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Yesterday, our team had the chance to chat with the Community Relations Coordinator at Cirque du Soleil to discuss the importance of circus arts and its ability to promote healthy development for youth. Social circus goes beyond performance. Social circus initiatives aim to positively impact people, communities, and the world at large with imagination and creativity. Cirque du Monde is a Cirque du Soleil program that promotes circus arts as a means of intervention with at-risk youth. Cirque du Monde focuses its actions on training for practitioners, support for social circus organizations and advocacy on the benefits of social circus. When you support social circuses, you are contributing to community growth. You can support social circus right this moment! Start a dialogue. Share your love of circus with us in the comments! #socialcircussaturday
Yesterday, our team had the chance to chat with the Community Relations Coordinator at Cirque du Soleil to discuss the importance of circus arts and its ability to promote healthy development for youth. Social circus goes beyond performance. Social circus initiatives aim to positively impact people, communities, and the world at large with imagination and creativity. Cirque du Monde is a Cirque du Soleil program that promotes circus arts as a means of intervention with at-risk youth. Cirque du Monde focuses its actions on training for practitioners, support for social circus organizations and advocacy on the benefits of social circus. When you support social circuses, you are contributing to community growth. You can support social circus right this moment! Start a dialogue. Share your love of circus with us in the comments! #socialcircussaturday 
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February feels like it’s moving so fast, if only it were just a day longer...too bad it isn’t a LEAP year 😜 #badpuns
February feels like it’s moving so fast, if only it were just a day longer...too bad it isn’t a LEAP year 😜 #badpuns 
Circus isn't always just about flips and aerial arts. Circus also encompasses theater, puppetry, and make believe. Like Wise Fool in New Mexico, where the puppets are larger than life. It is Wise Fool New Mexico's mission to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre. Wise Fool is a beloved and award-winning non-profit organization at the center of Santa Fe's community arts scene. They were also participants in our SEL study that showed us of what we already knew - circus works! 
#socialcircussaturday
Circus isn't always just about flips and aerial arts. Circus also encompasses theater, puppetry, and make believe. Like Wise Fool in New Mexico, where the puppets are larger than life. It is Wise Fool New Mexico's mission to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre. Wise Fool is a beloved and award-winning non-profit organization at the center of Santa Fe's community arts scene. They were also participants in our SEL study that showed us of what we already knew - circus works! #socialcircussaturday 
📸 Have you been taking cool circus pics in your spare time? Well if so, then you’re in luck that the AYCO photo contest is ongoing and we are accepting submissions continuously! Winners will be featured in the AYCO gram monthly newsletter and receive free circus swag! Hashtag #aycophotocontest and tag us in your pics!  Happy Friyayyyyyy.
📸 Have you been taking cool circus pics in your spare time? Well if so, then you’re in luck that the AYCO photo contest is ongoing and we are accepting submissions continuously! Winners will be featured in the AYCO gram monthly newsletter and receive free circus swag! Hashtag #aycophotocontest  and tag us in your pics! Happy Friyayyyyyy.
Raise your hand if you're ready for the weekend! And hey, just a reminder that you’ve got this! Now stop procrastinating and do your work! 😘👍😝
Raise your hand if you're ready for the weekend! And hey, just a reminder that you’ve got this! Now stop procrastinating and do your work! 😘👍😝
One of the best things about circus is the people you meet and the friends that you make. These relationships sometimes end up being shoulders you can lean on (or usually stand on). AYCO festivals are a great way to meet new peeps, reconnect with old ones, and work on those multitasking skills. Tag a new or old circus friend below!
One of the best things about circus is the people you meet and the friends that you make. These relationships sometimes end up being shoulders you can lean on (or usually stand on). AYCO festivals are a great way to meet new peeps, reconnect with old ones, and work on those multitasking skills. Tag a new or old circus friend below!
Mondays can be hard. We hope you felt supported and calm as you sorted through the challenge of starting a new week. Make sure to take care of yourself, ask for help when you need it, and don’t forget to stretchhhhhh. 🧘🏻‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️
Mondays can be hard. We hope you felt supported and calm as you sorted through the challenge of starting a new week. Make sure to take care of yourself, ask for help when you need it, and don’t forget to stretchhhhhh. 🧘🏻‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️
For today’s edition of  #socialcircussaturday we wanted to share an important quote about the results of the SEL study we shared with you a few days ago. This research and its results are significant and affirming. We plan to share more information with you as time goes on since the entire study can be a bit of a read. If you’re interested in taking a deep dive, the entire thing is on our website. Let us know if you’ve read it!
For today’s edition of #socialcircussaturday  we wanted to share an important quote about the results of the SEL study we shared with you a few days ago. This research and its results are significant and affirming. We plan to share more information with you as time goes on since the entire study can be a bit of a read. If you’re interested in taking a deep dive, the entire thing is on our website. Let us know if you’ve read it!
