WELCOME TO WINTER SESSION!
Due to state mandates, we will continue to be operating at a limited capacity for winter 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 see how we’ve ranked our classes into CJ Stay Safe categories, check out our COVID-19 Updates & Info page.
Our registration process carefully considers the placement of each student to find the best class for their interests, skills, and schedule. Read through our winter session guide to help 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 to find a specific class. We highly recommend you take the time to read the entire winter session guide.
Also be sure to note our important dates for winter session.
We are happy to answer questions at 651-699-8229 or by email at email@example.com.
The on-time registration deadline is Wednesday, October 28, at 12 p.m.!
A HOLIDAY SHOW?!
This December, CJ will present its first-ever holiday show: A Hygge Holiday!
Headed for a holiday ski trip up north, a group of young people suddenly find themselves with a broken-down car and a snowstorm on the way. Seeking shelter and cell phone reception, they find themselves at a remote cabin, shrouded in winter mystery and magic. As their odyssey takes them deeper into the woods, they discover that a cozy cabin and close friends are all you need to kindle the spirit and warm the heart. Majestic forests filled with playful woodland creatures, snow fairies, mischievous elves, the comfort of good friends, woolen socks, and fond memories of holidays past make for an unforgettable hygge holiday celebration!
Ticket sale information coming soon!
A WELCOME, AND A SAD FAREWELL
Maddie Novitzki joins the CJ team as our newest office assistant! She is a recent graduate from the University of La Crosse- Wisconsin with a BS in sociology and public administration from the University of La Crosse- Wisconsin. Maddie grew up with a background in ballet, acting as captain for the Henry Sibley Dance Team, and a member of the Competitive Dance Team for UWL. When Maddie is not working she enjoys messing around on her guitar, perfecting a good meal, or enjoying time outside with her boyfriend, Zach, and their new puppy, Millie.
CJ is sad to announce that beloved team member and assistant to the executive director, Kaylyn Gerenz, will be leaving the big top at the end of the month to pursue a job opportunity using her masters degree in art education and studio art! She will be teaching part time at The Textile Center in Minneapolis, and will also be working as a graphic illustrator, and a youth art tutor in the Twin Cities area. Kaylyn will be greatly missed, but we are excited for her new artful adventure to begin!
THE ANNUAL GALA IS MOVING TO DECEMBER
2020 will be a year for the history books, and we hope that the annual gala will go down in CJ history, too! We are planning for a hybrid event – an in- person and online celebration on December 4 to kick off the holiday show run! Check out our website for more information on how you can get involved in another (hopefully) record-breaking fundraising event and the best performance you will see this year! https://circusjuventas.ejoinme.org/2020gala.
Ticket sale information coming soon!
AMY SACKETT WORKSHOPS IN DECEMBER
This winter, Amy Sackett will return to the Circus Juventas big top to help choreograph several scenes for the upcoming summer show. She will host workshops December 15-18! More information will be sent to students who will need to participate.
In addition to choreographing scenes for our summer productions, Amy was also a dance coach at CJ for many years before relocating to Chicago. She has over 15 years of professional dance experience working with international stars such as Bow-Wow, Mario, Ashanti, Talib Kwalei, DJ Funk Master Flex, and Dead Prez. We are very excited to welcome her back under the big top!
SPRING SHOW NEED-TO-KNOW INFO
- The spring show parent meeting will detail all you need to know about performing in the spring shows! (Date TBD.)
- Wondering which show team your student will be on? Our administrative team will be working hard throughout winter session juggling students in to their spring show teams. Show teams will be announced at the spring show meeting (Date TBD).
- Do you have conflicts with any of the spring shows? Email your conflicts to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 20, and we will do our best to accommodate them. See the Important Dates page to view all show dates.
- Spring show performing classes are charged for costumes during winter registration. If your student is utilizing the CJ costume trove, you should have already received your spring 2020/2021 costume exchange coupon via email.
- Measuring for spring show costumes occurs during the first week of winter session (November 16-21). If your student will miss class that week, please contact email@example.com to arrange for your student to be measured.
- Throughout March and April in spring session, we hold extra practices. Extra practices typically take place on Saturday afternoons, and the schedule will be announced at the parent meeting (Date TBD).
CJ STAY SAFE CATEGORY UPDATES
Please note that in order to create acts for our Spring Celebration performances, we have adjusted the CJ Stay Safe Categories for certain classes. The current plan is to begin instituting these adjustments no earlier than February. All adjustments will be within MDH and CDC guidelines, and we will continue to monitor mandates throughout the year. Though the changes are still a few months away, we wanted to alert families to the planned adjustment prior to winter registration.
To view all of the classes that will be changing categories, please check out COVID-19 Updates & Info page!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/