Slipstream Circus is a non-profit Youth Circus. Circus Skills started in 1997 within Burnie Gymnastics club and SSC was incorporated in Ulverstone in 2000. Slipstream conducts classes in circus skills for all ages and skill levels. We aim to foster personal development as well as cooperation and community involvement.
What do we do?
Slipstream Circus was founded in 1997 and incorporated in Ulverstone in 2000. For over 20 years, Slipstream has proudly provided high-quality circus training and performances on the North-West coast of Tasmania. With over 200 current students, many Slipstream alumni have found successful circus careers or gone on to study at professional training institutions.
Slipstream Circus Inc. provides circus arts training programs and performance opportunities within safe, youth friendly spaces, in consultation with young people. The environment is designed to develop a sense of belonging to a group, as well as solidarity, perseverance, listening to others and respecting them, self-confidence, and participation in the community. These values result in personal development that is in harmony with the unique nature of each person.
Slipstream Circus programs improve physical health and develop resilience in young people. The programs provide strong, vital youth role models and foster broad public acceptance of young people's needs so that positive images of youth are promoted.
The cornerstone of Slipstream Circus' approach is based on a sincere respect for all participants. It is designed to contribute to the physical, human and social development of young people, giving them the tools they need to facilitate their integration into society at large. The goal is not to force young people to conform, but instead to give them a springboard toward another stage of development.
President: Meg Arvier
Vice President: Sue Robertson
Secretary: Kathryn Smith
Treasurer: Wendy Radcliff
Members: John Fisher, Megan Daniels, Mark Gluyas, Annette Loudon and Anthony Mihal
We proudly thank for their funding grants and help: