Raising kids is like being the ringleader of a very small, very loud circus. Some days your little one is like the lion, other days, the clown. And if you’ve got a kid who loves swinging and tumbling, then you may just have a future trapeze artist on your hands.
Check out these Brooklyn circus arts classes where your kids can hone their acrobatic skills.
524 Bergen Street, Prospect Heights
Taught by artists with an impressive repertoire, LAVA Brooklyn’s kids classes are designed to improve strength, coordination, and flexibility. With a focus on acrobatics and dance, kids can learn tumbling and trapeze while also learning how to work together. LAVA Brooklyn’s Fall Session will start on Monday, September 21, and while the full schedule has yet to be announced, the studio has, in the past, offered a free drop-in kids class once a week.
51 North 1st Street, Williamsburg
STREB is known for their “extreme action” performance, and they’ve translated their show experience into classes made just for kids. With two available classes, Kids Fly which focuses on trapeze work, and Kid Action which teaches kids some of the stunt work in a STREB performance, kids will learn some amazing acrobatics and aerial art routines. STREBS upcoming Fall session will run for 16 weeks, from September 21 to February 6, and registration can be made by calling the studio.
106 Calyer Street, Greenpoint
Registration is now open for Kid Express at Triskelion Arts. The Greenpoint studio offers a 13-week circus-themed class for kids taught by performer Billy Schultz. Perfect for kids ages 4-7, the course aims to teach confidence and performance skills through ribbon twirling, acrobalance, feather balancing, and plate-spinning. To sign up, visit the Triskelion Arts website. The sign-up deadline for classes is Friday, September 11, and if you aren’t sure if you kid will enjoy a circus class, there will be a $30 trial class on Thursday, September 10.