Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA) isn’t clowning around when it comes to circus!  They are organizing a full day off family fun in celebration on WORLD CIRCUS DAY on Saturday, April 21, 2012. From social media, to an art contest, to a special open house, World Circus Day activities will celebrate and promote circus as an artform. All activities are free, unless otherwise noted below.

* Ladies and Gentleman — HIGH FLYING ONLINE FUN

PSCA will host giveaways, trivia and contests on Twitter and Facebook between 9am and 7pm on Saturday, April 21. “Like” and “Follow” Phillycircus and stay tuned!

* Boys and Girls — CIRCUS ART CONTEST

PSCA will give a special FREE prize for every child who brings in a picture, coloring, poem or story inspired by PSCA or circus arts. Submissions should be given to the Front Desk staff, or faculty members. Ite ms will be posted inside PSCA later in April. Select pieces will be posted on PSCA’s social media pages. Entrants must have the child’s name, age, legal guardian’s name, signature and phone number on the back. This signature grants PSCA permission to use the child’s first name and the image. Entries can be brought in anytime between now and Saturday, April 21, 2012.


PSCA’s studio will be the setting for a special movie screening, live performances and open house. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with lite snacks and refreshments. Faculty members and performers from Airplay Entertainment will perform ground skills and aerial feats. Performances will be followed by a screening and discussion of Circus Dreams, a documentary about a troupe of teens and tweens who astonish and delight audiences around New England on the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour. Festivities start at 7:00 PM, with lite food and refreshments. Admission is only $5.00 per person. Advanced tickets can be purchased here. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

WORLD CIRCUS DAY is initiative of the Federation Mondiale du Cirque, an organization spearheaded by Princess Stephanie of Monaco, whose mission is to celebrate and promote circus arts. Organizations worldwide are participating.

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