My three-year-old and I headed west to Cirque-ability, a circus school and gym that offers beginner to performance classes for kids, families and adults.
We signed up for a Mommy Aerial class – a rare opportunity where I can do a class and he can tag along. So while the kids (0 to 5-years-old) explored in the ‘circus playground’ (bouncy castle, ride-on toys, mini-trampoline etc.), moms got a workout learning some cool moves on the trapeze, hoop and silks.
But this is only one way to get in some circus tricks. Cirque-ability also offers classes for kids (from babies to performance-level teens), the whole family (Mommy Aerial and Family Aerial) as well as kid parties. Not sure where to start? Drop in during a non-instructional open gym time where you and your child (0-5 years-old) can check out the space and play.
PSS – That is not me pictured above. The strong woman hanging upside down is the talented mama behind Ariel Grace Yoga.
Getting there: The studio is in an industrial building south of Bloor W and west of Lansdowne. Some free residential parking. We were fine parking around the perimetre of the building. Closest subway station is Lansdowne
Low-down: Schedule & Cost. In the gym, socks or barefree only.
Potty time: Yes, washrooms onsite.
Snack time: Yes, in designated snacking area.
In the hood: Approximately 2km east is Dufferin Grove Park and Mall.
Circus in the east: Check out the Circus Academy on Gerrard St. E.