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Yasmin Baker was featured on Friday Magazine. She is very close to our heart. We consider her part of the family, she was student and instructor at Dubai Circus School and still keep in touch frequently.
We are so proud of her. She is a talented, passionate and warm-hearted young beautiful girl.
Friday Magazine asked her several questions and the answers reflects the love for life and for what she does.
Here we give you one excerpt:
“Meet Yasmin Baker, the first Emirati aerialist
How did you go on failure to being skilled enough to teach it?
When I came back to Dubai, there were no aerial or pole studios, and only a handful of performers around, so my progress was hindered. After two years, suddenly studios started popping up all over the city and I could consistently train a few times a week at the Dubai Circus School and many other studios. That’s how I went from being a beginner to being comfortable on the silks. I won’t call myself an expert because the beauty of aerial silks is no matter how much you train, there’s always more to learn and amazing people to learn from.”
Also you will find wisdom, self reliance and a important lesson here:
” In what ways does aerial skills give performers a sense of empowerment?
Overcoming mental obstacles. Time and again, I’ve seen students doing a move for the first time get stuck at a height I can’t reach and they’re desperate to come back down the easy way. I can’t get them down, and they can’t reverse from where they are, so they have no choice but to grit their teeth, confront their fears and go for the move. Once they accomplish it, the look on their faces is one genuine empowerment that’s elating to see.”
We couldn’t be happier for her and we consider lucky ourselves to have her as our friend.
Yasmin, we love you!
Photo by: Stefan Lindeque
Those who take part in circus activities can reasonably expect to increase their strength,
flexibility, and overall physical fitness; sharpen their gross and fine motor coordination; and,
develop the ability to “present and perform” circus arts.
Put a little bounce in your step! Trampoline classes offer unparalleled fun, all the while helping
students develop spatial orientation and body awareness. Whether you are an avid jumper or
have no trampoline experience, our highly trained instructors are able to meet your needs.
Come, jump with us and reach for the top!
The focus of the class will be on strength building, balance, memory, coordination and flexibility;
this class includes a dynamic warm up that combine physical preparation. The activity on the silk
will focus on transitions, choreography, balances and drops. Hanging point is required to include
this activity in the program.
Aerial Silk, sometimes referred to as ribbon or tissue, is an exceptionally beautiful (and
contemporary) circus art that has recently begun capturing the interest of many! Suspended from
the ceiling by lengths of soft fabric, students experience the thrill of this profoundly exciting
performing art as they sequence through static and dynamic skills.
While a staple apparatus of the circus, in its own right, the Static Trapeze also instills in students a
skill set that is integral to Dance and Swinging Trapeze. Once students become adept at using
the Static Trapeze, they will progress to using the Aerial trapeze.
The Aerial Hoop, also sometimes referred to as lyra or cerceaux, is a dynamic aerial apparatus
that makes use of combined strength, flexibility, and creative movement, while static or spinning.
3. Ground Acrobatics
This activity is the perfect Mix between recreation and challenge, incorporating a massive range
of fun acrobatic moves designed to stimulates and enthrall, build confidence, coordination,
strength and group cooperation, physical preparation includes warm ups, strength, flexibility and
4. Kids Class
Circus fundamentals is an entry-level circus class focused on cultivating the strength, body
awareness, confidence, and personal style needed to unleash your child’s circus potential.
Students will explore trapeze, fabric, hand balancing, partner acrobatics, trampoline, capoeira
acrobatics and parkour. These classes work on building a strong foundation in technique and
artistry while encouraging creative expression.
The activity of moving rapidly through an area in an urban environment, overpassing obstacles by
running, jumping, and climbing.
Parkour can help you build and improve your physical, emotional, and social fitness. Run, jump,
climb, crawl, swing and have fun.
6. Circus body expression
In this class they use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences; they use their
body and senses imaginatively, responding to stimuli and performing skills and also they interact
with others in role – playing.
Working together as pairs, groups, and as individuals, students will increase self-awareness, and
build confidence, grace, and strength as they continue to cultivate their creative potential.
Stretching is a form of exercise that involves controlled lengthening and shortening of various
muscles in your body.
It is frequently performed in association with more strenuous forms of exercise such as aerobics
or strength training.
With stretching the students improve range of motion in their joints, improve flexibility, relief of
stress related muscle tension and increase blood circulation.
8. Moms Fitness
This program is specially oriented to the moms that bring their kids to class.
Instead of sitting waiting, moms could reach their own physical personal goals attending this
We have the best workouts to hit target areas like arms, legs and core.
Also there is a full body workout including strength, cardio and flexibility.
Different types of skills will be explored throughout the Bungee classes.
It is a combination of conditioning routines utilizing body strength, core and lower body
This class uses bungee cords or bands attached to you which main purpose is to increase core
conditioning and Lower body strength.
10. Wall fit
There are many variations of positions that can be performed in a vertical dance exercise while
hanging on a vertical wall; you can run on the wall, swing upside down, jump and much more.
It is a wonderful way to build trust and self-confidence.
The focus is core conditioning but you need a lot of strength and coordination.
11. Capoeira Acrobatics
Capoeira (pronounced cap-o-wai-ra) is an energy Brazilian martial art that combines self-defense
techniques, acrobatics, music and dance.
You will find many reasons why Capoeira is an excellent extra-curricular activity Capoeira teaches
self-control and never violence.
Kids will be very busy moving back and forth, ducking, dodging, spinning, and jumping.
Capoeira classes are much more fun and challenging
Every kid is around other children experiencing respect, discipline, confidence, and friendship.
12. Hand Stand
The art of hand Stand provide the students the opportunity to gain great strength and access the
discipline of precision training.
The student will learn how to achieve the right posture required holding stable handstand.
Students will learn several leg positions while balancing on their hands, heads or elbows.
Balancing canes will be the next level of achievement and will be introduced throughout the term
Dubai Circus school
Address: 14 29a St – Dubai
Phone: 055 483 4554
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Those who take part in circus activities can reasonably expect to increase their strength, flexibility, and overall physical fitness; sharpen their gross and fine motor coordination; and, develop the ability to “present and perform” circus arts.
Our non-competitive, performance-based circus classes offer school-aged children comprehensive education in many areas of physical development.
For example, learning to juggle sharpens eye-hand coordination; unicycle, acrobalance and tight-wire develop core-stability; swinging trapeze and the other aerial arts (aerial silk, static trapeze, aerial hoop) promote overall physical strength and flexibility; trampoline training refines kinesthetic awareness and spatial orientation. Circus arts are guaranteed to be some of the most fun and highly educational after-school activities,
Dubai Circus School’s founders were featured at Scene Arabia Newspaper
Find here a excerpt of this article:
“In an effort to bring circus arts to the UAE’s huddled masses, Colombian Aerial Arts coach Javier Galeano and his wife Marcela Bello founded the Dubai Circus School to cultivate a local talent pool.
In an effort to bring circus arts to the UAE’s huddled masses, Colombian aerial arts coach Javier Galeano and his wife Marcela Bello founded the Dubai Circus School. “[I] arrived in Dubai in 2004 with my wife, colleague, partner, and companion of dreams, with the idea of creating a space for creation and realization of dreams. Combining different physical – artistic disciplines, from scenic arts to circus arts, in order to put them on stage and share our dreams with women, men, and especially children who enjoy our shows,” Galenao recounts. “From that moment, our idea of sharing our artistic knowledge and having the first circus training space in Dubai was born.” ”