It’s not your imagination: The circus — all kinds — is everywhere lately. Has witnessing all that flipping, flying, juggling and tumbling inspired the kids to give circus arts a whirl? New York City is full of professionals ready to help your little daredevil, clown or acrobat learn the skills of the big top (often, in incredible, cavernous spaces). From school break and summer camps to ongoing classes and events — some of which are even free — there’s a circus class out there for your kid. Click through to find where to soar with the greatest of ease!
For Circus When School’s Out: Brooklyn Beanstalk
Brooklyn Beanstalk offers school break and summer camps dedicated to the circus arts. Skills such as balancing on a ball, juggling, walking on stilts, performing pratfalls and forming a human pyramid teach teambuilding, balance, coordination and more. Classes are for kids ages five to 11 and take place this season at the Center for Anti-violence Education in Park Slope.
Does your child do circus arts? Tell us about their experience in the comments!
— Anna Knoebel