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”.

 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.

COVID-19: The covid pandemic does not appear to be as much of an issue in 2022-2023 as it was in previous years, but we still have to  pay attention to the local transmission level and respond with appropriate safety measures if needed. We do most of our work outdoors, but we work in very close proximity to each other. Please check in advance if you have specific concerns. Our goal is to be as prudent as possible and still have a vibrant and fun circus arts experience.

New Students: If you have not attended a PYCA class before, please download the two-sided registration/waiver form and send it to Jens via email or bring it with you to your first class. Or, you can fill a form out before starting class when you arrive. 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 8, 15, 22, and 29) Fit Phoenix 902 E McKinley / Phoenix 85006

Class dates for Thursdays during fall 2022 :

  • September 4-pack (indoors!) : Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 (Fit Phoenix 902 E McKinley / Phoenix 85006)
  • October 4-pack of classes: October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November 4-pack of classes: November 3, 10, 17, Tuesday November 22 (No class on Thanksgiving!)
  • December 4-pack of classes: December 1, 8, 15, 22

Class dates for Thursdays during winter/spring 2023:

  • January four-pack of classes: January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February four-pack of classes: February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March four-pack of classes: March 2, 9, 16, 23
  • April four-pack of classes: March 30, April 6, 13, 20
  • May four-pack of classes: April 27, May 4, 11, 18