PE Teacher, decided to explore a little further the Arts. Berlin Gymnaestrada in 1995 as an acrobat, Argentinean Tango performance on stilts to celebrate the New Millennium in Torino (31-12-1999), as a student at the Moscow Circus school in 2002, Physical Theatre studies (Lecoq method) for 3yrs (2001-2004), and the "International School of Comic Acting & Commedia dell'Arte" with A. Fava in 2004. Landed in Australia in 2005, performed and taught Circus and Commedia to more than 50,000 audience members since then. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, working and living doing what he likes the most and has a passion for; has been called for 3yrs in a row to be a lecturer at the Italian University in Movement Science in subjects related to the Performing Arts, movement education and body awareness. In his latest adventure he is introducing a new Sport to Australian sports lovers. It's called Hit Ball and it's just arrived, from one of the most inventive minds on the Planet, directly from Italy, where it built a solid reputation in the last few years! Check more info on blog: or on Facebook:
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