GEMS Circus Arts School

GEMS Circus Arts School


Uniform size 3 age 10-12ish worn a handful of times in great condition £10 collection Moordown smoke/pet free home
Would anyone like these (free)? Size 2.
Fit age 8-10ish
We organised a zoom symposium today about issues around the Covid 19 virus and precautions/procedures regarding re-opening circus training spaces and school in UK. Lead brilliantly by Mark Gibson and Catherine Knowles from Aerial Edge in Glasgow. Catherine filled us in on all things scary about the virus and developments in vaccine and Mark on procedures surrounding re-opening training spaces and classes in circus skills. They have both done a great research around this, which they generously shared to a selected and ecclesiastical crowd of UK Circus school and training spaces. With Aerial Gymnastics London, AerialSouthampton, Airhedz Aerial Training, Circomedia, Circus Central, The Circus Project, CircusMASH UK, CircusWorks, Flying Fantastic, GEMS Circus Arts School, Gravity & Levity, Greentop Community Circus, The Invisible Circus, mimbre acrobats, My Aerial Home, National Centre for Circus Arts, NoFit State, The Oak Circus Centre, Skylight Circus Arts, Tuyo Circus Arts, Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence, Walthamstow Youth Circus, Bea Workshops, Mim Wheeler - Circus artist, Lauren Carter Apologies if we have left anyone out. Big thank you to Mark and Catherine and to everybody for the big turnout. We hope everyone got food for thought and are getting ready to get circus back on the road and the radar. If you are interested in joining the group and getting info about this then please email [email protected]
Maddies practise 🤡
Here you got Gem 🎪
What a birthday party!!!!! We celebrated our eldest girl turning 7 this morning in circus style. Gemma was wonderful, the party was fun packed and gave everyone some really amazing experiences. It was better than we ever expected it to be. Thank you Gemma!
Are classes on today please?
Chaz Holland Tanya McGill Shillingford xx
This is awesome!!! 👌🏻

Grip*Elevate*Move*Shine Circus Arts School. Providing excellent, safe & friendly classes in various Circus disciplines. Other services include; corporate events, school workshops, festivals and birthday party’s.

Operating as usual


“To have good prospects in life - young people now need to be creative and innovative problem solvers. The arts help develop that! Tony Wagner


‘Almost 70 percent of young people participating in sports will quit by the time they’re 13 years old. 70 percent! And, what’s worse, they’ll quit permanently.’

As children become teenagers, their priorities change, as well as facing pressure to pare down their interests and focus on school they’re going through major physical, emotional and social changes, which actively discourages some youths from continuing with clubs , trying new things or just participating for fun.

We are super proud of all of our circus students who have not fallen into the above statistic!

Our coaches at GEMS will promise to continue to do our best to support our teenagers by:

- providing positive coaching
- making our classes enjoyable and fun
- create non judgement, safe and supportive environments
- help to remove any lack of self belief and body image concerns

We love how this photo captures different teenager characteristics🥰🎪



We are running our popular holiday workshop this Easter for one day only!

Where your child will learn lots of circus skills including; juggling, hooping, tightwire walking, aerial and more. There will be a circus style Easter egg hunt and arts and crafts and to make sure your child has a ‘funtastic’ day.

Ages: 4yrs +

•Bring your own pack lunch •Limited places
•First come first serve basis
•Message us to book on



We are running an aerial experience workshop this Easter holiday for children ages 8yrs +

Thursday 21st April

This all day aerial workshop is an introduction to dance trapeze.

Dance trapeze (also known as single-point trapeze) focuses more on artistry and fluidity and combines acrobatic skills, trapeze skills and dance.

•Limited spaces
•First come first serve basis
•Email or message to book on
[email protected]


🎪Summer Aerial Circus Workshops🎪

Calling all dance schools…We are now taking bookings for our increasingly popular Aerial Circus Workshops. Sessions taught by dbs checked , qualified Circus industry professionals. We provide all equipment including our adjustable rig (which fits any ceiling height)

Our diary is filling up fast so book your summer workshop now to avoid disappointment 🎪🤹‍♂️

⛔️Please note: this post is for dance school or educational school workshops only. Our normal workshops will be advertised shortly. So please keep an eye out.

Timeline photos 18/02/2022

"Hang out your washing - Storm Eunice is here!"

We are now closed for half term break. 18.02.22


Love Circus!


Wishing our circus students and their families a ‘jolly holly Christmas break’

See you all next term!


All Classes are still running as usual this week 🎪


Happy Halloween 2021 🎃

Can you create a body shape that mimics something to do with Halloween? This GripElevateMoveShine acrotroupers student gave it a go and we love it!🎃🙌🎪🥰



Calling all boys:

Did you know that circus training benefits all other sports, too?.

You know how football players study ballet to improve agility and grace on the field? Circus has a similar result! Circus trains balance, co-ordination, strength, agility, flexibility, and spatial and body awareness. The feeling that comes from being able to lift your own body and know where it is in space is quite liberating. Being able to juggle boosts self esteem. Being able to participate in a high energy sport that’s non competitive is pressure free allowing creativity to bloom.

Come trial out circus - it’s ace!

