Circus Workshops for Children & Youth Groups
Suitable for: Beavers, Cubs & Scouts; Rainbows, Brownies & Guides; Boys’/Girls’ Brigade; children’s centres; church groups; detached/street-based youth projects; playschemes; young carer groups; youth clubs.
Our circus skills workshops can last from an hour to a term and anything in between! They are suitable for all ages and abilities and can be tailor-made to suit your needs.
Skills taught: diabolo; flower stick; juggling balls and scarves; peacock feathers for balancing; plate spinning. Comedy slapstick will also be taught and everyone will have the opportunity to perform at the end of the workshop.
Circus Workshops require a large indoor space, preferably a gymnasium or hall. Rooms with low ceilings are okay for all skills except the diabolo, as this needs more height. Workshops can be held outside on grassed areas (not concrete), though some circus skills are more difficult to learn in windy weather.
Tom from TK Arts has over 25 years of experience working with children and young people at a wide range of clubs and projects. Since qualifying in Youth & Community Work in 1995, Tom has worked for a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations in England and Wales.
From establishing, developing and managing youth centres, drop-in services, community cafes, street-based work and mobile youth projects to assisting, empowering, engaging, inspiring, instructing, motivating and supporting young people, Tom has always stuck to his strong, social education principles: helping people to gain for themselves, the necessary knowledge, experience and skills, in order to meet their own developmental needs and those of others.
If you let us know how many participants you have, along with the length of the workshop you require, we will email you a structured programme of learning for your organisation.
Tom has a tangible passion for his art.
Tom has a tangible passion for his art. He has the ability to ‘connect’ with young people (and old) and to generate the enthusiasm to participate. I have watched him persuade a senior Council member (in a formal gatherin… Read more
He even encouraged young people who are difficult to engage in activities, to develop their co-ordination and skills.
Young people found the session fun and learnt new skills. One young person said that the instructor was humorous. Tom kept an active audience for the whole session. He even encouraged young people who are difficult to en… Read more
a stimulating, challenging and fun evening
Tom provided a stimulating, challenging and fun evening for our group of 25 youngsters aged 10-16yrs. He engaged the kids well and the skills he taught them provided an opportunity to feel a great sense of achievement wh… Read more
Tom has inspired hundreds of young people in his career as a Youth Practitioner.
Tom has inspired hundreds of young people in his career as a Youth Practitioner. He has boundless energy, creativity and enthusiasm to offer in his work. He is a highly skilled circus performer and great to work with in … Read more
Great fun and at an excellent and affordable price - would thoroughly recommend.
As a youth project that works with young people aged 11-19, it can be hard to find activities that will engage this age group but because of his years as a youth worker, Tom at TK Arts has no problem getting young people… Read more
Tom's greatest strength is that he fully understands the ethos of working with young people
Tom Kellett is an outstanding performer who specialises in Circus Skills. Tom’s greatest strength is that he fully understands the ethos of working with young people and through his Circus Skills Workshops, provides cr… Read more
The young people all had a great time and loved every minute.
We asked for Tom as his enthusiasm and professional approach create an atmosphere that is so good for our young people. The young people all had a great time and loved every minute.
The staff have also been equally impressed with your professionalism and amazing ability to engage the members.
The young people and staff at the Youth Centre have asked me to thank you for the Circus Skills Workshops you have been providing. The young people have had a great time and learned many new skills. The staff have also b… Read more
Tom is great value for money and when organising a County or Local event, Tom would be top of my list in ensuring the event is a success.
Tom Kellett is an outstanding performer who specialises in Circus Skills. Tom’s greatest strength is that he fully understands the ethos of working with young people and through his Circus Skills Workshops, provides crea… Read more
There was much laughter and fun had by all, including some of the leaders who just had to have a go!
Through Young Kent we were able to book Tom for an evening Circus Skills Workshop for our Youth Club members. The children are aged 9-14, and everyone took part in trying almost all of the activities Tom brought to us. T… Read more