CircusSkillsYork

A non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC)

Our mission

Our mission is to inspire, educate and to equip others through Circus skill based workshops. We love to create amazingly fun and enjoyable learning experiences. As STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) ambassadors we love holistic approaches and to fuse science, logical thinking and choreography with physical training. This is why we love Circus Skills!

For schools

With a heart to help children, we can expand and diversify any PE lesson and provide high quality after-school activities. We love to see confidence built up and can run workshops and events, and even help create curriculum.

For communities

Our dream is to one day create York’s first Circus Skill Centre. Then everybody and anybody can benefit. We are proud to be a non-profit community-interest company designed to serve and build community through our workshops.

For private events

Creating life-long memories, we can create a highly specific tailored event for you. From birthday parties to hen nights and stag do workshops, we can give you an experience to remember.

For corporate events

We can create team and confidence building events that release stress and help up your organisations synergy and performance.

Our skills and expertise

Three multicoloured juggling balls resting on one another

Juggling

With scarfs, balls and clubs

Two red and two black stripy poi socks laid out

Poi

The art of swinging Poi

One red twirling gymnastic ribbon

Swinging

Chinese ribbons and clubs

Red unicycle balancing upright

Unicycling

A bike with just one wheel!

A slackline

Slacklining

Like tightrope but with a slack

African boy walking on stilts smiling

Stilt walking

How to grow taller in an instant

Multicolour plastic plates spread out

Plate spinning

Spinning plates on a stick

Red, yellow and green flower sticks

Flower sticks

Super stick control

Five multicolour diabolo cups

Diabolo

Chinese Yoyo

Stuart Priest balancing on his hands

Hand walking

When your legs get tired

Meet our director

Stuart Priest smiling with York Minister in the background

Hi. I’m Stuart. I was super excited to launch Circus Skills York CIC in October 2017.  I’ve been enjoying Circus related skills most my life and am really pleased to have the opportunity to help others learn them. I have an enhanced DBS-certificate and am covered by Public Professional Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance.

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“Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.”
P.T.Barnum
The Greatest Showman
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Sarah Liptrot, PE Coordinator | Wistow CE Primary School

‘The children were really engaged with Circus Skills - they were able to achieve new skills very quickly which encouraged the children. The skills that the children were shown were at a level they could achieve. All the children were focused on the skills being taught.’

“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”
P.T.Barnum
The Greatest Showman
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Jonny Wooldridge | Restore (York) Ltd

‘A great time was had by tenants at Restore (a charity which houses those who would otherwise be homeless) at our Christmas Party’. Many of our tenants are vulnerable and lacking in confidence, but Stuart’s patient and warm approach, combined with starting things off very simply, meant that a great time was had by all. We would definitely recommend Stuart to others.’

"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else"
P.T.Barnum
The Greatest Showman

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Make a booking or find out more

You can call me direct on 07871 545388 or fill out the form below to email me at stuart@circusskillsyorkcic.org