Circus Oz works with a range of community groups and organisations to deliver circus workshops designed to promote inclusiveness, well-being and access for those who may experience social, cultural and economic challenges.
Find out how your community group can participate in circus workshops by contacting Annie Stephens, Community and Corporate Programs Coordinator on (03) 9676 0341 or email email@example.com.
Deadly Elders Circus
Deadly Elders Circus is a partnership between Circus Oz and The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS), a Community Controlled Organisation that has been providing high quality health services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for over 40 years. The VAHS Community Programs unit works with an emphasis on holistic and tailored health initiatives to assist our Elders and adults with chronic diseases and disabilities.
The weekly circus program has been running since 2014 and focuses on strength, balance and coordination from a physical perspective; strong social and emotional health is promoted through social connection, laughter, learning new tricks, building confidence and fighting depression.
Koori Youth Circus
Circus Oz and MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sports and Recreation Co-operative) have partnered up to offer the Koori youth of Melbourne the opportunity to learn circus skills. Through circus, young people will learn physical and performance skills, build confidence and develop relationships based on trust and teamwork in a safe, friendly and non-competitive environment.
Koori Youth Circus started as a pilot program in 2017 and has since received funding from the Jack Brockoff Foundation to run as a weekly program. This follows on from Tarrangos, a Koori youth circus program that Circus Oz ran in partnership with MAYSAR and Northlands Secondary College in the early '00s.
Koori Youth Circus is open to any Koori young people, aged 8 – 18, who would like to learn awesome tricks, such as: tumbling, handstands, hula hooping, acro-balance, pyramids, juggling, rola bola, performance skills and more.
Every Tuesday during school term
4pm doors open for snacks and chill out
4:30pm-6pm is workshop time
Location: MAYSAR Kingsbury, Judith Scott Memorial Park, Browning St (near corner Whittier St), Kingsbury
Enquiries: David Shannon at MAYSAR – 0439 555 771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to come along, you just need to bring a signed consent form. You can download one here.
Broadmeadows Special Development School
Circus Oz works with Broadmeadows Special Developmental School to introduce circus skills to students aged 8 to 17 years old.
By nature, circus is inclusive of diversity and encouraging of uniqueness. Through our program, the students are surprising themselves and others with their achievements, empowered to explore themselves and their abilities in an environment that celebrates each individual.
To read more about previous community programs including our Superhero Training Academy with The Good Guys please click here.