The Balance & Motion Science Circus explains these principles of balance and motion using circus skills such as tight-wire, equilibristics, peacock feathers, juggling and rolling globe. This is the most exciting program in the educational market. Students acquire a deeper understanding of the principles, and retain the information longer, when they combine the physical experience with the cognitive information.
2nd and 3rd graders and their teachers.
Students employ ‘active learning’ and ‘serious fun’ methods to experience physically how balance and motion work together. Mr. Amazing, the director of AGC!, and his Circus Assistants, lead the fun-tivities. Students learn about balance and motion as independent principles. Educationally, when applied to circus arts, the principles combine to create successful ‘acts’ such as juggling three balls; or balancing on one leg then the other; finding balance and equilibrium with and on another partner; balancing peacock feathers and sticks on their hands, chins and feet; balancing on a tight-wire, and dancing on a rolling globe. The most exciting part of this program is watching the light go on in their eyes when they understand that there is no balance without motion, and that almost everything in life is in motion.
Teachers become our Circus Skill Mentors! Teachers know their students better than we do, and help us help them during the program. As circus educators, we really enjoy the collaboration with teachers.
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.
Up to 50 or approximately 2 classes at the same time.
The simplest and best answer is that the skills we will be teaching your students will be remembered by them for a lifetime. Research shows that children (and adults) learn best when they combine physical learning with cognitive input. And the most recent research has demonstrated that circus arts positively affects the executive function region of the brain in children. This is great news for your children: they will retain more information if they combine their learning with circus arts skills.