LITTLE STARS CIRCUS
We are a team of professional aerialists who want to spread the fun and fitness that learning aerial arts brings to young people.
We are led by Dr Diana Entwistle, a professional aerialist and ice skater with a background in squad level gymnastics and ballet. In addition to a PhD gained through research into figure skating she has an HNC in Sport Science, a Diploma in Biological Science and a BSc (hons) in Biological and Sport Science. Diana is a qualified Sports Therapist specialising in sports injuries and a Fitness Trainer. Diana has qualifications in Nutrition and is a Pilates' teacher, Yoga teacher and Aerial Instructor. Diana has trained, coached, lectured and presented alongside many World class coaches across the world.
Our aim is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to experience aerial circus arts and to learn new skills.
We will spend time playing warm up games, working on aerial or ground based circus equipment and cooling down. Students will try circus moves themselves as well as watching others.
Classes are for 5 to 12 year olds and teen circus is for 13 to 17 year olds. We welcome beginners to circus as well as ongoing participants. Our core work is aerial skills but we have termly ground based equipment days as a fun opportunity to try something new.
Children are able to work through our aerial syllabus and gain certificates for their achievements on static trapeze, aerial hoop and silks. There is also the opportunity to perform in a showcase to demonstrate their skills.
Our circus classes give children an exciting and alternative way to develop their physical, mental and social skills. Participating in activities like aerial hoop and trapeze allows children to take risks in a safe and focused environment. They develop the fundamental physical skills of balance, stamina, strength, flexibility, and body awareness.
By working together children develop the social and emotional skills of communication, cooperation, discipline, confidence, patience, commitment and determination. They develop mental skills such as problem solving, coordination, creativity and the ability to concentrate.
By creating an environment that promotes social, personal and physical development, without the burden of competition we help children to gain positive attitudes toward themselves and others