April 14, 2014

 Patron Tickets
Want the best seat in the house? Become a Circus Patron.

* Sit front and center at one of the performances
* Get complimentary refreshments brought to your seat
* Enjoy ice cream at the show
* Go home with a souvenir thank you mug for supporting Circus of the Kids.

Order Patron Tickets at the Souvenir Table for $49.

    April 14, 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.

    This rehearsal schedule is also posted in the gym.

    April 14, 2014

     Cast List Columbia Middle School
    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)

    Tyler Bolyard -- Teeter
    Amanda Bracey -- MT
    Liam Carr -- RM
    Sydni Collins -- SIT
    Zachary corser -- Globe
    Teegan crouse -- Skate
    Tesla crouse -- Juggle
    Carson Daniels -- Teeter
    Aasslexandria DeBaeke -- MT
    Emma DeBaeke -- Globe
    Destiny Dryer -- Fabric
    Jordyn DuPuis -- TT
    Tristin Dupuis -- Globe
    Jennifer Felsner -- DT
    lily fielding -- Teeter
    haden fish -- TT
    riley fish -- Juggle
    Kayle Fowler -- SIT
    Bianca Fulara -- TT
    katy gragg -- Fabric
    Lexie Hall -- Strap
    Taylor Hall -- Fire
    Corey Hamilton -- Fabric
    Delaney Hawkins -- Teeter
    Nolan Heimlich -- MT
    Chloe Kerr -- MT
    Madelyn Kerr -- MT
    Coral Martin -- Globe
    Nicholas Martin -- Juggle
    Monica Mikulen -- Fire
    Danny Miller -- Juggle
    Sydnee Miller -- MT
    Mariah Mosson -- MT
    Aliyah Newman -- Skate
    Maya Newman -- Globe
    Elijah Newton -- Fire
    Kate O\\\'Neil -- QT
    Alexander Olney -- Skate
    Reyna Oudekerk -- MT
    Clohie Plummer -- Globe
    Melissa Plummer -- MT
    Allyson Ratcliff -- MT
    Kaleb Revere -- Juggle
    Myla Speidel -- Web
    Lindsey Sullivan -- Strap
    Sydney Sullivan -- Web
    Jackson Tenut -- MT
    Noah Tenut -- TT
    Dylan Vernor -- Juggle
    Patricia Vernor -- MT
    Isaac Webb -- Globe
    James Webb -- TT
    Nina Webb -- TT

      April 14, 2014

       Excused Absence List - Updated 4/16 @ 4:15 pm
      To help you meet prior commitments and allow you to be in CIRCUS, we will approve 3 excused absences and will try to schedule some of your rehearsals around prior commitments.


      We will schedule your circus rehearsals around a maximum of 3 obligations between auditions and show time. If we are not able to schedule around your 3 obligations, you will be excused from circus practice, with no penalty, to meet your other obligations.

      You may list additional obligations but they will be treated as optional times. If it is possible for us to schedule around them, we will. However, if we cannot, you are required to be at circus practice.

      This list needs to be accurate and stay current for it to be effective. You may change your obligations by email (bruce@circusofthekids.com) as long as the rehearsal schedule for the day you want to modify has not been scheduled or posted. Please put SCHEDULE CHANGE in the subject line. Sorry, but we do not excuse an absence after the fact.

      You only get 1 emergency to miss a rehearsal. This is for an unforeseen situation that you have to deal with. More than 1 unexcused absence jeopardizes your position in CIRCUS.

      Mass rehearsals are mandatory and they cannot be scheduled around. In addition, please do not request time off on the day before dress rehearsal or on dress rehearsal day.

      ---- end of policy ---

      WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE -- it is the list of times I am scheduling you around to get you here and allow you to meet your other obligations.

      1) R = Thursday, N=Sunday
      2) An * is an unknown time (i.e. *-6 means you cannot be here until 6)
      3) We desginate specific dates by listing a day followed by a number (i.e. R2 is the second Thursday).
      4) Times listed in parenthesis are optional.

      Week 1: April 16-22
      Week 2: April 23-28

      AGAIN -- THIS_IS_NOT_THE_REHEARSAL_SCHEDULE. The rehearsal schedule is posted above this list.

      Tyler Bolyard W1 *-6, R1 F1 M1 T1 *-5
      Sydni Collins F1 4-6, M1 6-*
      Carson Daniels W1 *-7, (M1, T1, W1, R1 F1, *-5)
      haden fish R1 T1 6-730
      riley fish R1 M1 6-730
      Kayle Fowler F1 530-830, R1 530-815, S1 1230-715
      Bianca Fulara S1 12-*, W1 *-6:30, (R1*-5, F1*-6, M1*-5, T1*-5, R2*-5, F2*-5)
      katy gragg R1 7-10
      Lexie Hall R1 7-845, T1 6-* (M-F *-5, W1 *-6:30)
      Taylor Hall M1 W1 5:30-7
      Corey Hamilton F2 330-830a
      Delaney Hawkins F1 4-*
      Coral Martin T1 6-7:30, R1 6-7:30, T2 6-7:30,
      Nicholas Martin R1 3:30-5, R1 7-8, T1 6-7:30, R1 6-7:30, T2 6-7:30,
      Monica Mikulen M0 515-715
      Mariah Mosson T1 630-730, T0 630-730a
      Kate O\'Neil W1 6-730. R1 F1 530-8, S1 10-3 445-7, (M1 6-730, T1 330-445)
      Reyna Oudekerk Sat1 2:30-3
      Myla Speidel W1 3:30-4:30, S1 12:30-2:30 & 4:45-7
      Noah Tenut R1 6-730
      Isaac Webb M1 515-1045
      Nina Webb R1 4-645, F1 5-745, S1 12p-645

        April 14, 2014

         Welcome to our new friends at Columbia Middle School
        Hi and welcome to Circus of the Kids.

        I will be posting information here from now through show time so be sure to check regularly for updates.

        By 6 AM I will post the Cast List and rehearsal schedule for tomorrow. Only children who have been registered on the Circus of the Kids web site will be allowed to practice. If you have still not registered, please click on the link on the right.

        Remember if you have any schedule obligations not listed above, please email them immediately and I will attempt to work around your needs.

        Welcome to CIRCUS, I hope you have a great time!


          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
          copy this link to see this article:

          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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          Columbia Central High School

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