Up With A Twist – BLOSSOM, A Circus Odyssey. August 28th, 2021
Meet your Emcee and guide for the evening, Kevin Joyce. For many, Kevin is a familiar face. As the Producing Director of EnJoy Productions, Kevin has been bring his own unique style to Seattle stages for years!
As the adventurous Dr. Eugenio Phalenopsis, he’ll take you on the journey of a lifetime. Stay in step with him and you’re sure to find yourself in a whole new world teeming with undiscovered flora and unexpected surprises. And we’re certain there’ll be plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments along the way.
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SANCA is hiring
Recreational Circus Coach
School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts
Reports to: Tom Hanna, Program Director
Description: A circus coach is responsible for instructing students ages 6-99 in the joys of circus arts. Recreational Circus classes at SANCA are usually offered on a session basis with Summer session typically including single-serving classes. The number of students in each class depends on the ages and level of the class, the average is 6 students. We are looking for someone who has a passion for empowering students, who can easily adapt when plans go awry, and who can act as a positive role model for the students. This is a part time position offering up to 25 hours each week and has a pay range of $19 – $25 per hour.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
– Adhere to SANCA’s policies, objectives and rules
– Support SANCA’s Mission and Vision
– Coach circus classes with an emphasis on safety, positivity, and small steps to success.
– Follow the curriculum and weekly rotation
– Present a high level of professionalism as a teacher/representative of SANCA
– Prepare for each day’s classes before teaching begins
– Communicate with other coaches teaching at the same time as you to maintain good flow throughout the gym and rotation of use of equipment
– Participate in SANCA staff training
– Communicate with the supervisor about needs, challenges, student progress
– Communicate with other coaches about the lesson plans, curriculum, classroom rules
The ideal candidate would
– Have a year experience working with culturally diverse youth
– Have two years of experience teaching youth
– Have good classroom management skills
– Have a working knowledge of child physical and cognitive development
– Have a broad knowledge of circus skills and safe progressions (especially, tumbling, acro, juggling, tightwire, rolling globe, trapeze, trampoline)
– Be a strong leader, patience, mature, and dependable
– Have First Aid/CPR certification
Minimum requirements are:
– A year experience working with youth
– Working knowledge of circus skills
– Pass a background check
– Patience and ability to deal with stressful situations
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By now, we hope you’ve heard that TWIST is coming Saturday, August 28th and you’ve saved the date on your calendars. But we have even more exciting news to share. We’ve kept it under wraps long enough! SANCA has some very special guests joining us for the evening and we’re finally ready to shout it from the mountain tops. Please help us celebrate the amazing talent, grace, and showmanship of our Guest Artists:
The Seattle Tricking Co-Op (STCO)
An Important Message from our Executive Director
Hello SANCA Family,
A record-setting heat wave is on the way to Seattle. Temperatures on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are expected to be in excess of 95 degrees and may hit triple digits. In the past 100 years, Seattle has recorded 100+ temperatures only three times, so this is truly a unique situation. The large open gym spaces at SANCA do not have air conditioning.
Here’s what you need to know regarding classes and camps at SANCA:
- Camps will continue to operate Monday-Friday. Students will take more breaks, do less strenuous circus activities, and spend some time in the blue and green rooms where there is A/C. We also have students play in the sprinklers outside.
- All other classes are cancelled for those two days.
- Due to the nature of the environment in the Flying Trapeze Tent, and to protect our staff and students, SANCA is preemptively cancelling all Flying Trapeze classes on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Students will automatically receive a credit in their account for the canceled classes. Students may request a refund by contacting the SANCA Front Office.
John “JT” Tannous
Executive Director, SANCA
It’s with a sense of bittersweetness that I announce my resignation as Development Director at SANCA. My seventeen-year tenure at SANCA as a coach, grant writer, and development director has been filled with amazing experiences, people, and opportunities that I will never forget. After all these years I’ve decided to pursue a new opportunity and I’ve accepted a position as the Grants Manager at the Henry Art Gallery.
I feel fortunate to have been a part of SANCA and to have had the opportunity to meet so many of you and share the experience of circus with you and your families. As inspirational, exciting, and fun as circus is as an art form and activity, it’s really the community of people that make it so special, and I want to thank you all for everything that you bring to the SANCA community; it’s been an honor knowing all of you.
SANCA offers an extensive day camp program for children age 6 and up. Our day camps allow students to develop physical skills, increase confidence, build self-esteem and get physically fit.
There is no experience necessary to enroll in Core Generalish Circus Arts camps.
All camps are beginning level.
Our student to instructor ratio is 5:1 for maximum safety and fun.
Full day camps are 9am-3pm.
- Each camp day begins at 8:30am, the first half-hour of each day is a time for setup and check-ins with Misty, SANCA’s Camp Coordinator. Misty will help you get acquainted with the plan for each day during this time.
- The camp-day will continue until 3:30pm, with the last half-hour being a time for end-of-day cleanup, breakdown, and another check-in with Misty to go over how each day went.
TASKS AND DUTIES:
- · Assisting with setup at the beginning of each day
- · Greeting campers as they arrive and helping them find cubbies, as well as escorting them to their coaches
- · Being a welcoming influence throughout the day, showing enthusiasm and celebrating the successes of campers
- · Assisting campers with transitions between circus-stations, facilitating movement of camp-groups through the space
- · Helping to uphold SANCA’s COVID-19 guidelines, reminding campers about proper social distancing and mask-wearing
- · Assisting individual campers with finding an available bathroom, a band-aid, or an ice pack
- · Being available to coaches with finding Tom or Misty if additional floor-support is needed
- · Helping supervise during mask-breaks and lunch time, helping ensure that campers are maintaining safe distancing and washing hands before and after lunch
- · Other duties as outlined by Misty
- Make sure you are having fun! The above list may seem daunting, but always remember that your first priority should be having a good time being here and helping the campers.
- Tom and Misty are here to help! Asking questions is how we all learn and grow. If you’re uncertain about anything, don’t hesitate to ask.
- Remember to take breaks and stay hydrated!
- The campers are people just like the rest of us, don’t be afraid to get to know them. Campers will always be excited to hear about your experience with circus arts, feel free to share your knowledge, stories, and jokes. Conversation makes lunchtime go by quickly.
- Again, have fun with it! Our goal is to make sure that everyone is having the best possible time here.