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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: $315
Community: $395
CU Faculty/Staff: $345

Fee Notes



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

Transportation will be provided from Bartels Hall to Circus Culture leaving ten minutes before the class begins.


No previous experience.

Drop Deadline



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


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Section 1 Schedule




Friday 2/11/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 2/18/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 2/25/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 3/04/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 3/11/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 3/18/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 3/25/22

9:00am to 10:15am

Friday 4/01/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 4/15/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 4/22/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Friday 4/29/22 9:00am to 10:15am
Section 2 Schedule




Friday 2/11/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 2/18/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 2/25/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 3/04/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 3/11/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 3/18/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 3/25/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 4/01/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 4/15/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 4/22/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Friday 4/29/22 10:30am to 11:45am
Section 3 Schedule




Friday 2/11/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 2/18/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 2/25/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 3/04/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 3/11/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 3/18/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 3/25/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 4/01/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 4/15/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 4/22/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Friday 4/29/22 12:00pm to 1:15pm