Introduction: Phoenix Youth Circus Arts holds classes that are open to home-school kids ages 7-15. At our weekly classes, kids are introduced to all the juggling, balancing, and acrobatic arts and also given the opportunity to put extra effort on the skills that give them special joy. Informal demonstrations at the end of each class introduce kids to circus as a performing art – and opportunities to participate on a voluntary basis in public shows throughout the year are sought and encouraged. 

If you are a home-school family, come and join our central Phoenix group on Thursday mornings!

If you have your own home school group or a public, private, or charter school community that would like a single class or series of classes near to you, write to or call 480-444-8617.

Class prices: A single class is $15. A four-pack of classes (usually in a calendar month) is $45. There are sibling discounts when more than one child from the same family attend the class. Participate in your first class for free! Cash and checks (made out to “TAPAZ-PYCA”) are accepted at the class location.  To use a credit card or ACH transaction and to see a full list of prices for different size families   click here and scroll down to “available tickets”. (Indoor classes in September are priced differently)

ESA funds: families paying with Empowerment Scholarship Accounts will pay a slightly higher fee IF using Class Wallet because of the delays, work, and fees involved in using that system. If you are using an ESA but paying with the usual methods (check, cash, ESA debit card, PayPal) the charges are unchanged.

PYCA tries to maintain a “no-one-turned-away-for-lack-of-funds” policy, so contact PYCA for special arrangements.

Note: TAPAZ (Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona) is an affiliate of the Vitalyst Health Foundation and the non-profit fiscal sponsor for Phoenix Youth Circus Arts.

New Students: If you have not attended a PYCA class before, please complete the online registration/waiver forms. This can be done from a smart phone or a computer in either English or Spanish. Students that have already turned in the registration during the year, do not need to re-register.


Time and Day:  Thursdays from 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Outdoor location: (October – April) Coronado Park: 12th Street and Palm Lane in Phoenix, east of the tennis courts. This is where we meet during the milder months of the year. (In the event of bad weather, we find an indoor site to hold scheduled classes)

Indoor location: (September: see dates below) Core Collective Fitness 902 E McKinley / Phoenix 85006. These classes cost $20 each in order to cover the rent of the space.

Class dates for Thursdays during fall 2023 :

  • September 4-pack (indoors!) : Sept 7, 14, 21, 28 (Core Collective Fitness 902 E McKinley / Phoenix 85006)
  • October 4-pack of classes: October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 4-pack of classes: November 2, 9, 16, Tuesday November 21 (No class on Thanksgiving!)
  • December 4-pack of classes: November 30, December 7, 14, 21

Class dates for Thursdays during winter/spring 2024:

  • January four-pack of classes: January 11, 18, 25, Feb 1
  • February four-pack of classes: February 8, 15, 22, 29
  • March four-pack of classes: March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • April four-pack of classes:  April 4, 11, 18, 25
  • May four-pack of classes:  May 2, 9, 16, 23