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.

Term 1

Monday 11 September - Sunday 17 December 2017

Half term: Monday 23 October - Sunday 29 October

No classes: Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October

Term 2

Monday 8 January - Sunday 25 March 2018

Half Term: Monday 12 February - Sunday 18 February

Supporting classes

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.

Prices and funding

Funding is available through our Scholarships and you can also join our Centre for Advanced Training Scheme

Term 2

LYC Level 1

Up to 5 hours per week

Full Price: £137.50 per term

Concessions: £96.67 per term


LYC Level 2

Up to 6 hours per week

Full Price: £178.33 per term

Concessions: £125 per term


LYC Level 3

Up to 7 hours per week 

Full Price: £256.67 per term

Concessions: £180 per term

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions prior to booking.

Applications

Applications to join the London Youth Circus for September 2017 entry are now closed.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 4 June 2018 (during Summer Half Term).

For any questions about LYC, please contact Matilda on participation@nationalcircus.org.uk

Behind the scenes at the LYC

London Youth Circus and the Arts AwardDuring the summer term of 2017 eight students from our London Youth Circus took

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London Youth Circus and the Arts AwardDuring the summer term of 2017 eight students from our London Youth Circus took

Want to get serious about circus? Consider applying to the London Youth Circus, for ages 11-21. To inspire you,

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Want to get serious about circus? Consider applying to the London Youth Circus, for ages 11-21. 

To inspire you,