Circus Summer Camp Aug 2017 Nanaimo

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Circus Summer Camp
8 to 12 Years, M-F, Aug 21-25 8:15 am-3 pm

Run away and join the circus! This camp is perfect for the performer in your family. Children will learn to juggle, spin poi, staff and hoop it up. We’ll also create costumes and learn some basic acrobatics. All supplies are included.
Instructor: Vesta Education Staff
M-F, Aug 21-25 8:15 am-3 pm $199/5 152878Registration Beban Social Centre, Nanaimo BC

Call Nanaimo Parks and Recreation at 250-756-5200 to register your little monkeys!

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Circus Summer Camp in Nanaimo!

Run away and join the circus and still be home for dinner! This camp is perfect for the performer in your family. Children will learn to juggle, spin poi and staff, and hoop it up. We’ll also create costumes and learn some basic acrobatics. All supplies included.

Aug 4-7 2016 1-4pm- 1/2 day Circus Fun Summer Camp, 8 to 12 Years. Nanaimo Parks and Rec. Registration# 138186 Beban Social Centre

https://ireg.nanaimo.ca/Start/start.asp

We are beginning ongoing circus lessons on Sundays in September! Sign up for our newsletter for registration details as soon as we’ve got ’em!

Vesta in the Schools!

We had an amazing time as ‘Artist in Residence’ at Coal Tyee Elementary school this fall! We facilitated grade 2, 3 and 4 kids for 10 weeks, teaching poi and hoop skills. The children worked hard to choreograph and produce a finale circus show for the whole school, parents and teachers. It was an incredible experience for everyone- we are so proud of all the kid’s hard work and dedication.  We LOVE using circus to foster perseverance, teamwork, and self esteem!

And the BEST news is that Vesta is able to be funded to come into YOUR school too! Check out the BC Arts Council funds ArtStarts Artist in the Classroom grant program. We partner with teachers to collaboratively develop a program to integrate circus arts into curricula. We serve Vancouver Island and the outlying islands- lower mainland as well!

Contact us – we’d love to talk to parents, PAC members and Teachers about how to easily bring the joy to your school!!

Circus Makes You Smarter!

Stilter getting a high five

CIRCUS SKILLS MORE THAN JUST FUN!

Studies show that learning circus flow arts (such as poi, staff, juggling, and hoopdance) builds brain matter. It also has numerous psychological benefits such as stress management and alleviating depression.

Oxford University has shown that juggling increases brain matter in the areas responsible for processing and storing information, how we perceive objects, and how we anticipate motion.

Circus arts are beneficial for hand-eye co-ordination, sense of rhythm, reflexes, and also our sense of balance and body posture.

Research conducted by Carole Smith, an American PE specialist, suggests that circus classes help to develop writing and reading skills in children. Many teachers worldwide are encouraging children to get involved in juggling, acrobatic stunts, clowning, and circus dance such as poi and staff. Educators state children gain awareness of their body, master complex sequences of movements and train concentration, resulting in improved academics.

But it’s not just the physiological benefits of circus, it’s the emotional ones as well. “Circus arts are a form of moving meditation” says Karina Strong, Troupe Co-ordinator of Nanaimo’s Vesta Entertainment. “They are effective tools to clear the mind and let go of the stress of the world. It’s also a lot of fun- Come play with us!”

Dr. Carl Simonton, a psycho-oncologist in California, teaches circus arts to his cancer patients. “Laughter and play break up hopelessness,” Simonton declares. Developing circus skills can bring the emotional and physiological aspects of healing and recovery into balance.

Vesta Entertainment is Vancouver Island’s professional circus and Stilt troupe, performing at most major VI festivals. They offer Circus spring break and summer camps, and next year will be hosting Pro D days for children. They are available for fun and active birthday parties. They also perform fire dancing and LED light shows for private parties and weddings. For more information, contact http://www.VestaEntertainment.ca