Circus and Aerial industry blog UK

  1. Job Vacancies at Firetoys

    FULL TIME DESPATCH OPERATIVE POSITION AVAILABLE – SHOREHAM BEACH Posted: June 2023Start date: July 2023Type: Full Time PermanentLocation: BN43 5HZ We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Dispatch Operative to join our lovely team in Shoreham. This would be a full-time permanent role. Duties will include but not limited to the following: The role […]
  2. Tying Dual Colour Aerial Silks

    Dual colour aerial silks can be an incredible showpiece or just an added bit of personality to your training. In this article, we’re going to show you how to rig your aerial silks when using two silks side by side. What you’ll need: 2 aerial silks (we’re using the Firetoys medium stretch silks in the […]

  3. Customer Referral Scheme Terms & Conditions

    Please read these terms and conditions in their entirety before participating in the customer referral scheme. Participation in the scheme requires acceptance of these terms – if you do not wish to accept these terms then please do not participate in the scheme.  “Firetoys” refers to Firetoys Limited, Registered office address: Unit 1 Harbour Trading Estate, Harbour Way, Shoreham-By-Sea, England, BN43 5HZ. The use of the […]

  4. How we build Aerial Hoops

    All of our aerial hoops are built according to high standards and tested to destruction on a regular basis. Each type of hoop has a Working Load Limit (WLL) based on its materials and construction. To give you a WLL, we use an industry standard and apply a Factor Of Safety (FOS) to the deformation […]

  5. Aerial Hoop Taping service

    When you’re buying a new Firetoys aerial hoop, we can tape it for you! The primary reason is to add grip. When you’re on a hoop working up a sweat, the last thing you want to worry about is slippery hands.

  6. Aerial – Practicing at home vs at a studio

    Learning on your own vs in a studio  As more and more people get into aerial and circus the more resources are being made to support these people. Resources like books, videos and podcasts! We are seeing more and more instructional videos appearing online and in an industry with little standardisation and regulation it can be hard […]

  7. Aerial Hoop Fundamentals for Beginners

    Thinking of getting into aerial hoop? You have questions we have answers. What is Aerial Hoop? Developing and changing over the years aerial hoop has become a fundamental part of most modern circuses. When most people think of aerial hoops they picture crowds and choreographed routines. Recently it’s grown as a hobby, with talented artists […]

  8. Which Fire Poi are Best for You?

    Best For Beginners When people pick up their first set of poi, it’s usually because they want to spin fire, or they’re experienced in flow arts and want to learn a new prop. Spinning fire when you’re a complete beginner isn’t recommended, and fire and fuel safety should always be followed. Never spin fire alone […]

  9. Firetoys Coronavirus Cleaning Guidance

    With many studios and training spaces beginning to open up to limited numbers of people over the coming months, these are Firetoys’ recommendations for how to keep your equipment as low risk as possible. Disinfecting your shared apparatus for the COVID-19 virus involves the use of high temperatures or harsh cleaning agents like bleach, alcohol, […]

  10. Firetoys Cork Peanut massage balls

    It’s important to look after your body when you’re training aerials. The unique shape of a peanut massage ball means you can relieve all the same areas as with a traditional massage ball but often in a more targeted way. This means areas that aerialists frequently have trouble with like the forearms, shoulders, and triceps. […]

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