Clowns juggle balls, trained poodles assemble into a line, and aerial gymnasts soar on the trapeze—and that’s all before the bride cuts the cake. Wonderful World of Circus’s artists unfurl high-flying spectacles at weddings, as well as at birthday parties and corporate events. From acrobats to tightrope walkers, their local and international performers showcase feats of derring-do at both private events and shows for the public, which combine acrobatics and dance to tell stories.
Extending a hand through the fourth wall, Wonderful World of Circus brings kids and adults into the circus to learn these skills for themselves. Trapeze bars, silks, and rings hang down from the training centre's walls. Here, colourful mats and padded floors cushion students as professional circus performers guide them through moves like flipping through the air. Back on the ground, instructors teach other skills such as break dancing and juggling. Aside from its standard classes, Wonderful World of Circus also hosts birthday parties, children's camps, and school field trips.
For generations, the Shrine Circus has merrily rolled the rings of their three-ring circus across the continent, stopping for more than a few performances along the way. Each show is different—acts come and go, and advances in clown-car technology are dutifully adopted—but some things never change: expect to encounter the boundless charms of the ringmaster (or ringmistress), a pack of daring acrobats, and more than a few show-stopping animals.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer a variety of camps, classes, and private lessons that engage children ages 4 and up in the ARTS. Our organization also boasts a talented team of adults and young adults that run artistic activities each day with enthusiasm and care for each participant.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Each participant is unique and encouraged to share and develop their unique talents with new and old friends. We use positive reinforcement as we rotate through a variety of artistic activities, allowing participants to have their "spotlight moment" if they so choose.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After running a non-profit theatre organization for 7 years, I was inspired to open my own business, now in it's 4th year, to better address the artistic needs of children in the community.
What do you love most about your job?
As an educator with over 10 years experience teaching, I most love providing a positive experience for each participant, allowing them to express themselves artistically in a safe environment and grow as an independent learner.
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