TGIF friends! 🎉 We are very stoked that the weekend is here, are you? Tell us your weekend plans in the comments! Anyone down for some double/triple dutch? @circesteem
TGIF friends! 🎉 We are very stoked that the weekend is here, are you? Tell us your weekend plans in the comments! Anyone down for some double/triple dutch? @circesteem
We all know circus is good for you, but sometimes trying to explain it to your friends and fam who aren’t drinking the koolaid might be hard. We feel ya, so here’s a handy list of things you can tell people that circus is good for, now backed up by data! Tell us why circus is good for you in the comments!! #circusismylife
We all know circus is good for you, but sometimes trying to explain it to your friends and fam who aren’t drinking the koolaid might be hard. We feel ya, so here’s a handy list of things you can tell people that circus is good for, now backed up by data! Tell us why circus is good for you in the comments!! #circusismylife 
Circus fam! We’ve been silent for a while since we have been working hard behind the scenes rolling out the results of an exciting new study that was done about social circus with the Weikart Center for Youth Programs. These results prove what we have known about circus for years, that the impact it has on youth is incredible for development and more. We made a video for you to get a glimpse into what we have learned (link in bio). The full results are available on our website but we will be posting a lot more info about the study over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned and stay stoked, the future of circus looks mighty bright. 🎉🎈🎪
Circus fam! We’ve been silent for a while since we have been working hard behind the scenes rolling out the results of an exciting new study that was done about social circus with the Weikart Center for Youth Programs. These results prove what we have known about circus for years, that the impact it has on youth is incredible for development and more. We made a video for you to get a glimpse into what we have learned (link in bio). The full results are available on our website but we will be posting a lot more info about the study over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned and stay stoked, the future of circus looks mighty bright. 🎉🎈🎪
Today, January 9th, marks 250 years since the first modern circus. It was in London, January 9th, 1768 when equestrian, entrepreneur and showman Philip Astley drew out a ring and filled it with astonishing acts – tumblers, horses, acrobats, jugglers, clowns. He created the first modern circus. Every modern circus, anywhere in the world, began at that moment. We are using today to remind ourselves the beauty of circus. In 2018, We hope to reach more people, in more places, to share information on circus happenings. 
What are your 2018 circus goals? 
How will you celebrate? #firstdayofcircus #Circus250
Today, January 9th, marks 250 years since the first modern circus. It was in London, January 9th, 1768 when equestrian, entrepreneur and showman Philip Astley drew out a ring and filled it with astonishing acts – tumblers, horses, acrobats, jugglers, clowns. He created the first modern circus. Every modern circus, anywhere in the world, began at that moment. We are using today to remind ourselves the beauty of circus. In 2018, We hope to reach more people, in more places, to share information on circus happenings. What are your 2018 circus goals? How will you celebrate? #firstdayofcircus  #Circus250 
Anybody else lose track of time during the holidays? We sure did. We hope your holidays have been spent with warm hugs and good times. Happy Holidays from all of us here at AYCO. We’ll see you next year! #seeya2017
Anybody else lose track of time during the holidays? We sure did. We hope your holidays have been spent with warm hugs and good times. Happy Holidays from all of us here at AYCO. We’ll see you next year! #seeya2017 
Trying to get through the holiday craze like. 😳
Keep rollin’. You got this! 👍🏼👌🏼
Trying to get through the holiday craze like. 😳 Keep rollin’. You got this! 👍🏼👌🏼
Hey East coast friends, how are you holding up with those low temperatures? We’re staying warm just remembering the crazy humidity from this past festival. You know the day, the one that fogged up this camera. 😂👌🏼
Hey East coast friends, how are you holding up with those low temperatures? We’re staying warm just remembering the crazy humidity from this past festival. You know the day, the one that fogged up this camera. 😂👌🏼
According to one of our Hup Squad members, Zoe, circus makes you happier. It builds community. It can serve as a creative outlet. It helps with body positivity. It can also be deeply inspiring. These are all elements of circus that can support change and help to bridge fractured communities. To read our “5 Reasons Why”, check out the latest from ACE Magazine. (Link in bio! ☝️) #socialcircussaturday
According to one of our Hup Squad members, Zoe, circus makes you happier. It builds community. It can serve as a creative outlet. It helps with body positivity. It can also be deeply inspiring. These are all elements of circus that can support change and help to bridge fractured communities. To read our “5 Reasons Why”, check out the latest from ACE Magazine. (Link in bio! ☝️) #socialcircussaturday 
Our @americanyouthcircus festival troupers had a super special circus sleepover last night to celebrate the hard work and creativity they put in to attend the #aycofest2017 in August. We spent the evening watching our act for the first time, building mat forts, and circusing and woke up to morning cuddle puddles and @wafflefrolic to top it off. So proud of these circusers!
