This Week in the Circus District

New and experienced jugglers alike, join me TONIGHT (5/18) at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for the Circus District: Juggle Jam from 6-7 p.m. We’ll throw multiplexes, spin diabolos and boogie down, because it’s the weekend! Get more information at the FB Event Page.

For some seriously acrobatic and entertaining freestyle soccer, check out next Saturday’s (5/26) Undefined Fútbol Fest at the Georgetown Waterfront. There will be beginner to advanced freestyle competitions, skill shares and free pizza (they know the way to my heart). Learn more at this link and block off the afternoon for this awesome and friendly gathering of foot manipulators.

A new series of eight-week aerial classes is about to start at UpSpring Studio in Mt. Rainier. Sign up for aerial dance on Wednesdays starting 6/6, ‘aerial grab bag’ (advanced) on Thursdays starting 6/7 or static trapeze on Sundays starting 6/10. All classes occur at Joe’s Movement Emporium. You can contact the studio and get on UpSpring’s email newsletter by following this link.

Today is the last day of early-bird registration for the LIFT School of Acrobatics intermediate immersion program in DC, a two-weekend training in skills like L-basing washing machines, Icarian pops, handstands and flexibility. This course will happen 6/15-17 and 6/22-23 at Dance Loft on 14. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced acrobats and instructors to hone their skills and widen their repertoire with fabulous instructors. Find more information and register today (before the price goes up) at this link.

Juggling meet-ups this week include:
  • The Fairfax Jugglers will meet on Thursday (5/24) from 7:30-10 p.m. in the Key Middle School cafeteria.
Check the DC Jugglers Facebook Group for updates on club meetings.

Juggling class at TSNY-DC is on for this Sunday (5/20) at 1:30 p.m. You may also take advantage of their open juggling time on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. by contacting the office and telling them Christian sent you. Register at this link.

May Calendar:
5/18 Circus District: Juggle Jam @ Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
5/20 Little Salon DC feat. Juggling & Lawn Games @ Mt. Pleasant
5/22 Heineken AfterWork: Circus Party @ Provision No. 14

It’s been raining on stage at LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil all month (and will be through June 17th at Tyson’s Corner). I think they were trying to get us ready for the miniature monsoon season we’re having in the DMV. Don’t forget your umbrella! Or, just do cartwheels in the rain for all we care in The Circus District.