“The Gym Dandies” is not about winning or losing. The primary goal of this program is to help children develop motor skills, confidence, and self-esteem in a noncompetitive atmosphere. There are no special skills required to join “The Gym Dandies.” Ultimately, participants will apply their skills cooperatively in performances for the purpose of entertainment.
We are an organization which strives to provide a program that:
- Meets the developmental needs of children, and is inclusive for all populations (age, sex, and special needs).
- Will improve the participant’s confidence and self-esteem by providing opportunities for each child to demonstrate learned skills and to experience success.
- Will promote circus arts as a desirable and appropriate activity for physical education, recreation, and extracurricular programs across the State of Maine.
The skills these children demonstrate are very difficult and require a great deal of practice to master. The crucial ingredient for success is a willingness to practice. In fact, Mr. Cahill’s mantra is “You can do anything with practice!”.