Circus-Arts Workshop


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In a Nutshell

Russ Sharek and the Circus Freaks teach students basic conditioning, improvisation, slapstick, and juggling

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 22, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Suggested to wear workout or comfortable, movement-friendly clothes. Bring any props or performance tools you're interested in learning, or contact the merchant to request props or tools. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $30 for one admission to a circus-arts workshop with Russ Sharek
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Events will take place at Circus Freaks' rehearsal space at the Gallery at Midtown. Guests should wear clothes that are comfortable and movement-friendly or suitable for a workout. Feel free to bring any props or performance tools you're interested in learning, or contact Russ ahead of time to arrange for him to bring additional props.

Each event is capped at 20 purchasers.

Photo Credit: John Grant

What You'll Do

When a juggler seems to defy physics by keeping five bowling pins simultaneously in the air, or a clown seems to be constantly at the mercy of gravity as he trips and stumbles, it's to the delight of audiences young and old. But such showmanship doesn't arrive over night. Russ Sharek and his merry Circus Freaks break the performance ice for students, giving hands-on primers on conditioning drills, juggling tricks, and the principles behind slapstick and improv.

  • Circus Arts Practice
    Work directly with some of the area's top clowns and circus pros to learn tricks of the trade.

  • Meet Fellow Circus Aficionados
    Training takes place during Circus Freaks' weekly Clown Gym, where attendees gather to practice their favored arts.

  • Invitation to Return
    At the workshop's end, you'll be invited to join the free open gym for future practice.

Your Host

Russ Sharek Russ Sharek
Director and Lead Performer, CircusFreaks

Russ Sharek brings the circus to the streets. A graduate of the prestigious New York Goofs Clown School and founder of Dallas's Circus Freaks, he expands the performance arts beyond the tent, always with the air of what the Dallas Observer describes as an "impish Cabaret version of Rasputin." Dedicated to taking the spirit of live performance as far as he can, he also hosts open-stage nights for fledgling performers and all-ages workshops in miming and clownery.

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    13331 Preston Road

    Dallas, TX 75240

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