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At Circus school on Wednesday evening Director Yuri suggested a new move to Thomas to add to his already great bounce juggling act. On his second attempt he had it set and only needs practise to be able to include the routine in his next performance.
Despite the heavy rain, Wednesday night Circus club at Highfield attracted a great number of members and new students. Although Roger Mireles was away on holiday, Jose Hermida was back after a period missing through poor health. Another welcome participant was “Slava” a Russian juggler who was in “Eclipse” at the Pleasure beach for a number of years. He brought his year 6 son Ilya who is making great progress as one of our students. Slava helped out with Acro for our beginners and members. Jamie-Lee took a group club passing workshops with 5 other students. The evening was rounded of again with Unicycle skipping with mixed results. See youtube video.
Following the introduction of the beginners class at Highfield humanities College last term, we have eight successful graduates to Circus club. These will now be able to go on to learn all the other skills that we teach. The skills include, Trapeze, Tightrope, Stilt walking and Unicycle.
Due to the success of these eight students, we now have places for more beginners in the Spring term commencing 11th.
Norman Barrett, now with Zippo’s Circus came to see the youngsters practising their skills at Highfield Circus Club. He was very impressed that the young people were being taught correctly by ex Circus artistes and was amazed by the standard that had been achieved in so little time.
We are currently running Circus skills workshops every Wednesday 6-8PM at Highfield High school Sports hall in Blackpool. The cost is £2 for 1 hour or £3 for 2 hours. Huge arena, lots of room for unicycles plus all skills available. Everyone age 8 to 80 is welcome to join.
Selected participants will take part in a show at the Magic convention at the Blackpool Winter Gardens in February 2005 and shall be entered for the Circus youth festival at the Globe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach in April 2005. You can view a street map showing Highfield school.