The big top is on the move! Philadelphia School of Circus Arts announces the grand opening of a new 28,000-square-foot circus school and training studio at the former home of St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 6452 Greene Street in West Mt. Airy. Students from the tri-state region will soar to new heights in the sanctuary that boasts 40 foot tall ceilings, original brilliant stained glass windows and an observation gallery. One hundred weekly classes will be offered for adults and children, from beginner to advanced students, in aerials, juggling, unicycling, tightwire, tumbling, acrobatics and physical conditioning. The new facility will also be home to the history-making Circadium School of Contemporary Circus – the first state-licensed vocational circus school in the United States.
Grand opening festivities for both schools will take place on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2017. The weekend will include a SEPTA circus take-over, free performances, a ribbon cutting ceremony and free circus workshops. Sign-ups for the free activities, a full roster of fall classes and a list of coming events are now all posted at www.phillycircus.com.
“After 17 years of operations, and an exhaustive property search, we are finally able to say we have realized a dream,” said PSCA and Circadium Executive Director Shana Kennedy. “We have gone from one-on-one classes in my home to becoming the regional center for all things circus arts. We are proud to grow, expand and enter new territory at the same time as the region’s interest in circus arts continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Circus arts are now ingrained in the fabric of our region’s arts and culture community. We are proud to have helped make that happen and we look forward to the opportunity to help define what circus means to a whole new generation.”…
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