The majority of people know us for our professional, world-class performances. Yet, we often hear from people in the community that they didn’t know that The Circus Arts Conservatory is a non-profit or that they were unaware of our three amazing outreach programs that are seriously impacting lives each day. How much do you really know about what happens at our organization? Watch this video and learn why we are much more than a circus!
Circus Arts Introspective 2014
Flip, Fly & Soar at Summer Camp
Hurry…our summer camp sessions are selling out fast! At Sarasota’s most unique and fun summer camp, children ages 6-15 build confidence and skills, while having the time of their lives. On the last day of each session, campers showcase everything they have learned in a special costumed performance. Don’t delay…to sign up your child for this special experience, click HERE.
It’s A Doggone Perfect Performance!
The Summer Spectacular 2014 – presented by The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling – is packed with amazing performance energy that will keep the whole family entertained. One of the incredible acts taking center stage is hand-balancing expert, Christian Stoinev and his furry, four-legged partner, Scooby the Chihuahua. Come beat the heat inside the Historic Asolo Theater and prepare to be mesmerized at the astonishing display of physical-strength and stamina as Christian and his perfectly-positioned pup stack-up the excitement! Shows will be held Tuesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. from June 17th to August 2nd. Get your tickets by calling the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941-360-7399 or visiting www.ringling.org – $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.
Thousands Impacted Through Education Outreach Program
It was just 2 years ago that The CAC launched its Education Outreach Program which has since reached 6,000 students in the area through the circus arts. Our one-of-a-kind STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) based program improves retention rates and test outcomes for area students using unique circus curriculum in the key academic subjects of science and language arts.The program, led by teaching artists Karen Bell and Robin Eurich, has engaged over 20 schools in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and has been endorsed by Florida Principal of the Year Barbara Shirley.
This summer the Education Program takes its Inter-generational Ensemble Performance to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the community. This distinctive performance brings the energy and joy of Sailor Circus youth to local seniors and is part of the Legacy of Valor partnership with the Patterson Foundation. To learn more about the Education Outreach, click HERE.
Giving Challenge Goes Over The Top
The 2014 Giving Challenge on May 6 – May 7 resulted in an astounding $3.1 million dollars benefitting 410 local non-profit organizations in our community and garnering Sarasota County the distinction of being the most generous city of all the communities that participated in the nationwide fundraiser. Circus supporters gave generously to The Circus Arts Conservatory, helping to raise $24,925 to help upgrade and repair the iconic Sailor Circus Arena that serves thousands in our community. The CAC was also able to win an extra $1000 for being one of the first non-profits to have 50 donors donate $50 each. Thank you to everyone who participated and assisted in helping make this year’s campaign a big success!
The CAC is so proud of this year’s Sailor Circus Academy graduates. These 10 outstanding young adults have demonstrated exceptional leadership, talent and skill. Three of the graduates are going to continue with circus and go professional and the remainder are college-bound. The entire class was recently honored at a banquet and each senior was awarded an Educational Scholarship for the upcoming year. We wish everyone the best in their future endeavors! To learn more about Sailor Circus Academy, click HERE.