By practicing aerial disciplines, young students can develop multi-genre skills. In addition to improving their spatial orientation, fine and gross motor skills, balance, strength and flexibility they also develop life skills such as teamwork, focus, trust and responsibility. What sets circus apart from other sport activities is that circus is not competitive and has an artistic, creative aspect. Another important aspect of practicing circus disciplines, which affects all areas of life, is the need of overcome fears. This is not something that you can take for granted when you are practicing circus arts!   Photo credit: Spilt Sugar Photography