Roundabout Circus is the Central Coast’s Community Circus. We are a social enterprise with a mission to use circus to empower individuals in our local area.
We offer weekly classes for kids and adults including ground based skills such as juggling, hula hoop, acrobalance and Aerial Fitness, Silks (tissu), Static Trapeze, Lyra. Our trainers are all professional circus performers who have entertained crowds in Australia and around the world!
Our focus at Roundabout Circus is on promoting the benefits of social circus arts in our community. We reinvest our surplus into projects such as offering discounted classes and programs for disadvantaged groups in our community such as people with disabilities and at risk youth..
“Nothing is Impossible in the Circus”
To unlock personal and creative potential and deliver social inclusion through circus arts. We aim to empower our community to believe in themselves, to collaborate and to work hard to achieve their goals.
Benefits of Circus Skills
Circus is a mix of sports and art which brings together physical activity and creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere. Circus skills help to improve confidence, self-esteem, attention span, creativity and co-ordination.
Roundabout Circus Incorporated was founded by Rachel Peters and Andy Long in January 2017 as the first Not for Profit Central Coast Community Circus.
Rachel and Andy were inspired by their international projects with Performers Without Borders (PWB) to bring Social Circus to their home in Australia. Andy has toured India twice with PWB and together they toured Nicaragua working with street kids and disadvantaged youth to empower them through circus arts. After 3 months on tour Rachel and Andy sat under a Palapa in a Circus training centre “Casa de las Botellitas” or House of Little Bottles Palapa and brainstormed about their future community circus. The idea of Roundabout Circus was born.
We chose a Roundabout because it symbolises the different things that draw us towards the circus. People are attracted to it for various reasons, be it fitness, fun, therapy, community, the risk, challenge or performance aspects. Regardless of what captivates your interest and the path you are taking, the Circus brings you to a central point, teaching you fundamental lessons and provides you with a community and direction for where you are going. This is the essence of Roundabout Circus. Whoever you are and wherever you are going, you are welcome with us.