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Gym Dandies Children’s Circus

Online Registration for Winter 2021

Hello Gym Dandies Families,

Since indoor classes are out of the question these days, we are going to offer online juggling classes for four weeks. Janoah will teach the classes with the help of a co-host. The class sizes will be small in order to be effective. If there is considerable demand we may be able to add more classes.

At this point we are only able to invite Gym Dandies from last year.

There will be three classes offered on Google Meet:

Level 1: For students working on mastering 1, 2, or 3 ball juggling.
Thursday 4:30 to 5:00
Begins January 21st, ends February 11th
10 student limit
Equipment needed: 3 scarves, at least 3 balls, 1 balance tube (Gym Dandies will provide any of these you don’t already have.)The class will focus on advancing current skills with juggling balls, scarves and balance tubes. The long range goal is to master juggling 3 scarves, and 3 balls, in a cascade pattern. Some balance tube skills will be included.

Level 2: For students who can juggle 3 balls at least 10 catches.
Tuesday 4:30 to 5:00
Begins January 19th, ends February 9th
12 student limit
Equipment needed: 3 scarves, at least 3 balls, 1 balance tube (Gym Dandies will provide any of these you don’t already have.)

The class will focus on mastering the cascade pattern and adding in new variations. More balance tube skills will be included.

Level 3: For students who can juggle 50 catches in a 3 ball cascade, and 10 catches with 2 in one hand.
Thursday 3:30 to 4:00
Begins January 21st, ends February 11th
15 student limit
Equipment needed: 4 balls, 1 club, 1 ring (Gym Dandies will provide any of these you don’t already have.)

The class will assume 3 ball cascade mastery and introduce lots of tricks and variations.

In order to participate you need:

Juggling Equipment: Gym Dandies will provide any juggling equipment that you do not already have. Distribution will be announced upon registration.
A device to join the class in Google Meet. Details for joining will be sent to participants after registration.
A safe space to juggle with enough headroom. It should be clear of any trip hazards, or breakable objects. You should be far enough from your camera to show from your hands to the top of your juggling pattern during the class.


Registration will be open today (Monday, January 11th) at 6:00PM and close Saturday, January 16th at 11:55PM.

Registration Link

I hope you can join us for this new adventure in juggling classes.

If you have questions please contact Mr. Sloatman, or Lindsey MacDonald at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Best Regards,

Mr. Sloatman

The Gym Dandies Children’s Circus of Scarborough is the largest continuously operating children’s circus in the United States and has received state and national recognition as an exemplary program for children.

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Keep your fingers crossed for 2021 parades

Manchester Parade     March 28, 2021

Bicentennial Parade    May 15, 2021

Check this out! Red Claws halftime performance

Ever wonder what its like to ride in a performance?

Calvin shared his ride with us via GoPro!

CLICK HERE: 2019 Red Claws Halftime performance

2021 National Parade is approaching fast and we need your help to make it a success!

Look for our monthly fundraising events!

Thanks for your help!
National Parade Committee

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please visit the Sponsorship/ Donation page today to learn more.

A video of the 2019 Community Performance has been added to our YouTube Channel! Click on link to view.

Stay tuned for more exciting parades and events

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…like these from the performance on 05/16/2015 at the Ronald McDonald House of Portland to help them celebrate 20 years of “keeping families together and helping kids heal and cope better”!