Our @americanyouthcircus festival troupers had a super special circus sleepover last night to celebrate the hard work and creativity they put in to attend the #aycofest2017  in August. We spent the evening watching our act for the first time, building mat forts, and circusing and woke up to morning cuddle puddles and @wafflefrolic to top it off. So proud of these circusers!
One of the primary goals of social circus is to help participants achieve personal and social development through nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, teaching them social skills, inspiring them to become active citizens, and helping them to express their creativity and explore their potential. You can read more about the definition of social circus in an article written by one of our Social Circus Network Members. (Per usual- link in bio 😘) #socialcircussaturday
One of the primary goals of social circus is to help participants achieve personal and social development through nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, teaching them social skills, inspiring them to become active citizens, and helping them to express their creativity and explore their potential. You can read more about the definition of social circus in an article written by one of our Social Circus Network Members. (Per usual- link in bio 😘) #socialcircussaturday 
Did you know you can nominate exemplary circus youth to join the Youth Advisory Committee?
The AYCO Youth Advisory Committee is a small committee of current and engaged AYCO youth members which provide feedback to the AYCO Board of Directors from the youth perspective. The YAC provides suggestions, opinions, and input on the efficacy and impact of AYCO structure, programs, events, and initiatives. The Youth Advisory Committee is the representative voice of circus youth in the governance of the American Youth Circus Organization. A YAC nominee must be a current AYCO member and must be nominated by another current AYCO or ACE member (youth or adult). Nominations are always open and rolling. Link in bio (obvi) 😘🤳🏼
Did you know you can nominate exemplary circus youth to join the Youth Advisory Committee? The AYCO Youth Advisory Committee is a small committee of current and engaged AYCO youth members which provide feedback to the AYCO Board of Directors from the youth perspective. The YAC provides suggestions, opinions, and input on the efficacy and impact of AYCO structure, programs, events, and initiatives. The Youth Advisory Committee is the representative voice of circus youth in the governance of the American Youth Circus Organization. A YAC nominee must be a current AYCO member and must be nominated by another current AYCO or ACE member (youth or adult). Nominations are always open and rolling. Link in bio (obvi) 😘🤳🏼
Apply to join the 2018 Hup Squad! The AYCO Hup Squad is a group of super cool, circus obsessed teens. We're looking for young circus leaders with oodles of creativity and motivation, strong writing skills, and reliability. Does this describe you? Follow the link in bio to apply! ☝️🤳🏼
Apply to join the 2018 Hup Squad! The AYCO Hup Squad is a group of super cool, circus obsessed teens. We're looking for young circus leaders with oodles of creativity and motivation, strong writing skills, and reliability. Does this describe you? Follow the link in bio to apply! ☝️🤳🏼
Hey, hey west coast friends! The @circusacademytucson is hosting an Arizona Regional Youth Circus conference on February 4th, 2017. Early registration is now open, with regular registration beginning January 1st. Mark your calendars- you do not want to miss out on the fun! For more information, follow the link in bio! ☝️🤸‍♂️🤹‍♀️
Hey, hey west coast friends! The @circusacademytucson is hosting an Arizona Regional Youth Circus conference on February 4th, 2017. Early registration is now open, with regular registration beginning January 1st. Mark your calendars- you do not want to miss out on the fun! For more information, follow the link in bio! ☝️🤸‍♂️🤹‍♀️
If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up! - Booker T. Washington. When we lift each other up and work together we start to see the far reaching impact we have on others and the beautiful connections we build. #socialcircussaturday
If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up! - Booker T. Washington. When we lift each other up and work together we start to see the far reaching impact we have on others and the beautiful connections we build. #socialcircussaturday 
Did your parents ever tell you not to play with your food? Why waste time eating the normal way when you can have fun instead? After all, circus IS about balance. 😂
Did your parents ever tell you not to play with your food? Why waste time eating the normal way when you can have fun instead? After all, circus IS about balance. 😂
It’s never too late to share your favorite circus happenings with the tag #AYCOphotocontest. It’s a fun way to get the chance to be featured in our AYCOgram newsletter AND win FREE circus swag! You have nothing to lose, so start posting those awesome circus moments. Just make sure your profiles/images are public so that we can see them! Happy circusing!
It’s never too late to share your favorite circus happenings with the tag #AYCOphotocontest . It’s a fun way to get the chance to be featured in our AYCOgram newsletter AND win FREE circus swag! You have nothing to lose, so start posting those awesome circus moments. Just make sure your profiles/images are public so that we can see them! Happy circusing!
