*** open to everyone – you don’t have to be a gymnast***
A fantastic course involving aerial tissu and rope skills, static trapeze and aerial ring (lyra), acrobatic balancing and tumbling, group and partner work, object manipulation (hoops, balls, scarves, clubs, poi and more); unicycle and rollabola. Although you don't have to be a gymnast to give it a go, a good level of strength and fitness will help you make the most of this course. You will have the thrill of presenting some very exciting and spectacular work after only one week with skilled and supportive tutors!
The Wellington Circus Trust was founded in 2005 and has been a vibrant part of the performance community since. The trust provides a facility for circus and physical performers in Wellington, though its primary aim is to foster a thriving circus community. The WCT provides classes for children and adults and has a team of NZ and international circus performers and tutors.
Alice Capper-Star and Deborah Pope, long time tutors at the drama school, are founding members of the WCT and each year send a dedicated and talented team to NYDS.