A play based workshop style of learning where children can explore a wide variety of circus equipment and learn new skills.
Students can explore all of the various apparatus before honing in on a few select skills to put together a school performance piece.
HOLISTIC CIRCUS THERAPY
Circus playshops specifically tailored for children with disabilities and learning difficulties to help them increase their capacities.
Fire performances, LED and roving shows feature the collaboration of costuming, music and dance inspired by the magic and majesty of fire.
CIRCUS WITH PURPOSE
Empowering Youth to connect with their own bodies, and each other, through circus..
Fostering a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where children have the opportunity to gain skills and experience in performing arts while building resilience and self confidence.
Why should my child try Circus?
Circus based activities promote and facilitate positive outcomes on a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and mental health, and is especially beneficial for children with disabilities and learning difficulties. Children have the chance to experience and express themselves creatively through learning play based skills, while participating in a fun and social activity that requires individual effort as well as teamwork.
Benefits of Participating in Circus Arts
PHYSICAL & SOCIAL
Adaptable to individual fitness levels and physical limitations. Gently promotes flexibility, strength and tone, circulation, spatial awareness and improves motor skills. Individual and team contributions in a non-competitive environment.
Proven to provide positive distraction or respite from stress and instabilities experienced in school or family life. Improved communication skills, leadership, creative expression, resilience, trust, empathy, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Supports left brain/right brain integration and increases visual perceptual abilities, reaction times, rhythm, concentration, memory recall, coordination, fine/gross motor skills and use of both left and right hands.
Increases the ability to cope and grow through daily life challenges and issues such as impulse control, frustration, underdeveloped motor skills, physical disabilities, low sense of resilience, inability to focus and hyperactivity.
Don’t take my word for it – here’s what the happy clients say:
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for the girls’ 6th Birthday Party. It was so wonderful to sit back, relax and enjoy the afternoon with the kids. Kids Birthday parties can turn into quite a nightmare and finding activities is hard and can be really expensive. You took all the stress out of and brought so much joy to the kids. Thank you once again.
Mother of 3
Rosie has been bringing her creative energy to the Wintermoon festival for several years now. Kiddies and adults alike love learning new skills and taking part in poi and fire twirling, juggling and other fun circus activities. Her colourful entertainment adds so much to the festival and night performances of fire twirling create a spectacular backdrop. Rosie’s beautiful nature is always welcome and it’s such a pleasure to have her with us
I have the great honour of performing with Rosie each year at Wintermoon Festival.
She has so much energy and patience with the children that she spends her time with. A huge amount of talent and a heart that is even bigger.
What a blessing she is to those that she works with.
Tatty Faez Ablaze &
Blue Phoenix Spirit
Circus with Purpose is a culmination of over a decade of fire dance performance, as well as circus instruction and playshops both in Australia and abroad. As a circus playshop facilitator, Rosie adds an exciting element for children to experience the thrill of learning a variety of circus apparatus in a relaxed, and non-competitive environment.
Performing professionally as a Fire Artist since 2006, Rosie has also entertained at a wide variety of events utilizing her background in dance and music, in combination with fluid and languid movement to provide an individually tailored and mesmerizing performance.
It is Rosie’s purpose to see the fun and enjoyment of creative, play based circus arts reach all children far and wide throughout the nation, with a long term ambition of forming a children’s performance troupe within the Cassowary Coast, and also working with at risk and socially isolated youth, children with disabilities and indigenous communities to help combat some of the issues our most vulnerable youth are experiencing.
Rosie “Pyrospirals” Menzies
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