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Types of Circus

Balance Board
Balance Board

A balance board is a device used as a circus skill, for recreation, balance training, athletic training, brain development, therapy, musical training and other kinds of personal development. It is a lever similar to a see-saw that the user usually stands on, usually with the left and right foot at opposite ends of the board.

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Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in ... abilities for their second carriers and become performers in the field of entertainment such as the world-famous circus ...

Risley
Risley

A Risley or Risley act (also antipode or antipodism) is any circus acrobalance posture where the base is lying down on their back, supporting one or more flyers with their hands, feet and/or other parts of the body; spinning a person or object using only one's feet.

Slacklining
Slacklining

Slacklining refers to the act of walking or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchors. Slacklining is similar to slack rope walking and tightrope walking. Slacklines differ from tightwires and tightropes in the type of material used and the amount of tension applied during use. Slacklines are ...

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Stilts
Stilts

Stilts are poles, posts or pillars used to allow a person or structure to stand at a height above the ground. Stilts for walking are poles equipped with platforms for the feet to stand on and can be used, depending on the design, with straps to attach them to the users legs or be held in place by the hands of the user.

Tightrope
Tightrope

Tightrope walking, also called funambulism, is the skill of walking along a thin wire or rope.It has a long tradition in various countries and is commonly associated with the circus.Other skills similar to tightrope walking include slack rope walking and slacklining

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Trapeze
Trapeze

Duplex Trapeze refer to any trapeze with two layers of hand bars, one on top of the other such that acrobats can jump from the upper and land (or be caught by a catcher) on the lower. Further reading. Sharon McCutcheon, Geoff Perrem. Circus in Schools Handbook. Tarook Publishing, 2004. (ISBN 0975687409) Hovey Burgess, Judy Finelli.

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Unicycle
Unicycle

A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel. The most common variation has a frame with a saddle, and has a pedal-driven direct drive. A two speed hub is commercially available for faster unicycling. Unicycling is practiced professionally in circuses, by street performers, in festivals, and as a hobby.