Jump Start June with New Circus Skills Masterclasses

Tumble Circus, in partnership with Circusful, is running a series of circus master classes with professional international circus tutors. First up we have an amazing duo from Spain, Toni Gutierrez and Asvin Lopez.

The course will run 10th – 12th June at Circusful, 23-25 Gordon Street, Belfast.

Daily Schedule:

  • 10.45 – 11.45 Doubles Trapeze (Led by Toni and Asvin)
  • 12.00 – 13.00 Chinese Pole (Led by Asvin)
  • 13.45 – 14.45 Rope (Led by Toni)
  • 14.55 – 15.15 Handstands and conditioning (Led by Tina)*

A group warm-up and cool-down will be offered at the start and end of the day. Outside of this, all participants will be expected to warm up independently. Spaces will be made available throughout the day and a more detailed daily schedule will be shared once you’re registered.

How to book

Places are limited to eight per class (12 for Doubles/Handstands), so register your interest now by emailing Ken and Tina for a booking form – bookings@tumblecircus.com

Not sure this is for you?

Send Ken and Tina a quick email bookings@tumblecircus.com to find out more.

  • 3 workshops + handstands/day for 3 days £180
  • 2 workshops + handstands /day for 3 days £130
  • 1 workshop + handstands /day for 3 days £75
    *handstand/conditioning classes are free of charge

If you are unable to commit to all three days, email bookings@tumblecircus.com to discuss options, availability, and prices.


This is open to professional circus performers, aged 18+.

See below for specific class criteria, (please note these are not beginner level classes)

  • Rope: confidently be able to climb a rope and go upside down
  • Pole: open level class, as long as you have good aerial or acrobatic
  • Doubles trapeze: either base or fly a double swan, or confident on solo trapeze.
    Signing up with a partner is preferable for this class. If you want to attend and don’t
    have a partner, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
  • All participants must have their own Public Liability Insurance and behave in keeping
    with our code of conduct and clothing requirements outlined below/in more detail
    at time of booking.

Watch this space: Keep an eye on social media for details of more masterclasses also happening in June 2024!

About the tutors (they are incredible!!)

Toni and Asvin have worked as performers, directors, creators and teachers for the last 15 years. Both have toured internationally and worked with companies such as:
Escola Circ Rogelio Rivel, Barcelona; Codarts, Rotterdam; Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Australia; amongst many others.
Keen to explore the resources that allow other possibilities on the aerial equipment, exploring dance, the air and working from the floor. Their work explores the interrelationship of physical preparation, technique, alignment, dynamics, silences, tricks, and movement and how these impact the creative process and increase expression.

Here is some of their incredible work:

Instagram: la_fem_fatal
Facebook: Lafemfatalcirc

About the workshops

We want to make this as safe for everyone as possible. Please listen to your body, and don’t let the ego take over and push yourself to point of injury or exhaustion.
All the people involved on this new adventure should feel valued, we acknowledge each other as artists and our opinions and experiences are respected.

  • We will all agree to support and listen.
  • We will respect each other’s bodies.
  • We will work safe.
  • We turn up on time.
  • We will work with open minds.
  • We will work with open hearts.
  • We will work in good spirits.
  • We will offer to make cups of coffee for each other.

A bit about Circusful

Circusful is one of Ireland’s premier circus arts organisations, established in 1985 it has a successful record of youth and social circus and supporting professional artists to develop and perform across Northern Ireland and beyond. Its headquarters in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is the first and only fully equipped, purpose-built circus arts centre on the island of Ireland. They also programme and produce Festival of Fools, the largest festival of its kind on the island of Ireland.

Find out more: www.circusful.org / www.foolsfestival.com

This project is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery Project Fund