We just wrapped up a 6 session residency at the Chapel Hill High School’s Newcomer Center. The center provides high school and middle school ESL students with a smaller classroom environment to help with the transition to US language and culture. The majority of the students are refugees from Burma and have spent time in Thai refugee camps before coming to the US.
Over the six weeks we introduced juggling, flower sticks, Japanese kendama, spinning plates, diabolo, yo-yo, jitter ring, and footbag. Visit our photo gallery to see more pictures of the students using the different skill toys.
We look forward to returning again next year.
Flow Circus performed at the North Charleston Arts Festival for the 2nd year in a row. This fabulous nine day celebration of the visual and performing arts draws over 30,000 visitors each year.
It is always a pleasure to share the magic of the variety arts with families!
Visit our photo gallery for more images from the event.
Flow Circus recently particpated in two North Carolina conferences to share juggling and skill toys with adult and student participants. The Synergy Conference hosted by North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs was attended by staff from YMCA’s, 4H’s, Boys & Girls Clubs and other afterschool providers. There was a wonderful energy and the schedule offered a variety of high quality key note speakers, breakout sessions, and vendor exhibitions.
At the MEGA Conference held at NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, we highlighted the use of our Skill Toy Program video sharing site to develop 21st Century skills such as innovation, collaboration, and communication. Conference attendees tried their hand at learning new hands-on skills such as juggling and diabolo and then viewed student created videos showcasing these skills. To learn more about our Skill Toy Club or to see student videos, click here.
We look forward to participating in both of these conferences again next year.