After School

Under the leadership of Youth Program Director Felicity Hesed,
Circus Center offers pre-professional quality youth training, while adding options focused on fun, exploration, and enrichment for younger children and those new to the circus arts.


Recreational Youth Program
 
MONDAYS

3:30pm - 4:30pm Aerial Arts (ages 7-11)

TUESDAYS

3:30pm - 4:30pm Circus Playground
4:30pm - 5:30pm Aerial Arts (ages 10-15)

THURSDAYS

4:00pm - 5:00pm Juggling, Balance, & Manipulation

SATURDAYS

11:30am - 1:00pm Advanced Circus Playground

SUNDAYS

1:00pm - 2:30pm Youth Flying Trapeze

Fall Session Registration is now open! Call the Student Services Team at 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org to purchase a Full Session Enrollment. To purchase drop-in credits and register that way, click the links above or below.

Buy More and Save! Purchase two or more session enrollments and receive the following discounts:

  • 10% off 2nd class
  • 20% off 3rd class
  • 30% off 4th class

 



Aerial Arts: ages 7-11


Youth Circus member practicing on the tissue | After School | Circus Center


Learn to fly, swing, and spin in Aerial Arts for Youth. Students will learn the basics in Trapeze, Tissu, and Hoop while they develop strength, flexibility, and grace.

Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
September 12 - December 12


$22 for individual class, or
$280 for the full 14 week session ($20 per class for session)

Call 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org
To purchase Full Session Enrollments

Click here to purchase and register using drop-in credits.

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Aerial Arts: ages 10-15


Youth Circus member swinging from the static trapeze | After School | Circus Center


Learn to fly, swing, and spin in Aerial Arts for Youth. Students will learn the basics in Trapeze, Tissu, and Hoop while they develop strength, flexibility, and grace.

Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
September 6 - December 13


$22 for individual class, or
$300 for the full 15wk session ($20 per class for session)

Call 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org
To purchase Full Session Enrollments

Click here to purchase and register using drop-in credits.

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Advanced Circus Playground


Youth Circus Member doing a split on the tissu | After School | Circus Center

This class is open to students who have taken Circus Playground for a few terms and are ready for more of a challenge. Students will build on the acrobatic, aerial, juggling, and balance skills they learned in Circus Playground and take their skills to the next level.

Ages 7-14
Saturdays 11:30am - 1pm
September 10 - December 17


$32 for individual class, or
$406 for 14 week session ($29 per class for session)

Call 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org
To purchase Full Session Enrollments

Click here to purchase and register using drop-in credits.

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Circus Playground


Youth circus member doing a handstand | After School | Circus Center


Circus Playground offers kids the perfect introduction to the magical world of circus. Our emphasis is on fun, enrichment, exploration and developing social and physical skills that will serve kids throughout their lives. Try some tumbling, learn to juggle, climb a rope, and more!

Ages: 5-12
Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
September 6 - December 13


$22 for individual class, or
$300 for the full 15wk session ($20 per class for session)

Call 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org
To purchase Full Session Enrollments

Click here to purchase and register using drop-in credits.

 
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Juggling, Manipulation, and Balance


Youth circus members balancing on rolling globes | After School | Circus Center


In Juggling, Manipulation, and Balance, students will learn the basics of juggling, diabolo, and flowers sticks. Students will also test their equilibrium as they learn rolling globe, stilt-walking, rolla bola, and tight-wire.

Ages: 8-15
Thursdays 4pm - 5pm
September 8 - December 15


$22 for individual class, or
$260 for the full 13 week session ($20 per class for session)

Call 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org
To purchase Full Session Enrollments

Click here to purchase and register using drop-in credits.

 
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Youth Flying Trapeze


Youth circus member having fun on the flying trapeze | After School | Circus Center

Ages 7-15

Sundays 1pm - 2:30pm
September 18 - December 11


$40 for individual class, or
$432 for 12 week session ($36 per class for session)

Call 415-759-8123 or email info@circuscenter.org
To purchase Full Session Enrollments

Click here to purchase and register using drop-in credits.
 


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Pre-Professional Training
 

Circus Center’s Pre-Professional Youth Program is a yearlong training program for youth that are passionate about circus arts and committed to their training. Students are asked to commit to the full year.

  • Fall Session: September 6 – December 16, 2016
  • Winter Session: January 3 – March 3, 2017
  • Spring Session: March 6 – May 26, 2017
  • Summer Session: June 5 – July 28, 2017 (Students are required to complete a certain number of hours of training, but they may arrange this to fit their summer schedule.)

Circus Center’s Pre-Professional Program has three levels: Rising Stars, Super Novas, and San Francisco Youth Circus. Placement in Circus Center’s Pre-Professional Program is by audition only.


Young circus member having fun on the static trapeze | After School | Circus Center
Rising Stars


Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4 PM - 6:20 PM

Ages 7 - 14

Students who are ready to commit to serious circus training start their journey in our Rising Stars program. There they master the fundamentals in a broad range of circus skills, including acrobatics, aerial, balance, and juggling. The focus in Rising Stars is on building strength, flexibility, and coordination.


Auditions: Wednesday, June 1 from 4-6 pm.
Contact Program Director Felicity Hesed
to make an appointment:

felicity@circuscenter.org

Please check eligibility requirements.

Call (415) 759-8123 for more information.

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Young circus member jumping | After School | Circus Center
Super Novas


Fall: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Winter & Spring: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
4 PM - 6:20 PM

Ages 8 - 16

Students age 8-16 deepen their circus training when they advance to Super Novas. They continue to develop their strength, flexibility, and coordination while beginning to develop a specialty. The Super Novas also begin developing performance skills by participating in special events throughout the year.


Auditions: Wednesday, June 1 from 4-6 pm.
Contact Program Director Felicity Hesed
to make an appointment:

felicity@circuscenter.org

Please check eligibility requirements.

Call (415) 759-8123 for more information.

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Young circus member striking a pose on the rope | After School | Circus Center

SF Youth Circus


Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 4 PM - 6:25 PM

Ages 10-18

 

Circus Center’s youth performance troupe, receive professional caliber circus training. Students focus on advanced circus skills as well as act development. In addition to training, SF Youth Circus students perform throughout the year.


Auditions: Wednesday, June 1 from 4-6 pm.
Contact Program Director Felicity Hesed
to make an appointment:

felicity@circuscenter.org
Please check eligibility requirements.

Call (415) 759-8123 for more information.

 
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