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CIRCUS SCHOOL NEWS

School holidays are coming up fast!
It's week 9 at Spaghetti Circus.
The last day of Term 1 at Spaghetti Circus is Saturday, April 13
Easter, ANZAC Day and World Circus Day all fall in the school holidays this year which means there won't be any interruption to circus classes! Our April school holiday program has been scheduled to run early this year on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
 
Term 2 Circus Classes Timetable

FROM THE FRONT DESK

Hey Everyone,
We have new neighbours for the next 3 months at the Showground. The production team for the upcoming series SeaChange is basing themselves here so please give them a smile and a wave.

To help Abby with facilitating term 2 enrolments the Early bird cut-off date is now on a THURSDAY! Abby will be in the office on Wednesday April 24 to assist with enrolments. Early bird discounts will not apply to any payments made after Thursday April 25 or to payment plans started after this date.
Enrol for Term 2

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

We're starting the school holidays with three big days of circus workshops!⁣

All-day workshops for 7-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds plus the very popular, morning workshops for 4-6 year olds.

7-14 year olds' workshops are registered with the Creative Kids rebate!
 
One, two or three days of circus workshops

FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS

The travelling performers from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Albury were hosted by the Spaghetti Circus Performance Troupe over two days in March. First we met at the Brunswick Picture House for fish and chips and some Carnival Cinema films (thanks Hamish, Pete and Charlie). Then at Tuesday training, there was a great combined session of handstands with Alex Mizzen, tumbling with Phil Witt and Chuka Chuks with Joel Salom. Thanks to Alice for organising a delicious shared dinner to end the visit. It was heaps of fun and we got to hang out with other circus kids! 

A highlight was travelling to the Gold Coast to see the FFF perform their amazing show 'Junk', with the incredible set designed by local Joey Ruigrok van der Werven.
Photo taken by Hamish McCormick of Carnival Cinema

YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM - 2019

The Youth Ambassadors program aims to encourage genuine youth leadership and youth voices at Spaghetti Circus and develop friendships across the stream.

Our Tuesday and Thursday classes have each nominated two representatives as Spaghetti Circus youth ambassadors in 2019. These students have been selected to attend two short meetings a year, contribute ideas and feedback and pass on ideas from class mates.
First meeting is Thursday 11 April, 3.30 - 4.15pm.

Youth Ambassadors are as follows:
Mighty Mini Girls
  • Grace
  • Dulcie
Mighty Mini Boys
  • Ruben
Mighty 2 Girls
  • Jindi
  • Amani
Super Mighty Girls
  • Aoife
  • Amala
Super Mighty Boys
  • Gabe
  • Phoenix
Performance Troupe
  • Talizyn
  • Luella
  • Anais
  • Sumari

CIRCUS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Did you know that you can have your birthday party at Spaghetti Circus? Circus parties are an exciting way to show your friends why you love circus and a unique way to celebrate your special day. 

Circus Parties are for big kids too!
We offer age appropriate skills for big kids and teens, and shorter parties for younger children.

Bring a cake and a snack for after the workshop.

AGM & Mini AGM WRAP-UP

Thank you everyone who came to the Mini AGM and AGM.
Our 2019 board members were elected as follows:
Joel Salom                - Chair
David Brown             - Vice Chair
Terri Graham            - Sectary and Public officer
Mark Swivel              - Treasurer
Deryn Evans             - Working group member
Hamish McCormick    - Member
Leonie Mills               - Life member of the board (Thanks Leonie!)

2018 Annual report highlights include:
  • Total number of events / performances: 1573
  • Total number of artists employed: 45
  • Total participants: 17,300
  • Total participant hours: 229,602
  • Number of young artists developed in performance troupe program: 83
  • Yearly hours (per participant) in performance stream: 10,586
  • Over 200,000 hours of community engagement
 
Others achievements:
  • New bus!!
  • Commissioned new work for Commonwealth Games – Jumping Point directed by Captain Frodo
  • Income/ expenses snapshot provided at the meeting
  • Governor of NSW visited Spaghetti
  • 7-day tour to Catapult Youth Circus Festival in Bathurst
  • Intergerational tour to pre-schools and aged care facilities
  • Schools' tour
  • Coraki outreach
  • All Abilities All Stars perform at Brunswick Picture House
  • Big top hired out to Splendour In The Grass
  • New truck for big top
Thank you to Anais Stewart-long (Performance Troupe member) for this great video about Spaghetti Circus

MIGHTY 2 INTERGENERATIONAL TOUR: April 1-5

This week is one of the most exciting events of the year for the Mighty 2 girls. They'll be taking a week away from their regular schooling and training to perform a total of 12 shows across the region at preschools and aged care facilities. Yesterday Leonie and the Mighty 2 Girls visited delighted crowds at BUPA Care in Banora Point and Patrick Bugden VC Gardens in Byron Bay.

