Youth Programs

Activities at TSNY are a great way to get kids up and moving, and to foster their creative side. Our classes are not only fun, but also great exercise, building muscle and flexibility, along with confidence, trust, and teamwork. Children walk away from our classes feeling empowered and ready to tackle anything!

While children ages six and up may sign up for any of the all-levels classes offered at our school, we have specialized youth programs for kids aged 6-16. Check out the offerings below and sign up here. If you have any questions or need more guidance, please contact kiersten@trapezeschool.com.

Drop In Classes for Kids
Are you interested in trying out circus arts?

During the school year, TSNY-DC regularly runs individual classes specifically for kids. Taking place on weekend mornings, students get to work with their peers learning circus skills, guided by a highly skilled coach.

Aerial Acrobatics Mini-Workshops
Are you ready for more consistent learning and a more focused approach?

These six week workshops meet once a week for an hour, and are the perfect way for a child to progress and see results in their training. A variety of aerial arts, including static trapeze, silks, lyra, and Spanish web are included as part of this workshop.

All Day Circus Experience For Kids
A great way to spend a day off school, full of exercise and fun!

Our All Day Circus Experiences for Kids (ADCE) are held on common Monday school holidays (e.g. Columbus Day) from 8:00am-4:00pm, and include lunch and snacks. The ADCE is a great way for kids to try a variety of the apparatus we teach, all in one go! Children will take on flying trapeze, trampoline, lyra, silks, juggling, static trapeze, tumbling and more!

TSNY-DC Circus Summer Camp
An enriching way to spend a week (or more) of your summer!

We offer week long summer day camps with no experience necessary. During the first part of the week, children get to sample various aerial arts, ground acrobatics, and flying trapeze. Kids then get the opportunity to choose a skill to focus on and craft acts for a Friday afternoon performance. We also have two-week long camp programs for our more dedicated youth students. Our summer camps go on sale on Feb. 1 and typically sell out very quickly, so mark your calendars today!

Youth Performance Troupe
Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?

This program is for our most dedicated youth students. The troupe practices Tuesdays and Thursdays and students commit to a semester at a time, including a performance at the end of each semester. The Youth Performance Troupe includes skill building and creative act development in the aerial arts – static trapeze, silks, lyra, and Spanish web, as well as ground acrobatics and juggling. Students will build strength, flexibility, and aerial awareness while gaining confidence, creativity, and teamwork skills! Applications and auditions are required although no previous circus or aerial experience is necessary.

Email dcinfo@trapezeschool.com to join our Children's Program mailing list!