For those of you looking for an exercise class that is a whole lot more fun than sitting on a bike for an hour, then why not try circus classes? There are a variety of different activities that you can take including silks, trapeziums and aerial hoops. All of which make a great alternative workout, so here we give you some of the best places to go in Barcelona to exercise, have fun and learn something completely new in a circus class!
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La Central del Circ
La Central del Circ is a huge space of 3,000m2 used for the circus arts and artistic projects near Parc del Forum in Barcelona. The centre has great resources for both amateurs and professionals with creative spaces where you can practice and train. They also offer a range of classes and workshops for companies to encourage team work and where you get the chance to be taught by professional artists in a variety of skills. Address: Moll de la Vela, 2
Pole Dance BCN
Another great option to learn circus skills in Barcelona is Pole Dance BCN, who have been teaching circus skills and pole dancing since 2012. Here you can not only take classes in pole dancing, but also aerial silks and aerial hoop. The classes are aimed at all levels, last 90 minutes so you get plenty of time to practice and help to improve your strength and flexibility. Address: Carrer de Rocafort, 250
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Onair is a school located in Poblenou that teaches and specialises in different disciplines in aerial dancing. The school offers a variety of courses including silks, trapezium, hoops and acrobatics. You can take 1 to 3 classes a week and you’re sure to find a time to suit you as they offer classes at various times throughout the day. Onair also offers aerial fitness classes to work on your strength and flexibility where you use your own body weight with different aerial equipment. Perfect for anyone who wants to start out or anyone looking to improve their flexibility, strength and resistance. Address: Carrer de Pere IV, 99
Have any questions about these classes? Or perhaps you have another place that you’d like to add to the list? Get in touch and let us know by commenting below!
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