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CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTION

WHAT IS SOCIAL CIRCUS?

FLIPSIDE CIRCUS UNDERSTANDS THAT CIRCUS IS A POWERFUL INSTRUMENT THAT CAN CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES IN A POSITIVE WAY.

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.

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.


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

Darren Ball – Principal Watson Road State School


OUR PROGRAMS

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.

current programs


PREVIOUS PROGRAMS:

  • 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.

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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