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We are Seeking Serious Circus Students for Positions open in
Circus Spire Youth Troupe
2018 – 2019 Season

Looking for Skills in the Following Areas:
Dance/Aerial Arts
Clowning/Drama/Theatre Arts

Audition Information, Requirements and Forms are NOW Available HERE.

See Below for More Information Regarding these Programs.


Cir-cus [sur-kuhs] – noun:Marieke on Rope

a large public entertainment, usually with a troupe of performers, typically presenting in tents or theatres, featuring exhibitions of pageantry and feats of skill and daring, interspersed throughout with the antics of clowns.

Spire [spahyuhr] – noun:

the highest point or summit of something: the spire of a hill; the spire of one’s profession. -verb:  to shoot or rise into spire-like form; rise or extend to a height in the manner of a spire.

Circus Spire – noun:

Kinetic Arts’ troupe of young performers, reaching towards high points of achievement in the art of circus pageantry and daring feats of physical theatre, while encouraging the antics of clowns.

Kinetic Arts Center’s Circus Spire Youth Performance Troupe (9 – 18 years) is a pre-professional, multi-disciplinary circus youth troupe committed to excellence in circus arts training and performance. Circus Spire provides as many formal and informal performance opportunities in as many circus arts skills available to us. These opportunities include (but not limited to): multi-week, full-length productions, individual act development, local off-site festivals and events, on-site special events (i.e., birthday parties), showcases/cabarets.

Although Kinetic Arts Center knows not everyone participating in the Circus Spire program dreams of running away to the circus as a life-choice, we provide training and focus as if they do. This way everyone can have a choice AND all participants are trained at the highest level of expertise. We know that by providing this training opportunity to each Circus Spire member in a safe and enriching environment, each child will be a better and more empowered individual than they were before. Although many of our students go on to enroll in professional circus training programs in other places as well as tour with other circuses around the country, most important is that every child in Circus Spire will know throughout their lives they can reach personal goals because they have already done so in circus.


Alyssa and Ashley

Circus Kids 4 Performance (CK4) is designed for the younger or beginning circus student (9-13 yrs) who is more serious about their circus training and is looking to add more performance skills to their experience.

CK4 is an audition-based program.  Auditions are generally at the beginning of each school year.  CK4  season runs from October through June (9 months).

Program objectives include (but not limited to): a more detailed understanding of the language used throughout all circus mediums, increased awareness in body posture and engagement, increased training in physical theatre, aerial arts, balance, acrobatics, partner acro, juggling, and strength and conditioning. The class structure is designed to teach kids how to perform circus skills including linking skills and practicing incorporating character and mood into their performances. A weekend of shows is tentatively scheduled for April.

Time Commitment:

CK4  meets two (2) days a week for 1.5hrs per class

Thursdays and Tuesdays (Tentative):  October – February

March – May:  Additional Rehearsals added to the schedule

A nine (9) month commitment is required

It is expected that CK 4: Performance students will take additional specialty classes (add-on classes) like Acrobatics, Physical Theatre or Trapeze, Rope and Tissue classes.  10-class packages will be offered to these students at a 15% discount. The skills learned in their add-on classes will be brought into and enhanced in the CK 4 program.

Although not a pre-requisite to auditioning for Circus Spire Youth Troupe, we anticipate many of the students in this program will train so they can be better prepared to audition for the youth troupe or other similar programs.  Acceptance in CK 4 does not guarantee acceptance to Circus Spire Youth Troupe nor is it required that CK 4 students audition for the troupe.

Pre-Requisites:  Student must be willing to push themselves during conditioning and stretching, have a basic understanding of acrobatics and aerial, experience in balance and object manipulation, and be willing to take risks on stage.  Each student should have a coach recommendation.  Ages: 9 – 13 or by Recommendation

Please contact Carrie Kretzer for more details. or by phone at 510-444-4800