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Check out CircEsteem's artistic directors Carlo & Orlene performing at Brilliant Corners with Zoppe Family Circus (including world famous foot juggling)
Then check out several CircEsteem instructors who perform with Chicago's own El Circo Cheapo... Dizzy Lizzy Gifford, the hooper and the juggler in jammies, Brian P. Dailey.
We're thrilled to announce two new upcoming opportunities for your whole family to join the circus.
- Workshop Sundays — Series "kicks off" this weekend with a 2-hour Intro to Foot Juggling
- Winter Circus Camp — School Break + Circus Fun = No Boredom
Foot Juggling for All Ages — 6.NOV: 10 am – 12 pm, Carlo/Orlene Gentile
Chinese Pole for All — 13.NOV: 10 am – 12 pm, Carlo/Orlene Gentile
Hula Hoops – kids — 20.NOV: 10 am – 12 pm, Lizzy Gifford
Hula Hoops – adults — 20.NOV: 1 – 3 pm, Lizzy Gifford
Introduction To Clowning – adults — 4.DEC: 9 am – 4 pm, Anthony Courser
Clowning For Kids: Get Your Silly On! — 11.DEC: 9 am-12 pm, Anthony Courser
Stilt Walking for Families — 11.DEC: 1-4 pm, Colin Creveling
You don't want to miss our Intro to Foot Juggling this Sunday, November 6. Open to all ages, shapes, and sizes.
No one in the Midwest, and only a few people in North America, do (much less teach) foot juggling. Try your hand (foot, actually) at this ancient Chinese art which originated as an exercise to increase soldiers' foot speed. Orlene & Carlo learned antipodism at its source: Wuqiao, China—hailed as the Birthplace of Acrobatics. Interestingly, the Chinese government thinks that they studied foot juggling in China for 9 months because they're spies. They escaped unscathed. However, months after they left, their coach was beaten by State Police. More on that and other anecdotes from time spent living life inside the World Leader of Internet Censorship for those who register.
Winter Circus Camp
We are now taking reservations for Winter Circus Camp. Camp will run 9a–4p December 26-30, 2011.
Like our Summer Circus Camp, Winter Circus Camp is a fun, safe, supportive and place for children 7– 14 to explore the magical and inclusive world of the Circus.
Skills taught may include: trapeze, tumbling, partner acrobatics, clowning, juggling, stilt walking, rolling globe, tight wire, or rolla bolla.
The week will culminate with a show open to family and friends.
See you at the Circus!
Carlo & Orlene Gentile, Artistic Directors
CircEsteem, The Chicago Youth Circus
4730 N Sheridan Road • Chicago, IL 60640
+1 312 731 4242 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Register Now for our Fall Session 2 Classes & Workshops — Circus for the entire family!
Stilt Walking • Pole Climbing • Foot Juggling • Clowning • Trapeze • Tight Wire More Info
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