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30 Days of Circus

Circus Central invites you and your family to join our #30daysofcircus challenge. We will be posting daily tasks to keep you entertained and challenged during social isolation starting Friday 20th March. There will be prizes to keep you motivated!

Join in at any time... you can always backdate some challenges :)

To enter the draw to win a prize you must:

PRIZES: (in order of GLORY):

This is a free challenge, please share and get everyone playing and having fun. But we are also trying to raise some funds to help our fabulous mentors in this difficult covid-climate. If you find that you’ve had a giggle and you liked a challenge along the way, we love gold and paper (check our gofundme https://tinyurl.com/w5wgbge)

Have fun!


Day 1 is Funny Friday. Dress up in your craziest clown outfit and do a self portrait, or a portrait of a friend... without looking at the pen or paper! Points for extra creative ways of not looking.

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Day 2 is Circus Games Saturday. A one up pirouette. Throw an item straight up, pirouette and catch the item again... simple, right?! Now do it with the most obscure item you can find in your house!

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Day 3 is Creative Movement Sunday. Got no room to practice your stilts at home? No problem, let’s shrink! Be like our Aerial Mentor @kirsty_circus and put your feet through the arms of a big jumper... or find your own way of shrinking down as small as you can. Now try and kick a ball or play football! (Please take care on stairs!)

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Day 4 is Manipulation Monday! This is a cigar box juggling challenge thanks to our wonderful EVS students Mia and Tscho (@tshia.damen). The movement comes from your legs, not your arms: Sound on for full challenge and tips on how-to.

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Day 5 is Handstand Tuesday! Our worlds have been turned upside down so let’s get on our hands for some relief! This challenge is brought to you by our Education Director Claire Harvey and special guest. Sound on! What places in your house can you use to pull the most beautiful handstand? Use a wall or family member to spot you if needed.

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Day 6 is Balance Wednesday! Dress for the apocalypse you want. Make a costume, improvise a weapon, fight mutants on your chosen steed (bonus points for unicycling!) Sound on. Courtesy of our balance and juggling mentors @willbejuggling and Nat Lunatrick.

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Day 7 is Fitness Thursday! Let’s play Bucking Bronco. First: find a push-up variation your partner can comfortably do (on your knees, on your feet, one arm...) then keep adding unusual items one by one to your partner's back until they can no longer do a push up! If you’re at home alone, what can you balance on your own back and still complete a push up?!

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Day 8 we’re back to Funny Friday! Today’s challenge is courtesy of clown/singer/actor @katieofthetranter Dress up in as many yellow items as you can find, run to an open door (or window) and say ‘Peggy Babcock’ 5 times as fast as you can!

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Day 9 is Saturday circus games! Today’s challenge is courtesy of Education Director Claire Harvey, and guest star & games expert Daisy. Play Tic Tac Toe - think noughts and crosses. Get creative with the counters you use and how you place them. Doing this on your own? Take it as target practice!

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Day 10 is Creative movement! Today’s challenge is brought to you by Aerialist mentors Lynn and Freya, and Acrobat tutor Wilf- can you copy their foot game? Or come up with a new body tapping sequence?

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Day 11 is Manipulation! Today’s challenge is brought to you by ex EVS student and BTEC graduate @jessieschenbach - a toothbrush challenge! First master how to spin a toothbrush on a finger, then do it in your favourite circus shape

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Day 12 is Handstands! Today’s challenge is brought to you by BTEC mentor and Handstand tutor Ross Taylor- Get dressed up the wrong way round and then flip upside down! Shoes on hands, arms in trousers, legs in jumper. Could be a handstand, headstand, forearm stand, using a sofa to support you. Get creative and stay safe!

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Day 13 is Balance! Today’s challenge is brought to you by guest star @paddymccreacircus - Balance a hat on your nose - sound on for tips! Mastered a hat? Watch for Paddy’s posts with more advanced tricks.

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Day 14 is Fitness Thursday! Today’s challenge is brought to you by Aerialist and Acrobatics AND Troupe mentors (they do it all!) Freya and Wilf - can you push-up and levitate?

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Day 15 and the clowns have taken over! Hello, Bell and Bullock here, and it's springtime this funny Friday!! Your task is to dress up as a funky chicken and show us the most incredible and surprising things you can lay! (Keep it clean!) Can’t wait to see what hatches out.

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Day 16 and we’ve got a guest entry from Steve, Buffer and Scribble - our long time friends from @letscircus. This challenge is pure magic...

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Day 17 is from aerialist mentor Kirsty. Heads, shoulders, knees and toes - simple right? Now make it harder, how many different ways can you do it? V-sit, burpee, headstand, handstand?

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Day 18 is a guest appearance by @awesomecorearts , phenomenal living statue and contact juggler. Full tutorial in the video. Find something cylindrical and start bending people’s minds!

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