UNTHINKING THE IMPOSSIBLE SINCE 1998

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who we are

Flipside Circus is Queensland’s largest youth arts company. We enjoy a strong, national reputation for excellence in training and performance as well as for supporting Queensland’s circus sector.

We provide

• Regular classes and training at our Alderley Circus Centre and right across Queensland;

• An artistic program of performances by, for, and with young people;

• Community and social circus programs;

• Support for Queensland’s world beating circus artists and independent companies.

Flipside values children and young people as cultural creators and works with a regular team of extraordinary trainers and artists as well as amazing guest trainers and artists from around Australia and the world.

 

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“CHILDREN DISCOVERING THAT THEIR LIMITS ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN THEY THOUGHT IS EXHILARATING AND INSPIRING.”

Darren Ball – Principal Watson Road State School


OUR CORE VALUES

SELF: To empower children and young people to take responsibility for their actions and to believe in their ability to create their own way.

WORK: To learn that all things are achieved through persistence and hard work.

TRUST: Equips children and young people with skills to develop better relationships and a greater believe in themselves.

DREAM: Encourage children to see beyond themselves and their capacities. To unthink their idea of what is possible.

RISK: Provides children and young people with an outlet to take risks in a safe environment while learning new skills.

SHOW OFF: To promote an understanding about the benefits of proudly demonstrating and celebrating their abilities.

LAUGH: Making new friends, celebrating successes and being part of the Flipside Circus community.


HISTORY

Flipside Circus is a not-for-profit community organisation, it can trace its beginnings to a group of dedicated families and circus artists who got together to run community based circus workshops. Our first workshops were held under a tree in West End’s Orleigh Park and the organisation was formally incorporated in 1998.

For 20 years Flipside has grown and developed all the while maintaining our strong commitment to delivering child-centred circus opportunities to young people regardless of their background or circumstances.

Along the way we have helped to train generations of professional circus artists, worked with world leading trainers, and became Queensland’s largest youth arts organisation.

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SUPPORTING FLIPSIDE

There are many ways for you to support Flipside Circus in our vision to deliver the highest quality child-centred foundational circus training and performance opportunities, to the most diverse range of young people regardless of their circumstances through our community programs.

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Stand shoulder to shoulder with us to fund long-term social circus programs.

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WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS

TESTIMONIALS

Flipside Circus a great organisation teaching gymnastic skills in a fun and nurturing way. Taking in age groups from the very young to the fully grown, physical and mental confidence is encouraged and developed using circus performance skills and acts. This approach is particularly embraced by the youngest members (pre-high school). A great community atmosphere which embraces students, instructors, other staff, parents, family and friends. Highly recommended for children seeking something physically different and less competitive then other team sports.

Andrew Bevan

It’s a great place, friendly staff and lots of good people about. I attend Adult classes at night and am really enjoying the culture. I’m doing things that I’ve never done before, especially from childhood. From a fitness and core perspective some nights can be intense, but they really cater well to the abilities of the class. My flexibility is woeful but I’m making greater progress than I have in years. A fun way to exercise! They live up to the values listed on their website and I feel they’ve got a lot of integrity.
I recommend it for everybody to at least try once.

Gary Thompson

Great venue for learning how to be part of a circus!!! The trainers are very friendly and excellent at working with kids of all ages and skills. The kids start off learning basic floor skills, tumbling, cartwheels, jumping, somersaults etc. They then start to learn more advanced skills like trapeze, silk/rope acrobatics, juggling and others. Great overall experience!!

JD Hart