LOCKER APPLICATIONS ARE HERE!
Circus Juventas has a limited number of lockers to offer to our students. As a result, we ask that students ONLY request locker space if they meet the following criteria:
- Are at least 13 years of age
- Are enrolled in four or more classes per session
- Those classes are dispersed among two or more days
Meet those criteria? Want a locker? Pick up a form at the front desk (or download a form here), have it signed by your parent, and turn it back in to administrative staff (or email it to email@example.com) by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.
THE FALL 2018 SESSION SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION HAS BEEN RELEASED!
The fall 2018 session information is ready for release!
Our staff has been working hard to prepare the schedule and update the website with this year’s exciting program details.
Online registration is OPEN from Monday, August 27 through Tuesday, September 4 at 11 a.m. After that time, registrations will be accepted through September 29 via our Hard Copy Registration Form. Once registration closes, our staff will review and place our thousands of class requests before the session starts on September 17. Planning your class requests and entering them as soon as registration opens will work in your favor.
Our staff is available 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for those that have questions.
Here are the pertinent places to check out all of the details for fall session:
Find a Class (http://circusjuventas.org/classes/) – See the classes with fall session day/time details; use the filters in the left-hand column to narrow down your options based on genre, level, age, and even the day of the week. Please note: the class finder filters are not all functioning correctly. We are working with our web developers to rectify the problem. Class days/times can also be viewed in the Fall 2018 Session Guide.
Download a Hard Copy of the Session Guide (http://circusjuventas.org/hard-copy-session-guide/) – Download a hard copy of the Fall 2018 Session Guide.
Current Class Calendar (http://circusjuventas.org/current-class-calendar/) – Download a printable format of the classes within the day/time blocks of a session.
Important Dates (http://circusjuventas.org/family-portal/) – See all of the key dates for the year.
Students returning from summer session will have their class recommendations for fall session in the registration forms when registration goes live on Monday.
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.
C.A.K.E. MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 6:00-7:00 P.M. STARTING FALL 2018
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.
Fall session’s C.A.K.E. meetings will be held on September 26, October 24, and November 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
MEET JEANNENE CLARK, OUR NEW SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Meet Jeannene, our new School Coordinator! Jeannene moved to the Twin Cities in 2016 after graduating with her BA in English Literature from Cornell College. During her time at Cornell, she studied abroad in Amman, Jordan, adding Arabic to the list of languages she’s determined to learn. She also had the opportunity to play the bassoon and the steel drums throughout her time there. Her college steel drums band, Pandemonium, performed in several Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans in 2016!
Once in the Twin Cities, she served as an Americorps volunteer for two years before joining Circus Juventas as the School Coordinator. She really enjoys baking in her free time, and is always looking for new recipes to try out!
THEATER COACH, KATY MCEWEN, TAKING ON EXPANDED ROLE AT CJ
Katy McEwen will be continuing as our Lead Theater Coach and Script Writer for our summer show, and she will also be taking on an expanded role as the Artistic Department Communications Manager for Theater and Special Programming as well as joining the Toddler/Kinder program as Parent Liaison and coach. During her additional time under the big top, Katy hopes to sleuth out the difference between the Mexican cloud swing and regular the cloud swing.
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/