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Grade level:

We offer CASPs to children starting in grade 3 through middle school. Students who are age 9 and up typically have the coordination and perseverance to have a positive learning experience with the circus skills we offer. 

We are able to adapt our teaching techniques to suit differences in developmental and physical abilities. We can run play-based programs for grades K-2, and programs more suited to high schoolers. Let us know what you need!

Scheduling:

A CASP typically runs directly after school on one day per week for 5-8 weeks. These blocks are mapped out in advance so schools can select the session that works for them. The CASP Director will work with you to determine the best-fit schedule. 

 

The length of a class is 60 to 90 minutes depending on the group’s age and needs.

 

Space:

We can tailor our program to suit your space, be it a gym, classroom, playground, or other school space.

Circus After School Programs

Kids in FGC’s Circus After School Program (CASP) practice a growth mindset by learning skills which, though they may seem difficult at first, are attainable (and increasingly fun) with steady practice. 

 

During a CASP class, the Circus Coach connects with each student and ends each session with a check-in on how things went. The Coach gives instruction in a wide range of (fun!) circus skills which can include the following (COVID-19 adjustments may apply):

  • basic tumbling (rolls, cartwheels)

  • basic human pyramids and partner acrobatics

  • ball juggling

  • diabolo (Chinese yo-yo)

  • trick sticks (a.k.a. flower sticks)

  • poi spinning

  • rolling globe

  • rola bola (balance board)

  • clowning and character exercises

  • improvisational games

 

 

 

The last day of a session is reserved for a (fun!) Show ‘n Tell for families and friends. It’s more than a class but not a full-blown performance where CASP kids can share (and show off) the (fun!) skills they’ve learned.

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Logistics

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Insurance:

FGC provides a Certificate of Insurance through our carrier naming the school as Additionally Insured.

In-school or multiple-day residencies:

While programs that run during the school day are not officially on our menu, we are building our capacity to offer them. We’d be happy to discuss and custom-build an in-school program for you.

Homeschools:

Homeschool groups work in the same way as school-based CASPs, although we can also schedule them during school day hours. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Cost:

The tuition per CASP is calculated by the number of weeks and the length of each weekly session. Typically the tuition for one child is around $100.  

 

Financial Aid:

FGC works to ensure that no child is turned away for financial reasons and can offer limited aid.

Enrollment:

FGC manages enrollment through our Mainstreet platform. Families simply register online.

Circus skills improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, and the process of learning them promotes self-management, self-confidence, and social awareness. (And did we mention it’s also FUN?)

Interested in bringing the Flying Gravity Circus to your school? Email us at afterschool@flyinggravitycircus.org or call 603-562-6974 to book your CASP today!