WELCOME TO SUMMER SESSION!
Welcome to summer session!
Due to state mandates, we will continue to operate at a slightly limited capacity for summer session. Luckily for CJ, the large, open nature of our facility and auxiliary spaces within the building provide plenty of room to meet these requirements while still being able to offer a wide range of classes and levels to our families.
The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is our top priority, and we are working diligently to adhere to all mandates and recommendations from Governor Walz, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the CDC. To view our preparedness plan and our CJ Stay Safe Categories, click here. All classes will maintain 6 ft. distance between students at all times unless the class is part of a pod. Podding classes allows students to train in close contact per the MDH youth sports guidelines. Families will be notified if their student is involved in a class that is part of a pod and may opt out of close contact training at any time.
Our registration process carefully considers the placement of each student to find the best class for their interests, skills, and schedule. Our class guide helps focus your choices. Start narrowing down by genre (i.e. experience, acrobatics, aerial, etc.) and use the table of contents or the index of classes on pages 3-4 of the guide to find a specific class.
We highly recommend you take the time to read this entire guide, especially the pages about important dates. We are also happy to answer questions at 651-699-8229 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 p.m.
WELCOME, ROB DAWNSON (ARENA MANAGER)!
We’re thrilled to give Rob Dawson an official big top welcome to the CJ coaching and rigging teams! Rob will be stepping into the role of Arena Manager and joining the coaching team for our flying trapeze, low casting, Russian bar, duo straps, Russian swing, and pas de deux classes (just to name a few). Rob brings a vast wealth of circus experience and expertise to our team, and we are honored to have him join our ranks.
Following in the footsteps of his father and sister, Rob began his Circus career as a member of the Florida State University Flying High Circus. Upon graduation, he began working at Sea World, Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World as an acrobat and stuntman. For sixteen years he performed with Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere and La Nouba as a flying trapeze catcher, Chinese poles acrobat, and aerial silks soloist. Rob then became the first manager for Club Med Creactive by Cirque du Soleil, a circus-inspired training facility in Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Most recently he held the positions of Head Coach for Cirque’s KA and MJ One in Las Vegas, NV. Outside of work, Rob enjoys family time with his wife Kristina and son Lukas.
CHECK OUT THESE NEW CLASSES
A focused preparatory class for teens/young adult males with an emphasis on training, technique, and a goal of advanced performance on trapeze, pas de deux, duo straps, and cradle. Taught by Rob Dawson, former act coach for Cirque du Soleil’s KA and Michael Jackson’s ONE shows. Rob is also a veteran performer for Cirque shows La Nouba and Mystere! Students will be assessed the first week of class.
- Prerequisites: Taking an intermediate level class or Team Acro and meets minimum age by September 1, 2020
- Age requisites: Ages 13 and up
- Class day/time: Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.
- Performing status: Non-performing
Acrodance is a multi-discipline circus art form blending dance, partner/group work, and acrobatics. This dynamic class combines contemporary dance technique with precision acrobatic elements creating fluid dynamic shapes with moving bodies. It is defined by its athletic character and unique choreography. Acro students will seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line, and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
- Prerequisites: Intermediate to advanced background in dance and acro
- Age requisites: Ages 13 and up
- Class day/time: Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.
- Performing status: Non-performing
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Mark your calendars for CIRCUS JUVENTAS’ ANNUAL GALA: Saturday, November 6, 2021!
Join us for our most important fundraising event of the year. Enjoy a fabulous dinner while our talented students entertain tableside with an encore presentation of GALAXIUM. Bid on a variety of delightful items in our live and silent auctions. Stay tuned for more details!
ANNOUNCING OUR SUMMER 2021 SHOW!
2050. On an alien planet at the edge of the known universe, a beacon blinks in glittering darkness. A crew of maverick space explorers spin out of Earth’s orbit into the vast unknown on a rescue mission clouded in the mystery surrounding their leader—a controversial, brilliant entrepreneur with limitless resources and murky intentions. Alien conspiracy theories, adventure, and comedy abound in this high-flying, sci-fi fantasy spanning from Area 51 across the galaxy to a world of unimaginable beauty and ancient civilizations. Explore lush rainforests, fly with primordial beasts, and uncover the cataclysmic secret at the heart of a distant planet. Circus Juventas. July/August 2021. We are not alone.
OUR SPRING 2021 SHOW THEME WILL BE...CIRCUS REWIND!
The show must go on! We may have had to cancel last year’s Spring Celebration Performances, but you can’t keep circus folk down for long. Coming in 2021, CJ will finally be able to share the costumes, choreography, music, and themes originally slated for 2020 with a glorious celebration of…Circus Juventas! Join us this spring as we walk, leap, flip, spin, and fly down memory lane to revisit our greatest hits, favorite music, most memorable moments, and magnificent milestones. It’s sure to be a high-flying history tour you’ll never forget!
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 email@example.com for that password.
TWISTED Performances 2019
–Dan Norman: https://danorm.zenfolio.com/circusjuventas_twisted
–Bill Raab, Exposed to Light: https://store.exposedtolight.com/Event-Photography/CJ-Twister-2019
Spring Celebration Performances 2019
— Dan Norman: https://danorm.zenfolio.com/cj_may_2019
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
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
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/