Friday, November 4, 2011

CircEsteem-One Day Circus Workshops for The Whole Family Start This Weekend!

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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.
    1. Workshop SundaysSeries "kicks off" this weekend with a 2-hour Intro to Foot Juggling
    2. Winter Circus Camp — School Break + Circus Fun = No Boredom
    Workshop Sundays

    Foot Juggling for All Ages6.NOV: 10 am – 12 pm, Carlo/Orlene Gentile
    Chinese Pole for All13.NOV: 10 am – 12 pm, Carlo/Orlene Gentile
    Hula Hoops – kids20.NOV: 10 am – 12 pm, Lizzy Gifford
    Hula Hoops – adults20.NOV: 1 – 3 pm, Lizzy Gifford
    Introduction To Clowning – adults4.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 Families11.DEC: 1-4 pm, Colin Creveling

    Class size is extremely limited (usually 6-8 slots). 
    All workshops require Pre-Registration. 
    Download Registration Form. 
    View Full Workshop Details & Descriptions.

    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

    Register Now for our Fall Session 2 Classes & WorkshopsCircus for the entire family!
    Stilt Walking Pole Climbing Foot Juggling Clowning Trapeze Tight Wire More Info

    CircEsteem… celebrating 10 years of uniting youth from diverse backgrounds and building self esteem.

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