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Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work – 3rd Oct

October 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm IST

€40.00 – €50.00
Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work


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Please note this training will take place ‘in-person’ in the Orchard Community Centre, Cherry Orchard Grove, Dublin on October 3rd.

This tailored training is designed in partnership with Dublin Circus Project to enhance your youth work ‘toolkit’ by adding a range of beginner circus skills.  

The training event will support you to develop some basic circus skills like juggling, hula-hooping and diabolo and equip you with practical and creative approaches to help you introduce circus to the young people you work with! Join facilitator Angelica Santander from the Dublin Circus Project to enhance your creative toolkit, artistic skills and confidence and have a whole lot of fun!

Each participant will receive an introductory circus toolkit which includes equipment and video tutorials so you can start using your new skills straight away. The introductory circus toolkit includes 4 hula hoops, 4 sets of juggling balls, 4 sets of juggling scarves, 4 spinning plates, 4 flower sticks and 4 diabolos worth a total of €140!


Max 15 persons


€40 for member organisations or participants of regional networking hubs, €50 for non-members. Cost includes a Circus Skills starter pack with €140 worth of equipment!


October 3rd, 10am – 4.30pm

Lunch will be provided!


  • To support participants to gain basic circus skills in areas such as hula-hooping and juggling
  • To support participants to gain creative confidence in integrating circus skills in the designing and implementation of youth work programmes
  • To equip participants with a starter circus toolkit that will support the implementation of learning in a youth work context.


  • Anyone working with young people in a youth work, youth arts practice, out-of-school or non-formal education setting.


Angelica Santander is a Clown, director and drama/circus facilitator originally from Chile who has been based in Dublin since 2002. She is Head Tutor at the Dublin Circus Project.

Her artistic work combines theatrical, circus and clowning elements, she strives to create original work that exposes and questions the essence of our humanity in a genuine and compassionate way. Wilts exploring themes that are relevant to our times, to create challenging and inspiring performances that will fascinate audiences of all ages and shapes. Her latest work includes the clown walkabout “Dancing in the Streets”, selected to take part in NEST 2020, an initiative from ISACS and Spraoi Festival and also as the pirate Queen Maeve in “Trick or Treat Theatre” as part of Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival2020, organised by the Nenagh Arts Centre.



The Orchard Community Centre, 
Cherry Orchard Grove, 
Cherry Orchard, 
Dublin 10, 
D10 H024 

Extra Information:

  • Please let us know any dietary requirements through the registration form.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes!

If you have further questions, please contact saoirse@nyci.ie 


October 3, 2022
10:00 am - 4:30 pm IST
€40.00 – €50.00
Event Category:


National Youth Council of Ireland
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The Orchard Community Centre
Cherry Orchard Grove, Cherry Orchard
Dublin, D10 H024 Ireland