You'll catch this blur of movement in the corner of your eye, and
then spend however long trying to work out how it's done, how many
objects are being juggled, and more to the point, how many hands.
Learning Through Play
Alight Fingers can also be booked to provide circus
workshops. We call it 'learning through play' because we like
to emphasis those aspects, but it's often called circus skills,
or a circus workshop. We think calling it learning and playing is
simply a much nicer way of looking at it, as well as providing a
happier attitude for approaching these things.
We work with children and adults, at all kinds of events, from circus
parties to corporate
team building. Our clients range from schools and scouts and
guide groups, to corporate events for government agencies, blue
chip companies, and international airlines (yes training two hundred
air hostesses and stewards to juggle was a lot of fun). We provided
the circus workshop for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics.
We do children's (and adults) parties, weddings, hen and stag nights,
and of course we can also be found at fete's, and carnivals and
anywhere else you'd expect to find a little bit of circus. You can
also hire us for one to one tuition
which makes a pretty novel birthday or christmas present.
Photo Courtesy of The National
We work/play mostly around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire,
and Essex. The furthest we've gone so far was for a series of shows
in Latvia, so we can be persuaded to travel. Just get
in touch, and we'll see how we can help.
If you'd like to read my Latvia Diaries, which is the story of
how a Jester and a Juggler amused themselves by traveling to Latvia
in a Ford Transit in the middle of winter to help a bunch of Latvian
Children avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder (amongst other things),
the story has finally made it to the internet .... Balls
to the Baltic - Latvia or Bust
Fancy having a go at learning to juggle 3 balls in the comfort of
your own home, then try our on-line 3
ball juggling lesson.
Of course, remember when juggling in front of your computer, not
to drop things on the keyboard.
Alight Fingers can teach you a whole load of tricks with three
balls and more. And then there's diabolo's and devilsticks, plate
spinning, poi, and of course, the not insignificant matter of how
to balance a chair on your chin. For more details consider booking
us for a juggling and circus skills