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Adult Summer Intensive

PROGRAM DATES: July 12th – July 16th 2021

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: Beginning May 15th 2021

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About the Intensive

The Esh Circus Arts Adult Summer Intensive is a program designed for intermediate-to-advanced circus arts students ages 16 and older who wish to deepen their studies through a rigorous week of training, creative development, and community-building. The Summer Intensive will provide a structured training program to help students develop strength, flexibility, technical proficiency, and artistry.

DISCIPLINES

The Adult Summer Intensive program is open to students interested in pursuing focused training in any of the following disciplines:

Static Trapeze
Single Point Trapeze
Aerial Fabric
Aerial Hoop
Aerial Rope
Hand Balancing
Contortion
Partner Acro/Hand-To-Hand

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Program Schedule

Classes for the Adult Summer Intensive meet from 9am to 12pm daily during the program week. Students will also have the opportunity to take advantage of afternoon workshops and additional self-directed training throughout week.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

9:00am: Group Warm-Up
9:30am: Modern/Ballet Technique or Physical Theater
10:15am: Skill Work in Focus Discipline
11:15am: Group Strength & Flexibility
12:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00pm: Optional Workshop or Open Training

*Workshop topics may include Stage Make-up; Shoulder Health for Circus; Musicality for Circus Artists; or a range of other topics!

Application & Program Requirements

To audition for the Adult Summer Intensive program, students are required to submit a written application, as well as a video submission that demonstrates both their specific and overall ability.

Applicants will be assessed on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Mobility – Splits, side bend, back bend, shoulders, etc.
  • Strength – Plank hold, hollow body hold, pull-ups or hollow hang, etc.
  • Discipline Skills – Demonstration of intermediate-to-advanced level of skill in a chosen focus discipline.
DEADLINE

Applications and video submissions are accepted on a rolling basis beginning May 15th and will be accepted until all spots are full. The program is capped at 8-12 participants depending on disciplines.

Click here for more details and to view the application.

Applicants will be informed of admission decisions within two weeks of submitting their application.

Tuition

$450.00

A deposit of $200 is due upon acceptance to the program.
Some need-based financial assistance is available.

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Location and Facilities

Esh Circus Arts is a 5000 square foot facility, with carpet bonded foam flooring throughout, and rig points up to 19 feet of height.

We are located in vibrant Somerville, MA, a short walk from the Harvard Square and Porter Square MBTA stops, and steps from culturally-rich Union Square.

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Program Instructors

Summer Intensive is led by Esh Circus Arts co-owner Ellen Waylonis and management team member Johnny Blazes. As life-long performers and passionate educators, Ellen and Johnny imbue the program with the value of balancing rigorous athletic training with artistic and theatrical dedication. They are supported by Esh’s award-winning, internationally-performing staff of coaches.

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