First Circus College in USA

First Circus College in USA

First Circus College in USA to Take Shape in Philadelphia If you are a circus performer living in the US, there are many circus schools to choose from.  However, none of them offer a state recognized diploma like those that exist abroad.  For those looking to get serious about elevating their craft, all of that is about to change. In 2014, a board of directors was formed and a strategic plan was put into place to create a circus college in Philadelphia.  Its name is Circadium and its goal is to prepare students for successful performing careers.  The curriculum consists of vigorous physical training as well as entrepreneurial education. Their list of contributors includes experts from various disciplines. As a fellow juggler myself, I immediately recognized two big names from the juggling world: Greg Kennedy and Jay Gilligan! On August 29th, a Circadium Kickstarter campaign was started with the goal of raising $50,000.  One month and four days later, and with the help of...
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Can Anyone Learn How to Juggle?

Can Anyone Learn How to Juggle?

Can anyone learn how to juggle?  The simple answer is yes.  If you're able to toss and catch a small object with one hand then you can learn how to juggle.  It's more a question of whether or not you want to juggle. We all have the same experience at the beginning.  First, you pick up a couple beanbags, oranges, or whatever small thingies are laying around.  You start tossing them around and within the first ten seconds, you've dropped a couple of them on the floor.  You pick them up and try again, only to drop them a second time.  Then you try one more time and, of course, you drop again.  This is the moment of truth.  This is the crossroads that determines whether or not you will become a juggler. Most people reach this point and then say, "I can't do this.  It's too hard."  The continuous dropping feels like tiny failures which cancel out any amount of fun they thought they...
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