Phoenix Youth Circus Arts, Inc.
Phoenix Youth Circus Arts (PYCA) uses the fun and creative world of circus arts to teach skills that build the mind, body, and self-esteem in children and youth of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Through the learning and performing of individual and group circus acts, students develop healthy bodies, confident spirits, and valuable capacities for cooperation and trust in a challenging, but non-competitive environment.
PYCA strives to break down social and cultural barriers by engaging a wide variety of youth and children in the unifying pursuit of fun and beauty through circus. PYCA brings mats and other circus equipment wherever it is needed to teach skills such as juggling, balancing, acrobatics, and clowning at schools, recreation centers, and arts centers around the city. Whenever possible, a sequence of classes culminates in a performance. Circus is universally appealing – under its magic spell boundaries of language, culture, age, or class disappear. Through Phoenix Youth Circus Arts, students from different programs around the city will become part of a youth performing troupe that will bring this circus magic to the wider community through public shows and workshops, where they serve as a model for a more unified society.
Phoenix Youth Circus Arts website: www.phxyouthcircus.org
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Donations to PYCA will be used to purchase circus equipment and will assist in bringing circus education to schools and individuals that are not able to afford such a program on their own.