Dawson & Paul’s Story
Dawson and his Dad Paul first learned about SANCA because several of Dawson’s friends were taking classes at SANCA. It sounded like a great place to do cool things, and they decided to take the Family Circus class together so that they could spend more time with each other having fun.
Both Dawson and Paul wanted to get more exercise, and Paul thought it was also important to show Dawson that adults need to exercise and learn new things – it’s not just for kids. They both benefit from taking class, and say it’s a lot of fun to do it together. Each has different strengths and they are both learning new skills. Dawson’s favorite activity is trampoline, while Paul enjoys juggling and tight wire.
Discovering that they can do something that didn’t realize that they could do is a great confidence builder. When asked what he is getting better at, Dawson shouts, “Bug Jumps!” Bug Jumps are a trampoline skill involving bouncing repeatedly on one’s back like an overturned bug. It requires a lot of abdominal control and strength, it’s not an easy skill! Paul says that learning to walk the tight wire was a big moment for him.
Both Dawson and Paul believe that people who come to SANCA will be surprised at what they can learn to do.
Paul says “It’s great to be around other people who are learning amazing things and facing their own challenges – working at their edge. We really enjoy being invited to watch others as they demonstrate a new skill.”