Immerse yourself in a weekend experience of the circus life with a day circus retreat in July. Masterclasses, workshops, nutritional values and the occasional board games and siesta; live the life, like a circus star!
Circus Retreat is a 2 Day all inclusive weekend with healthy meals, a vast array of circus activities led by world-class tutors, accommodation within our arts creation center and casual social opportunities including a trip the Hippodrome Summer Circus Spectacular!
From July 12 – 14, join our resident Circus Artists, Pies Y Manos in a 3 day getaway to the circus lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for an exciting way to improve your general health; learn stimulating new skills in circus, nutrition and mid-afternoon naps; or a unique 3 day getaway with friends and family, Circus Retreat is your best chance to run away and join the circus.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Integrating physical training into an exciting and varied programme of circus flavour, Circus Retreat will cover skills such as juggling, walking globe, slack rope, Rolla Bolla and Chinese Pole, as well as training core skills such as strength, conditioning and flexibility.
MEET THE TUTORS
Our Circus Retreat tutors are specialists in a variety of circus disciplines. All the way from Mexico, with a blazing trail of awards and achievements, Raul Canaz and Valeria Jauregui are friendly and professional tutors with a combined 13 years of circus experience.
In Mexico City, when he was 15 years of age, Raul taught himself to juggle with 3 limes. 13 years later, he has performed internationally in different countries like France, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Norway, China, Lebanon, Israel. Specialising in slack wire and juggling, Raul focuses his teaching on balance, object manipulation and conditioning.
Raul believes Circus is one of the best things to learn, because other than from helping you develop physical skills like strength, coordination and flexibility it also helps you develop cognitive skills like attention, memory and visual and spatial processing; all of this resulting on feeling more confident and with more self esteem.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
– Professor at Mexico’s National Arts Centre for 5 years
– Professor at SALTO International Circus School
– Supported by Mexico’s Arts Council to create his slack wire act.
Valeria Jauregui specialises in foot juggling and decided to after seeing a live performance by Selyna Bogino. Performing circus for 7 years, Valeria has performed internationally in countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, China, Lebanon, Norway, Israel. Valeria focuses her teaching on balance, coordination and flexibility.
Valeria believes teaching circus to young people is great because circus is that space where you learn that everything is possible, where you defy gravity, where you push yourself each time to learn new skills and be better at them and where you develop positive thoughts with a can do attitude.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
– Circus teacher at Mexico’s National Arts Centre
– Participated at the International Circus Festival CIRCUBA 2018
– Won first place at the International Juggling Association’s (IJA) Juggling Competition
– Awarded with a scholarship from Mexico’s Arts Council to develop her foot juggling act
WHERE YOU’LL STAY
The Drill House has been an international creation centre in the cultural heart of Great Yarmouth since 2016, following its £1.5 million redevelopment. The Drill House is where you’ll train, eat and relax as you complete your intensive course. We have numerous accommodation options for your stay:
Single Entry, Shared Accommodation – £199
Our first accommodation option is a shared living space with three other people. You will each be given a cubicle and bedding (washed and changed each morning) as well as access to a lounge area and kitchen facilities in close proximity.
Single Entry, Private Accommodation – £229
Stay in one of trademark retro blue caravans, like a true circus resident at The Drill House Creation Centre. Each caravan comes with a small double and comes connected to electric for lighting and device charging.
Double Entry, Large Caravan – £219 each
Charming retro caravan big enough to suit a couple or two friends who don’t mind being cosy in bed together. The caravan features a double bed and is hooked in to electric for lighting and device charging.
The perfect retreat from those looking for a fresh experience in their workout routine or an active twist on a hen/stag do
Book online using the form below, if you are having trouble booking online then please call us on 01493 745458.