Circus Club

What is Circus Club?

Circus Club challenges students to build inner physical resources & a resolute spirit.
In other words, true grit. Oh, and it’s fun!

Circus Clubs are held in the gymnasium at our Andersonville Campus (5200 N. Ashland Ave)

Friends are welcome!

Registration is open to children not currently enrolled at CWS as well! Students coming from other schools can be dropped off at the reception desk at the main entrance (on the southwest side of the building; enter from the school’s play yard gate). Students will be led from the reception desk up to the gym for the first few classes until they are familiar with the route. They should also be provided with a snack from home.

Circus Club Options

Introduction to Circus Arts | Saturdays

Focused on younger children, this class will introduce the basics of tumbling, jump rope, German Wheel and acrobatics. There will be short games, stories and time to experience the excitement of circus acts

Level: for beginners/young children

Instructors: Ashley Gambill and Cirques Experience

Dates: Classes start 3/2/19 and end on 4/13/19 (7 classes)

Time: Saturdays from 8:30am-9:45am

Instructor Bios: This is Ms. Gambill’s ninth year as a circus instructor at our school. In the past she has been on a competitive jump rope squad and now studies at the world famous Actor’s Gymnasium in Evanston. She will be joined by teachers from 7-time world champion Wolfgang Bientzle’s Cirques Experience.

Age Range: for students 5-8 yrs old

Cost: $150 for 7 classes

Breakdancing, Jump Roping, German Wheel & Tumbling | Mondays

Students will move through rotation to learn all the skills of jump roping, breakdancing, German Wheel, globe and tumbling. There will be an emphasis on safety, basic skills and personal progress. The class will have a final show to exhibit their skills to parents and invited guests.

Level: for beginners & those with previous experience

Instructors: Ashley Gambill, CJ Williams and Cirques Experience

Dates: Classes start 2/25/19 and end on 5/20/19 (12 classes)

Time: Mondays from 3:00pm-5:00pm

Final Exhibition: on 5/20 at 6:00pm

Instructor Bios: This is the 10th year CJ Williams has contributed his talent to our circus club. He is a professional performer and competitive breakdancer who has exhibited around the country. Ashley Gambill, in addition to teaching German at CWS, is happy to share her knowledge of jump rope skills, and the teachers from Cirques Experience are led by world champion Wolfgang Bientzle who has worked with us for 5 years.

Age Range: class is open in grade 3 and up

Cost: $275 for 12 classes

Breakdancing, Clowning & Aerial Skills | Wednesdays

Students will move through rotation to learn all the skills of breakdancing, aerial apparatus (including silks, Spanish Web and stationary trapeze) and tumbling. There will be an emphasis on safety, basic skills and personal progress. The class will have a final show to exhibit their skills to parents and invited guests.

Level: for beginners & those with previous experience

Instructors: CJ Williams, Actors' Gymnasium and TBD

Dates: Classes start 2/27/19 and end on 5/22/19 (12 classes)

Time: Mondays from 3:00pm-5:00pm

Final Exhibition: on 5/22 at 6:00pm

Instructor Bios: This is the 10th year CJ Williams has contributed his talent to our circus club. He is a professional performer and competitive breakdancer who has exhibited around the country. He is also our beloved gym teacher at CWS. Our aerial apparatus will be taught by instructors from the world famous Actor’s Gymnasium in Evanston. Our clowning instructor has yet to be determined; in this class students will be introduced to the classics of clowning routines and techniques.

Age Range: class is open to students in grade 3 and up

Cost: $275 for 12 classes



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