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PE 1615: Introduction to Circus Arts

Circus Arts students

The circus arts are an exciting hybrid of art and sport. In this course you'll dive deep into the basics of a multitude of circus disciplines, including juggling, stretching and conditioning, and aerial fabric and hammock. The circus arts have been proven to increase brain matter, develop executive function, improve physical fitness, build strength, and create community. No experience is necessary to participate, and all skills can be modified for different levels of fitness. Please wear clothing that allows you to go upside down comfortably. This class will take place at Circus Culture. All students will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside for class, and will need to sign Circus Cultures Safety agreement.


Course Fee

Students: $345
Community: $375
CU Faculty/Staff: $360

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 

Fee Notes



First class is mandatory.
Students can miss one class and still receive PE credit.


No previous experience.

Drop Deadline

September 4th


Enroll through Student Center or by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or


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Section 1 Schedule




Friday 9/13/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 9/20/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 9/27/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 10/04/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 10/11/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 10/18/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 10/25/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 11/01/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 11/08/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 11/15/24 10:10am to 11:45am
Friday 11/22/24 10:10am to 11:45am

Section 2 Schedule




Friday 9/13/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 9/20/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 9/27/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 10/04/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 10/11/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 10/18/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 10/25/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 11/01/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 11/08/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 11/15/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm
Friday 11/22/24 12:10pm to 1:45pm