We’re doin a little dance because Cirque du Soleil just announced the three organizations that they will support for the upcoming year through the #CirqueduMondeGrantfortheUSA! This grant aims to support American organizations using Social Circus as a method of intervention with at-risk youth. Congratulations again to the grantees: @circusharmony , @thepointcdc , and @prescottcircus!
We’re doin a little dance because Cirque du Soleil just announced the three organizations that they will support for the upcoming year through the #CirqueduMondeGrantfortheUSA ! This grant aims to support American organizations using Social Circus as a method of intervention with at-risk youth. Congratulations again to the grantees: @circusharmony , @thepointcdc , and @prescottcircus!
That feeling when you’re moving and shaking the world one MOVEMENT at a time. #socialcircussaturday
That feeling when you’re moving and shaking the world one MOVEMENT at a time. #socialcircussaturday 
The power of performance in youth circus is significant. A performance is a relationship between performer and audience. It has the power to bring joy and inspiration to both parties. This joy creeps into the other areas of our lives and can have lasting effects on the community. This is part of what makes circus a remarkable tool for social change. #socialcircussaturday
The power of performance in youth circus is significant. A performance is a relationship between performer and audience. It has the power to bring joy and inspiration to both parties. This joy creeps into the other areas of our lives and can have lasting effects on the community. This is part of what makes circus a remarkable tool for social change. #socialcircussaturday 
YAC Nominations are OPEN! Do you know (or are you) an engaged, articulate, and responsible AYCO youth member who would be perfect for a leadership role in the national youth circus community? Submit your nominations to the Youth Advisory Committee! (link in bio)
YAC Nominations are OPEN! Do you know (or are you) an engaged, articulate, and responsible AYCO youth member who would be perfect for a leadership role in the national youth circus community? Submit your nominations to the Youth Advisory Committee! (link in bio)
Weekends are for lounging. Or gigging. Or training. But mostly lounging.
Weekends are for lounging. Or gigging. Or training. But mostly lounging.
“Social Circus” could sound to some as though it’s just circus where you make friends and socialize. Of course it is, but it’s also so much more. To put it into words would take a while, but we are willing to try. There’s a lot of really big and awesome news developing in the social circus world and we can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned over the following weeks as we share what’s been happening behind the scenes. ❤️🎪👯 #socialcircussaturday
“Social Circus” could sound to some as though it’s just circus where you make friends and socialize. Of course it is, but it’s also so much more. To put it into words would take a while, but we are willing to try. There’s a lot of really big and awesome news developing in the social circus world and we can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned over the following weeks as we share what’s been happening behind the scenes. ❤️🎪👯 #socialcircussaturday 
Another flying Friday brought to you by the mad hops at @circusharmony. Can these kids fly, or what?! 😆🕴🏼
Another flying Friday brought to you by the mad hops at @circusharmony. Can these kids fly, or what?! 😆🕴🏼
#tbt to @circusculture and their moving performance at this years AYCO showcase. They’ve created this gorgeous video of their act to maybe answer what circus really is. Check out the full video (link in bio), and tell us what circus is to you! ❤️👯👯
#tbt  to @circusculture and their moving performance at this years AYCO showcase. They’ve created this gorgeous video of their act to maybe answer what circus really is. Check out the full video (link in bio), and tell us what circus is to you! ❤️👯👯
Have you heard of the Social Circus Network? It’s AYCO’s network of social circus programs that offer cost-effective, evidence-based approaches to help people overcome the barriers they face. The mission of the Social Circus Network is to provide pedagogical, capacity building and professional development support to individuals and organizations pursuing and engaging in social circus work as well as to support the sustainable growth of social circus in the United States. Circus really can change the world. ❤️ #socialcircussaturday
Have you heard of the Social Circus Network? It’s AYCO’s network of social circus programs that offer cost-effective, evidence-based approaches to help people overcome the barriers they face. The mission of the Social Circus Network is to provide pedagogical, capacity building and professional development support to individuals and organizations pursuing and engaging in social circus work as well as to support the sustainable growth of social circus in the United States. Circus really can change the world. ❤️ #socialcircussaturday 
Usually #wcw stands for women crush Wednesday, but for us it stands for “wonderful circus women”. There are so many wondrous women that teach and inspire us every day. Tag you’re #wcw or let us know in the comments who inspires you! 🎪💃🏻
Usually #wcw  stands for women crush Wednesday, but for us it stands for “wonderful circus women”. There are so many wondrous women that teach and inspire us every day. Tag you’re #wcw  or let us know in the comments who inspires you! 🎪💃🏻
Attention friends! AYCO is introducing a new photo contest and we want you to join in on the fun! In order to participate, all you need to do is post a picture to Instagram or Facebook using the tag #AYCOphotocontest. Once a month, the AYCO staff will choose a photo to be featured in the AYCO newsletter! This is the perfect chance to share all those gems/talents you’ve got hidden in your camera roll! 📸❤️🎪
