EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Circus Club

We are back!

Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School re-started its circus arts club almost two years to the day after the pandemic caused the club to stop meeting in March 2020. We have 25 students from grades 3-8 involved.

When: Wednesdays from 1:45 – 3:15PM

Where: The Emerson Gymnasium

What: Students learn juggling of many types; balancing on tight-wire, rola-bola, stilts, unicycle, rolling globe; and acrobatic forms such as tumbling, human pyramids and mini-trampoline. Students work individually and in groups with experienced performer/artist/coaches.

Five students from our 2019-2020 club were quickly activated to represent Emerson for a public performance at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Phoenix Elementary School District on March 26th. We look forward to more opportunities to integrate the circus club fully into the school community

Students who wish to be involved but have not yet turned in a registation/waiver form should pick one up in the school office. OR you can download a waiver and turn it in to the office. Also available is a waiver in Spanish.

Questions?: Call or text Jens at 480-444-8617 or write to jens@phxyouthcircus.org

Circus Camp in June: Students in the circus club this spring will have priority in attending the circus day camp in June. Principal Lodato is once again arranging grants that will allow some Emerson students to attend for free. More information about the camp program and schedule are here.

During the 2019-2020 school year, the club was supported by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts as well as tax-credit donation from friends of PYCA (thank you!). In that time, the students performed at the holiday arts concert in December 2019 and also at the Coronado Home Tour Festival in February 2020.