Kids Have a Chance to Shine at EOH Circus Workshop- 7/27 to 7/31/15

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Director & Ringleader of Om-FLY, Jen Taylor is a yoga instructor, philosopher and musician. She studied philosophy at Vassar, engaged Buddhism with legendary peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn in Plum Village, France, trapeze with Brooklyn-based LAVA, and circus with legendary Circus Minimus Director Kevin O’Keefe. A certified Flying & CircusYoga instructor, Taylor has extensive experience teaching children from many different communities and across the cognitive-emotional spectrum.

Few things are more special than watching a shy or nervous kid truly blossom with the guidance of a nurturing instructor. Few things are more rewarding than seeing an energetic kid gain the focus that comes from being completely engaged and in touch with their bodies. With that in mind, the Earlville Opera House presents its annual weeklong Circus workshop, which starts on Monday, July 27th. The circus workshop features the fun of performance and learning new skills, while emphasizing positive youth development and team building.

Children will explore juggling, trapeze, tightrope walking, tumbling, clowning, and other circus performance activities under the guidance of Jen Taylor from OM-Fly Circus School. A true “kid whisperer,” Taylor knows how to coax the enthusiasm and cooperation—and yen for performance—that often lurks just below the surface with kids. The EOH Circus Workshop for kids ages 6-13 runs Monday through Friday, 7/27 – 7/31 from 9am-3pm, daily. On Friday, July 31st, kids put on their Really Big Show at 7pm.

circus crop 5128 pWhy Circus? From OM-Fly

build strength and flexibility
aerial arts, like trapeze and silks, combined with circus skills and yoga, build more core strength than any other sport.

increase concentration and focus
circus arts greatly improve concentration and sense of calm. learning and attention deficit disorders improve and/or “disappear” in the circus classroom.

build confidence
“look at me!” – with the wide variety of skills taught, learning a juggling trick or move on the trapeze, everyone will find something they can excel at.

partnership & cooperation
circus arts are non-competitive and require collaboration, trust and support of each other. when every individual shines we experience true community.

maintain a healthy body
when you don’t use it, you lose it. in circus we use it all!

Registration is limited to 30 students. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. The cost of the workshop is $285 or $265 for EOH members per child, which includes T-shirt. The Earlville Opera House (or Awesome House for kids) is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville, located just off Route 12B. For more information, please call (315) 691-3550.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

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