Attention friends! AYCO is introducing a new photo contest and we want you to join in on the fun! In order to participate, all you need to do is post a picture to Instagram or Facebook using the tag #AYCOphotocontest . Once a month, the AYCO staff will choose a photo to be featured in the AYCO newsletter! This is the perfect chance to share all those gems/talents you’ve got hidden in your camera roll! 📸❤️🎪
Did you know that American Circus Educators has a magazine? 📗The latest edition is live and includes an interview with Dan Roberts from @circesteem , the @smithsonianfolklife festival, an interview with Ed LeClair from @circussmirkus , photos from #aycofest2017 and more! Link in bio. 📚📲
Did you know that American Circus Educators has a magazine? 📗The latest edition is live and includes an interview with Dan Roberts from @circesteem , the @smithsonianfolklife festival, an interview with Ed LeClair from @circussmirkus , photos from #aycofest2017  and more! Link in bio. 📚📲
There are a number of known youth circuses operating around the US doing social circus work. Do you know about one, or are you a part of one yourself? Tell us in the comments below! 👇 #socialcircussaturday
There are a number of known youth circuses operating around the US doing social circus work. Do you know about one, or are you a part of one yourself? Tell us in the comments below! 👇 #socialcircussaturday 
Flyin Friday brought to you by these cool kids. Show us your acro tricks by tagging us! We want to see how you spend your weekend doing circus! 🎪🤹🏼‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️
Flyin Friday brought to you by these cool kids. Show us your acro tricks by tagging us! We want to see how you spend your weekend doing circus! 🎪🤹🏼‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️
It’s a good day to have a good day. Here’s some Thursday inspo for ya. What are you doing to have a good day?
It’s a good day to have a good day. Here’s some Thursday inspo for ya. What are you doing to have a good day?
Circus Arts Research Platform (CARP) is a collaborative website project between circus arts documentary centers and researchers. If you would like to join this unique platform for circus researchers, head on over to our American Circus Educator’s Facebook page to fill out the online CARP Questionnaire and send it in before the 31st of October 2017. 📝📖📓
Circus Arts Research Platform (CARP) is a collaborative website project between circus arts documentary centers and researchers. If you would like to join this unique platform for circus researchers, head on over to our American Circus Educator’s Facebook page to fill out the online CARP Questionnaire and send it in before the 31st of October 2017. 📝📖📓
Join us for some festival fun! The NYC regional AYCO Festival is happening next month and there are still early bird tickets available! Check out our Facebook event page for more information or follow the link in our bio! 🎪🤹‍♂️🤸‍♂️🎪
Join us for some festival fun! The NYC regional AYCO Festival is happening next month and there are still early bird tickets available! Check out our Facebook event page for more information or follow the link in our bio! 🎪🤹‍♂️🤸‍♂️🎪
Photo from one the workshops I led at the American Youth Circus Org Festival 2017 for @acrosports. Such a pleasure to play with amazing humans. . .  #acrojester #iwillholdyouup #aycofest2017 @americanyouthcircus (@get_repost)
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It is a proven fact that human beings require a sense of true belonging to reach their full potential. Participating in youth circus is one sure fire way to achieve this fundamental human need. This is one of the many elements that social circus provides that we find to be truly powerful. 🤹‍♂️🎪Luckily, there are people in our community who share this sentiment. Check out the Social Circus Community Group started by Kate Magram and Dan Roberts if you are interested in connecting 🤝with others who also see the potential of social circus. ☝️ Link in bio 🤳🏽 #socialcircussaturday
Photo from one the workshops I led at the American Youth Circus Org Festival 2017 for @acrosports. Such a pleasure to play with amazing humans. . . #acrojester  #iwillholdyouup  #aycofest2017  @americanyouthcircus (@get_repost) ・・・ It is a proven fact that human beings require a sense of true belonging to reach their full potential. Participating in youth circus is one sure fire way to achieve this fundamental human need. This is one of the many elements that social circus provides that we find to be truly powerful. 🤹‍♂️🎪Luckily, there are people in our community who share this sentiment. Check out the Social Circus Community Group started by Kate Magram and Dan Roberts if you are interested in connecting 🤝with others who also see the potential of social circus. ☝️ Link in bio 🤳🏽 #socialcircussaturday 
It is a proven fact that human beings require a sense of true belonging to reach their full potential. Participating in youth circus is one sure fire way to achieve this fundamental human need. This is one of the many elements that social circus provides that we find to be truly powerful. 🤹‍♂️🎪Luckily, there are people in our community who share this sentiment. Check out the Social Circus Community Group started by Kate Magram and Dan Roberts if you are interested in connecting 🤝with others who also see the potential of social circus. ☝️ Link in bio 🤳🏽 #socialcircussaturday
It is a proven fact that human beings require a sense of true belonging to reach their full potential. Participating in youth circus is one sure fire way to achieve this fundamental human need. This is one of the many elements that social circus provides that we find to be truly powerful. 🤹‍♂️🎪Luckily, there are people in our community who share this sentiment. Check out the Social Circus Community Group started by Kate Magram and Dan Roberts if you are interested in connecting 🤝with others who also see the potential of social circus. ☝️ Link in bio 🤳🏽 #socialcircussaturday 
If you missed the new Circus is My Life blog post, head on over to the American Youth Circus Organization Facebook Page to read how hup squad teen reporter Emily describes her experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival!
