Family Circus
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Family Circus

A great session designed for the both grown ups and children to participate in. Plenty of fun activities to enjoy together.

Handstands
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Handstands

A handstand is the act of supporting the body in a stable, inverted vertical position by balancing on the hands. In a basic handstand, the body is held straight with arms and legs fully extended, with hands spaced approximately shoulder-width apart and the legs together.

Update 15th Jan 2021
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Update 15th Jan 2021

As a national lockdown has been announced commencing 5th January unfortunately we have to once again suspend all class activity. We will be in touch with our current participants over the course of the next few days. we will of course be monitoring the situation closely and will re-start just as soon as we can....

Nina Kane
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Nina Kane

I have a professional background in community arts, theatre research and teaching.
I was a Trustee for Leeds Children's Circus between 2000-2003, and joined the Greentop Board in 2016 as a parent trustee. Greentop is a fantastic circus and community centre, and has strongly supported my daughter over the past 11 years. Its co-operative and caring ethos is inspirational, and I want to help it grow from strength to strength so it can nurture future generations of young circus people.

Sarah Lowi Jones
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Sarah Lowi Jones

I did one of Greentop’s fantastic weekend trapeze workshops and never looked back. It changed my perception about what my body could do – I want other people to experience that too. I knew I wanted to be part of supporting Greentop to grow, so I applied to be a trustee.

Pansy Cheung
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Pansy Cheung

Having known of Greentop Circus and its work for many years, and knowing the transformational power that engaging in the arts and creative practice can have on individuals of all ages and abilities, I was really excited by the potential to be more involved with this organisation. I felt having worked in the arts and cultural sector for twenty years in arts and cultural policy and management, I have a strong skills and knowledge base which could benefit the organisation. I have always been passionate about ensuring access to the arts is something that everyone should feel is their right and not a privilege, and the ethos of Greentop and the range of work the organisation undertakes in diverse communities is certainly testament to that. It is a real honour to be Chair of Greentop and to support the organisation through its next phase of development.

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Diane Hancock

My background is a long career in community-based performing arts as a director, facilitator, educator and manager: this has involved working with a wide range of people who are interested or involved in the arts. I am passionate about the benefits and change that involvement in the arts can bring to individuals and to communities. I feel that Greentop Circus holds a unique place not only as Sheffield’s professional circus arts company but also as a significant contributor to the development of circus arts and training in the UK. As a Board member, it is an honour to be able to support the company’s work.

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Helen Featherstone

Having known of Greentop Circus and its work for many years, and knowing the transformational power that engaging in the arts and creative practice can have on individuals of all ages and abilities, I was really excited by the potential to be more involved with this organisation. I felt having worked in the arts and cultural sector for twenty years in arts and cultural policy and management, I have a strong skills and knowledge base which could benefit the organisation. I have always been passionate about ensuring access to the arts is something that everyone should feel is their right and not a privilege, and the ethos of Greentop and the range of work the organisation undertakes in diverse communities is certainly testament to that. It is a real honour to be Chair of Greentop and to support the organisation through its next phase of development.

Hannah Lamare
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Hannah Lamare

Hannah attended one of our weekend workshops years ago and is really happy to join the team. Coming from a background in architecture, with experience in marketing, she brings experience of many sectors to the role.

Dot Hatcher
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Dot Hatcher

Dot is a qualified secondary school teacher bringing experience of a range of circus disciplines in a range of settings. Dot was introduced to circus whilst a national level trampolinist, leading to 4 years of training at Circomedia and at the Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque in France.

Natalie Allistone
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Natalie Allistone

Natalie cut her teeth in circus over fifteen years ago with some of the founding members of Greentop, whilst studying for an MA Fine Art in Sheffield. Since then she has worked with a variety of artists, dancers & performers across disciplines in the UK.

Trudi Patient
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Trudi Patient

Trudi leads all activity with young people. She draws on 20 years' experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She has trained with Circus Space & Cirque du Soleil's Social Circus Instructors Training Course, has PTTLS level 4 and specialises in teaching manipulation skills.

Tim Byrom
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Tim Byrom

With over 20 years' experience as a performer and teacher of circus skills, Tim leads programming of evening classes and progression courses, weekend workshops, the full time CiP course and hires for external events and outreach.

Update 5th Jan 2021
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Update 5th Jan 2021

As a national lockdown has been announced commencing 5th January unfortunately we have to once again suspend all class activity. We will be in touch with our current participants over the course of the next few days. We will of course be monitoring the situation closely and will re-start just as soon as we can....

Aerial classes
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Aerial classes

Hoop, Trapeze & Silks skills will be taught with conditioning and warm ups / warm downs.​ For 8 -16 year olds.

Hoop
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Hoop

The aerial hoop is a circular steel apparatus suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging.

Silks
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Silks

Aerial silks is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. The fabric may be hung as two pieces, or a single piece, folded to make a loop, classified as hammock silks. Performers climb the suspended fabric without the use of safety lines and rely...

Trapeze
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Trapeze

A trapeze is a short horizontal bar hung by ropes or metal straps from a support. Trapeze acts may be static, spinning, swinging or flying, and may be performed solo, double, triple or as a group.

Acrobalance
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Acrobalance

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Pilates
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Pilates

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Neighbourhood Programme
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Neighbourhood Programme

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Home Ed Circus
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Home Ed Circus

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Teo Greenstreet
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Teo Greenstreet

Teo was co-founder and CEO of Circus Space (now the National Centre for Circus Arts) and after 10 years of organisation development consulting is a returner to Sheffield where he set up his first Circus company, The Leadmill Circus.