Our social circus program plays an important role in providing equal opportunity for young people to access the benefits circus activities provide including; enhancing team skills, empathy for others, socially just peer dynamics, resilience, and self confidence.
“Children discovering that their limits are much higher than they thought is exhilarating and inspiring.”
“When your classmates see you being successful it changes their perception of you. In turn, you view of yourself transforms. When risks are taken, success and failure cease to be scary. They become part of the landscape of resilient learners.”
Darren Ball – Principal Watson Road State School
What is Social Circus?
Social circus is all about engaging young people who are disadvantaged, marginalised, or at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’ through circus. Social circus promotes the health benefits of physical activity as well as social and personal growth, and creative expression.
Flipside runs a range of social circus programs that are tailored to communities, schools, and individuals.
Current programs include partnering with local support organisations to provide circus classes and training to people with a disability, a weekly class at the Flipside Circus Training Centre supported by an occupational therapist, and subsidised (or free) access to regular workshops, training, and residencies.
Previous programs have included:
- Regular engagements with Woorabinda, Baralaba, Eidsvold, and Mt Morgan State Schools.
- Regular workshops and performances in partnership with Red Hill Special School
- Regular training and workshops with Watson Road and Inala State Schools working with young people from refugee backgrounds.
Make a donation
We are seeking donations to help us:
- Continue to offer our regular Saturday workshop for children with additional needs.
- Subsidise specialist one-on-one classes for young people with physical and intellectual disabilities
- Subsidise workshops for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.