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Circus Schools and Flow Organisations

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If you're keen to learn and don't know where to start, check out one of these groups. You can also head to your local fire and flow gathering for skill sharing and fun!



Fire and Flow Arts Aotearoa/New Zealand Facebook Group

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fireandflowartsaotearoa

A portal into the fire, flow arts, and object manipulation communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. This group is a great place for all Kiwi flowmies to discuss tricks and technique, props and manufacturing, safety strategies, and any other relevant community topics. 

New Zealand Juggling Association (NZJA)

Web: https://sites.google.com/view/nzja/community
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KiwiJugglers/  

The NZJA is a non-profit organisation that endeavours to promote the development, understanding and appreciation of juggling and related disciplines (circus and flow) in NZ.

The NZJA hosts regular festivals and events with the aim of increasing awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of circus and flow, with the NZ Juggling Festival in it’s 22nd consecutive year.


Aotearoa New Zealand Circus Association - ANZCA

Web: http://www.anzca.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANZCA 

ANZCA was formed in 2015 to unite the vibrant and diverse circus communities within Aotearoa New Zealand. A place of connection and conversation, to raise the collective voice of the vibrant and diverse community.


Community Arts and Circus Trust New Zealand – CACTNZ

Web: http://www.cactnz.weebly.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cactnz/groups/ 

CACTNZ are creatively engaging, training, supporting, connecting and inspiring people through the community arts and circus in New Zealand. CACTNZ strive to bring community arts and circus into the hearts of communities across Aotearoa, and to make them accessible for all.

An experienced and dedicated group of inter-disciplinary people based in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin, CACTNZ aim to increase awareness of community arts and circus in Aotearoa.

They work with a range of people, from all walks of like, including support and collaboration with community groups and Arts and Circus professionals.



Circus Kumarani – Northland 

Web: https://www.circuskumarani.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circuskumaranipage 

Circus Kumarani are a Northland based community organisation that uses circus, creativity, and social arts, for all ages and abilities, to help build connections and promote wellness. Circus Kumarani hosts regular workshops, circus/flow jams, and holiday programmes, and they can often be seen performing at a range of events.


Circability – Auckland 

Web: https://www.circability.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Circability/ 

Circability offers arts classes, workshops, and community events for all ages and abilities, and uses circus as a tool for building confidence and connecting people. They have a strong focus on inclusion and develop programmes for people with disabilities.


The Dust Palace – Auckland 

Web: https://www.thedustpalace.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDustPalace/ 

The Dust Palace offers shows, workshops and classes, and events focused on circus arts. With values centring around quality and humanity, the Dust Palace aims to connect communities, foster skill sharing, and engage audiences with a blend of circus and physical theatre.


Flip n Fly – Auckland 

Web: https://flipnfly.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flipnflycircusschool/ 

Flip n Fly is the largest circus school in NZ offering after school classes, holiday programmes, private classes, corporate workshops and more. Suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.


Freedom to Fly – Raglan

Web: https://www.freedom2fly.co.nz/


Raglan based husband and wife duo created Freedom to Fly with the hope of spreading the joy of circus and performing arts across the country. With performances, regular classes, and workshops, Freedom to Fly has something for everyone.


Elevate Studios Aerial Arts Academy – Napier 

Web: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/classes.php?account_id=8568&session=2CBD5AD5-12DA-C94D-B44B-93C6013E62A3 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElevateStudiosHB  

Offering a range of classes including dance, silks, aerial hoop and aerial yoga, pole fitness, hula hoop and kids circus classes. 


The Circus Hub – Wellington 

Web: https://www.circus.org.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecircushub/ 

Offering a huge training space for all things movement, the Circus Hub aims to inspire a passion for circus and performance art. They also facilitate community classes, workshops, and training opportunities. 


Christchurch Circus Trust - Christchurch

Web: https://chchcircus.co.nz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62355551814

Offering a range of kids and adults classes and workshops, circus parties and events, plus an open training space for those wanting to do self-directed training and practice.


Circotica - Christchurch

Web: https://www.circotica.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CircoticaCircus/

Circotica is an inclusive training facility for all ages and abilities and aims to provide a safe and educational space for the development of the circus community in Christchurch.

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