Social Circus Classes

Big Brothers Sat, Jun 25, 7:30-9:30p

Big Sisters Sat, July 9, 7:30-9:30p

We are so excited that you’re interested — if you have questions not answered on this page, please email

Required Waiver

Please arrive 15 minutes early to find the location and fill out our liability waiver before class time. You can also fill out our waiver in advance by our waiver and bringing it with you to class.

**Those under age 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign off on their safety waiver.**

Masks are required when Austin is in Stage 5 of Covid restrictions. Austin’s Stage Tracker can be found at this link. All of our staff has been vaccinated.


What is the age limit?

Our outreach program is for 11-17 year olds. For these special classes, mentors of any age are ALSO encouraged to participate.

Where is it?

Your class will be held at 11797 Rim Rock Trail, Austin, TX 78737. Drive through the gate and park along the driveway. The rig will be on the left side before the building.

What should I wear/bring?

All participants should wear form-fitting athletic clothing that covers the back of their knees (no jeans, no shorts). Yoga or dance style clothing is recommended.

Bring water! We are an outdoor facility and recommend staying hydrated during class.

What is the weight limit?

Due to physical spotting limitations for flying trapeze (not rigging limitations), we have a maximum weight limit of 225lbs, however there are exceptions, please message for any clarifications.

What can I expect?

Our programming promotes lessons of perseverance and a sense of community at every step. Every class will include:

  • Social Circus Games / Emotional check-in’s
  • Group Warmup
  • Flying trapeze experiences 24ft in the air!
  • Guidance and safety from our trained coaches
Check out a trick from Gaby (a teen who has been practicing aerials for several years)

What is
Uprise Circus?

Uprise Circus is a nonprofit social circus organization.

Social circus is an intervention tool that uses circus arts for fostering personal and social development. It uses alternative pedagogical methods to work with youth who are marginalized or at social or personal risk.

Over the past two decades, members from the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) have learned about the power of circus arts to play an effective role in accelerating youth and community development. Social Circus practitioners support participants as creative change-makers through the collective development of self-esteem, solidarity, and trust.

Our expertly trained staff and volunteers primarily serve underserved teens who are low-income, part of the LGBTQ+ community, and have diverse abilities, through flying trapeze experiences.

Additionally, Uprise Circus hosts private classes, corporate events, and trapeze parties for which all funds collected are allocated to their programs supporting disadvantaged teens.

As a result, we give children the chance to rise up to their true potential.