“The Balance & Motion Circus” explains these scientific principles with circus skills such as tightwire, equilibristics, peacock feathers, juggling and rolling globe.
Age-appropriate for: 2nd graders and their teachers.
How do students learn the principles? Students employ ‘active learning’ and ‘serious fun’ methods to experience physically how balance and motion work. Mr. Amazing, the director of AGC!, and his Circus Assistants, lead the fun-tivities. Students learn about balance and motion as independent principles, but when applied to circus arts, the principles meld to create successful ‘acts’ such as juggling three balls; balancing on one leg then the other; balance with and on each other; balance peacock feathers and sticks on their hands, chins and feet; balance on a tight-wire, and balance on a rolling globe. Once balance has been explored, then motion is explored on our lyra, rolla bolla and employing dance and mime moves to class.
What do the Teachers do during our program? They become our Circus Skill Mentors! Teachers receive a pre-circus Curriculum Guide and are asked to participate as Circus Mentors during skill portion of the program.
How long is the program? 1 – 2 class periods, a half-day or a full-day. We can even spread it out over several days, depending on the size of your school.
How many students can participate in one session? Up to 50 or approx 2 classes at the same time.
What is your fee? Call Mr. Amazing for fees and availability.