promoting the growth of young people, in skills, knowledge, and self-confidence, through the performing arts.
Summer Programs

Middletown Children's Circus: CIRCUS SAVES THE DAY!

The Children’s Circus of Middletown is an exceptional community-wide program where entire families come together with professional circus artists and designers to create this one-of-a-kind spectacle. Director Jason Leinwand, now in his 3rd year as Circus Director and 14th year with the circus and his says, “Circus Saves the Day will feature amazing displays of circus arts by our 170+ talented youth performers as they explore the themes of rescue and heroism. Will the Children's Circus be able to save us from death defying fire hoops, speeding locomotives and a countdown towards eminent danger!? “

Written By: The Kids, Counsellors and Teaching Artists of the Children's Circus

Directed By: Jason Leinwand

Dates: Friday, August 1st, 2014 (raindate August 2nd)

Times: 5pm

Tickets: $5 Adults/$3 Students & Seniors. Available day of show. Cash or Check.

Additional Info: Bring a lawn chair to Macdonough School and enjoy the spectacle. The 26th Children’s Circus of Middletown: CIRCUS SAVES THE DAY! will perform at 5 PM on August 2 at 66 Spring Street in Middletown. Parking is limited to street locations, so carpooling is recommended. The Macdonough School lot is reserved for handicapped and elderly patrons.

8 - 14 years

This five week program provides instruction in Circus Arts to over 200 children. The Children’s Circus of Middletown culminates in a huge outdoor performance with 200+ performers and over a thousand spectators annually.

For 26 years children have learned juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, clowning, stilting, dance and visual arts and worked with skilled artists to create an original, open-air, Circus every summer since 1988!

Kids work together, build skills, strength and friendships over the course of this unique program.

Session: June 30 - August 1st (raindate August 2nd)

Days/Times: Monday - Friday. 9am - 11:30am OR 12:30 - 3pm

Instructor: Circus Artists/Teaching Artists

Tuition: Sliding Scale. See Kids Arts 2014 Application: http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/filestorage/117/119/129/3667/KidsArts-brochure2014_Fillable.pdf

Additional Info: This program is administered by the City of Middletown - Commission on the Arts - Kids Arts.

Financial Aid and Transportation Available to Middletown Residents

Advanced Circus Program
12 - 15 years

In conjunction with the Middletown Children's Circus, young people with prior circus experience who want to extend their circus training are invited to enroll in this full day program.

Young people will receive advanced training with Allison McDermott. Expect to work hard - building strength, flexibility and skills over the 5 week session. Advanced Circus students also serve as role models and student leaders in clowning, stilting, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics and puppetry classes and performances.

The Advanced Circus Program performs with the Middletown Children's Circus in the final spectacular!

Session: June 30 - August 1st (raindate August 2nd)

Days/Times: Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm.

Instructor: Allison McDermott

Tuition: $350

Class Limit: 40