Online Circus Training & Events for Everyone

Circus Smirkus offers live online classes for circus enthusiasts of all ages and levels that you can take from home. Here you’ll find classes in a variety of circus skills, fitness and conditioning, and performance taught by circus experts including Circus Smirkus coaches and troupers.

All classes are hosted on a web service called Zoom. Zoom is free for you to use and can be downloaded to your laptop or smart phone.

You will receive a link to the classroom in your confirmation email after you sign up.

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Beginner Juggling Classes

  • Session: Beginner Ball Juggling (age 8+)
    Coach Soleyman Pierini
    In this introduction to juggling, learn the drills that eventually lead to a successful 3 ball juggling pattern, and have fun at each step along the way.
    Email to schedule a session!
  • Scarf Juggling with Mr. Josh (age 5+)
    Coach Joshua Shack
    For absolute beginners! Learn the basics of juggling using scarves with Mr. Josh, former Ringling Clown and Director of New Programs at Circus Smirkus. You must have juggling scarves or thin produce bags for this class.
    Email to schedule a session!

 Intermediate & Advanced Juggling
Coach Theo LeBlanc
Join 4th year Big Top Tour trouper Theo LeBlanc in this series of higher level juggling classes.

Hula Hooping
Coach Eva Lou Rhinelander
Join 6th year Big Top Tour trouper Eva Lou Rhinelander in this series of hula hooping classes.


Coach Soleyman Pierini
Join 4th year Big Top Tour trouper Soleyman Pierini in this series of magic classes. Amaze your friends!

  • Session: Create Your Own Magic Act (Intermediate/Advanced):
    Bring the magic skills you know and use your magic vocabulary to create your own, unique structured magic act.
  • Card Magic
    In this new card magic session you’ll learn a useful advanced sleight of hand as well as two very impressive self-working card tricks.

Clowning & Performance


  • Miming Mondays
    Coach Soleyman Pierini
    Learn what techniques mimes use to imitate the movement and postures of all things, how to give illusions with the fixed point, and how to tell a whole story using mime with nothing but your body. Ages 10+


  • Handstands (Intermediate Level)
    Coach Rebecca Starr
    You’ll learn the fundamentals of handstand technique, build the strength to maintain balance on your hands and grow your handstand practice to be able to incorporate variations in body position. You’ll learn to support your body weight on your arms/ upper body as well as other drills to make your handstand practice successful. If you’re just finding your balance on your hands, we will work to increase your comfort and ability to hold a freestanding handstand. If handstands are already part of your practice we will add on, working towards different leg variations, press handstands, one arms and more.

Training & Conditioning


  • Smirkus Camp Prep Program
    Coach Doug Stewart
    Are you ready to achieve your circus goals? Do you want to maximize your training this summer? Are you ready to start now? This class is for you! Join fellow campers and head coach Doug Stewart to build a customized training program to prepare you for the summer. The class will focus on goal setting and building exercise routines to help you prepare for camp. Not only will this class help prepare you for the summer, it will help ensure that you are ready to hit the ground running when you get to camp!
  • Conditioning for Circus Artists
    Coach Rebecca Starr
    Stay circus fit this winter! Rebecca Starr will give you a conditioning workout to help build the strength and flexibility needed for circus skills. This session is for all levels – but be sure to expect a challenge!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available in most circus disciplines by request. Please email Josh Shack for more information.


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Need supplies?
Here’s where you can purchase or make supplies you might need for our circus classes: