World Juggling Day DC Celebration

June 16th @ 2-5 p.m.

Spend time celebrating the joy of juggling at your local World Juggling Day celebration. Open to all skill levels, this free event welcomes everyone to learn a new skill, laugh and join the amazing community of jugglers in the DMV. Visit the event Facebook page or just show up at the top of Meridian Hill Park (aka Malcolm X Park) and look for flying objects!

For a global list of WJD events, visit the IJA’s official WJD event page.

Meridian Hill Park
2400 15th Pl NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Active Flexibility Workshops

June 8th @ 6:30-8 p.m. (One-Time Workshop)

June 12th/19th/26th and July 3rd @ 7-8:30 p.m. (Workshop Series)

Learn how to safely increase your range of motion through a variety of exercises with instructor Jessica John. This workshop uses a dynamic warm-up sequence, soft-tissue preparation, nerve glides and muscle activation to allow you to improve muscular efficiency, build strength and heighten motor control. These exercises are geared toward aerialists, athletes, dancers, yogis and movement teachers.

You may also take advantage of a four-week Tuesday evening workshop series to enhance specific types of flexibility, including front splits (Week 1), shoulders (Week 2), middle splits (Week 3) and back (Week 4).

Register under the ‘Workshops’ tab at this link.

The Elements Center
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 217
Washington, D.C. 20007

https://elementscenter.com/

Hand to Hand Contemporary Circus Festival

May 29th – June 3rd @ FringeArts Philadelphia

Take a road trip to Philadelphia for an incredible display of circus arts at Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival. Find all the information and tickets at this link.

The lineup includes Montreal-based Barcode Circus Company performing Sweat & Ink, a surrealistic exploration of society’s relationship to memory and time. Their performers use cigar box juggling, Russian bar, hand to hand and aerial hoop to develop this theme and explain how our brains can remodel our recollections.

Also enjoy Circadium’s Innovations, a showcase of nine artists from the recently founded circus school in Philadelphia. They will perform 12 ensemble-based acts including hoop diving, juggling and contortion with live musical accompaniment.

At Test Flights, you’ll see some of the regions most ground-breaking circus artists workshop their new material that cross-pollinates with other art forms. Performers include Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo, members of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Sasha Harrington and Andrew Adams, Nicole Burgio and more.

Don’t miss this incredible event that represents the bright future of contemporary circus!

Schedule:
May 29th
8 p.m. Innovations, Tickets $10

May 31st
8 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under

June 1st
8 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under
June 2nd
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Circus Midway (hands-on circus activities with Circadium), Free
2 p.m. Sweat and Ink, Tickets $15 adult, $10 12 and under
June 3rd
7 p.m. Test Flights, Free

FringeArts
140 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Undefined Fútbol Fest

May 26th @ 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Undefined Fútbol is one of the largest organizers of freestyle soccer events in the United States, and they regularly host events in D.C. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to freestyle soccer, all levels are welcome at Undefined Fútbol Fest. The afternoon features beginner, intermediate and advanced battles, skill shares and free pizza. Don’t hesitate to join this fun and encouraging group to watch and learn amazing soccer moves from the region’s best. Learn more at this link.

Georgetown Waterfront Park (follow above link for exact location pin)
3303 Water St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

LIFT Intermediate Immersion — DC Edition

June 15-17 and June 22-23 @ Dance Loft on 14

Join the LIFT School of Acrobatics team for a two-weekend immersion course in intermediate acrobatic skills including L-basing washing machines, Icarian pops, handstand training and strength and flexibility exercises. This course also helps prepare students to apply for the LIFT Teacher Apprenticeship Program.

Register for $400 before May 18th. Starting May 19th, the cost is $500. Sign up at this link. FB Event link.

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

AcroLove Festival — East Coast

July 27th – 29th @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join hundreds of acrobats for the 2018 AcroLove Festival, a three-day event including an acro tour of D.C., workshops with more than 50 supportive teachers and a Saturday night acro jam party. The 20+ classes per day on Saturday and Sunday draw from the knowledge and practice of yoga, circus, cheerleading and therapeutic movement.

Register and see the full schedule at this link.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Workshops with Anna Thomas-Henry

May 12th @ 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Anna Thomas-Henry is a multidisciplinary circus artist who has trained at SANCA in Seattle and Circus Warehouse in New York City. She has performed across the country and will be bringing her acquired knowledge to TSNY-DC for three special workshops. Visit the TSNY-DC homepage to view the workshops and register. Remember to check the Nationals home game schedule before driving to TSNY-DC. Garfield Park — a 15-minute walk from the trapeze rig — is a good place to park on game days.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Drills, Skills and Efficiency on Fabric

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Vertical Innovation on Fabric

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Flexibility

Trapeze School of New York – Washington, D.C.
1299 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Congress of Jugglers 2018

April 20th-22nd @ Ritchie Coliseum

The University of Maryland Juggling Club is proud to present the Congress of Jugglers 2018 (FB Event Page), their three-day festival celebrating object manipulation and the variety arts. Head to Ritchie Coliseum for open gym juggling, workshops, games and a public show Saturday evening in the Hoff Theater.

Entrance fee is $5 this year, which includes gym access all weekend and your show ticket. If you would like to host a workshop, perform in the show or sell your juggling wares at this festival, contact the UMD Jugglers through their Facebook page or at umdjugglingclub@gmail.com.

Gym Schedule:
Friday 4/20: 5 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday 4/21: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday 4/22: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday night show: Hoff Theater @ 8 p.m.
Fire Display: Friday/Saturday
Juggling Games: Saturday/Sunday

Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

2nd Annual C4 Event — Monarca in Flight

April 26th-29th @ Monarca in Flight

Enjoy four explosive days of Circus, Circus, Circus, Circus! Register for workshops in sling, lyra, fabric, trapeze, German wheel, acro, makeup, and much more. The illustrious list of instructors includes Ukoiya Mastin, Benn Mendoza, Bobby Taylor, Chris Delgado, Jessica John, Gwynne Flanagan, Kat Milburn, Acoatzin Torres and Kat Stroot.

Register at this link, to snag your spot before this amazing weekend sells out!

Monarca in Flight
3431-F Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church, VA 22041

Clown Town Workshop with Elena Day

Sundays (2): February 4th and March 18th @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesdays: February 6th – March 20th @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Dive into red-nosed clowning with Elena Day!

This course will focus on the joyful intensity of playing. Through a series of games, exercises and observations, you will discover your brand of funny, and learn to share it directly with the audience. With the body as your guide, you will analyze your ways of moving and create your ‘clown form.’ Playing with and through this form, your clown will arrive vibrant, unique and funny!

Elena day trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq and is influenced by the work of clown pedagogue and movement artist Giovanni Fusetti. Elena has appeared as multiple characters with Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba in Florida and Cirque Mechanics in Nevada, but she is based in DC and performs locally with companies like Happenstance Theater.

Early bird registration is $275. After January 15th, the course is $325. Email dayable@gmail.com to register.

Address:

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912