July 6, 2014

 Rehearsal Schedule
Please come to ALL rehearsals. They are mandatory & run for 1 hour each (unless noted). If you have a conflict and you told us about it before the schedule was posted, you will be excused. All other absences are unexcused. If you have any new obligations, email them to bruce@circusofthekids.com. The current list of obligations is posted below.

July 6, 2014

 Brandywine YMCA Cast List
Congratulations to everyone who auditioned to be in the circus!

• THIS LIST IS FINAL. No changes, with regards to act assignments or rehearsal times, will be made.
• The practice schedule is listed separtely. Find your name & act below, then find when your act practices.
• YOU MUST SHOW UP TO ALL PRACTICES. Check schedules carefully.
• We tried to write the schedule around your needs.
• Each practice session runs 1 hour (unless specified).
•The rehearsal schedules are also posted at circus.

• Appropriate PRACTICE CLOTHES includes: leotards, shorts, T-shirts, shoes, warm-up or sweat pants. No jewelry.
• If we left your name off this list by accident, do not panic. Send an email to bruce@circusofthekids for your act assignment.
• Be sure to let us know if a name is misspelled. We’ll use these names in the souvenir program and for the credits on the video.
• If your name has ** before it, please see Bruce when you get to practice.
• If you know anyone who wants to join the circus, we still have more positions. Ask them to contact Bruce immediately

BIKE - BICYCLE FOR FIVE (building pyramids on a moving bicycle)
DT - DOUBLE TRAPEZE (2 people working together on a high trapeze)
FABRIC - (climb up 10 to 15 feet on a piece of fabric. Learn ways to tie yourself in and drop)
FIRE - (fire manipulation and fire eating)
FLY - FLYING TRAPEZE (going from a swinging trapeze to the hands of a swinging catcher)
HB - HAND BALANCING (human pyramids)
HIYR - HIGH WIRE (walking a wire 24 inches above the floor)
JESTER - (hula hooping, tumbling, feather balancing -- just plain fun)
LADDER - (simliar moves to TT, LIRA and WEB but done on a hanging ladder)
LC - LOW CASTING (a low flying trapeze {see above} but with a stationary catcher)
LT - LIONS AND TIGERS (adorable -- dressed as wild animals and performing with our wild animal trainer, kids jump through hoops, growl and roll over)
MT - MINI TRAMP (simliar to a gymnastic spring board but doing tricks over people)
QT - QUARTETTE ADAGIO (human rag doll)
RM - RING MASTER/MISTRESS (the person who presents the whole show to the community)
ROLLA - ROLLA ROLLA (a student and a circus coach balance together on top of a board on a cylinder
SKATE - (a student and a coach spin in circles as the students climbs onto the coach in different positions)
SiT - STATIC TRAP (2 Students on a spinning single trapeze)
SwT - SWINGING TRAPEZE (sitting and standing on a swinging trapeze, the student jumps off and catches by their hands and ankles)
TEETER - TEETER BOARD (students stand on one end of a see saw as a big person jumps on the other end and catapults the student into the air)
TT - TRIPLE TRAPEZE (a triple wide trapeze with 2 to 6 people on it)
WEB - SPANISH WEB (a rope with a loop at the top so students can hang by their wrist or ankle)

Samantha Bargren -- JRope
Gabriel Blocker -- Bike
Kate Boughton -- JRope
Angelique Bourgeon -- Rolla
Gabriel Bourgeon -- MT
Sydney Boyd -- JRope
Makenzie Bradley -- Web
Mia Cairo -- JRope
Cadence Christie -- JRope
Tyler Christie -- Globe
Felicia Clarke -- TT
Francesca Clarke -- Globe
Kelsey Clauss -- TT
Jack Cole -- MT
Madden Cole -- QT
Cassedy Conn -- MT
Kenny Ditomo -- Bike
Reina Isabel Doten -- TT
Abigail Doyle -- Teeter
Reese Edgar -- JRope
Maggie Ensslin -- MT
Anna Fleury-Steiner -- Skate
Robin Fleury-Steiner -- JRope
Aidan Fuhs -- Bike
Erin Fuhs -- MT
Cara Furchner -- Globe
Rosalie Geist -- TT
Jake Girms -- Skate
Claudia Grims -- Lira
Mairin Hamilton -- JRope
Fiona Hawkins -- Web
Addikiss Heaton -- Teeter
Tyler Holmes -- Bike
Kairi Kettner -- DT
Isabella Kurach -- Skate
Avery Laur -- Web
Geneva Laur -- Lira
James Laur -- Globe
Samantha Lepre -- Globe
Maya Levine -- Teeter
D\'Angelo Lewis-Harris -- Bike
Lucy Madden -- Skate
Haley Maher -- MT
Lauryn May -- Bike
Ky\'Mani Montgomery -- Skate
Grace Mooney-Doyle -- JRope
Kelsey Mulrooney -- Fabric
Jaeden Norfleet -- MT
Quinn Nowaczyk -- Skate
Tia Oberly -- Fabric
Amil Odom -- Bike
Ana Pardo -- Rolla
Jack Pope -- Globe
Nicholas Pope -- MT
Cindy Redmond -- Teeter
Mathias Reinartz -- RM
Sebastian Reinartz -- Globe
Cole Richardson -- MT
Kalel Roscoe -- MT
Samantha Smith -- JRope
Tessa Streck -- Web
Madelyn Testa -- MT
Audrey Watson -- Globe
Claire Watson -- Globe
Samuel Weiss -- MT
Emily Woznicki -- TT
Julia Woznicki -- Bike
Katherine Yeung -- Lira
Sadie Young -- MT

    January 3, 2012

     CIRCUS GRANT 2013-14
    We award 3 grants each school year to cover the expenses of Circus of the Kids. Click on the link below to learn about the grant.

    April 5, 2011

     New Report On Education
    This is a research project that we commissioned so we could understand some of the problems in education.

    September 29, 2009

     Juggling Workshops
    If you have received mail from us regarding our 1 day juggling workshops, please click on the appropriate link below. Once you receive the download, completely fill out the last page and fax it back.

    September 20, 2007

     Press Coverage
    The Dunwoody Crier
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    May 19, 2007

     COTK Video on the Web

    May 18, 2007

     Emails about the show...
    What a show! I am proud of all the Butler Elementary School circus students and what all of you accomplished in the last 2 weeks. Wow!

    A couple of emails have been shared with me that I thought you might like to read. I guess I am not the only person who is impressed with you what you accomplished.

    Congratulations on a job well done!


    Dear Colleagues

    I just returned from Butler Elementary in Bedfoird where our Parkview students attended the Circus of the Kids show

    What an incredible achievement for the students and the school. The Circus of the Kids organization has, over only several weeks, tranformed Butler students into professional Circus performers.

    When I arrived, I did not know what to expect and was completely blown away by the show. It was big league in every way. A real circus!

    The shows continues through the weekend with a Friday evening performance at 7pm and 2 performances (2pm and 7pm) on Staurday and Sunday.

    Congratulations to Renalee and the Butler staff and community for a truly exceptional school project. In Circus parlance: you have really raised the Bar!

    Hope you can get to see it!


    I have spent my whole teaching career trying to do big things that can be life changing for my students.

    What you have created for your students is a memory that will live in their minds forever... Long after they have forgotten what we have taught them in the classroom, they will remember how this circus made them feel.

    Garry Phillips, my favourite guru says that the number one poverty in a child\'s life is the abscence of enriching life experiences. Today, you enriched a whole community.

    Please help
    COTK by
    donating today

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