Daniel Rabin

Daniel is the Chief Executive Clown (i.e. founder and director) of The Circus Spot, with a vision that every child in Australia should be able to show off at least one circus trick! He’s slowly getting there too, having taught over 5,000 kids and adults circus skills over the last 10 years. He is a typical circus geek, always dreaming up new ways to teach a cartwheel, or plotting the next performance for our performing troupes. Prior to starting The Circus Spot, Daniel has worked in and around circus as a performer, teacher and rigger (the guy that hangs all the trapezes). His signature circus trick was balancing on one leg on a slackrope (like a tightrope, but very loose), and then proceeding to use his spare foot to kick cups and cutlery high in the air to land in a bowl balanced on his head! This cool trick may have taken 4 years to perfect, but gave Daniel a chance to perform with a variety of companies such as Circus Quirkus, ThowDown, Circus Oz, the traditional family circus Circus Royale, Dislocate Physical Theatre and even supporting the rock band The Dresden Dolls.

In rehearsal with the Mini Spots

By on June 12, 2017

We’re checking in with the Mini Spots at their latest rehearsal for A Smorgasbord of Circus – The Legends and Fairy tales edition. There’s less than 2 weeks to go until A Smorgasbord of Circus, which will showcase The Circus

A sneak peak – In rehearsal with Tess and Bella

By on June 3, 2017

Check out this rehearsal with Tess and Bella who are performing together in the upcoming Smorgasbord of Circus.   These two have been working super hard, fine tuning and finessing their performance. You’ll be able to catch them in the

OMG. We’re moving house.

By on March 9, 2017

It’s finally happening. We’ve got the go ahead to relocate to our new home. From the 18th of April (the beginning of Term 2) The Circus Spot will now operate from 31 Essex street in Pascoe Vale. The new location

Are we moving? Maybe… but not yet

By on August 17, 2016

Much earlier this year, I perhaps prematurely announced our intention to relocate The Circus Spot to a bigger premises. It was very exciting. I even made a video about it. There’s been some hiccups. It’s not been a simple process.

Look at this bunch of show offs

By on July 1, 2016

At the end of Term 2 many of the students at The Circus Spot participated in a “Show off”, an informal chance to show friends family some of the skills we’ve been working on during the term. Here are some

How to do it perfectly

By on June 8, 2016

Recently I heard someone talk about circus as “Aiming to do something perfectly useless, perfectly”. I can’t quite get the idea out of my head. As a circus performer this is a very evocative way of explaining our job. The

It was super cool

By on May 11, 2016

The first time Free and I ran A Smorgasbord of Circus was in 2011*. It was super cool. We converted our training space into a makeshift theatre. We spent the night before sewing lengths of fabric together to make a

Only a few weeks to go

By on April 22, 2016

Rehearsals are full steam ahead for A Smorgasbord of Circus! Not long to go now. Don’t forget to get your tickets for May 14th and 15th! Here’s a glimpse at what the Mini Spots and Little Spots groups have been

Puttin on a show

By on April 7, 2016

We’re getting ready for A Smorgasbord of Circus, which is a show we put on to showcase the amazing talents of the wonderful students and coaches at The Circus Spot. If you haven’t attended one of these before, you are

Making Plans

By on March 30, 2016

Ok, so we are thinking about doing something that might be a little crazy. There are a lot of unknowns that we need to work out first, any of which may mean it all falls through. But I’m really excited