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Students will develop a range of skills including acrobatic floor work, uni-cycling, juggling, aerial acrobatics, stilt walking, manipulation, hand balancing, strength, flexibility and fitness.
The theoretical component requires the students to research the history of circus, other circus troupes and they will learn some conversational French.
Students will design and create costumes and makeup as well as create their own character for performance.
Practical assessment is skill based and students will be assessed on their training and performances. They are also expected to attend morning training in the gym before school.
Each student is encouraged to join our circus troupe Cirkus Surreal and perform at community and school events throughout the year.
Students may continue their circus study in years 11-12 during sport on Wednesdays. If they wish to study at a tertiary level, they can study Theatre Media at CSU or at The National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne.
Every 2 years a select troupe of Cirkus Surreal performers tour internationally. For more information about the circus troupe, go to: www.cirkussurreal.com.au
It is to be noted that on the student’s RoSA, Circus will appear as Drama.
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