IS YOUR CHILD ALWAYS CLIMBING ON THINGS, PUTTING ON SHOWS OR TWIRLING AROUND IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR? AT MERAKI CIRCUS & DANCE WE OFFER CLASSES IN DANCE, CIRCUS, AERIAL, AND ACROBATICS. THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERY ASPIRING PERFORMER!
Learn the graceful art of ballet. Combining structure, technique and expressive movement this class is a beautiful and fundamental practice for all levels of dance.
HIP HOP / JAZZ FUNK
An energetic, upbeat dance class to your favourite tunes in the charts! Learn how to move and grove in a funky way, taking inspiration from popular music clips.
CONTEMPORARY / LYRICAL DANCE
In contemporary dance we explore an innovative and highly creative dance form while moving freely to music.
TINY TOPS DANCE 2-3 YRS (BOOGIE BUBS)
We explore touch, sound, movement, and play through dance - a first for most kids in a class environment (we encourage
parents to get involved if need be). We use scarves, ribbons and other fun props and practice balancing and using our bodies to make shapes that we use in dance!
LITTLE GROOVERS (4-5 YEARS)
We explore movement through music, stimulate imagination and promote creativity while commencing the ground work for basic jazz and ballet.
One of our most popular classes, mixed circus is available for ages 5-Adults! Learn skills such as juggling, acrobalance, tumbling, hula hoop, static trapeze, slackline, poi, plate spinning, clowning, plus many more fun, active games! Classes are tailored for age groups, including:
Fly, Flips & Tricks
Big Kids Circus
A popular and exciting circus discipline. It is a fun way to get active, and build strength and confidence. Learn how to move, climb, hang and perform skills and tricks up in the air. We offer 3 main disciplines:
TRAPEZE - static and dance
LYRA - also known as aerial hoop
SILKS - also known as tissu
These classes book quickly!
AcroBATs! These fun and energetic classes involve BALANCE, ACRO and TUMBLING and to develop strength, flexibility, agility & most importantly confidence and connection. We focus strongly on creating routines and combining dance and movement to create fun and exciting performances. Each student will be supported in their own unique strengths, goals and creative expression to work through challenges individually and in collaborative team work. Develop and discover all the amazing things your body can do with this super fun and dynamic class!
STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
This class combines the cardio benefits of a brisk, focused workout session, with dance and circus technique. Why go to the gym when you can climb, spin and cartwheel your way to a strong physique and coordinated body? You will gain strength and flexibility with these classes, not just to compliment other dance and circus classes, but for your all round health. Come and find out just how easy it is to get in shape and have lots of fun at the same time! Activities are always tailored to suit all levels.
TINY TOPS FLYING CIRCUS! 2-4 YRS
A fun mixed class of all sorts! Developing further circus & movement skills, we include in this class tumbling, balance, swinging from the trapeze, song and some very fun acro skills to do with mum or dad. We will begin to explore spinning plates, hula hoop, juggling balls - developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. A parent assisted class so you can practice at home too!
MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ
A fun class for all levels and abilities!! Learn fun routines to songs from your favourite classic and modern musicals and broadway shows!
FLASH MOB DANCE!
This is an all ages, all levels class!! We will be working on a fun and playful routine with easy to learn choreography broken down into sections so you can join at anytime! A mix of songs and styles from past and present - there is something in it for everyone! Not compulsory, but for those keen - we will getting ready to Flash Mob at the 1770 Festival!