Welcome to Great Lakes Circus Center

Grand Rapids' Circus Arts-Focused Studio

Who We Are


Great Lakes Circus Center is Grand Rapids' new circus arts focused studio. Our goal is to become the leading circus facility for training, professional development, and collaboration in west Michigan. Our mission revolves around providing safe, accessible circus training and professional growth opportunities for youth and adults in a noncompetitive, collaborative, social enriching, nurturing environment.

With a focus on safety, inclusion, and collaboration our goal is to have something for everyone. We offer a variety of weekly recreational classes that are suited for all skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned students, including aerial silks, lyra, aerial sling, dance trapeze, partner acro, flexibility, aerial conditioning, and flow arts. As well as several weekly opportunities to practice your new found circus skills and get to know the many members of our community. 

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What our Community has to say


Lynn L.

Just attended my first class at the brand-new Great Lakes Circus Center and it was fantastic! Friendly staff and a beautiful, welcoming, open space. I cannot recommend this place enough if you're looking for a fun, alternative way to exercise!

Haley W.

The space always feels so warm and welcoming. I never feel like I’m competing for the apparatuses. Everyone is super positive and supportive when I am working on skills. Instructions present are very knowledgeable and can answer any questions I may have!

Kayla A.

Had a blast at their acro jams! The people are very welcoming and helpful- sharing skills, spotting and helping with form. The aerial silks instructors do an excellent job breaking down complex skills and are very supportive. The Lyra instructors create fun choreography to work on in class. They really focus on safety and injury prevention. Highly recommend!

Amelia M.

I have known these excellent instructors for many years now. They have great depth of knowledge and an ability to communicate with different kinds of learners. Safety is very important and they know how to spot properly as well as make sure students are safe as they execute skills in the air. They have provided a supportive, inclusive community that is a joy to be a part of.

Ashely S.

Staff was awesome! Felt very welcomed and encouraged throughout my class! Would be fun for people to try with a group of friends!

Partnerships and Community Involvement

We are proud to support & partner with the following organizations 


A mission-driven contemporary circus program for children 10+ and their families. As a community pilot project, we focus on serving the Grand Rapids Southeast Side and Neighborhoods of Focus, seeking to create and support a thriving, equitable contemporary circus community in West Michigan.

Questions or Concerns?

We are more than happy to assist you with any inquires!
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