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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Flying Gravity Circus?

The Flying Gravity Circus (FGC) is a non-profit youth performance and education organization located in Wilton, New Hampshire. Our mission is to use circus arts as a vehicle for positive youth development and to ignite in children and teens a love for learning, teaching, and performing circus.

  • Where is FGC based?

FGC practices at the Pine Hill Waldorf School and High Mowing School, both on Abbot Hill Road in Wilton, NH.

 

  • When does FGC practice?

The three FGC Troupes practice at different times, throughout the week and on weekends. For more information, please refer to the training calendar at the top left of the page. Extra sessions may be called if needed to prepare for an upcoming performance. Troupers are expected to practice on their own or with friends during the week.

  • What circus activities do the FGC Troupers practice? 

Troupers work regularly on stretching and strengthening, tumbling, acrobatics, human pyramids, rola bola, stilts, low tightwire, rolling globe, unicycles, juggling, diabolo, poi, club twirling, clowning, dance, and improvisation. Aerials such as trapeze, fabric and aerial rope will be entering the FGC program for the first time this spring, pending insurance.

  • Who runs FGC practices and rehearsals?

FGC training and rehearsals are run chiefly by FGC Artistic/Executive Director Jonathon Roitman. There is the possibility that guest coaches will occasionally be invited to come, in order to expand the offerings of the program.

  • How does FGC address safety?

Safety is the #1 priority at FGC. Troupers are carefully spotted when learning any new trick and must pass competency tests on all circus equipment. All troupers sign health forms which alert the director about medical conditions and food allergies; these forms are always on hand. Troupers are responsible for informing the director about any physical issue or injury which may affect training. Liability waivers are required. It is important for participants and their parents or guardians to understand that as with any physical sport, there is always a small risk of accident or injury associated with circus training and performance.

  • What will be FGC’s activities for 2018?

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  • Who can join FGC?

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  • How do you join FGC?

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  • What does it cost to be an FGC trouper?

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  • I am not old enough to be in FGC. Is there another opportunity for me to do circus?

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  • I would love to be in FGC but I don't have the time in my schedule. Is there anothere opportunity for me to do circus with less time commitment?

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  • I am an adult or teenager in the local community and I want to support FGC. How can I help out?

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  • I'm a local adult looking to learn circus skills as a way to have fun and stay healthy. Where can I go?

You can always book a private class with FGC Artistic/Executive Director Jonathon Roitman (director@flyinggravitycircus.org).

Also, check out the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro VT!

  • I would like to book an FGC Performance and/or Workshop for my School/Event/Organization?  What is involved? How much is your usual fee?

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  • Does FGC operate in the summer?

FGC finishes its year in May. However many FGC troupers attend the Silver Lining Circus Camp in Milford, NH or the Circus Smirkus Summer Camp in Greensboro, VT.

  • What is FGC’s history?

In 1999, eleven graduates from the Pine Hill Waldorf School joined with Jackie Davis to found the Flying Gravity Circus. Because they appreciated the opportunities provided by their own school circus (the Hilltop Circus, founded in 1996), they wanted to help other schools start their own youth circus programs. FGC booked residencies in schools that included performances, skills workshops, and mini-circuses created by workshop participants, and it donated proceeds to enable schools to purchase new equipment. These efforts have generated new circus education programs in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Toronto. The original core has grown and moved on, but they have inspired new generations of Flying Gravity troupers who continue to illuminate children’s lives through youth circus.

  • Whom do I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact FGC Artistic/Executive Director Jonathon Roitman: info@flyinggravitycircus.org

 

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