Many that train contortion train themselves, but there is no replacement for a contortion coach teaching you in person. Training with someone regularly means you can more quickly and safely learn skills in contortion. Thankfully there are many options for those wanting to learn contortion in London.
London has a vibrant circus scene and has many shows playing all year round. Because of this, London offers a huge number of performers to both watch perform and learn from.
There are also many great schools where you can learn contortion in London. These range from fixed contortion courses that run over months to weekly drop-in contortion classes. No matter what your schedule or goals are there is a decent variety to pick from.
London is home to the UK’s National Circus Centre for Arts which offers a degree program for those wishing to gain a circus qualification and train full time.
There are many other high quality venues that teach various circus disciplines including contortion. London is also a popular choice for international teachers that travel, so even if there are no teachers that interest you, it’s quite likely there will be a high quality coach visiting throughout the year.
Along with classes many of the teachers at contortion schools in London teach private contortion classes. These are a great option if you’re wanting to get some hands-on help with the poses you’re struggling with, or if you’re worried about getting started.