September 10 - December 10
9/10 is Try-It Day
New Haven Area
Exact location will be provided
to registered participants.
Every’Body’s Circus is a collective community collaboration for transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth and their families including a series of youth circus classes, youth-led workshops, and a youth-created performance. Participant privacy and safety is our #1 priority and all program and participant details are confidential.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Session 1: 9/10 - 12/10 Ongoing Enrollment
Made possible in part with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA and the Upper Albany Neighborhood Collaborative.
The Fun Stuff
Calling all show-offs and creative wallflowers ages 10-17 for a performing arts experience like no other!
Learn the basics of circus skills:
...juggling! ...acrobatics! ...balance! ...physical theater! ...& more!
Add your own flair for expression:
...skate board? ...hover board? ...trumpet? ...magic tricks? ...poetry?
Put it all together to create a show like no other:
...thrills, chills, & laughter? ...activist message? ...musical? ...all that and more?
More of a behind the scenes kind of person?
Be the stage or prop manager! Like music? Be the DJ!
By youth, for youth- it’s all up to YOUth.
No experience necessary, all abilities are invited.
There is a place for every'body!
The Smart Stuff
This is a youth-development program which uses evidence-based programming structured to address self-esteem, positive body image, and social-emotional skills competence. Circus arts programs provide a physical activity environment in which transgender and gender expansive youth experience a sense of belonging.
The program will take place Spring 2022, culminating in June to celebrate Pride Month. In-person group classes meet weekly for a duration of ten sessions to form the troupe and train the youth in circus skills as well as teaching and performance techniques. The young artist-athletes will then lead two workshops: one for children or youth in YGP that did not participate in the program and one for friends and family. The grand finale will be one youth-created performance, open to the public. The performance will live-stream on Zoom for community members who are unable to attend in person.
Classes will meet in-person and follow state, local, and facilities mandates and recommendations for COVID-19 safety.
Target population for circus classes includes youth/young adults who identify with transgender or gender expansive experience.
Classes include adaptive activities for individuals with diverse physical, cognitive, and developmental needs.