December 18 – 21, 2023

Aerial & Circus Skills Retreat

Circus camp for adults!

About This Workshop

Play all day long in beautiful Vermont with the coaches you love! Select from a main-focus discipline to work on for two hours each morning. Options include trapeze, aerial fabric, lyra, rope, trampoline/tramp wall, Cyr wheel, Chinese pole, and hand balancing. Then pick from a variety of other aerials and circus skills and try new things every afternoon.

This is a great way to rediscover your love of circus, remember skills you might not have done for a while, and try out new things when you are ready. If you want the full Vermont experience, we are right near skiing and snowboarding areas, or you can sit at a local cafe and enjoy the beauty of winter from the warmth of indoors. 

Worried about the cold? We don’t, because NECCA has heated floors!

Select from a main focus area, then pick from a variety of aerial and circus skills for your other training rotation(s) each day. The schedule includes:

  • A warm-up
  • Two hours of time with your main-focus apparatus split into skill levels: trapeze, aerial fabric, lyra, rope, trampoline/tramp wall, cyr wheel, or hand balancing.
  • Two rotating activities (options change daily):  chinese pole, trampoline/tramp wall, german/cyr wheel, contortion, partner acro, juggling, swinging trapeze, bungee, lyra, aerial sling, rope, trapeze, static cloud swing, tumbling, partner acro, juggling, tight wire and more.
  • Open training practice time (Tuesday & Wednesday)
  • Conditioning and a cool-down

UPDATE as of NOVEMBER 15:  We currently have space in these focus areas:

  • Trapeze (beginner/intermediate)
  • Fabric (intermediate)
  • Rope (intermediate/advanced)
  • Lyra (intermediate/advanced)
  • Cyr Wheel (all levels)


December 18 – 21, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Mon-Wed
9:00 am-4 pm, Thurs



Those newer to aerials are welcome, but stamina and calluses for extended training is ideal.  Long sleeves and martial arts style shoes with flexible soles are recommended.

16 & up or by permission of instructor

About The Coaches

For this retreat we have Jim Strong, Zeb Galipeau, Elsie Smith and Layton Hahs, Megan Mallouk, Sophie Kaufman, Levi Helton, Violet Defiant, and Marlon Archer plus additional guests.

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