It’s not your imagination: The circus — all kinds — is everywhere lately. Has witnessing all that flipping, flying, juggling and tumbling inspired the kids to give circus arts a whirl? New York City is full of professionals ready to help your little daredevil, clown or acrobat learn the skills of the big top (often, in incredible, cavernous spaces). From school break and summer camps to ongoing classes and events — some of which are even free — there’s a circus class out there for your kid. Click through to find where to soar with the greatest of ease!

For Circus HQ in Queens: Circus Warehouse

For all things circus in Queens, Circus Warehouse is the place to be. In its Saturday Kid's Circus class, students ages 7-11 can learn everything from tightwire walking, juggling and plate-spinning to tumbling, aerial arts and clowning. Kids ages 10 and older can take flying trapeze classes on weekends.

53-21 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City

photo: Circus Warehouse

Does your child do circus arts? Tell us about their experience in the comments!

— Anna Knoebel