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 for all ages and abilities. From after-school programs to summer camp experiences; teen leadership training; in-school shows; and adult learning from corporate retreats to college courses and day programs for neurodiverse community members.
Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School – School Year 2023-24
Our professional teaching artists provide weekly circus skills exploration for youth ages 6 – 14, in partnership with:
PS 58 The Carrol School, Brooklyn
Children’s Workshop School, Manhattan
Hudson Juggling Club
Free, weekly exploration of circus skills for youth. Tuesdays, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. MHACG Hudson Clubhouse, 11 Warren Street, Hudson NY. Equipment we share includes juggling balls, clubs, and rings; diabolos; flower sticks; unicycles, and other manipulative props. Youth under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cavalcade of Youth
Bindlestiff 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 one to four times per year since 2004, 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.
The next Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth is coming up on November 12 at Coney Island USA. Tickets can be purchased here: Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth