Tumbling & Teamwork
Tumbling & Teamwork is a two-month training intensive for students with a range of learning and socialization challenges. Serving up to 15 youth per session, program participants learn a variety of circus skills, including tumbling, balance, juggling, clowning, and aerial arts while developing their self-confidence and communication abilities. All program activities, including tickets to the Big Top production, are free of charge to participants and their families. Each session culminates with a performance showcase of individual and ensemble acts.
The specific goals of the Tumbling & Teamwork program are as follows:
Provide access to positive role models, new experiences, and opportunities to learn circus skills together with professional artists.
Develop social competencies, including the ability to both trust and communicate effectively with peer team members, to overcome fears and build self-confidence.
Practice circus arts in a supportive environment.
Enable creative expression through conceptualization and presentation of a public performance.