School of Larks

Static trapeze, silks, rope, juggling, circus skills classes for adults and children – Beginners to Advanced

Stretching and Strengthening Physiology Workshop for Movement Practitioners with Dawn Morse BSc, PGCE, MSc in Saturday 29th July 10am-4pm Stroud GL5

A great workshop with Dawn Morse of Core Elements for learning more about the body and how it moves and gains flexibility and strength. Saturday 29th July 10am-4pm in the Gold Room Centre for Science and Art, Stroud £35 booking essential. This workshop is aimed at Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Sports teachers. Student practitioners also welcome.

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Circus Conditioning Class!!

Our Circus Conditioning classes start up again this week. This is a circus based exercise class for all types of bodies, taught by the amazing @debonnaireruby Whether you’re an avid aerialist or have never tried circus skills before, this class is a great way to switch up your fitness routine, or start an entirely new one!The session will include a mix of endurance, cardio, strength training and flexibility exercises; using both the aerial equipment and the floor.We offer modifications to all exercises and adapt them to the individuals needs, so it truly is open to all levels of fitness.We encourage mindful training, so that not only are you getting a good workout, you’re also connecting with your body, learning to listen and look after it. At the end of class there will always be a short relaxation, giving your mind and body a moment to rest.Classes cost £7 each and will be running weekly from this Monday, the 5th June! They will be in the Gold Room, centre of science and art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud, Gl5 1BB
Book your places now by emailing us at

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Roll up Roll up for the School of Larks Summer Circus School                                                                                             30th July till 3rd of August

There will be Juggling, unicycling, clowning, hulahooping, trapezing, balancing, tumbling and more!!!!!!
Book your places now as we have limited space
Ages 5 – 10: 30th of July 12am-3pm, 31st of July and 1st, 2nd, 3rd of August 10am-1pm
Ages 11-15: 30th July 3.30pm-6.30pm, 31st July, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd August 1.30pm-3.30pm
At the Nailsworth Subscription Rooms
£20 per session with discounts for siblings and multiple sessions. For a full 5 days £80
Adults Monday 1st August Aerial 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 3rd August Acro Balance 6pm-8pm £15 per session
To book email call or 01453 835363


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Banquine workshop this coming Friday!

School of Larks are offering a Banquine workshop with Jack Robbins Friday February 26th 5.30pm-7pm in the Nailsworth Subscription Rooms. £12.50 for the session. To book or for more details please email

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Last chance to book Christmas Circus Workshops

School of Larks are running 3 Circus workshops this coming Sunday 20th December and Monday 21st.

The first one running on Sunday is 10am-3pm for children age 5 – 10 years. The aim is to create a circus show in a day – with friends and family coming to watch at 2.30pm. The venue is the Nailsworth Subscription Rooms and the cost is £30 (discounts for siblings). We will be doing aerial (static trapeze, aerial silks, rope and hoop) juggling, staff work, feather balancing, acro balance and more!

On Monday we will be running a similar session for ages 11+/teens. Same activities and also a show at the end. Same price, times and same venue as above.

Our adult workshop will run on Sunday afternoon/evening 4pm-6.30pm There will not be a show at the end – instead we will be focusing on aerial and acro balance. All levels welcome.

The younger children’s session is nearly full – but a few places left on the adults and 11+/teens workshops.

To book or for more information please email


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Raffle to raise money for a tightrope!

We had a great time last Saturday in our making workshop, circus skills class and show. We didn’t know it at the time but it was actually World Circus day – so a very fitting day to begin raising funds for our tightrope.

It was also the launch of our grand raffle which will be drawn on 16th May. Tickets are £1 each.

Here is a list of the fabulous prizes on offer:
1st Prize: 1 hour birthday party with 5 Valleys Circus (value £120)

2nd Prize: 1 hour aerial taster for up to 6 people (value £80)

3rd Prize: 1 holiday circus session (value £20)

4th Prize: 1 holiday circus session (value £20)

5th Prize: 1 place for up to a family of 4 at one of School of Larks family circus workshops (value £15)

6th Prize: 1 Zebra hula hoop (value £15)

7th Prize: 1 Leopard hula hoop (value £15)

8th Prize: 1 Diablo (value £10)

9th Prize: 1 Circus skills session (value £10)

10th Prize: 1 Circus skills session (value £10)

11th Prize: 1 adult or child yoga class (value up to £7)

12th Prize: 1 adult or child yoga class (value up to £7)

Tickets can be bought at School of Larks classes – or Star Anise Cafe in Stroud.

Good Luck!
School of Larks Rural based school of Circus and Arts
07552 688 546 or 01453 755 695

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Next Family Circus workshop 22nd March!

Just to let you know so you can be sure of your place – the next Family Circus workshop is on 22nd March 2pm-4pm. Please book your place to avoid disappointment (max 8 families) £15 for family of 4 and £5 for each extra member after that. Venue: Nailsworth Subscription Rooms

We will be doing hula hooping, juggling, static trapeze, diablo, poi, acro balance, aerial silks, aerial hoop and more!

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Last chance to pledge and support our cause!  Thank you!

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School of Larks is here!!!

School of Larks is a rural based circus school which endeavors to provide activities to rural areas which are usually only available in Cities. We currently offer Circus skills classes in Nailsworth and Stroud. We think that it is important to make these activities available to as many people as possible as they have great educational physical and psychological benefits. Circus skills develop self confidence, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and body control. Circus skills are an art but also a sport therefore they combine physical exercise and creativity in a very effective way.

Details of classes coming very soon!