If you missed the new Circus is My Life blog post, head on over to the American Youth Circus Organization Facebook Page to read how hup squad teen reporter Emily describes her experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival!
Have you heard of social circus? 🎪If you haven’t let us tell you a bit about it: Social Circus refers to the growing movement toward the use of circus arts as mediums for social justice and social good. Check out the link in our bio to learn more, and stay tuned for more #socialcircussaturday action headed your way. 🎉
Have you heard of social circus? 🎪If you haven’t let us tell you a bit about it: Social Circus refers to the growing movement toward the use of circus arts as mediums for social justice and social good. Check out the link in our bio to learn more, and stay tuned for more #socialcircussaturday  action headed your way. 🎉
TGIF. What are your weekend plans? Maybe you should work on those epic skills. Just ask @dopecuts what a flipping weekend looks like. 🤸‍♂️🎪😎
TGIF. What are your weekend plans? Maybe you should work on those epic skills. Just ask @dopecuts what a flipping weekend looks like. 🤸‍♂️🎪😎
We may possibly have had a bit of fun at AYCO this year... #aycofest2017 #trentoncircussquad  #circusmecca
What has four legs, two wheels and killer timing? This power duo.
What has four legs, two wheels and killer timing? This power duo.
We cyr-iously owe many thanks to @cyrcraftcustoms who builds and donated these custom Cyr wheels for our 2017 youth festival. What would we do without our generous community of circus advocates? How does your circus community impact your experience? Tell us in the comments below! 👇
We cyr-iously owe many thanks to @cyrcraftcustoms who builds and donated these custom Cyr wheels for our 2017 youth festival. What would we do without our generous community of circus advocates? How does your circus community impact your experience? Tell us in the comments below! 👇
This weekend, the Brattleboro Reformer wrote a nice article about a prop of mine being inducted to the Museum of Juggling History.

You can read the full article here! (link in bio!) - http://thomwall.com/thom-wall-prop-inducted-museum-brattleboro-reformer/

#juggling #circus #cirquedusoleil #circuseverydamnday #museum #Brattleboro #Vermont #news #newspaper
There's no need to hate Monday's when you're surrounded by circus friends.
There's no need to hate Monday's when you're surrounded by circus friends.
Packing all of the circus essentials including @enjoylifefoods who kindly provided #aycofest2017 with delicious and nutritious snack bars. 🍫🍎 Tell us what's in your circus bag! What can't you live without?
Packing all of the circus essentials including @enjoylifefoods who kindly provided #aycofest2017  with delicious and nutritious snack bars. 🍫🍎 Tell us what's in your circus bag! What can't you live without?
We are feeling wrapped in support because of the incredible people at fabricdepotco.com in Texas who donated 264 yards of fabric for our youth festival. Check out their gorgeous color selection for all of your aerial fabric needs! #aerialsilks #fabricdepotco #howcuteisjeannemarie
We are feeling wrapped in support because of the incredible people at fabricdepotco.com in Texas who donated 264 yards of fabric for our youth festival. Check out their gorgeous color selection for all of your aerial fabric needs! #aerialsilks  #fabricdepotco  #howcuteisjeannemarie 
Circus has been, and will always be, about relationships. When we come together to do circus, we are not only building our skills and growing our talents, we are also growing our families. This year’s festival reminded us that “circus is family”. Show us your circus family by tagging your photos with #circusisfamily 🎪
Circus has been, and will always be, about relationships. When we come together to do circus, we are not only building our skills and growing our talents, we are also growing our families. This year’s festival reminded us that “circus is family”. Show us your circus family by tagging your photos with #circusisfamily  🎪
👏We couldn't be more thankful for our gracious host Trenton Circus Squad for giving us a wonderful space and incredible energy for the #aycofest2017 -- their spirit is embodied in this image with their simple reminder to stay hype and stay woke. It's more important now than ever to echo these sentiments. Stay circus strong fam. ❤️🎪
👏We couldn't be more thankful for our gracious host Trenton Circus Squad for giving us a wonderful space and incredible energy for the #aycofest2017  -- their spirit is embodied in this image with their simple reminder to stay hype and stay woke. It's more important now than ever to echo these sentiments. Stay circus strong fam. ❤️🎪
Throwback to AYCOfest 2017! The best week of my year. I learned so many things about circus and about myself. The circus community truely is a wonderful, kind, open place. #aycofest2017 #AYCO #circuslife #circus
Throwback to AYCOfest 2017! The best week of my year. I learned so many things about circus and about myself. The circus community truely is a wonderful, kind, open place. #aycofest2017  #AYCO  #circuslife  #circus 
Rollin' into the extra long weekend like...
