The Cirkidz Story & Journey

Our Mission To inspire new circus experiences that connect, transcend and awaken our shared humanity through curiosity, art, play and achievement.

About Us:  The South Australian Circus Centre is a not-for-profit, fully equipped, state of the art circus school located in Bowden, SA. The Cirkidz Circus School runs weekly circus arts classes for children aged 2.5 years, up to adults aged 80! Whether you want to improve your child’s confidence and coordination in a non-competitive environment or improve your own strength and conditioning through mastering the art of aerial trapeze, there is a class that will suit your age and skill level.

The organisation was founded in 1985 to provide meaningful recreation and community engagement opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Adelaide’s inner west. 30 years later we are still empowering people of all ages by enhancing their social, physical and creative development through value based training and a lot of fun!

The Cirkidz Journey: Where does my family begin? 
Tiddlerz (ages 2.5 – 5) This is where children begin their journey in our circus school and where they begin to understand how their bodies work by learning through play. Parents and carers actively participate with their child during class and help them to explore their surroundings while they learn to coordinate their bodies. It’s a terrific way to bond with your child while they learn beneficial skills such as balance, coordination and flexibility.

Tackerz (ages 5 – 8) the children now participate independently and learn team work skills, sharing, bonding and developing empathy as they recognise that their world is greater than just their family unit.

Tweenz (ages 9 – 12) learn resilience and develop their own identity as they specialise their skills. Group and individual problem solving support their growing understanding of responsibility and their place in the wider community.

Teenz (ages 13 – 17) use their specialised skills to develop techniques to confidently survey risks and challenges, they combine technical skill with increasingly complex creative expression to shape their own identity into adulthood

The SA Circus Centre 
Small Group Adult Fitness classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night between 7.30pm and 9pm. Choose from Aerial or Circus 101, or mix it up and try a bit of both! All levels are welcome, from new beginners to intermediate-advanced. So instead of sweating it out at the gym by yourself, come along and try trampoline, trapeze, silks, juggling, hula, acrobatics and more with a really great bunch of friendly people.

Emerging and Independent Artists may apply to train on a regular weekly basis with access to the centre’s state of the art facilities and circus community. You will be required to show proof of insurance and acceptance is at the Artistic Director’s discretion. Please call or email for more details.

GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION: Road works are happening in and around the Bowden area, please allow an extra 15 minutes travel and parking time.