|Members of the Teeny Tiny Circus troupe in action at the 2019 Children's Circus of Middletown.|
Photo by Bill De Kine.
Circobatics classes begin this Saturday, October 5 for ages 18 months to 8 years at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown.
These unique classes combine age-appropriate circus, acrobatics, movement and games. All classes are taught by Megan Berritta, who is a long-time teacher of dance and gymnastics, a circus performer, and Director of the Teeny Tiny Circus Troupe at the Children’s Circus of Middletown. Classes this fall meet Saturday mornings for 8 weeks.
“Teeny Tiny Circrobats with Caregiver” is for ages 18 months to 3 years and will meet 9:00 – 9:40 am. This class combines Music and Movement. Half the class is spent using age-appropriate circus props with music. Be prepared to sing, dance, and clown around. The second half is spent working Large Muscle Movement and Basic Tumbling with super fun obstacle courses.
“Intro to Circrobatics”, for ages 3 – 5, will meet from 10:00 – 10:45 am. This introductory hybrid circus arts class combines circus apparatus such as balls, peacock feathers, ribbons and hula-hoops with beginner acrobatic skills. Children will build coordination, flexibility and strength while having a great time.
“Beginner Circrobatics”, for ages 6 – 8, will meet 11:00 – 11:45 am. This beginner hybrid circus arts class focuses on the progressions of learning circus skills such as 1 ball to 2 ball to 3 ball juggling. This class also continues to work basic tumbling while introducing next level individual, partner and pyramid acrobatic skills.
Tuition for any of these three classes is $100 for the 8-week session. Some financial aid is available for qualified families.