What are your Labor Day plans?! More circus?! ❤️🎪❤️🎪
Rollin' into the extra long weekend like... What are your Labor Day plans?! More circus?! ❤️🎪❤️🎪
Here we have @circusculture prepping for their showcase performance at the festival. 🎪This colorful group reminded us what circus is all about. They also made us want to keep our friends close and huddle often. ❤️️#circusismylife
Here we have @circusculture prepping for their showcase performance at the festival. 🎪This colorful group reminded us what circus is all about. They also made us want to keep our friends close and huddle often. ❤️️#circusismylife 
Wow! We can't believe it's already been two weeks since the festival. We miss all of our friends in far off circus places. Today, we're especially missing the friendships formed around the lunch and dinner tables. It would not have been the same without our upstate support from people like @gimmecoffee, @wegmans  and Soy Boy Tofu! Friendships are formed around circus and food. And we are so thankful to be able to celebrate festivals with both! 🍎🥑🍝🍴🎪
Wow! We can't believe it's already been two weeks since the festival. We miss all of our friends in far off circus places. Today, we're especially missing the friendships formed around the lunch and dinner tables. It would not have been the same without our upstate support from people like @gimmecoffee, @wegmans and Soy Boy Tofu! Friendships are formed around circus and food. And we are so thankful to be able to celebrate festivals with both! 🍎🥑🍝🍴🎪
Marisa, Marci & J.T. had a great time teaching multiple sessions of our "Dynamic Bars", "Art of Auditions & Applications", & "Slapstick & Stage Combat" workshops, learning from our youth & adult colleagues, and catching up with old friends & new @aycofest2017 - thanks to everyone who made this amazing national festival possible. (PC: J.T. Turner) @marisa_diamond @characteractor @aircraftaerialarts #aycofest2017
Marisa, Marci & J.T. had a great time teaching multiple sessions of our "Dynamic Bars", "Art of Auditions & Applications", & "Slapstick & Stage Combat" workshops, learning from our youth & adult colleagues, and catching up with old friends & new @aycofest2017 - thanks to everyone who made this amazing national festival possible. (PC: J.T. Turner) @marisa_diamond @characteractor @aircraftaerialarts #aycofest2017 
Finally catching up and sorting through pictures from many trips. I'm going to start randomly posting shots I like in a non-linear fashion. ...
This shot I love, of a young circus artist named Darnelle Bolton, who I asked to model for an article on @circustalk 
He was more than happy to show off his skills. Such serious focus. #aycofest2017 @americanyouthcircus
Finally catching up and sorting through pictures from many trips. I'm going to start randomly posting shots I like in a non-linear fashion. ... This shot I love, of a young circus artist named Darnelle Bolton, who I asked to model for an article on @circustalk He was more than happy to show off his skills. Such serious focus. #aycofest2017  @americanyouthcircus
I can ride my bike with no handlebars, and only one wheel, and only one foot, with my eyes closed.

#aycofest2017 #ayco2017 #unicycle
Had an awesome time at the @americanyouthcircusorg AYCO Festival in New Jersey! Thank you to all the amazing coaches and staff! Thank you to @trentoncircus for hosting this amazing event!
Had an awesome time at the @americanyouthcircusorg AYCO Festival in New Jersey! Thank you to all the amazing coaches and staff! Thank you to @trentoncircus for hosting this amazing event!
Still savoring the memories of the @americanyouthcircus Festival and emceeing the Welcome show with @thomwalljuggler. We will be reunited in Brussels, Belgium in 5 days!!!!!! I'm so excited to be there. But first, pack, sew my wedding dress, perform in two shows in Burlington, VT and somehow get to the airport at Boston Logan International Airport! .
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#emcee #circus #juggle #aycofest2017 #circo #friends #love #travel #lifeontour
Still savoring the memories of the @americanyouthcircus Festival and emceeing the Welcome show with @thomwalljuggler. We will be reunited in Brussels, Belgium in 5 days!!!!!! I'm so excited to be there. But first, pack, sew my wedding dress, perform in two shows in Burlington, VT and somehow get to the airport at Boston Logan International Airport! . . . . . #emcee  #circus  #juggle  #aycofest2017  #circo  #friends  #love  #travel  #lifeontour 
Fond memories from #aycofest2017! 
