26. Learn a circus trick
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Learn one trick from a circus skill of your choiceLearning City
Why do it?
Want to impress your friends and family whilst staying healthy, improving your co-ordination, keeping fit, meeting people, having fun and improving your confidence?
Then this 80by18 challenge is for you.
How to do this in Bristol
Bristol is one of the most amazing cities in the country for learning and improving your circus skills.
Why not discover the circus people and places Bristol has to offer?
You will need a lot of concentration and dedication, and once you learn one trick you’ll want to learn more and more.
Here's some circus skill suggestions to get you started:
- Poi (two bean bags/balls on string which are swung around the body)
- Hula Hoop
Before you buy any equipment try making your own! Use these links to find out how:
or just put your home-made juggling balls into some socks and tie a knot in them so they are the right length!
If you feel too shy to go straight to one of the circus organisations use the internet to find a skill you like the look of - YouTube videos or circus skill instruction sites are a great place to get inspired. Here are some to get you started:
Try out some different workshops around the city (See the links below) to meet other circus-y people and develop your skills:
- The Invisible Circus run special after school youth circus skills courses throughout the year.
- Circomedia also run youth classes
- And you can find details of other circus workshops here
Or if you and your friends want to learn together, why not meet up each week and show each other what you've learned and try out each other’s equipment.
What you will need
Some basic materials to make some circus equipment/ or some circus equipment (which can be bought quite cheaply from online shops) Patience - and loads of it! A big enough space to throw balls and hoops around in- try your local park