|Little job description: Certified Circus Educator
To celebrate the founding of the Circus Academy of Berlin (CAB) at the end of 2017, which we discussed above, we would like to point out the multifaceted career field of „circus educator“. The circus disciplines of acrobatics, trapeze, juggling, balance, diabolo, and clowning constitute the de facto forms of the game and are accompanied by music, dance, performance, diverse forms of creative body work, improved body awareness as well as conceptual thought. In addition: reflexion, self-knowledge, contentment through activity, and joy in interaction with others. As circus promotes cooperation, orientated along resources and competencies and independent of age, i.e. community, circus education has a positive effect on social attitudes and the construction of groups. Opportunities for circus education are generally possible: in social work with children, youth, seniors, people with restrictions (such as those with autism); for prevention courses in industrial health management (such as problems with posture or strategies to deal with stress); during rehabilitation of those who have been in accidents (balance, strength, reacting); as human resources in businesses (team building, leadership training, conflict resolution etc); as well as work with those who have undergone trauma (such as refugees, sexual abuse, loss). Circus education not only enriches dance and theater education, but can also be combined with other disciplines (social education, rehabilitation education, medicine, social care work, personal). One can conceive of this career in terms of fixed employment of free lance work, although the latter probably predominates among those whose credentials are solely in the realm of circus education.
The CAB offers a full-time continuing education which takes nine months, covers 1,200 hours. CAB is currently the only full-time continuing education in Germany with a certificate as an „evaluated circus educator.“ Far from being intended exclusively for (former) circus artists and dancers, it also includes (dance-) educators, social care workers,teachers, nursery teachers, social workers, and anyone who is seriously interested in the art of circus. The following skills are important for future circus educators and will be imparted by the CAB:
The practice of circus education: didactic and method for the construction of lessons and training sessions, games and forms of games for circus training /Communication: fundamentals of communication, age appropriate work, developmental communication / Artistic and aesthetic work process: history of the artistic, preparing circus pieces for children, presenting a show, makeup, basics of light and sound / Self-employment as a circus educator: legal foundations of self-employment, self-organization / Training studies: trainings theory, physiology, anatomy, biomechanics
Costs: 8.500 € + DETAILS hier: http://circusakademie.de/vollzeit-ausbildung/
Opportunities for continuing education as a circus educator in Austria and Switzerland: https://www.zirkusakademie.ac.at
Adapted info-source from 6.3.2018 at 17:00: http://circusakademie.de/vollzeit-ausbildung/