Cirque School

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Founded by Cirque du Soleil veteran, school fuses Pilates & circus training to teach students such as Reese Witherspoon acrobatics

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When youths run off to join the circus, they often find that the most common entry-level job openings are for the funambulist’s balance pole or the fire-eater’s food taster. Bolster your big-top credentials with today’s Groupon to Cirque School. Choose between the following options:

  • For $12, you get one Cirque 101 class (a $25 value).
  • For $37, you get three Cirque 101 classes (a $75 value).<p>

Founded by veteran Cirque du Soleil aerialist Aloysia Gavre in 2004, Cirque School’s aerial and ground programs have toned frames and cultivated flexibility for celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon through the teachings of experienced, professional instructors. Dangling from a 10- to 19-foot open barrel-roof ceiling, students work their cores and upper bodies in the Pilates-infused Aerial Fitness & Conditioning class, a 60-minute workshop on beginner-level trapeze, fabric, and rope tricks such as climbing gracefully or lassoing the instructor. Acro-Fit participants hold handstands and develop tumbling techniques in a 90-minute cross-training program held in the school’s 6,000 square feet of industrial loft space. Alternatively, students can lengthen their limbs during Flexibility & Stretch, a 90-minute cocktail of circus contortion, dance training, and rubber-band impersonation. Intimate sessions on the class schedule are capped at between 6 and 12 students, and students must register online 24 hours in advance to reserve slots; click here to view Cirque School’s FAQ page.

Cirque School

In both day and evening classes designed for ages 14 and up, Cirque School melds professional circus training with limberness-enhancing Pilates. According to Cirque School founder Aloysia Gavre, "anybody with any body" can run away with the circus, and she should know. As a former Cirque du Soleil aerialist, Aloysia has long been dominated by a passion for the circus arts. Her Cirque School has been teaching the tricks of the trade to new generations of circus performers since 2004, when it started humbly in a small Pilates studio. These small classes quickly blossomed into a full-time community institution as the school expanded into its current 6,000 square foot Hollywood studio. It's here where Gavre and her team of aerialists, contortionists, acrobats, stilt walkers, jugglers, and balance experts turn even the most casual circus fan into a full-blown big-top fanatic. They've even become the go-to resource for Hollywood productions seeking circus training, including consulting work for network shows and making Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz look like natural-born circus performers in Water for Elephants.

In classes designed for ages 14 and up, Cirque School melds professional circus training with limberness-enhancing Pilates. It tones frames, cultivates flexibility, and helps give future circus strongmen their strength, all while filling students with mental and physical wellness. It's rigorous, but that rigor is always overshadowed by fun. And as sticklers for safety, nobody works without crash pads. Dangling from a 10- to 19-foot open barrel-roof ceiling, students work their cores and upper bodies in the Pilates-infused Aerial 101 class, a 60-minute workshop on beginner-level trapeze and fabric. AcroFit 101 participants hold handstands and develop tumbling techniques in a 60-minute cross-training program. Alternatively, students can lengthen their limbs during Flexibility & Stretch, a 90-minute cocktail of circus contortion, dance training, and rubber-band impersonation.

Customer Reviews

Love this place! They are such amazing teachers!
Becca D. · February 20, 2012
This place is wonderful. Go!
John P. · August 19, 2015
Love this place and love the teachers. If you really want to learn circus arts, this is an awesome place to be. Kudos to the hand balancing teachers :)
Christie C. · January 17, 2015
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    Hollywood Studio District

    5640 Hollywood Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA 90028

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