Life Skills

The acquisition of life skills refers to an interactive process of teaching and learning. This enables participants to acquire knowledge and develop attitudes and skills which support the adoption of healthy behaviors which will carry throughout their lifetime.


The integration of freedom and creativity with perseverance and discipline enables circus arts to give individuals a chance to develop life skills, express themselves, and increase opportunities for life choices.


Communication increases the participants ability to expand on their opinions. Furthermore they are empowered to offer detailed feedback on their preferences for certain activities, and how their sense of self was affected by the action.


Participants are prompted to share ideas, thoughts and feelings in peer direction and constructive criticism.

Self-Confidence and Self-Efficacy

Participants experience an increase in self-confidence and self-efficacy. This empowerment validates personal capability to acquire new skills, improve on existing skills, and increase the ability to communicate their knowledge with peers.


Participants acquire an increased level of understanding around varying levels of ability and equality.


Participants acknowledge capacity building amongst themselves and their group.

Body Awareness

Participants increase their awareness of their flexibility, tone, strength, coordination, and quality of movement.


Participants increase their ability to use their bodies in multiple ways to achieve goals as well as work with others in a safe environment.

Problem Solving and Perseverance

A variety of pre planning and improvisational tasks are introduced for the participants to problem solve and use personal and group resources to find solutions and achieve goals.


A mix of achievable and challenging tasks to increase motivation and perseverance.


A combination of individual, pair, and group games and activities will assist participants in developing trust within themselves and their peers.


Participants are directed and supported in activities, which enable positive risk taking emotionally and physically.

Teamwork/Social Connectedness

Participants are consistently encouraged to work together to achieve a common goal.


Participants learn about acknowledging personal limitations and how to address them by valuing their own personal strengths as well as those of their peers.


Participants are encouraged to offer each other support and ask for help physically, mentally, and emotionally when needed.

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