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Have any questions about how our community classes work? You can also download our class schedules and induction forms here.

With a variety of classes running seven days a week for people and children all ages and abilities, there really is something for everyone at NoFit State.

Our weekly classes run in monthly or term-time courses, but you can also pay a bit more for drop in sessions.

Whether you're a total beginner or a professional looking to hone your craft, our beautiful training facilities and eclectic schedule of adult classes and training sessions will suit your needs. 

Beginners classes include our popular Mixed Aerial Course, as well as 'ground' skill courses in Hula Hoop, Acrobatics, Handstands and Acrobalance.

Adult classes are for those age 16+.

Our Youth Circus groups, each named after Star Wars characters run in 4 different age ranges; Ewoks (5 - 7 years); Wookies (7 - 9 years); Padawans (9 - 11 years); and Jedi (11+).

Apart from our Jedi group, these classes run in termly blocks in line with the local academic term times set by our local council. 

We also run a Youth Circus bursary scheme, which supports families who need it the most to attend circus for free. Read more about that on our bursaries page.

FAQs

Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions

I’ve never done anything like this before, can I join as a complete beginner?

Absolutely. Whatever your physical capability, our classes are totally accessible to all ages and abilities. For adults, our Beginners Mixed Aerial class is a great all rounder, but we also have taster and drop-in courses in Flying Trapeze, Acrobalance, Acrobatics, Hula Hoop and more. Children can start circus from as young as 5 years old right through to 18. We offer taster sessions which can be booked through Reception.

Do we take on work experience placements?

Not as a rule. Occasionally we offer voluntary placements. If you are interested in volunteering for us, please sign up to our newsletter and tick the 'volunteering' box under interests.

Do we offer private lessons?

Yes! We find private lessons are a great way to learn and we can supply teachers for nearly any discipline. Contact [email protected] for more information or to book.

Do we teach children under 5?

Yes we can, though we no longer run regular sessions here. Please contact [email protected] with your enquiry.

Are we open on bank holidays?

Generally yes, except Easter & Christmas.

Can I change a class I have booked on to?

Unfortunately not. We do try to make this clear in our terms and conditions before you buy any class, but unless you have an injury (with a doctor's note), we are not obliged to refund or exchange your class booking. Talk to us if you need any help.

Can I sit in and watch?

For the comfort of our students, unless you are taking part in a class we request that you do not sit and watch classes. We can make occasional exceptions to this, for instance if you are part of a hen or birthday party group.

Do you have car parking?

There is very limited on-street parking outside and around Four Elms Road. The area mostly resident-only.

Can you pay by card/online?

Yes!

Do we do hen parties/stag dos/birthday parties?

Yes. See our Hen & Stag Packages.

Class schedules

Click to view or download each month's class schedule

Sept 2021 | Oct 2021

  

Downloads

Coming to a class for the first time? Make sure you download, complete and return the forms appropriate to you from the list below, before you attend your class. We only need these once.

Unsure? Give us a call on 02920 221 330

Youth Circus Parent/Guardian Information

Youth Circus Parent Pack

Youth Circus - in case of emergencies form & PAR-Q

Youth Circus - In Case of Emergencies & PAR-Q

Adult Class Member Pack

Adult Class Member Pack

Adult - in case of emergencies form & PAR-Q

Youth Circus - in case of emergencies & PAR-Q

youth circus term dates | 2021/22 (all being well!)

Sunday 5 September - Saturday 23 October, inclusive

Half term break | Sunday 24 October - Saturday 30 October, inclusive

Sunday 31 October - Sunday 12 December, inclusive

Christmas break | tbc - Sunday 5 January, inclusive

Sunday 9 January - Saturday 19 February, inclusive

Half term break | Sunday 20 February - Saturday 26 February, inclusive

Sunday 27 February - Saturday 9 April, inclusive

Easter break | Sunday 10 April - Sunday 23 April, inclusive

Sunday 24 April - Saturday 28 May, inclusive

Half term break | Sunday 29 May - Saturday 4 June, inclusive

Sunday 5 June - Friday 22 July, inclusive

Summer holidays and YOUTH CIRCUS SUMMER SCHOOLS might be able to happen!