London Youth Circus
Who it's for
Young people aged 11-21 years who are interested in entering the circus arts as a profession - several of our BTEC and BA Hons students have come through the London Youth Circus. A background in gymnastics or dance can be helpful, although we take students based on future potential as well as existing experience.
What you can do
Focused training in either flying trapeze, static trapeze, tightwire, acrobatics or juggling. This progressive course is designed to develop technical circus skills, encourage critical thinking and inspire creativity.
Students must be dedicated and ensure they attend their course regularly. They have the option of taking extra circus fitness classes to continue their learning in various circus skills, fitness and strength.
When you can do it
The main training takes place on Sundays with circus fitness and skill supporting classes taking place throughout the week.
Supporting skill and fitness classes are available to LYC students throughout the week. These classes allow students to keep up strength, conditioning and vary their skill base. The classes schedule may alter from term to term.
- LYC 1 can access up to 3 of these classes per week, dependent on eligibility.
- LYC 2 can access up to 4 per week, dependent on eligibility
- LYC 3 can access up to 5 per week, dependent on eligibility.
Students are not required to use their allocation. For each class there is a limited capacity, so not every student will be able to take all their chosen classes. Booking is completed before the start of each term.
Monday 8 January - Sunday 25 March 2018
Half Term: Monday 12 February - Sunday 18 February
Please note, the current Term 2 is a 10-week term. Prices have been amended to reflect this.
Monday 16 April – Sunday 15 July
Half term: Monday 28 May – Sunday 3 June
Prices and funding
LYC Level 2
Full Price: £165 per term
Concessions: £116 per term
LYC Level 2
Full Price: £214 per term
Concessions: £150 per term
LYC Level 3
Full Price: £308 per term
Concessions: £216 per term
Applications to join the London Youth Circus for September 2018 entry will open on Friday afternoon 23 March. The deadline for applications is Monday 14 May.
Auditions will take place on Sunday 3 June 2018 (during Summer Half Term).
For any questions about LYC, please contact the Participation and Outreach team on firstname.lastname@example.org