Children at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts have passed up traditional ways of beating the 100 degree temperatures, like swimming and the beach. Instead, they opted to turn their summer “upside down” – literally – at “Summer Circus Camp!”
This week, the school opened its doors to a sold-out session with thirty students for Summer Circus Camp (2009’s Best of Philly Winner for “Kids Classes”). Youth ages seven to fifteen will learn trapeze, aerial rope, silks, juggling, unicycling, plate-spinning, diabolo, devil sticks, tightwire, rolling globe, rola-bola, clowning and tumbling. Camp also includes dance and performance classes, lunchtimes in the park and games.
Summer Circus Camp is a one-of-a-kind experience that incorporates elements of play, mental concentration, trust, and of literally turning yourself upside-down. Participants will create new friendships, learn new skills, become more receptive to new ideas, build self-esteem, learn team-work, and simply experience pure fun!
During the camp, special guests will include professional circus performers who will perform and speak. Past guests included a sword-swallower, International Jugglers Association Champions, and a sleight-of-hand magician.
At the end of each two-week session, children will perform their very own Circus Show for family, friends and the media. These shows will take place at 2:00pm on Fridays, July 16, 30, and August 13, 2010.
Summer Circus Camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Sessions run July 5 – July 16 (sold out), July 19 – July 30, and August 2 – August 13, 2010. The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts is located at Philadelphia School for Circus Arts, 5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Parking is free in the school lot across the street.
For more information, visit www.phillycircus.com or by call (215) 849-1991.