M i n i A r t C e n t e r
Circus, Trainings and Culture
is a newly opened space for contemporary circus arts, social circus trainings and new-circus culture in Sofia town.
We are located in the neighbourhood Orlandovtsi with the address: ul. ”Parva Bulgarska Armia” No. 135, 4th floor.
Google maps direction: https://goo.gl/maps/XH1tAi5ZH78g2Hm29 TRAM: 3, 4 or 18 (Katolicheski Grobishten Park)
Our classes are designed for people from 6-7 years old (1st graders) and up.
We engage in the various disciplines of circus, including Juggling, Handstand/Circus Acrobatics, Trapeze, Spinning Poi and Unicycling.
Classes are suitable for all fitness levels and body types and classes will be adjusted to fit the needs of each skill level.
Mini Art Center is not a circus school, but a circus community place where young and old get good healthy values and find that they can do much more than they think in advance.
Duration of classes: 60min / 120min
Term: 15.01 – 30.06.2023
PRICES AND DISCOUNTS
1 class 20 BGN
Prepaying 4 classes gives you a 10% discount
8 or 12 prepaid classes gives you a 15% discount
Sibling discount 10% for a second or subsequent child in the same family that is enrolled during the same period.
Important: Bring indoor flat sports shoes, wear sports clothing and long hair must be styled with an elastic band!
Period: 15.01 – 30.06 2023 г.
W E E K L Y P R O G R A M
MONDAY 19:00 – 20:00
Handstand & Circus Acrobatics
Turn your world upside down
Think it would be cool to be able to do a handstand? Or can you already do one but want to improve your technique or try out new shapes? We’re here to help! Did you know…Not only does standing on your hands build core and upper body strength, it also stimulates your endocrine system by increasing blood flow to your head.
This helps to boost your metabolism as well as reducing stress hormones. It can also improve your proprioception leading to better balance and spatial perception… an all-round win!
TUESDAY 19:00 – 20:00
Unicycling for Beginners & Intermediates
Our coach is a world-class unicyclist and experienced in delivering unicycle courses for any skill level.
This beginner course is designed and run by experts and accredited by Sofia Unicycle Club, so you can be safe in the knowledge you’ll be getting the best training available. Unicycling works the calf muscles. Defining your calf muscles is a big bonus when you are trying to gain strength and develop a buff body. As you strive and develop balance on the unicycle, it also tones your core muscles. Proper strengthening of the core muscles often improves overall wellness.
Great exercise, Unicycling can make you a better bike rider, its great fun. We have warm-up and stretching in each class.
You will learn how to mount and ride a unicycle freely, get good knowledge in riding slaloms, figure 8, circles/spins and turns, IUF Skill levels, jump onto pallets, ride in pair and group formations. Take part in cycling parades in Sofia town, mountain cycling trips and races. Only you set the limits!!
SUNDAY 15:00 – 17:00
is a surprisingly tough workout, and is great for developing coordination.
There have also been numerous studies on the benefits to the brain of learning to juggle. And it’s a pretty awesome party trick!
Once you’ve mastered the basics, juggling with a partner and learning passing tricks is great fun.
We can teach you to juggle balls, clubs, rings, flower-stick and much more.
Don’t worry if you don’t pick it up as quickly as someone else does – we all progress at our own pace and it just means you’re exercising your brain more!
If you’ve never tried aerial arts before then we’d recommend trapeze as a great starting point for building the strength that aerials require. The bar gives you a place to stop for a rest, and there are some fun moves we can try with the ropes too!
“Don’t let the fear of falling keep you from flying”
The two broad disciplines in trapeze are swinging and static. Our classes are in a form of static trapeze, which means we let the trapeze hang straight down without swinging on it. We focus on making shapes on the equipment and moving through sequences, gradually building your skills as you get stronger and more confident.
Equilibristic discipline, a classic circus prop. Great for developing balance. Once you got the hang of it you can start working on other tricks.
The key to a good life is to have balance and what better way to test your skills than walking along a suspended length of flat webbing tensioned between two anchors, also known as slacklining. If you’ve never heard of slacklining or would just like a few extra tips,
come to our mixed circus classes and get started!
Slacklining helps with focus and stabilization muscles of the hips, knees and ankles. Not to forget to mention, it’s also super fun!
ROLLING / BALANCE GLOBE
The walking globe is a circus skill in which a performer balances atop a large sphere. Various gymnastic or juggling stunts may be performed while the performer moves and controls the position of the ball with their feet and/or hands.
Leading Circus Coach
— Galina Ryom-Røjbek —
Holds a Bachelor in Contemporary Circus Arts from the school AFUK (the Academy For Untaimed Creativity) in Copenhagen, Denmark, she graduated with the disciplines Trapeze, Handstand and partner acrobatics back in 2013.
Since then Galina worked years with the method social circus through the Danish
organisation Cirkus Tværs. She has seen a large part of the different cultures and societies
in the world through countless social circus projects. Galina is a former world champion as a
child in several extreme disciplines within the unicycle world.
In other words, for sure you can learn a lot from her.
“I look forward to practising in different circus disciplines with you, to share both technique and performance skills from the modern circus world, in my classes you can expect warm-up, the main practise of the selected circus discipline, social games, circus theatre and stretching”.
We have a wide range of facilities that are open to students, staff and visitors. We are proud of our welcoming and friendly space, here you find the Mini Art Foundation office, a circus shop where you can buy your own circus equipment’s. We have toilets, sinks and shower, a
stunning community kitchen with all you need for cooking or enjoy your own brought snack.
A circus library filled with both heavy books on circus history, fantastic magazines from Europe about the new-circus culture and its development, to Prass-Press the Bulgarian satirical and current weekly magazine.
Two training halls, 70 square meters each. In one hall Sofia Unicycle Club has its home, here balance skills are trained with an
absolutely stunning view of Sofia city and the Vitosha mountain from end to end as background.
In our second hall, the floor is covered with professional MMA-mats
for acrobatics and handstand classes, here’s also the space for our juggling and slack-line classes, and you can also find fitness equipment such as rings, tumbling air mat, rib rove frame on wall and much more in this hall.
The center has a lounge and photography studio and a guest room for International guests and colleagues.
Mini Art Foundation is a Public Benefit Foundation founded in 2017 in Sofia
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