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The curse of Instagram

By on May 3, 2017

It’s a harsh reality to face but there’s always someone out there that’s better than you. You may have nailed that hip lock or finally held that handstand but it only takes a quick look on your phone to go

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

7 Tips for making the most of your circus class (and your coach will love you for it)

By on September 8, 2015

So you’ve signed up for a circus class! Perhaps you’ve been attending for a while now? You might even be circussing several times a week. Now that you are investing a chunk of time and money into your acrobatic development,

Three fitness programs for busy people

By on March 5, 2015

Zoe Robbins is a circus performer, personal trainer and runs the Circus Fit classes for adults at The Circus Spot. Here she shares three of her favorite styles of fitness training that you can do at home. It’s already March

What do you call that thing? A quick guide to circus equipment

By on January 20, 2015

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

How to help your child do cartwheels and stand on their hands

By on November 13, 2014

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,