This is your spot to keep updated on all things happening in the upcoming weeks at the circus school…

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask your instructor or contact Sihka, owner of the Last Carnival school.

10 years in the making. Back in 2013, I moved from St. Louis to Lawrence Kansas and concocted the idea to start a circus school here. After many months of prep work, in January of 2014, we opened our doors to our first students. The school has morphed and changed over the years, and all along the way, I knew this was the best decision I ever made for my career path. I get to help people find strength, joy, and community for a living.
To celebrate 10 years as a school, I decided I wanted to make circus more accessible. This was the push I needed to start The Last Carnival Acrobats Patreon Page. You can run away to the circus with us by becoming a member of our Patreon community. This gives you access to edited for your home viewing circus shows, flexibility training videos, and beginner aerial acrobatics starting today! In the upcoming months, I will be adding more tiers so people can access multiple levels of aerial acrobatics tutorials.
I hope you all visit and share my new project….

Get your Aerial Silks Perfected

We now offer beginner aerial tutorials, so you no longer have to pull out your phone to record in class, all the content we teach in beginner aerial classes is being released and will be available to Patreon “Circus Strong!” members for $15/month

Get Flexible at Home

We now offer flexibility training at home though our easy to follow tutorials on Patreon. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes or do a back bend to start. This is flexibility for any body. Let us help you feel better in your body. These videos are available for $5/month by becoming a Last Carnival Acrobats Patreon “Circus Enthusiast” with new content released monthly.

Celebrate 10 years of The Last Carnival with us

Each month we are releasing newly edited videos from past community showcases. If you were in one of our productions from 2014-2024, or you are just someone who loves to watch circus shows, check out our Patreon page and become an “Audience Member” for $3/month.

aerial acrobatics

There will be class sessions running month to month.

Please be registered at least a week prior to your class to make sure you will be able to participate in the session. Current students’ class spots will be held from month to month. Please let us know if you do not plan to continue classes so we can open that spot for other students. Just a reminder that to have a make-up class you must give us at least 24 hours notice that you will be missing class so that we may contact students on the waitlists to try to fill that spot. If you cannot attend regularly, consider signing up as a drop-in student. When classes are booked full, regular students from aerial basics will be contacted first for drop ins spots and new weekly class openings prior to openings being publicly announced. 

In-Person Training Options :

contortionIf you don’t see a class option on our calendar, it is most likely available in private lessons. Currently we offer weekly classes in aerial silks, aerial yoga, aerial hoop, and trapeze. Those classes are appropriate for teen (15+) & adult students. Wanting to get your kids interested in alternative forms of fitness? Circus arts are great for kids who don’t fit into the traditional sports mold to find a way to stay active, have fun, build confidence, and socialize with other kids. We offer mixed circus arts classes (carny class) for level 2 kids ages 10-14. For beginner kid/teen students 30-45 minute private lessons are suggested to really get the basics down. 


Online Training Options :

Now you can get training no matter your location.  We are offering online training sessions using the ZOOM app. on a private lesson basis.  You can also recieve online training materials on our Patreon page.

Splits TrainingThere are now options available in the following:

-Finding Your Splits

-Flexibility for Any Body


-Aerial Yoga

-Yoga Wheel

Monthly WorkShops:

*Every first and third Sunday of the month we will be hosting a discounted aerial silks class for  queer,trans folks, and allys. This workshop hopes to make aerial more accessible to more people.

Trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming and queer folks are invited to attend an introductory aerial silks class! Class will be taught by Monroe Hanson, a nonbinary athlete and local trans activist with Trans Lawrence Coalition. Monroe is a new instructor and is eager to give back to their community by creating space that removes barriers to access for trans people and allows people to engage with both the art and the vulnerability of aerial silks.
This class can accommodate six people, beginners only, and is specifically trans-inclusive. We want everyone who loves – or wants to love – the physicality of exercise and the challenge of learning new kinds of movement to feel comfortable in this space.
Please ask if you have any questions that your instructors can answer.

Professional Performances:

If you are looking to book circus acts for your event check out our hire performers page!

We will have shows coming for you both locally and regionally and more details will be released as details are finalized with some dates to save.

June 11th – Kauffman Center’s Future Stages Festival

June 20th – Private Event

July 27th & 28th – Community Showcase at Macelli’s in Lawrnce Kansas

August 24th – Bo’s Hog Wild Fundraiser

September 14th – NOTO Live! 

September 20th & 21st – Auburn Town Fair

September 28th – Great Plains Arts and Music Festival

Job Opportunities:

Please send your cirque demo reels and resume to Sihka