Madison Circus Space

The Madison Circus Space is an area of celebration for the circus arts. The MCS welcomes clubs and classes in addition to providing a practice space for dedicated performers and hobbyists. Juggling, German wheel, stiltwalking, aerial arts, acrobatic yoga, and hoop dancing are just a few of the activities that take place in the space. While pursuing nonprofit status, the MCS holds workshops and events that are open to the community and meant to foster appreciation for the variety of circus-related talent and creativity in Madison.

For more information about the Madison Circus Space, please direct a message of inquiry here.


Intro to Circus and Juggling Skills

In this introductory class you will learn the basics in a large variety of circus skills. The skills fall into two main categories: Object Manipulation This includes traditional toss juggling (balls, clubs, rings), diabolo, devil sticks and everyday object manipulation. Equilibristics These skills include object balancing, tight wire, unicycle, globe walking and rola-bola. Plus a special visit […]

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Advanced Hoop Dance

This class with Sarah Sparkles will give you a deeper understanding of intermediate and advanced single hoop movements as you move further into your hoop journey. You will learn the principles of trick combinations, and you will work on strengthening foundational movements that will eventually allow you to layer hoops on and off your body. […]

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Geometry & Hooping with Katie Emmitt

Katie Emmitt is coming to teach at the Madison Circus Space Friday, September 26th! 9/26 – 6-9 PM at the Madison Circus Space, 2100 Winnebago Street in Madison, WI Cost: $30 GEOMETRY & HOOPING : PLANES AND OFF BODY MULTIPLES “This workshop will focus on off body tech hooping with 2, 3, and 4 hoops! […]

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Static Trapeze

A static trapeze feels very different than a single-point bar, and lends itself to some unique movements. In this hour-long class, we’ll be exploring techniques that can be done both on a single-point and a static bar, as well as some static-specific twists, spins, and rolls. Class limited to 4 students. 8/27/14 5:00-6:00 p.m. Class […]

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Come spend an hour with me playing on everyone’s favorite flying hula-hoop! Students will learn new techniques and work on performing them with grace, strength, and a large side of whimsy! Class limited to 6 students. 8/20/14 5:00-6:00 p.m. Class fee: $25 Register

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Contemporary Dance

Fridays 5-6:30pm June 20-Aug 29, 2014 Madison Circus Space Develop your floor work, musicality, and range of expressive movement in this intermediate-level modern/contemporary dance class taught by Kate Hewson and Cristen Woolston. Each class will include a warmup, technique/conditioning work, and phrases across the floor. Cristen and Kate will each teach 5 of the 10 […]

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Trapeze Fundamentals II

Do you want to climb, play, and learn the skills to fly? This next eight-week series will further the exploration into static trapeze and aerial arts. This series is a continuation of Trapeze Fundamentals I that focuses on building the technique, strength, balance, and awareness to create a foundation for aerial arts.  Dance trapeze is a […]

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Intermediate Aerial Silks

This class is meant for people with some aerial silks experience who are looking to learn new moves and finesse their technique. In this class, students will: Learn good warm up and stretching techniques Work on finessing the basics, making them more elegant and comfortable – V-ups, climbs, pointed toes (yup, it’s harder than it […]

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Adult Gymnastics/Tumbling Workshop

This class is for beginning to intermediate tumblers. We’ll be working on rolls, handstands, and cartwheels to begin with, laying the foundation for tucks, handsprings, and beyond. The focus is going to be on strong technique, joint strength and flexibility to prevent injuries and prepare for higher level elements, and of course, having a great […]

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German Wheel Class

German Wheel Club

The German Wheel Club welcomes all skill levels. When: Sundays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Cost: First time is free! $10 per time thereafter. Buy  12 sessions for a discount of $90 dollars. For more information: Contact Rob Summerbell at or Carly Schuna at

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