Keeping Our Promises

Recently, we made you, our students and our community, some promises. We promised to bring more performance opportunities to you. We promised to invest in the high-quality equipment that is essential to your training. And, perhaps most important of all, we promised to add sections of popular classes to meet growing student demand. My note today is about how we’re doing our best to make good on those commitments to you. Classes: by popular demand, we have already added or restored several classes to our schedule, including:

  • Rope 1 with Jeremy Sheets, Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:50 pm
  • Tissu 1 with Heidi Button, Fridays 6:00 – 7:20 pm
  • Hand to Hand 1 with Lu Yi, Mondays 12:00 – 1:20 pm
  • Stretching for Contortion with Catie Brier, Thursdays 10:00 – 11:20 am
  • Intro to Contortion with Catie Brier, Thursdays 6:15 – 8:00 pm
  • Contortion 1 with Catie Brier, Mondays 10:00 – 11:50 am
  • Trampoline 2 with Jim Donak, Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:20 pm
  • Mini-Trampoline with Jim Donak, Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:50 pm
  • Intro to Tissu & Rope with Kendell Evans, Fridays 2:00 – 3:20 pm
  • Acrobatic Contortion with Veronica Blair (subbing for Xia), Mondays & Fridays 2:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Handstand 1 with Jives (subbing for Xia), Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:50 pm
  • Aerial Conditioning with Elena Panova, Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm

We know that there is still more demand for some classes, and we’ll be announcing even more new classes in the days ahead. Keep an eye on the announcements board in the lobby and our website for more details. Equipment and rigging upgrades: you may have already noticed the new red rope hanging in the gym. This additional point expands our capacity for classes, private lessons, and space reservations for our individual users. We’ve also purchased new yoga blocks, stability balls, and tension bands. Other upgrades, like recovering our ropes or replacing safety lines, may be less noticeable, but are every bit as important to maintaining a safe, high-quality experience for our students. Finally, performance opportunities: I’ve said a lot about this in recent newsletters, so I’ll just make two quick observations. One, I was delighted to see how much interest there was in Dr. Kathryn Syssoyeva’s circus-theatre-cabaret production happening this summer. Many of our most talented students have signed on to the project, so I’m more excited than ever to watch it progress. Two, this Saturday is the first in our monthly series of work-in-progress showings. A few folks have signed up, but we have room for a few more — and I urge you to seize this opportunity. After all, Circus Center is investing in the quality of our programs — why not make the most of them?