1626 S. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 | (719) 465-6321
Now Celebrating Our 20th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

September 13 – November 15
CIRCUS CLUB
4pm to 6pm

Learn, practice, and perform the CIRCUS ARTS!

FALL SESSION 2022

4pm to 6pm / Sept 13 to Nov 15 / $210 / Ages 9 – 16

Limited to 16 students

Join us for ten Tuesdays this Fall for circus training.  You’ll receive coaching from professional circus performers in a multitude of  disciplines including acrobatics, aerial silks, trapeze, stilt walking, juggling, unicycling, balancing tricks, and clown routines. 

The circus arts are an exciting hybrid of art.  Our experienced coaches take students through all steps of the process, teaching correct techniques for each apparatus while creating a fun and supportive environment for learning and growing.

ON LINE REGISTRATION

COACHES:

Elizabeth Fluharty, (aerialist on silk & rope, acrobalance)  for the last 10+ years, has been learning, performing, and teaching a variety of circus arts including partner acrobatics, aerial silks, aerial rope, and stilts. Thanks to more than a decade of saying “yes” to all kinds of crazy adventures, the circus has become her life and passion. You can often find her teaching classes at Mountain Shadows Aerial Silks and the Millibo Art Theatre, where she loves helping other people find their inner and outer strength through circus arts.

Jim Jackson,  ( Clown, Millibo Artistic Director, Wri) has been adventuring in circus and theatre since 1976. Along the way he has had a great deal of fun directing, creating and performing in over thirty original productions for children and adults. He is an acclaimed clown who has toured extensively with his award-winning solo shows at New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, London’s Royal Festival Hall , the Edinburgh Fringe, a food court in Singapore and at thirty five International Children’s Festivals throughout the world. Known for his collaborative work as a director and writer, Jim has created national touring shows with Tomas Kubinek, Robert Astle and Rebecca Buric. He wishes to thank Birgitta De Pree and his three daughters for his best comic material.

Christopher Keller, a recently returned Springs native is both an artist and an educator. After receiving an education in Circus arts from the circus center of San Francisco he went on tour both nationally and internationally. You can now find him teaching gymnastics or circus, projecting, and spending time with his two wonderful dogs Max and Harly.

 

ON LINE REGISTRATION

The circus arts are an exciting hybrid of art and sport. All experience levels are welcome!  Our experienced coaches take students through all steps of the process, teaching correct techniques for each apparatus while creating a fun and supportive environment for learning and growing.

Millibo is here for you and your kids!

Creative play is critical for the physical, emotional, and mental health of children.  For twenty years the Millibo has offered programming that inspires youth to grow as artists and innovators.  Our experiences running camps this summer confirm our belief in the importance of creative engagements for kids, and our ability to provide safe environments where this can happen.  The Millibo is poised to support your child’s learning through re-imagined theatre classes, camps, and workshops that offer safe and exciting environments where kids can explore and grow through the performing arts.

Small class sizes, multiple outdoor learning experiences, the most talented faculty of teaching artists in the region, and over twenty years of experience working with young creatives ensures a high-quality arts experience for ages 4 to 18.

SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE:

  • Required hand-sanitization upon arrival, before eating, and at regular intervals
  • Mask policy based on county numbers
  • Limited building access – only students, teachers and staff will have building access.
  • Ensure sufficient cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces and equipment

The safety and health of your child(ren) remains our priority, and as Coronavirus guidance continues to evolve, we will follow all guidelines and updates provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment for Child Care.

PHILOSOPHY: The goal of The Millibo Art Theatre’s Education Program is to provide high quality theatre arts instruction in a safe, encouraging environment. The MAT is dedicated to the belief that theatre training promotes self-esteem, builds confidence, stimulates creativity, sharpens communication skills, fosters an appreciation of teamwork, raises cultural awareness, celebrates diversity, encourages respect for self and others, and lays the foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. The study of theatre not only trains students to be better performers, it inspires them to be better people.

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

Office Hours: Tuesday to Friday / Noon to 6pm.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS:  Requests for refunds must be made two weeks before the start of a workshop. If these processes are followed, the tuition will be refunded less a $20 administration fee. There are NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS issued after this two week period. Your full payment will be refunded if a camp or class is cancelled.


Responses from parents Summer 2020:

Thank you for having such attentive and creative leaders.

We appreciated your clear communication and safety measures around COVID.

You all did AMAZING in regards to COVID response. My child had a fabulous time and I felt confident as a parent that she was safe.

I was really happy with the way you all dealt with safety measures in camp this summer.

When we engage with the performing arts we build:

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teaches students to trust their ideas and abilities.

IMAGINATION: Theatre provides an outlet for making creative choices, thinking new ideas and interpreting material in expressive ways.

EMPATHY & TOLERANCE: Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion, understanding and tolerance.

COOPERATION & COLLABORATION: Theatre invites students to creatively share and develop their creative ideas and abilities with others.

CONCENTRATION: Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body, and voice.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Creative explorations foster adaptability. quick-thinking and comfort with new ideas and approaches.

JOY: Theatre brings play, humor, and laughter to learning reducing stress and inspiring motivation.

TRUST: The social interaction and risk taking in drama develops trust in self, others, and the process.

MEMORY: Rehearsing and performing the words, movements, and cues strengthen a participants memory facility.

SOCIAL AWARENESS: Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays build a student’s awareness of social issues from all over the world.

Author: Jim Jackson