Tuesday, August 27, 2013
What you can learn from the circus
It provides internships for HS kids.
One participant said it was great networking. (I bet it is with 100 clowns in that little car.)
There is a 5-day festival from 30 states, three countries, and 50 circuses.
The counselors have circus experience. They teach clowning, puppetry, contortionism, and other skills.
Circuses, someone pointed out, are a combo of art and sport--some lean toward one, others to the opposite.
Working hard is the basis of the circus--you can run away and would be accepted if you worked hard. Period.
About 8,000 young people practice circus skills regularly, they estimate.
Once you learn to juggle, that is yours for life.