Here is your chance to get a taste of what the circus is all about. Take part in this fun, action-packed half-day workshop where you will get the chance to have taster sessions in tight-rope walking, juggling, diabolo and plate-spinning. Tutors will be there to train and encourage the group, so everyone should leave having mastered at least one of the skills.
To ensure maximum participation in all sessions, the group would be split into teams with approximately 35 minutes per session.
Teams attempt to master the following activities:
Juggling is usually seen as an individual skill, but in this workshop the emphasis will be on both solo and group juggling. Starting individually with one, two and three ball juggling, this then leads onto pairing people up and learning to juggle with one person acting as the right hand and the other as the left. This is not as hard as one might think and is a great way to get beginner jugglers interacting. The throw is more important that the catch, if the throw is good, the catch is easy!
To walk the tight-rope requires great balance, rhythm and an ability to stay focused at all times. The tight-rope is about eight feet long and two feet high. Participants will need to physically support each other initially as they attempt to walk the wire and until they have found their feet.
Learning plate spinning is a fun skill that requires technique, focus and rhythm. It's quite easy so everyone generally gets self-satisfaction very quickly with this activity. Once learned, the group challenge is to get all the plates spinning at the same time, not as easy as it sounds! Plate throwing between partners is also encouraged, as well as nominating a person to hold as many spinning plates as possible. Team spirit is essential!
From the juggling family, a diabolo consists of two parts, a set of sticks and an egg timer shaped plastic bit. It takes a while to be able to achieve results, but it's great fun trying! As an individual skill you can learn cool tricks, develop co-ordination skills, timing and concentration.
Great fun and it looks cool! A good skill for people who want to do something dramatic, but want to stay in contact with the floor! It is brilliant for assisting with balance, coordination and control. It is an individual activity that takes a while to get good at, but once you get the bug there is no stopping you!
· Activities and equipment
· Experienced Instructors
· Full Event Management
· Public liability insurance
Half Day (2.5 hours)
This is suitable for groups of 15 to 100 participants. Guests must wear flat shoes.
Feedback on this event from our clients:
“Just to say a big thank you for all your help in organizing the event for us. We all had a brilliant time and the circus team were brilliant!!”
- EzGov Europe
“The person holding the 'circus skills' was fantastic, he was very attentive and kept everyone completely engaged.. The event was great fun”
“The event went very well; the circus skills activity was well received and we have had a lot of positive feedback. The activity personnel were jovial and very capable and overall we have had a great experience with Chillisauce; thank you for all of your assistance, we will definitely use you again for our next event”
- Anglian Water Services
"The activities were great fun. Chillisauce does corporate and large group events well. It was good that it wasn't ordinary and activities were well executed"
- Bain & Co