Circus Dictionary

Acrobatics
Acrolite/Acromat
Adagio
Aerial Cube
Aerial Ring/Aerial Hoop/Cerceaux/Lyra
Aerial/aerialist
Backbridge
Backflip
Backsault
Base
Beatboard/Springboard
Bounce Juggling
Bounce Rope/Bounce Wire
Bowl Kicking
Buffoon
Bungee
Carabiner
Casting
Catcher
Chinese Poles
Cloudswing
Clowning
Commedia del Arte
Conditioning
Contact juggling
Contortion
Corde Lisse
Cradle
Crashmat
Devil Sticks
Diabolo
Double Trapeze
Elbow Planche
Fitball
Flyer
Flying Trapeze
Foot Loop & Keeper
Front Split
German Wheel
Ground Acrobatics
Ground-to-air Acrobatics
Guy Wires
Hand Balancing
Hand Loop & Keeper
Handspring
Handstand
Handstand Bench
Handstand Blocks
Happy Cooks
Harness
Hat and Cigar Manipulation
Head Trapeze
High wire
Hoop Diving
Hula Hoops
Icarian Games
Juggling
Ladder

Chinese Poles


Vertical steel poles on which performers climb, slide down, hold poses and jump between. The poles are generally between 3 and 9 metres in height and approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter.



National Institute of Circus Arts

Lunge
Lyra
Magnesium Carbonate (Mag)
Manipulation
Mechanic
Mini-tramp
Neck Loop
Padding
Pitching
Plate Spinning
Poi
Press to Handstand
Pulley/Pulley Block
Pyramids
Ratchet Strap
Rigger
Rigging
Ring/Circle Mat
Rings
Risley
Rolla Bolla
Rope
Rosin/Resin
Roue Cyr
Round-off
Russian Bar
Russian Swing
Scattermat
Shackles
Slackwire
Slapstick
Slings
Somersault
Spinning Bowls/Meteor
Splits
Spotting
Staff twirling
Static Trapeze
Stilts
Strapping Tape
Straps
Strops
Swinging Trapeze
Swivels
Teeterboard
Tightwire
Tirfor
Tissu or Silks
Training
Trapeze
Truss
Tumble Track/Fast Track
Tumbling
Tumbling Wedge
Unicycle
Vaulting Boxes
Web/Spanish Web