Summer Updates!

Holiday and festival season is well underway which kicked off with Phizzfest in May. What a brilliant start to the summer and a joy to be part of our local festival. We had a great day welcoming so many new people of all ages at our family day event.

Taking Flight provides a fun and safe environment for all ages and abilities to learn aerial and floor circus and movement skills. We offer recreational, educational and professional training opportunities. Taking Flight facilitate weekly classes in a wide range of circus, dance, theatre, aerial and floor activities. We run special community programmes and workshops using circus arts to enhance learning experiences for those with additional needs. Our accomplished specialist team of aerialists artists and acrobatic tutors want to work with you to find new and exciting ways to move on the floor, in the air and through life!

Please contact us directly for information on community projects, private parties, corporate and team building events, school workshops and tours, special needs in circus, studio hire, artist professional development or for any related queries.

Regular weekly kids and teens circus classes are taking a break for the summer holidays but don't worry we are running Kids 'n' Teens summer camps in July and August. For more information and bookings.

Weekly Adult Classes will run as normal throughout the summer. We have some exciting new additions to our schedule including Combat for Stage & Screen: an introduction. Every Wednesday evening. Check it out. More options for fabric and rope at different levels, cocoon, hoop, movement and floorwork.

Our new schedule is up, jam-packed with floor and aerial activities to suit all ages, abilities and levels. All classes are open for bookings.

Courses and Workshops:

Adult Aerial Taster Workshop Sunday 23rd July 2023, 2pm to 4pm. "I want to try flying!", here is your chance. No obligation to commit to classes or anything. Even if you're just looking for something to do on a Sunday! Book in here.

Movement of the month: kicked off in May: DROPS with Sean McIlraith. This is the first in a series of 4 week workshops dedicated to specific technical skills on aerial apparatus. June will focus on Spinning with Hannah Gumbrielle. Very limited spaces available. Find out more and book your place here.

Artist Development CREATE 2023 First Steps Workshop: Getting started in building a short-form act. For more details check out Artist Development in our booking section.

Don't miss out! Keep an eye on our social media platforms for all upcoming events.

Up coming events

Monday 4:30pm to 6:00pm 4th March

Kids & Teens

Monday 6:30pm to 8:00pm 4th March

Foundations (Verticals)
Fabric/Rope (Explorer to Skilled)
Condi-Flex
Open Training

Tuesday 10:00am to 1:00pm 5th March

Easter Camp 1

Tuesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm 5th March

Mercury Project (Youth Aerial Dance Theatre Project)

Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm 5th March

Fabric or Rope (Explorer-Skilled)
Trapeze (mixed levels)
Open Training

What we've been up to

Artist in Residence 2023: Theaker Von Ziarno Community

Theaker von Ziarno is Taking Flight's first Artist in Residence 2023.

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Community Projects Underway Community

Our very own Manager of Community, Hannah Gumbrielle, studied Inclusion and Exclusion in Circus with Stockholm University of the Arts to further her own practice as a teacher.

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Culture Night Cabaret 2022 Community

Culture Night Cabaret and family Fun Day On the 23rd of September 2022.

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Taking Flight: Artistic Residency Announcement 2022 Community

Taking Flight: Artistic Residency Announcement 2022 Every year, Taking Flight offers a number of artistic residencies to professional artists in the Irish industry or abroad.

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CREATE: A circus act creation course Performance

CREATE: A circus act creation course In 2020, Taking Flight piloted their EXPLORE programme, a course focused on giving individual artists the tools and techniques to research and develop creative work. The success of this course pushed us to introduce CREATE in 2022.

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What our students think

Excellent first experience, great staff - very nice and professional. Had A LOT of fun
-- Giulia


Really friendly and professional staff.
-- Kerim