FAQ Circus workshops for schools
circus skills for children
Here are a large selection of questions we are regularly asked, I hope you find some answers to questions you may be looking for.
Q : Are you insured?
A : Yes our circus workshops are insured for up to ten million pound.
Q : Do you have a DBS
A : Although we do not legally require a DBS we are DBS checked.
Q : How long have we been performing?
A : Well over a decade, I started when I was young and havn't had a proper job yet. I'm very lucky.
Q : How much space do you require to run a circus workshop?
A : We can run our circus workshops in small class rooms, halls and outdoor spaces. If you think there will be a problem just let us know.
Q : Which tricks do we teach?
A : We vary our sessions for the age groups which we work with and the space supplied.
Tight rope walking, spinning plates, juggling, object balancing, flower sticks, diabolo, shaker cup tricks, juggling rings, devils sticks, giant ball walking tricks, magic tricks, cigar boxes, club jugling, poi, ribbon spinning tricks, hula hooping and lots more.
Q : Is your equipment in good condition?
A : Yes, always! We love our equipment and we clean all of our circus props after each event. We check for cut plastics to ensure its safe and sound for the next event. We purchase new equipment frequently to ensure a full and bursting workshop kit at all times. You can't get better than that.
Q : Will you travel to me?
A : Yes, our job involves lots of travel and we have visited every county in England and hundreds of cities, towns and villages.
Q : Are you an agent?
A : Many websites online offering circus skills are agencies however we are not. You are dealing with me, Joel and I am a full time performer and tutor.
Q : Do you actually perform in a circus?
A : Yes, Joel performs for a variety of travelling circus companies performing comedy juggling shows.
Q : Have you been on Television
A : Yes, several times. We have been on CBBC several times featuring on a variety of shows. Various news broadcasts and several internet television stations.
Backstage Circus workshops are tailored for all abilities and we ensure everybody taking part achieves.