Circus Arts Courses: United States

Horizons Circus Camp with Carrie Heller (formerly "Circus Arts")

Horizon's Circus Camp with Carrie Heller
607 Hardendorf Ave., Suite B
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre

Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre
P.O. Box 816
Blue Lake, California 95525
(707) 668-5663

Dell'Arte isn't a circus school per se, but it is the only full-time school of physical theatre in North America. It's located about 15 miles east of Arcata, CA in Blue Lake, a small logging town with nothing but the school and a bar. Students come from all over the world, average student body is 15 - 30 people.

It's a school of physical styles, so there is a fair emphasis on circus arts such as acrobatics, juggling, etc., but the main focus is on work in mask, clown, mime, melodrama, farce, and commedia dell'arte. There is a resident company who produce and tour.

It's a great school!

Illinois State University / Gamma Phi Circus

See the Gamma Phi Circus Homepage for information. Illinois State University is located in Normal, Illinois.

San Francisco School of Circus Arts

San Francisco School of Circus Arts
755 Frederick Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-759-8644 (FAX)
Karen Quest, e-mail

The San Francisco School of Circus Arts offers a unique opportunity to experience and train in a variety of circus art forms. The school offers classes for both children and adults. The children's program is designed to share the joy of circus in a cooperative and supportive atmosphere, building self-esteem and personal discipline. The adult program is designed to be exciting, interesting and challenging regardless of your previous experience. In addition, the school offers intensive, arranged classes for aspiring or established performers. Please call for current classes and registration information.

Classes and other opportunities available at the school have in the past included circus day camps, lots of classes for children, and lots of skills workshops -- juggling, Chinese acrobatics, aerial skills, clowning, etc.

We have two facilities: one is located at 400 Missouri St. (at 19th Street) on Potrero Hill, the other is located at 755 Frederick St. (across from Kezar Stadium) in the Haight.

Flying High Circus

See the Flying High Circus Homepage (Florida State University).

The Celebration Barn

Steven Ragatz and thomasl have posted detailed information about the Celebration Barn.

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Clown College

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Clown College
1401 Ringling Drive South
Venice, Florida
34285   U.S.A.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College is an 8 week course that takes place each summer. This year we will return to Sarasota and hold the session in the Sarasota Opera House. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has it's own site on America Online. Check it out.

Pricilla Mooseburger Originals

Pricilla Mooseburger offers a yearly school in August in Minnesota. At present it is held near Annandale Minnesota one hour west of Minneapolis. Past instructors have come from Pickle Family Circus, Big Apple Clown Care Unit, and Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, and of course, carpets all over the country. They cover all aspects and several levels of clowning. for info you can contact them at:

Pricilla Mooseburger Originals
P.O. Box 700
Maple Lake, Minnesota
800 973 6277


LA Circus

See the LA Circus Homepage of Los Angeles, California.

Triton College

This class has produced the Triton Trouper Circus for the last 25 years. The class starts in Jan and the Circus is the weekend before Good Friday. Triton College is located in River Grove, Illinois.

The class includes instruction in: Super Minitramp, Perch Pole, Rolling Globe, Tumbling, Teaderboard, Russian Swing, Unicycle, Web Rope, Wire, Magic, Vaulting, Cradle, Double Trap, Man Wheel, Juggling, Double stunts, Clowns, and many other topics.

Lebrecque Studios

Circus skills course.
LaBrecque Studios Performing Arts Center
34 Atlantic Avenue
Lynbrook, NY 11563
(516) 593-5533

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