The Point 30/09/2021

The Point

Something inspiring for all my circus students. Go get your tickets ….

The Point


“G*E*M*S circus school is 20 out of 10! It’s so much fun balancing and spinning”.


GEMS Circus Arts School:

“A school where pupils excel because they want to and not because they are taught to pass an exam!”


Term start date: 14th September!


New time table is now out. Please look out for your child’s class information email and don’t forget to check your junk box!

Term starts: 14th September
Sibling & multiple class discount: 10% off

Summer workshops 21/08/2021

Sam Head my Romy and Grace ❤️🎪😂

Photos from GEMS Circus Arts School's post 21/08/2021

We have had a great few weeks running summer workshops and are now really excited see all our superb circus students old and new return in September. 🎪🥰🙌


Our students are sure happy that it’s photo week!! Thanks @partyboutiqueuk for our fabulous balloon decor.

@partyboutiqueuk 🙌🥰🎪

@partyboutiqueuk Lucy Manuel


Juggling practise with our Acrotroupers.
Skills being developed:
• persistence
• patience
• hand eye coordination
• strategic
• spatial awareness


Photos from GEMS Circus Arts School's post 22/04/2021

First lessons back were Souring!


World Circus Day 2021.


Trailer: Upwards - Second Year Foundation Degree Ensemble 2021 directed by Samantha Pauls

Aspiring circus students- please go watch NCCA’s second year foundation degree show:


“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change”.
- Albert Einstein

Looking back at the last year and boy oh boy haven’t we all all learnt to change and adapt amid this pandemic?

This photo was one of the last taken in our old studio before we adapted, moved to the new space and then moved onto zoom❤️🎪🥰 Feb2020

A positive from this lockdown: you will all be bright sparks by the time we return to some normality!!

See you all back on zoom next week. Links will be sent out over the weekend.


In these uncertain times, one thing remains certain: L-O-V-E! Love is all around and we truly believe it should be expressed every day, in every way.


Being creative with a counting skipping rope and doll.

Can you find items around your home and recreate a circus scene? We would love to see them if so!

So have a go and post them to us when your done.

Petition: Don't scrap funding for BTEC Performing Arts 27/01/2021

Petition: Don't scrap funding for BTEC Performing Arts

First schools and now Higher Education!

Please please sign this petition to stop opportunities being taken away from our young people.

Performing arts encourages exploration , expansion of imagination and developing ones own, unique voice. Each discipline, music, dance and drama, engage a young persons brain, body and emotions in different ways to encourage their confidence and find joy in self-expression equalling to a higher emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence should be a principle learning factor for young people now and beyond this pandemic.

Petition: Don't scrap funding for BTEC Performing Arts I want the government to not defund BTEC Performing Arts. The government states ‘that all technical qualifications should offer the firm prospect of a sustainable job and career.’ So they don't think that Performing Arts can lead to a good career! Well it can!!


How insanely cute are these clown shoes?❤️🎪

Have a go at designing your own as part of your home learning today:

Don’t forget to join us for a zoom session this week. 14/01/2021

British circus owner Gerry Cottle dies aged 75 after contracting coronavirus

Sad news for the circus community. Big personality in the UK circus community and a avocate for youth circus.

Stay safe people! 🎪 British circus owner Gerry Cottle has died aged 75 after contracting coronavirus. Mr Cottle, who found fame during the 1970s with the touring Gerry Cottle Circus, died in hospital in Bath. Born in 1945, he also presented the Moscow State Circus and Chinese State Circus in Britain during his long and...


Gandini Juggling

Something for any jugging enthusiast..

We are releasing the whole Siteswaps film for free. 12 hours of thousands of patterns, interviews and explanations. 5 years in the making, the most comprehensive archive of Siteswap juggling patterns.


Who can remember these days?

Suncliffhotel where the room was small ,full and where we all moaned about how hot it was! ❤️🎪 09/01/2021

Brexit barriers for the arts 'heartbreaking'

😩😰 Industry leaders say uncertainty over future funding is causing concern.


G*E*M*S Update!


Merry Christmas from GEMS. May your day be Merry and oh so Bright.


Acrotroupers turn at getting creative, festive and trying out a new discipline 🎪❤️

May Fassinger

Videos (show all)

If your looking to cheer someone up or send them a happy birthday? Please help out this unemployed clown Tweedy #gifford...
Acro in the sunshine ☀️ coach @rebeccagearcircus  Acro students: Why don’t you have a go at creating your own Acro seque...
Here’s our manipulation coach Aaron practising this rather awesome juggling pattern.Why not have a go at learning to jug...
Spotlight: getting the whole family involved in our ‘Cirque at home’ 💪🏻🎪 Donnellys 👏 ...#cirqueathome #gemscircusartssch...
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“What if I fall? Oh, darling what if you fly?
❗️❗️Exciting summer workshop opportunity news coming........#summerworkshops#youthcircus#opportunity
This time last week......#nyce2019#youthcircus#youthfitness
This is what superhero’s do! ..#nyce2019 #nationalcentreforcircusarts
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“Yey” is today’s favourite word! ...#youthcircus #youthaerial#aerialhooptricks #aerialtricks #aerialhoopdrop #youthfitne...
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