A letter from Flying Gravity's Board President, Sean Hamblett
Dear FGC Families,
As the Flying Gravity Circus Board President, I wanted to take a moment to reach out and let you know that the team at FGC is working diligently to find new innovative ways to bring circus training to you. With a dramatic shift from in-person to distance learning we have had to overcome many challenges.
I have been around this organization for several years and have seen this group of amazing people accomplish some amazing feats. Once again they have risen up to the task before them, figuring out how to transform our in-person class to safe virtual training. The team has gathered information and advice from our circus friends from around the globe to ensure the content you receive is as high quality as you're accustomed to, and they continue to look for new and innovative ways to keep circus exciting, rewarding and enjoyable regardless of the current circumstances.
We do this because of our love of circus and the circus arts, and as part of our mission to spread circus to all who are interested. Sharing circus is part of who we are, and we will continue to provide classes and training to the best of our ability.
In that light I would like to remind everyone that FGC operates as a non-profit, and like other non-profits, the circumstances we find ourselves in now put enormous pressure on our organization. What we would like to ask, is to think about how much our organization means to your family, and what your world would look like if we were unable to continue operations. Given that possibility we ask you to consider this season’s tuition an investment in FGC’s future. With your help and our efforts to reorganize our financial strategies, we plan to continue sharing our love of circus with you and your family for the foreseeable future.
To that end, I can say that my family intends to have our daughter’s Blue Troupe tuition be an investment in FGC’s future, knowing that FGC’s Board and administrative team will continue their efforts to ensure the survival of FGC.
Thank you and may you all be well and stay safe.
President, FGC Board of Trustees
Silver Lining Circus Camp
The FGC team has been in close discussion with our circus education colleagues around the country, as well as listening to advice from the YMCA, American Camping Association, the CDC, state and federal governments, and the pandemic task force of AYCO and ACE.
Given the many complexities and challenges of hosting a camp during the pandemic, we have decided we will not hold in-person Silver Lining Circus Camp this summer.