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.
Exactly four years ago today, I signed a lease on a building that now houses The Circus Spot – yep, on April 1st, a very appropriate date indeed! What started from an idea that I could create positive change in
We teach a lot of different circus skills at The Circus Spot. So many things, and so many names. Luckily we’ve put together this handy guide so you can brush up on all the words… Static Trapeze Also known as
As The Circus Spot has grown and developed, so have all of our students. In order to keep challenging them and developing their skills, we’ve created classes specifically structured to challenge at different stages of learning. Our Circus 101 classes
More than a few years ago I made a life choice that means I spend a major part of my day teaching kids how to roll, tumble, climb things and more often than not do cartwheels and handstands. Strangely enough,
Throughout the year I get to meet a huge variety of people who come through the door at The Circus Spot. With classes that cater for 3 year olds all the way up to adults, there are a range of
As some of you may have noticed, in the new term three timetable, most of our aerial classes have been segmented by apparatus as well as levels, what’s that all about I hear you ask? Let me explain. If you’ve
Once a term at The Circus Spot we hold a night of performances called ‘A Smorgasbord of Circus’. For one night, we work to transform our training space into an atmospheric pop-up theatre. The show includes performances from professional circus