#juggling #circus #juggler #circuseverydamnday #malabares #trick 
#Repost @phoebience (@get_repost)
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So glad to have met @thomwalljuggler while at #AYCOfest2017 enjoy this lil snippet of his talents! #cirquedusoleil #totem #practice #training #practicemakesperfect #bounce
So so so glad to be home, but missing this circus space❤️🎪 Circus has been a part of my life for 15+ years, and I don't ever want it to leave my life. Thanks to everyone who made this last week so special! #aycofest2017
So so so glad to be home, but missing this circus space❤️🎪 Circus has been a part of my life for 15+ years, and I don't ever want it to leave my life. Thanks to everyone who made this last week so special! #aycofest2017 
So glad to have met @thomwalljuggler while at #AYCOfest2017 enjoy this lil snippet of his talents!
So glad to have met @thomwalljuggler while at #AYCOfest2017  enjoy this lil snippet of his talents!
Megan coaching at the American Youth Circus Festival #Repost @thecircusplace 
Another awesome moment from #aycofest2017. We were so honored to learn from the best coaches around in the most inspiring space! #circusgirl #circusarts #circuskids #trapeze #statictrapeze #bendygirl #splits #trapezeartist #thecircusplace #circusstrong #circuseverydamnday #circuslife
Another awesome moment from #aycofest2017. We were so honored to learn from the best coaches around in the most inspiring space! #circusgirl #circusarts #circuskids #trapeze #statictrapeze #bendygirl #splits #trapezeartist #thecircusplace #circusstrong #circuseverydamnday #circuslife
Wow, today I woke up in Vermont. I slept for 10 hours and am now starting to process the amazingness, craziness, beauty, intelligence, thoughtfulness, and teamwork that was the @americanyouthcircus Festival 2017. I performed my hula hoops and Bottlewalking acts, emceed a show, taught 5 workshops, coached three younger folks how to host a show, sweat buckets, had sleepovers with @awafflecohen @sam.b.boyles @avitheamazing @katherine.dances and @thomwalljuggler, ate meals with incredible circus artists, shared the stage with @chase_culp and @cornell_freeney, made new friends and worked crazy hard. I am so full of gratitude to have been involved so heavily in such a beautiful project that I won't ever forget! Thankfully, The Trentonian was there to document some of these moments. They took this photo and published it in their newspaper, and on their website. This photo is from our opening show! To my new friends and old, I love you all! See you soon. Xoxo
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#hulahoop #hoop #love #aycofest2017 #emcee #perform #coach #friends #thetrentonian #publicity #circus #cirfit #trickychicks #clown #payasa #fit #fitfam #vaudeville #love
Wow, today I woke up in Vermont. I slept for 10 hours and am now starting to process the amazingness, craziness, beauty, intelligence, thoughtfulness, and teamwork that was the @americanyouthcircus Festival 2017. I performed my hula hoops and Bottlewalking acts, emceed a show, taught 5 workshops, coached three younger folks how to host a show, sweat buckets, had sleepovers with @awafflecohen @sam.b.boyles @avitheamazing @katherine.dances and @thomwalljuggler, ate meals with incredible circus artists, shared the stage with @chase_culp and @cornell_freeney, made new friends and worked crazy hard. I am so full of gratitude to have been involved so heavily in such a beautiful project that I won't ever forget! Thankfully, The Trentonian was there to document some of these moments. They took this photo and published it in their newspaper, and on their website. This photo is from our opening show! To my new friends and old, I love you all! See you soon. Xoxo . . . . . . #hulahoop  #hoop  #love  #aycofest2017  #emcee  #perform  #coach  #friends  #thetrentonian  #publicity  #circus  #cirfit  #trickychicks  #clown  #payasa  #fit  #fitfam  #vaudeville  #love 
i had so much fun at AYCO this year and i missed the festival so much and will continue to miss it more everyday until the next one in san diego!!!! i made so many friends and reunited with some old ones. until next time my sweet circus extravaganza ✌🏼
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Travel day! Driving from Princeton, NJ to Brattleboro, VT! More to come about the entire @americanyouthcircus Festival when I'm done traveling from it!!!!!! Now, to drive for the next 5 hours...#lifeontour #aycofest2017 #drive #summer
Travel day! Driving from Princeton, NJ to Brattleboro, VT! More to come about the entire @americanyouthcircus Festival when I'm done traveling from it!!!!!! Now, to drive for the next 5 hours...#lifeontour  #aycofest2017  #drive  #summer 
Representing hard at @americanyouthcircus festival in Trenton! We had an amazing time. #circuskids #circusarts #circuseverydamnday #aerialsilks #aerialist #silks #circusstrong #circusgirl #aycofest2017