Kids Activities in Hitchcock

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With a history stretching back more than 40 years, Circus Vargas wows audiences with dazzling acrobatics and rib-tickling clowns under a giant big-top tent. The show eschews animal performers for human-costumed spectacles, showcasing dazzling feats that only a few dexterous humans and short-circuited cyborgs are capable of. The circus's big top, hand-fashioned in Milan from 90,000 square feet of fabric, holds up to 1,500 show-goers in classic, blue-dyed elegance. Early-arriving guests can take part in an interactive preshow, jumping in the ring with ringmaster Jon Weiss as he leads audience members through tutorials that show how to perform stunts such as juggling, feather balancing, and balancing checkbooks with quill pens.

3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Family owned and operated since 1923, Metropolitan Theatres unspools blockbuster and art-house independent films at 19 locations in the U.S. and Canada using superior film presentation and digital sound systems. Theatre concession stands dole Coca-Cola products and detonate kernels of popcorn to fill bellies and share with encroaching Godzillas. Snacks in hand, customers sink into seats inside conventional or stadium-style theatres to laugh, gasp, and grimace at star-studded titles, such as The Grey, War Horse, or Hugo. Independent films such as The Artist and The Descendants appease creative tastes.

371 Hitchcock Way
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

During Airobic Fitness classes, students get a high-energy workout by following routines of jumping and "rouncing"?that's running and bouncing. They pop into the air from the wall-to-wall rebounders, rocketing skyward to try and touch their toes. As they jump, their bodies do more than just shedding stress. The dynamic exercises build strong cores, all while being easy on joints. The list of benefits for the low-impact exercise classes is staggering, and includes stimulating the metabolism, improving coordination, and building strength.

136 S Hope Ave.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Established: 1975

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Pro Tip: Wear clothing specific for gymnastics and bring socks for the trampoline.

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Our camps and classes

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with Susan Montgomery, Owner and Director

What special training do you or your staff have?

Staff members have degrees in Child Psychology and coaching. They are CPR/First Aid and USAG Safety Certified, as well as fingerprinted and background checked. Staff members attend Regional and National trainings. Susan Montgomery trains her USA Team Member athletes with the other USA Olympic coaches and USA Olympic Teams training center in Texas. Susan has had an athlete on the USA Team for the past seven years. Susan is a USA Artistic National judge and is also a certified trampoline judge. On staff as well are other judges who have judged USA Nationals for the past three years.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is teaching a child new skills and seeing the expression of pride and accomplishment on their face when they have mastered the skill. This brings joy to my heart.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have had several of our State, Regional and National Champions start off in our Summer Camps. Who knew? Also, our camp is designed to provide a safe, fun gymnastics and trampoline experience for all levels of athlete, from beginning to National Team members. We provide the highest quality instruction and encouragement in an atmosphere where every child is a champion.

4179 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US