Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School had a circus club from fall 2019 until the pandemic caused the closure of schools in March 2020. 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. Plans for the club to participate in many school events during the spring of 2020 had to be canceled, of course.

We are all set to revive the club in the 2021-2022 school year; however, the Phoenix Elementary School District is not allowing extra-curricular activities from outside entities such as PYCA to take place due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. So for now, enjoy these pictures from BC (before covid).