Mastering the flying trapeze can pay off when faced with challenges such as performing the uneven-bars portion of a job interview. Swing to success with today's Groupon to Wonderful World of Circus in Markham. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get two 90-minute children's circus and gymnastics lessons (a $50 value).
- For $38, you get two adult drop-in circus-arts classes (up to an $80 value).
Founded in 1996 by Moscow State Circus and Cirque du Soleil alumni, Wonderful World of Circus facilitates fanciful forays into the circus arts, including tightrope walking, aerial arts, juggling, and acrobatics. During a 90-minute children's class, impassioned instructors train budding performers to spryly execute back and front rolls, basic jumps, and balancing poses. In addition to gymnastic classes, Wonderful World of Circus also offers circus arts classes such as trapeze and Spanish web, as well as aerial arts classes including aerial hoop and corde de velon. Within the confines of a spacious, colourful gymnasium, students also delve into the mechanics of cartwheels, bridges, and forming human pyramids to change burnt-out light bulbs.
Alternatively, adults can amplify flexibility and mould core muscles by partaking in courses such as the Intro to Circus Arts workshop. Over the course of 90 minutes, students soar through space on the static and swinging trapeze, tiptoe across a tightrope, and momentarily opt out of gravity's binding agreement while on a trampoline. Women's and men's fitness classes weave circus and gymnastic apparatuses such as the pommel horse and trampoline into exhilarating workouts; dance classes condition creaky bodies with jazz, ballroom, and contemporary dance disciplines.
Wonderful World of Circus
Clowns juggle balls, trained poodles assemble into a line, and aerial gymnasts soar on the trapeze—and that’s all before the bride cuts the cake. Wonderful World of Circus’s artists unfurl high-flying spectacles at weddings, as well as at birthday parties and corporate events. From acrobats to tightrope walkers, their local and international performers showcase feats of derring-do at both private events and shows for the public, which combine acrobatics and dance to tell stories.
Extending a hand through the fourth wall, Wonderful World of Circus brings kids and adults into the circus to learn these skills for themselves. Trapeze bars, silks, and rings hang down from the training centre's walls. Here, colourful mats and padded floors cushion students as professional circus performers guide them through moves like flipping through the air. Back on the ground, instructors teach other skills such as break dancing and juggling. Aside from its standard classes, Wonderful World of Circus also hosts birthday parties, children's camps, and school field trips.
2600 John St.
Markham, Ontario L3R 3W3