Join the circus and perform under the big top this summer
NEW PALTZ -- The National Circus Project's Summer Circus Academy will be held again for two weeks on the State University of New York at New Paltz campus this summer, from July 12-23. However, this year circus camp training will culminate in a circus performance under the "big top," starring the camp participants at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24.
For the first time in its six years at the college, the circus camp will be held under a real, outdoor big-top circus tent, complete with center ring, located in the heart of campus on the Parker Quad. This camp is an intensive immersion in the world of circus training. Circus Academy coordinators and trainers are professional circus performers from around the world.
The camp accepts participants ages 8 and up, and will teach juggling, unicycling, tumbling, clowning, stilt-walking, tight-wire, aerials and much more in a non-competitive, physical atmosphere. The circus trainers also encourage adults to register for this professional circus camp training.
This year's performers/trainers include a Coney Island sideshow contortionist and a Buffalo Bill look-alike, who is a master of Western rodeo roping. World-renowned Chinese gymnast, Yang Xiao Di, and Ann Dorwin, a professional aerialist for more than 20 years, will be coordinating daily events for the circus camp experience.
For more information and to register, contact Jennifer Piren, director of Conference Services at SUNY New Paltz, at (845) 257-3033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, address and phone number, and Conference Services will send you a registration form.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.