Circus IS... fitness and creativity combined

Check out our upcoming SUMMER SKILLS classes:

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Beginning Hammock Mini Series with Kay Berry

  • Wednesdays May 1st-22nd

  • 7:30pm-8:45pm

  • No pre-reqs.

  • SIGN UP

This class is designed for first timers and those wishing to expand their knowledge on beginning sling fundamentals. In this 4-week mini series, we will work on sequence building and smooth transitions. For those familiar with other apparatuses, but new to hammock, it will be a new way to explore familiar body moving efficiently with dramatic flair. Students will also work on conditioning techniques to help improve and sustain proper form.

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Intermediate Hammock Mini Series with Kay Berry

  • Wednesdays May 1st-22nd

  • 6:15pm-7:30pm

  • *Pre-reqs: Pullover/Dolphin, Comfortable inverting in sling and from standing, Angry diaper, Back and Front body balance, birds nest from seated

  • SIGN UP

This series is designed for those excited to explore unconventional ways of moving on this apparatus. Students will work on building strength and endurance with focus on form and conditioning. Expand your knowledge and vocabulary of familiar transitions as we explore sequencing and choreography. These fun techniques will challenge your mind and body to view the hammock in more dramatic and dynamic ways. We will also explore various ways of rolling and melting to create fluid movement while spinning.

Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

What are your kids doing this summer? Learning how to fly of course! Camps are divided by age and are half day camps, click on link above to read more about times.

Stilt Walking Mini Session

  • Thursdays May 2nd-23rd

  • 6:45pm-8:15pm

  • All Ages (8- Adult)

  • SIGN UP HERE

Stilts are a fun and accessible way to bring the fun to any parade or outdoor event! In this 4-week class you will learn to walk on stilts, work on falling safely, fancy footwork, using a pole, and even 4-legged creature stilts! You’ll be the hit of every parade or party. We provide stilts, but you will need sturdy shoes such as hiking boots or sneakers, comfy clothes you can move in that cover your shins, and a water bottle.

  • Regular youth and adult class packages apply to this mini session!

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May 19th Workshops with Sara Duhaime!

  • DUO LYRA: COUNTERWEIGHT (Prereqs: tuck, pike and straddle under the bar)

  • HAMMOCK: TWISTS AND TURNS (Prereqs: inversion in hammock, understanding of hip key position)

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    Sara Duhaime has been teaching and performing in and around Detroit since 2014. Her distinctive choreography is the result of many hours spent adapting skills from one apparatus to another. It is her intention as a performer to find the balance between dynamic technique and musicality. 

Intro to Hula hoop Mini Session

  • Thursdays May 30th- June 13th

  • 6:45-8pm

  • All ages 8-adult

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More from our summer skills series! Hula hoop is a fun apparatus you can practice anywhere indoor or outdoor. In this class you will learn the foundation of hoop dancing with strong foundational techniques of moving the hoop around different parts of your body, all while getting a workout. Challenge your right and left brain and learn technical and proper hand grips. This class will have a "go at your own speed" focus.

Regular youth and adult class packages apply to this mini session!

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Echoes They Left Behind Show in October

Have you submitted your real life stories of paranormal encounters? The deadline is June 1st!

Tell us your supernatural experience and we may turn it into live performance art as part of a show called, "Echoes They Left Behind". No UFOs please – we are interested in paranormal and spirit encounters. Examples: campfire tales, creepy pasta, scary stories, real life tales of terror, ghost sightings etc. If your story is chosen, we will reach out to you with further details.

SUBMIT A STORY

Regular Weekly Circus Classes for Youth and Adults

New to circus?  All regular classes can be booked by clicking SIGN UP and choosing the class you want to attend.  You can sign up via our site or by using the Mind Body app on your phone and searching for "Birds Eye View Circus."

We are Toledo's Premier circus training and performance space offering classes in aerial and ground acrobatics for youth and adults.  Our classes offer a unique fitness program that improves strength, flexibility and confidence for anyone.  You do not need to be an athlete to make this your home, just a desire to try something new and work for it.

We produce circus shows inside our home building, The Collingwood Art Center which houses a beautiful domed theater that seats 560 people.  You can also see our instructors and students performing at many local events, theaters and festivals around Toledo.

Gift Certificates

Give the best gift, a circus experience! We recommend a series class for your friend, loved one, or child in our adult or youth program. We offer series classes in Aerial, Partner Acro, Yoga, and Dance.

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