Talented Bournemouth – Secret Circus
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Who has ever thought of running away with the circus? If it hadn’t of been for the clowns, I probably would have.
With artists like Pink learning aerial silks, circus skills are growing in popularity, but did you know you could learn them in Poole?
Tucked away in The Project Climbing Centre in Poole, is the Secret Circus. Run by Emily, you can learn the aerial hoop and silks, this is an awesome secret to know about and I got invited to come down and have a look.
Now you may think that all I did was take photos and ask questions, guys, you must know me better than that!
First was the silks. Emily had the patience of a saint, as it turns out I have zero upper body strength. None. Did that stop me? NO! Emily found a trick that I could do, and I was quickly laughing as I held myself in the air. When I asked the other students about their upper body strength, they quickly assured me that they had started totally unable to hold themselves up, but that is what is fantastic about the class. Due to the trainers’ knowledge, each student quickly had developed upper body strength, as well as coordination and a lot of core strength, it just took practice.
Next was the aerial hoop. Turns out, I’m a hoop person. It also turns out, that a friend I have who also attends the class, and she had no problem picking up my camera and taking some photos of my first attempt. That’s right! I managed to strike a pose in the hoop on my first attempt, me, smug, yes very much so.
It really didn’t feel like a workout at the time, I was too busy laughing and planning my future circus career to appreciate what I was doing.
Know a local business, cafe, class or secret that I have to try out? Ping me an email with the subject Talented Bournemouth.