This is your spot to keep updated on all thing happening in the upcoming weeks at the circus school…
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask your instructor or contact Sihka, owner of the Last Carnival school.
Our next six week session of classes will run from:
Summer Session B runs from June 30th – August 10th.
Please be registered at least a week prior to your class to make sure you will be able to participate in the session.
Due to travel and holidays some classes will begin mid session, so make sure you look at the entire July calendar.
Circus Showcase Information:
The next student/ teacher showcase will be Saturday June 29th at The Lawrence Creates MakerSpace. There will be online sign ups for students to register to perform here. The theme is express yourself and is intended to get performers to push the limits they have previously in interaction with the audience, acknowledging the audience, and relating to them. I challenge students to make the audience feel through their art piece. There will be just one evening performance of this with limited seating, so please buy your tickets in advance.
Future Community Showcase Dates:
*9/21/2019 Lawrence KS
*10/26/2019 Lawrence KS
You can catch the Last Carnival Acrobats performing at both private and public events. This troupe is compromised of some of the instructors from The Last Carnival, other local professional performers, as well as Sihka (owner of the school) and her circus family. The following is a list of upcoming public performances.
*The 2019 Lawrence 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Burcham Park!
The Last Carnival will be back again this year to entertain you with out aerial antics at the buskers stage. This is a free show, but we will have tips hats out for all you generous audience members to show your appreciation for the arts into.
Come for the Show, Stay for the fireworks!
*We will have more shows coming for you both locally and regionally and more details will be released as details are finalized but here are some dates to save…
*8/22 Wichita KS
*9/10 Lawrence KS
*9/13 Topeka KS
*9/28 & 29 Kansas City KS
Class / Instructor updates:
*We are sad to announce Kelsie Middaugh will be leaving at the end of the current session but are at the same time excited for her to continue her education journey as she moves to Colorado to peruse her masters degree. There will be a shift and transition of her classes to other instructors. We may through the summer offer a few less classes as Kelsie taught over 10 classes a week with us. But we hope to find classes for all our students that you enjoy just as much as learning from her. Her current classes will be split between Sihka, Tj, Sofia, returning instructor Amy Schweppe, and the newest instructor Sylvan Mitchell.
*Our pole fitness instructor Linda leaves every summer for adventures of her own and as so pole class will be on pause until she returns for the fall sessions. Ask for recommendations on classes that will help keep you up on the flexibility and strength required for pole in the meantime.
* We have added a new instructor this past session to The Last Carnival team, Jo Anne Zingo. She will be instructing Belly Dance for levels 1-3 as well as summer technique intensives. Check out our class instructors page to learn more about Jo Anne.
*You can click on that same link to find information on Sylvan Mitchell, our new beginner kids class aerial instructor.
Camps, Workshops, And Intensives:
*kids summer camps will be held July 23-26th from 12:30-5:30 each day. You can get more information and register here. There will only be room for 8 kids in this camp.
* Our teen and adults summer circus camp will be joined into one weekend long intensive over the Labor Day Weekend Holiday this year from 11 am to 6 pm each day to close our summer activities out. You can register online here. There will be room for 8 in this camp.
We will be looking for a contortion instructor for both kids, teens, and adult contortion classes and ongoing private lessons. You must have experience working with children as well as prior experience teaching. Please send your cirque demo reals and resume to Sihka.