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Escuela de Circo Carampa

Carampa Circus School

Full member

FEDEC member since 2000

The Asociación de Malabaristas (A.M.) was created in 1987 as a platform for those who wish to meet, learn, exchange, communicate ideas, share knowledge and experiences and undertake projects in the circus arts. In 1994, the association bought its first circus tent, and started a circus training project called Carampa. 

Carampa has been at the heart of the professional circus training in Spain since 1994. The staff is made up of professional artists, competition level athletes, and teachers with years of experience and a lively and open way of thinking about the training process. 

The Professional training course lasts 2 years and is based on respect towards the students and their aspirations, where creativity, technical excellence, safety, and teamwork are of utmost importance. It aims to prepare students to pass the auditions held by the professional circus schools and to have enough tools to develop their own artistic projects. 

Aside from this programme, Carampa offers a full schedule of youth, leisure and social circus courses, as well as discipline classes for professionals and high-level amateurs. 

The new main tent is a 770m² space, equipped with the best teaching materials, and the secondary tent, 100m², is ideal for theatre, dance, and technical classes for smaller groups.

Carampa is located in an exceptional natural environment within the Casa de Campo Park, the largest urban park in the world.

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Training offered

  • Preparatory and Professional Training 
  • 2-year program. From beginning of October to end of July (1st year), end of May (2nd year) 
  • Full-time 7 hours a day, 9 months a year - 2,300 hours (1,150 per year). 
  • Basic multidisciplinary training and specialty training


Entry requirements 

  • Age: 17 and over 
  • Nationality: unrestricted 
  • Studies: basic compulsory studies (a high school diploma or a higher education diploma is recommended but not mandatory) 
  • Provision of a medical certificate for sports activity 
  • Health Insurance 

Application procedures 

  • Fill in and send the registration form and the required documents 
  • Registration form and deadline are available here.

Selection procedure

  • 3 day audition 
  • Online audition

Audition consists of: 

  • Physical tests (strength and flexibility) 
  • Presentation of an act (maximum of 3 minutes) 
  • Participation in acrobatics, drama and dance classes 
  • Participation in circus techniques classes 
  • Individual interview 

More info here

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Disciplines taught

  • Dance 
  • Floor acrobatics 
  • Trampoline 
  • Acro dance 
  • Physical conditioning 
  • Theater 
  • Juggling/Object manipulation 
  • Aerial techniques (trapeze, silks, rope, hoop) 
  • Handbalance 
  • Hand to hand 
  • Equilibristics (unicycle, tightwire, rolla bolla, walking globe, slackrope, balance ladder…) 
  • Teeterboard 
  • Chinese pole 
  • Anatomy 
  • Circus History 
  • Production 
  • Teaching methods / teaching practice
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Learn more about this member

Founded in 1994


  • Director: Executive Board
  • Educational director: Helena Beatriz Lario
  • Artistic Director: Javier Jiménez

Academic year

From early October to end of July (1st year), end of May (2nd year).

Teaching language

Spanish (standard)


Escuela de Circo CARAMPA
Camino Robledal, 2
Casa de Campo
28011 Madrid


+34 9 14 79 26 02

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  • © Gaby Merz