Sessions

Training for children

Enrolment announced for vacant places for children aged between 7 and 16

Currently, all children’s groups are full, however, by filling in and submitting an application, you may get admitted to the group if there are vacancies.

During the training sessions, children will improve their physical fitness and get an insight into different circus disciplines. Each training session will last two hours and it will be conducted by two instructors: a group master who will constantly work on children’s physical development, and another instructor who will teach children a new circus discipline.

Each session will include time for a conversation with the teacher, warming up and general physical preparedness (GPP) exercises, different games aimed at mastering the elements of each discipline, as well as cooling down and stretching exercises. Cooperation among children of different ages during the sessions will facilitate mastering of various disciplines (e.g. partner acrobatics, balancing), and diminish the sense of competition among peers.

Sessions are conducted by Katrīna Albuže, a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher, Dmitrijs Pudovs, a fire juggler and martial arts instructor, and Aleksejs Smolovs, a health sports specialist and Cyr Wheel artist. Occasionally, sessions will be conducted by guest teachers from the international partner organisations of the SLLC Rīgas cirks.

Participation fee: 

  • EUR 35 per calendar month.
  • EUR 150 – a fixed fee for 5 months to be paid as a single payment by 10 January.

 

15-session training programme for young people and adults: “Discover the Art of Circus”

 

Sessions will take place every Saturday and they will last two hours. During the training sessions, participants will improve their physical fitness and learn about different circus disciplines. Sessions will be conducted by two instructors: a group master who will consistently work on participants’ physical development, and another instructor who will teach a new circus discipline.

Each month, three subsequent sessions will focus on a particular discipline: floor acrobatics (in January), balancing (in February), partner acrobatics (in March), object manipulation (in April), and pantomime and clownery (in May).

There will be 13-20 participants in each group. Each session will include time for communication with the teacher, warming up and GPP exercises, games, mastering the basics of certain disciplines, cooling down and stretching exercises.

Sessions are conducted by Katrīna Albuže, a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher, Dmitrijs Pudovs, a fire juggler and martial arts instructor, and Aleksejs Smolovs, a health sports specialist and Cyr Wheel artist. Occasionally, sessions will be conducted by guest teachers from the international partner organisations of the SLLC Rīgas cirks.

Participation fee*: 

  • EUR 200 –Early Bird subscription for the whole semester (by applying on the website www.cirks.lv till 31 December 2017 and making the payment by 10 January 2018);
  • EUR 225 – subscription for the entire semester (signing a contract, it is possible to make 5 separate payments, paying EUR 45 each month);
  • EUR 50  – subscription for 3 thematic sessions;
  • EUR 20 – participation fee per one session.

* Children under the age of 18: EUR 150 per one semester or EUR 35 per month.

 

Workshops for families

Sessions will take place on 3 February, 3 March and 7 April.
Parents together with their children from the age of 3 are invited to the workshops for families. Sessions will last 90 minutes and they will be conducted by one instructor. During the sessions, parents could move around with their children and learn various circus disciplines. This will be learning through play, involving both children and parents. The atmosphere prevailing at the sessions will foster trust and cooperation. The participants of the sessions will learn certain disciplines, e.g. human pyramids, partner acrobatics, juggling and acrobalance.

Sessions are conducted by Katrīna Albuže, a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher, Dmitrijs Pudovs, a fire juggler and martial arts instructor, and Aleksejs Smolovs, a health sports specialist and Cyr Wheel artist. Occasionally, sessions will be conducted by guest teachers from the international partner organisations of the SLLC Rīgas cirks.

Participation fee: 

EUR 9 per participant or EUR 7 per participant if more than 2 people attend the session or if any of the participants is a Circus School student with his/her family.

 

Join the celebration with the Riga Circus School!

Invite all your friends, closest classmates or colleagues to the class. Instructors of the Riga Circus School will adapt the training to the age, and the number of participants in the classes, and will select those disciplines which you are particularly interested in.

Sessions can be held at the University of Latvia, if the rooms are available, as well as in other spaces suitable for the needs of the Circus School. Each session includes time for communication with the teacher, warming up and GPP exercises, developing games, mastering the basics of each discipline, and cooling down and stretching exercises. The previous physical training is not required. The equipment is provided by the Riga Circus.

Sessions are conducted by Katrīna Albuže, a choreographer, dancer and dance teacher, Dmitrijs Pudovs, a fire juggler and martial arts instructor, and Aleksejs Smolovs, a health and sports specialist and Cyr Wheel artist. 

Each case is individual, therefore send your applications to Māra Pāvula to the e-mail address mara.pavula@cirks.lv as soon as possible.