Cirque Kids (Ages 7-9) Cirque Tween & Teen (Ages 10+)
Looking for a way to bring a timid child out of their shell or a safe space for your risk taker to explore motion? Cirque Kids classes offer a daring way for kids to build their courage and confidence.
Taught by professional instructors, our Cirque Kids classes introduce children to a variety of circus arts. From aerial to acrobatics, our classes improve a child's strength, flexibility, and coordination. The circus arts are a phenomenal addition for dancers, gymnasts, and sports enthusiasts.
Other Skills: Dance, Stretching, Strengthening & Endurance, Safety & Fun!
Teen Aerial (Ages 12+)
Students will learn to fly in this multi-apparatus class which includes developing acrobatic and dance skills on the Aerial Sling, Aerial Silks, Lyra, Trapeze, and Corde Lisse as well as through ground-based movement! This class is a fun way for your young adult to explore their natural creativity while also developing strength and flexibility.
We strive to foster an environment where students can build confidence and form friendships in a unique, non-competitive setting that encourages individuality. This class will explore creative expression while working together with others in team-based activities. This class is suitable for mature young adults ages 12+. Preregistration is required.
Inclusion Policy: Throughout history, the circus has sought out and celebrated all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities. It is fundamental to our values to welcome participants and audience members of all backgrounds with the curiosity, respect, and awe human diversity inspires. Bias, prejudice, racism, and hatred have no place on our tent. As a company, we are required to follow all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination based on such factors as race, religion, national origin, gender or gender orientation, etc. As a proud upholder of circus tradition we commit to providing everyone equal opportunity to become a star.
Cirque Kids & Cirque Tween + Teens
Mondays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM WHILE THE KIDS PLAY: Try our Flexibility class upstairs in the Loft overlooking the main studio.
Saturdays11:00 AM - Noon WHILE THE KIDS PLAY: Our neighbors at Fox Brewing host $5 (Free the 1st Sat of the month) Yoga on Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM. Drop the kiddo's off for class and head next door for yoga.
Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM WHILE THE KIDS PLAY: Check out Hula Hoop Jam upstairs in the Loft overlooking the main studio.
For the safety of instructors and students: parents/guardians, family members and guests are to remain in the main waiting area outside of the studio during class time and private lessons.*
Towards the end of class, a coach will open the studio doors when it is appropriate for parents/guardians, family members and guests to observe students.
For your child's safety and to minimize distractions, all viewing must take place from the checkered floor of the Cirque Wonderland Lounge area only. Please refrain from talking to the students during their class. This includes asking them to pose for photos.
Parents are expected to supervise their non-participating children in the waiting room area and not allow them to wander the studio or play with studio or office equipment. Other minor children who are not enrolled in the class may wait in the waiting area if supervised by another designated adult.
A parent of any child must remain on premises during any free or trial class.
*Instructors will make reasonable accommodations for special circumstances.
Termination of Enrollment
In certain circumstances, when it is in the best interest of one or more students, Cirque Wonderland, or its staff it may be necessary for the school owner to terminate a student’s enrollment. Reasons for termination of enrollment include the following;
Disruptive or dangerous behavior Abuse of other children, staff, or school property Inability of to meet the child's needs Past due accounts
FAQ - Cirque Kids
What are the age limits? Children 7+ are welcome to participate in our Cirque Kids programming . Cirque Kids (7-9), Cirque Tween + Teen (Kids 14 and older might be considered eligible for adult classes, however they will need prior approval.
What should they wear? Leggings or other pants that cover the back of the knees. Shirt that covers the armpits and midriffs. Bare-feet are preferred. Clothes that are too loose may get caught in the apparatus and cause difficulties. Tighter clothes are recommended.
Do my kids have to have a gymnastics, tumbling, or dance background? Nope! Most of our students, both adult and child, come in with zero or little previous experience. All of our classes are formed with beginners in mind.
Can parents watch during class? You may watch from our lobby, however non-participants should not interact with the students during class. For the safety of everyone, it is imperative that students give the coach their undivided attention.
Cirque Kids Private Parties
Birthday parties are a blast at the circus!
Your kids will have a blast learning circus and aerial arts in safe and structured environment. Our studio is located in the Historic Valley Junction neighborhood, just West of Des Moines.
105 S. 11th st West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 Next door to Fox Brewing in the Valley Junction neighborhood