Pre-Professional Training


This 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.


Spring Session:
March 6 – May 26, 2017
Summer Session: June 5 – July 28, 2017


There are three levels: Rising Stars, Super Novas, and San Francisco Youth Circus.
Placement is by audition only.


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

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.


Contact Program Director Felicity Hesed to learn more:

felicity@circuscenter.org

Please check eligibility requirements.
Call (415) 759-8123 for more information.



Young circus member jumping | After School | Circus CenterSuper Novas

Fall: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Winter & Spring: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
4 PM - 6:20 PM
Ages 8 - 16


Students 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.


Contact Program Director Felicity Hesed to learn more:

felicity@circuscenter.org

Please check eligibility requirements.
Call (415) 759-8123 for more information.



SF Youth CircusYoung circus member striking a pose on the rope | After School | Circus Center

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.


Contact Program Director Felicity Hesed to learn more:

felicity@circuscenter.org

Please check eligibility requirements.
Call (415) 759-8123 for more information.

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