SPRING SHOW NEED-TO-KNOW INFO
It’s not yet winter, but spring will be here before we know it – and with spring comes the Spring Celebration Performances! With over 800 performing students and approximately 1200 costumes, orchestrating the spring shows is a circus act in and of itself. Make sure to mark your calendars for February 23, the date of the spring show parent meeting, where you’ll find out essential information to ensure your student’s performing experience goes off without a hitch. In the meantime, here’s some information regarding the spring shows that you’ll want to know now:
- Spring show performing classes are charged for costumes during winter registration ($95 each).
- Measuring for spring show costumes occurs during the first week of winter session (November 26-December 1). If your student will miss class that week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your student to be measured.
- Is your student wavering on whether or not he/she wants to perform? The last day to change performing status is December 17. After this date, costume charges cannot be reimbursed. Please contact email@example.com to change your student’s performing status.
- Wondering which show team your student will be on? Our administrative team will be working hard throughout winter session juggling students onto show teams. Show teams will be announced at the spring show parent meeting on February 23.
- The spring show parent meeting on February 23 will detail all you need to know about performing in spring shows!
- Throughout March and April in spring session, we hold extra practices for acts like Acrobatics, Vault Mini, Toddlers, Kinders, Globes, and Unicycle. Extra practices typically take place on Saturday afternoons, and the schedule will be announced at the parent meeting on February 23.
Be sure to check out the Spring Show Announcements page in the Family Portal for more information about the spring shows, including a glimpse at last year’s parent packet.
2018 HOLIDAY ORDER
CJ’s annual holiday merchandise order is now open! Check out the order form for more information. Besides selling t-shirts and tank tops during our spring and summer shows, the annual holiday merchandise order is the only time of year you can buy your favorite CJ gear. This year we have tanks and tees, hoodies and pullovers, sweatpants and leggings, dad caps and beanies, backpacks and duffels, plus more! In addition, you can snag some great STEAM merchandise. Orders are due by Monday, November 19, so don’t delay. All orders will be delivered to CJ before we go on winter break. CJ merchandise makes great holiday gifts!
WINTER SESSION'S C.A.K.E. DATES
C.A.K.E.: Circus Ambassadors Promoting Kindness and Empathy is Circus Juventas’ student council. Last year, C.A.K.E. held 15-minute monthly meetings for students ages 12+ to discuss topics under the big top, but this year, those meetings will be once per month on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. for an hour in the Artistic Department (see the meetings scheduled for fall session below). These meetings are our students’ chance to bring forth circus-related concerns/issues or ask questions. Our students always have a voice at CJ, and C.A.K.E. meetings offer a safe, designated space to use that voice.
There are a few other changes coming in our C.A.K.E. program, including mentorship programs to help those new to spring or summer show performing. We will announce our mentorship application/nomination process soon.
Winter session’s C.A.K.E. meetings will be held on December 12, January 16, and February 6 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Don’t forget, there is still one more C.A.K.E. meeting in fall session on November 14!
COMING SUMMER 2019
Something is amiss in the Black Forest…
The fairy tale world is thrown for a loop when Russian sorceress Baba Yaga and her sisters brew up a devilish plan to tangle the traditional tales and sow the seeds of epic chaos, forcing beloved fairy tale characters to band together and strive to set their stories straight. This summer at Circus Juventas, comedy, magic, and romance abound as we return to the world of international fairy tales for the first time since the 2011 blockbuster hit Grimm. Will Jack conquer his beanstalk? Will the Little Mermaid finally make it to shore? Will Pinocchio achieve real-boy status? Will Sleeping Beauty EVER wake up? And what about that wicked little fellow with the strangest name? Find out next August in this magical mix-up for the millennia that’s not to be missed.
2019'S SPRING CELEBRATION PERFORMANCES THEME ANNOUNCEMENT
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!
Coming in 2019, Circus Juventas will be serving up a delectable buffet of artistic delights honoring all things culinary in our Spring Celebration Performances, Bon Appétit! Pull up a seat and tuck in with our world-class students as they whip up a five-star feast fit for a king. With high-flying confections and tasty treats, this spring at CJ you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it too.
SPRING AND SUMMER SHOW PICTURES
Circus Juventas is lucky to work with two exceptionally talented photographers who both work very hard taking splendid photos of our shows. Each photographer posts galleries of their work for parents and families to purchase and download pictures. Each gallery needs a password to be accessed; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for that password.
Spring Celebration Performances 2018
— Dan Norman: https://danorm.zenfolio.com/cj_may2018
— Bill Raab, Exposed to Light: https://store.exposedtolight.com/Event-Photography/Circus-Juventas-Spring-2018-Performances
STEAM Performances 2018
— Dan Norman: https://danorm.zenfolio.com/cj_steam18
— Bill Raab, Exposed to Light: https://store.exposedtolight.com/Event-Photography/Circus-Juventas-Steam-2018
Throughout the past year, Circus Juventas has released a series of “Insider Guides” to provide background information on Circus Juventas’ various programs. Browse the complete series below. The Insider Guide to Registration is the most recent addition and provides insight on registration myths, How-To’s, and Tips and Tricks to navigating the online system.
To learn more about our Annual Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year, click here >> http://circusjuventas.org/annual-gala/
You can mark your calendars for all important dates happening under the Big Top here >> http://circusjuventas.org/family-portal/
You can peruse our past show pages to watch highlight reels, read show summaries, reviews and full articles about each performance. Check out our Media Library here>> http://circusjuventas.org/media-library/
It can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate through a program as complex as ours. If you have questions, check out our progressions here>> http://circusjuventas.org/level-progression/
To read more about our class and to see our schedule please visit our class finder here>> http://circusjuventas.org/classes/