July 22, 2017

 Patron Seats
Want the best seat in the house? Be a Circus Patron.

* Sit in the front row at one of the performances
* Get complimentary refreshments brought to your seat
* After the show you can get your photo taken with your favorite star.
* If purchased on or before Wednesday, your name will be listed in the Patron section of the Souvenir Program thanking your publicly for your support.

Order Patron Tickets at the Souvenir Table for $49.

    July 22, 2017

     Rehearsal Schedule
    ALL rehearsals are mandatory. They are physically demanding. I suggest circus campers go to bed earlier than their normal bedtime.

    Each session runs for 1 hour (unless noted). If you have a conflict listed in the Excuse Absence list (below), you will be excused to meet your other obligation. All other absences are unexcused. If you have any new obligations, email them to bruce@circusofthekids.com.

    If you do not see the current schedule, please refresh your browser.

    July 22, 2017

     Cast List for the Springfield JCC
    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).

    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 your name is misspelled. We copy these names into the souvenir program and onto the DVD credits.
    If your name has ** before it and/or if you are an ALTERNATE please contact Bruce ASAP.

    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 and learn how to tie yourself in and drop)
    FIRE - (fire manipulation and fire eating)
    FLY - FLYING TRAPEZE (flying 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 performed on a hanging ladder)
    LC - LOW CASTING (a low flying trapeze {see above} but with a stationary catcher)
    LIRA - (a slow spinning aerial act where kids sit, stand and hang in a variety of visually pleasing positions)
    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 (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)
    TUMBLING - Includes several activities including tumbling, pyramid building, peacock feather balancing and hula hooping.
    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)

    Some older campers are assigned to 2 acts. They need to be at all scheduled rehearsals for both acts.

    Madeline Acker -- QT
    Madeline Acker -- MT
    Nava Berezin -- Bike
    Adeline Berke -- HiYr
    Anja Berke -- HiYr
    Aneliese Courtemanche -- LT
    Madeline Courtemanche -- Web
    Madeline Courtemanche -- Skate
    Mariposa Dellarosa -- HiYr
    Laila Ford -- TT
    Laila Ford -- Bike
    Kol Greene -- LT
    Talyah Greene -- Web
    Talyah Greene -- Skate
    mackenzie hartnell -- RM
    mackenzie hartnell -- Bike
    Hannah Keeney -- DT
    Hannah Keeney -- MT
    Ethan Klotz -- LT
    Rachel Klotz -- MT
    Owen Lazarus -- HiYr
    LeTao Mao -- MT
    Makayla Rivera -- Rolla
    Makayla Rivera -- MT

      July 22, 2017

       Welcome to our new friends at the Springfield JCC
      Congratulations, you joined the circus! This experience is wildly unique -- something you will remember for the rest of your life.

      To keep you in the loop, I am posting information here from now through show time so be sure to check regularly for updates.

      By 2:15 PM Sunday (today) you will find the Cast List and rehearsal schedule posted above. Only young people who are 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 below, please email them immediately and I will attempt to work around your needs.

      Welcome to CIRCUS! You are going to have an awesome time!


        July 22, 2017

         Obligation List (excused absences)
        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.

        Full cast rehearsals are mandatory. They cannot be scheduled around. In addition, please do not request time off on the day before dress rehearsal, on dress rehearsal day or on show days.

        ---- 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.

        Rehearsal times are below the following list.

        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.
        5) Please clear your calendar starting the day before the performances. We can not work excused absences around show time.

        Week 1 begins: Jul 23 (Sun)
        Week 2 begins: n/a
        Week 3 begins: n/a

        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.

        Makayla Rivera M1 6-830, T1 6-830

          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.

          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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