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Every'Body's Circus

A collective community collaboration for transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth and their families, including a series of youth circus classes culminating in youth-led workshops and youth-created performance.

Saturdays 11am-12:30pm

TRY-IT DAY: September 10th
 

Fall Session: September 10 - December 10

**Ongoing enrollment through October 15**

No class Nov 26.

Student presentation Dec 10, 1pm.

Winter & Spring Session dates TBD

New Haven Area

Attendance:

A key element in this program is creating a cohesive group with strong sense of trust and connection. Consistent participation is key to achieving this goal, and also to creating a great show/presentation.

Questions? 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Fees:

This is a free program. Tax-deductable donations can be made to the Host Organization to support ongoing expenses. Contact Cynthia for more info.

Youth Info: The Fun Stuff

Calling all show-offs and creative wallflowers ages 11-17 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!

What to Expect

September 10

September 17 (Optional)

September 24 - Dec 10
Official Session 

Special Events

Come try it out! Try your hands at juggling & plate spinning, test your balance with stilt-walking and tightwire, while getting to know some new folx!

Circus Zone at the Newtown Arts Festival. Everyone is invited to participate - come to learn, come to teach, come build community! This is a separate event, if you are interested in participating, please contact Cynthia to be added to the list.

Class time is 11a-12:30p. After the first class we allow students in at 10:30 for self-directed practice and social bonding. Registered participants are expected to attend all class sessions in order to be prepared for the final presentation. Aside from physical or mental health reasons, or a zombie apocalypse, attendance is required on November 5, 12 & 19, Dec 3 & 10. 

Circus Moves and our Program Host Organization (disclosed to registered participants) will have a variety of opportunities for youth participants to build self-confidence by participating in local and regional community events.

Caregiver Info: 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 (Smith, et al, 2018). 

 

In-person group classes meet weekly to form the troupe and train the youth in circus skills as well as teaching and performance techniques. A key element in this program is creating a cohesive group with strong sense of trust and connection. Consistent attendance is key to achieving this goal. Your and your child's commitment to consistent attendance is key to their success and the success of the program. We have a chill-space available for kids who need a break or are having low energy or dark days.

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. 

Made possible in part with the support of:

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