Join Us

SURCAS is a society at Sydney University, and we are always keen for new members! We cater for performers of all levels, including beginners, and we aim to provide training and experience in circus skills so that our members are able to perform to a professional standard.

Skills we teach and perform include:

  • Club and ball juggling
  • Acrobalance and Adagio
  • Staff
  • Contact juggling
  • Hoop
  • Poi/
  • Rope Dart
  • Magic
  • Static trapeze
  • Aerial Silks/Tissu
  • Aerial Hoop/Lyra

If you are interested in joining SURCAS, you can contact us at exec@surcas.org for more information, Join our Facebook page or feel free to come along to one of our day practices! In order to become an official member of SURCAS, you must have a current ACCESS card, and there’s no fees! We’re completely free to join.

Practices:

Day Practice

Held Monday and Wednesday 12-1 on Botany Lawns, these sessions are free, very relaxed and a great place to learn. We focus on acrobatics and object manipulation skills. These practices only occur during semester.

Fire

Every fortnight SURCAS runs a fire night at the Manning courtyard. This is FREE for members, $2 for access holders and $8 for non-members (fuel costs), and SURCAS provides fuel and fire toys. Don’t forget to wear cotton or other non-flammable materials! These sessions only occur during semester.

Aerials Classes

SURCAS runs two aerials classes during the week:

  • Monday class run by senior SURCAS members Max, Lizzie and Martin which caters to absolute beginners. There is no fitness level requirement and each class costs $15/$19/$25 for member/access/non-access (during semester).
  • Friday class run by aerials trainer Claire Reincastle which caters for more advance students. These classes cover trapeze, lyra and silks. Each class costs $15/$19/$25 for member/access/non-access (during semester).

Aerials Open Practise

This session caters for students in the aerials classes and more experienced members, to provide a chance to practice skills. No instructor is present, so only experienced members will be allowed to participate. The cost for these sessions is $8 for members/access/non-access (during semester). An enforcer must be present at these sessions.

Click here to read the aerials safety guidelines

Weekly Schedule

Monday 12-2pm Ground practice Botany Lawns
3-5pm Aerials Class¹ The Ledge Climbing Centre
Wednesday 12-2pm Ground practice Botany Lawns
3-5pm Aerials Open Session² The Ledge Climbing Centre
Approx. 6.30pm Fire * Manning courtyard
 Friday TBA Aerials Lesson³ The Ledge Climbing Centre

Note:

* Fire occurs every fortnight during semester and times can vary. Please check the Facebook page for exact days and times.

¹ A class for beginners, run by three of our own instructors.

² Aerials open practice. No instructor present, experienced members only.

³ Aerials lessons are run by Claire Reincastle, who offer SURCAS members a discounted rate. Up to date aerials information can be found at the following Facebook page.

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