Circus Smirkus gives kids a chance to run away and join the circus with their parents' blessings. Since 1987, we have provided a format for youths and adults to collaborate in life-enhancing adventures in the circus arts.
CIRCUS SMIRKUS BIG TOP TOUR:
Our summer Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour showcases the best young talent in the Circus Arts today, selected by audition to share the ring with professional circus artists. It's a complete immersion in circus life, including rigorous training, daily chores, loading in and loading out the Big Top, and performing in over 70 shows in 14 towns in just seven weeks! Circus Smirkus is presented in most towns by a local non-profit youth or community organization. The ticket sales and sponsorships they raise through our performances provide a major souce of income for their programs. Since our founding in 1987, we have raised over $2.1 million for our presenters.
CIRCUS SMIRKUS RESIDENCIES:
Our Smirkus School Residencies are led by one of our experienced coaches, each of whom has specialized training in circus arts and experience in performing and teaching students, faculty, and staff.
In-school and After-school residencies emphasize goal setting and enhancing life and learning skills through circus arts. We provide all the equipment necessary to teach basic circus skills and a curriculum package of circus-themed lesson plans.. Also available: Assembly programs, Summer programs, and One-day programs.
Residency rates vary depending on the number of students and distance from Circus Smirkus. We are currently booking for the current and next school year.