Follow @spaghetticircus on instagram for more highlights from the tour this week.

SPORTING SCHOOLS

Sporting Schools is an awesome government-funded initiative for primary and secondary schools. It is designed to have a positive influence on lifelong participation trends for sport and physical activity.

Spaghetti Circus' Sporting Schools program is registered under Gymnastics Australia which is the national sporting organisation (NSO) for Gymnastics.

Don't forget to request Spaghetti Circus! We've had some really encouraging feedback on our unique program and some schools invite us back every year!

Applications for term 2 Sporting Schools funding are now closed. Term 3 applications will open on May 27. https://sportingschools.gov.au

SUPER MIGHTY SCHOOLS TOUR: May 20-24  

The Super Mighty schools tour is a rare and challenging opportunity for the Super Mighty Boys and Girls to collaborate on a show and perform to their peers at local primary schools. 

This year the Supers will be travelling to Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Cape Byron, Coorabell, Coraki, Carool, Durumbul & St John's primary schools.
Super Mighty Schools Tour is Monday May 20 - Friday May 24

COACH IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Luella

I have been attending Spaghetti Circus classes for 8 years, I began when I was 8 years old in the Monday 8-11s community class.
 
I have had many highlights at Spaghetti Circus but a memory that always stands out for me is working with Captain Frodo to create the 'Jumping Point' show on the Gold Coast. We performed 8 shows over 4 days travelling to Broadbeach each day. The whole experience gave us (Performance Troupe) the idea of what it would be like to perform professionally. We had so much fun working with Frodo, Circus Arts and Circa Zoo.
I have been coaching now for 2 years. Every week I try to come up with something new to teach, whether it is a new skill or new game. I enjoy getting to know each of the students, building trust and forming friendships. I have learnt to be patient and creative, but most of all I have learnt about myself. Coaching has made me realise that I want to continue to work with children after I finish school.
 
Being in the performance stream requires a lot of commitment. I think what drives me most are the relationships I have built with all of my class mates and coaches. I have so much fun improving skills and trying new tricks because we all trust and support each other. In Performance Troupe there is constant laughter, love and kindness; we are one big happy family.

STRAPPING COURSE

It's never been a better time to have a rolled ankle at Spaghetti Circus!
Thank you to Gemma who visited us from Vitalise Physiotherapy a couple of weekends ago. Spaghetti's coaches and staff discussed when to use strapping tape and when not to strap, and learned some fundamental knowledge about how to use anchors and locks to help us support students without over-tightening or restricting movement too much.

-And then we got covered in tape practicing how to strap a sore wrist, a rolled ankle or an overextended elbow as well as a couple of other circus-specific troubles.

JUGG LIFE: April 21

Two of Australia’s best jugglers Joe and Byron will be back in town and performing one show only on Sunday April 21!
As sound melds seamlessly with world-class technical ability, the performers display precisely what they love about juggling in every possible way, incorporating competition, danger, music and a Rubik’s Cube.
See JUGG LIFE at the Brunswick Picture House

ADELAIDE JUGGLING CONVENTION

The Adelaide Juggling Convention is coming up in April (25th-28th) for 4 days of workshops, shows and games. Learn everything from juggling to unicycle, hula hoops to fire spinning. With workshops ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels in multiple disciplines, this convention is great for learning new skills or further developing talents.
Also at the AJC there will be the AJC Gala Pro Show, a Fire Show, the Renegade Show and the Circus Olympics!!
AJC 2019 – 25 – 28 April 2019, Goodwood Community Centre, Adelaide.
 
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Spaghetti Circus acknowledges the people of the Bundjalung Nation, traditional custodians of the land on which we live, love, work & play.
Spaghetti Circus is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Massive thanks to Lainie Anderson and family for your generous support of Spaghetti Circus again in 2018!
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