Bindlestiff Kids

Circus Skill Workshops • Youth Programs & Shows

Learn to Juggle • Walk a Wire • Clown Around • Ride a Unicycle • March on Stilts • Build a Human Pyramid

Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts offers a number of hands-on learning programs, from after-school programs to summer camp experiences, from a youth mentoring program to a youth circus arts festival, from corporate retreats to assembly programs.

Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School

Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School programs use skills like juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, partner acrobatics, prop manipulation and physical comedy to help youth to become stronger learners, community members, and leaders by encouraging them to express themselves creatively, challenge themselves physically, and work inventively with others.

Question? Want to Register? Contact stephanie@bindlestiff.org.

Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School programs in Hudson, NY and Chatham, NY are free to participants age 8 – 18, thanks to foundation and private support. Find out more!

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Cavalcade of Youth

Bindlestiff’s Cavalcade of Youth is a professional showcase for youth under the age of 21, allowing emerging artists to experience all the facets of professional performance. Produced twice yearly at Coney Island USA, the Cavalcade of Youth day includes a tech rehearsal, directorial notes, and mentorship for each act, offered by Bindlestiff’s professional circus artists and coaches. Within a few hours, a full-scale show is created and presented to the public on a professional stage.

Bindlestiff’s Cavalcade of Youth is co-produced with Playful Productions. We are always seeking new talent. For more information, email cavalcade@bindlestiff.org.

Youth Circus NYC Regional Festival

One-day event for kids to try trapeze, juggling, clowning, acrobatics, and other circus skills. Youth aged 8-21 are invited to participate in a full day of circus workshops (from beginner to advanced), including trapeze, wire walking, clowning, partner acrobatics, juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, and more.  The day is capped off with a showcase featuring performances from the diverse and talented youth in attendance at the festival. Learn something new with us!

No experience necessary, so the brave and curious will have a full day to try new things, and advanced circus students will get to hone their skills with experienced professionals. Participation is limited, so pre-registration is strongly suggested. Previous years’ events have sold out. Stay tuned for updates and dates!

Cirkus-skill workshops

Bindlestiff offers a number of hands-on Cirkus adventures: Intro to Circus for youth and adults; Week-long program; Camp Programs; In-School Residencies, Assembly Programs, Corporate Retreats, etc. Workshops can build toward a final public show, which can be open to family, teachers, and other students. Each child will have an active role in the show. We will work with you to design a circus experience that works for your venue, your participants, and your budget. Programs can be customized for your needs. Bindlestiff provides all equipment and liability insurance for programs.

For more information, contact stephanie@bindlestiff.org.

Hudson Juggling Club

Currently no dates scheduled. Stay tuned for updates! For more information:  stephanie@bindlestiff.org.