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Blue Troupe

Our Advanced Performance Troupe

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About Blue Troupe

Blue Troupe focuses on taking students' circus skills to the next level. Troupers select and train in solo and/or duo acts in one area of specialty, while also training intensively in all areas of the FGC core circus skills.

 

Troupers collaborate in the creation of an artistic and expressive performance which is performed throughout the season at venues across New England and beyond. Blue Troupe performs for schools and camps who are working to start their own Youth Circus programs, and for other circus schools and studios to help them fundraise, and to share our way of working.

Open by audition (contact Jon) to teens in grades 8-12 who have already participated in the Flying Gravity Circus Green Troupe for at least one season, or have the equivalent experience (as determined by the Artistic Director).

FGC Artistic Director and Head Coach, Jonathon Roitman,

runs training and rehearsals, in collaboration with awesome coaches. Extra practice sessions may be called if needed to prepare a performance. Troupers are expected to practice

on their own or with friends during the week.

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Skill Requirements

Strength: Must be able to do 4 out of 6:1 pull up, 10 push ups, 20 sit ups, 10 arch ups, 20 second hold hollow body, 20 second plank on forearms

 

Flexibility: Must be able to do 3 out of 7: Right leg split, Left leg split, Middle split, Bridge with straight arms and open shoulders, Standing touch toes10 seconds, Pike touch toes 10 seconds, Straddle with both elbows down 10 seconds

 

Acro: Must be able to do ALL:

Forward roll, Dive forward roll, Backward roll, Cartwheel, Handstand forward roll, Backbend from standing on cheese mat, Base OR fly 2-high

 

Juggling: Must be able to do ALL: 25 catches with 3 balls, At least 2 tricks with balls, 25 catches with 3 clubs, 10 passes in self self pass with clubs

 

Other Masteries: Must be able to do 3 out of 4:

Tightwire master, Rolla Bola master, Globe master, Diabolo master

 

Other: Must be able to do ALL:

Unicycle master, Be able to perform a one minute solo act in the discipline of your choice, balance either a stick on forehead for 10 seconds, Climb up and down fabric, Star drop on fabric, Up to sitting and standing on trapeze, Gazelle catchers lock, birds nest and angel on trapeze, Back tuck on Trampoline

 

-Have the desire to improve your skills and be good at Circus Arts.

-Be able to work independently in a focused atmosphere.

-Be able to teach basic skills in several circus disciplines in an inspiring manner.

-Have prior experience in a circus class or summer camp, or an equivalent movement activity.

-Possessing the primary attributes of an FGC Trouper:

   - the drive and will to learn new skills,

   -the ability to work well with others

    -the love for learning, performing,  and teaching circus arts.

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Enrollment and Schedule

Fall Season:

Mondays:       7:15-8:15/9 Optional                                    Dance Class at Dance Works

Wednesdays: 4-6pm

Fridays:          6:30-9pm

Saturdays:      3-6pm (no longer on Sundays)

Start Date:     9/14

End Date:      12/10

No classes:    11/21-11/26

Fall Tuition: $1620

Financial Aid Available Here

Contact FGC bookkeeper for payment plans. 

Please review our Financial Policies 

Enrollment Deadline: 9/1

Financial Aid Deadline: 8/12 

Location: Outdoors or at the Circus Studio  at the High Mowing School High School Campus​

Note that Blue Troupe is an advanced performance company with the expectation of year-long commitment: Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Having a solid performance troupe increases the artistic quality of work that the Blue Troupe can attain.