March Updates from Madison Circus Space

Circus News March 2019


Dear friend of the Madison Circus Space,

We're raising the roof!

In this newsletter:

  • Madison Circus Space Announcements
    • Capital Campaign Update
    • Livestream of Construction
    • Calendar Sale! 
  • Upcoming Classes and Workshops
    • Guest Workshops with Char Numrych and Jon Snyder
    • Tri-Try Circus
    • Juggling and Balance with Josh Casey
    • Cirque Hip-Hop Workshop for kids
  • Upcoming Events
    • March Mania!
    • Purple Circus
  • MCS in the Community 
    • Crossback Massage

Madison Circus Space Announcements

Capital Campaign Update

Skilled trades needed

Our building is going up fast and time is flying by!

We're gradually getting closer to our million dollar goal thanks to amazing support from our community! We have $40,000 to raise in just two months to meet the goal of our challenge grant. We've been writing grants, attending fundraising workshops, and getting creative with March Mania to reach new audiences. 

Do you have a fundraising idea to share? Please email Director of Development Stephanie Richards,

Livestream of Construction

Do you need moment-by-moment updates of the new Madison Circus Space? Watch the livestream of Madison Circus Space construction here!

Calendar Sale!

Now on sale for a suggested donation of $3, you can be reminded of circus awesomeness every month of 2019 and a bonus month in 2020! Pick up at MCS only.

  • Calendars: $10 SALE $3

All prices are suggested donations, and your gifts go directly to the capital campaign!

The 2019 calendar features photos by @jon_redbeard @anapalana_art_tona_williams @mckiernanmick @spacebound_photography

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Tri-Try Circus Happy Hour

Friday, March 22 at 5:00 - 6:30pm

Interested in trying circus arts, but not sure where to start? We've got just the thing for you! Join us for a 90-minute tour of various circus arts.

This session is filling fast; sign up today

Guest Workshops with Char Numrych and Jon Snyder

Sunday, March 17

Teeterboard and trampoline are SOLD OUT. We can't wait to offer these disciplines in our new building. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to try out these exhilarating circus arts!

There's just one spot left in this workshop: 4-5:30pm DYNAMIC DOUBLES TRAPEZE

More info here

Juggling and Balance Class with Josh Casey

Learn to juggle and try a variety of balancing arts, including rola bola, rolling globe, tightrope, and object balancing.

Ages 8 and up. 

No previous experience required. Beginners welcome! 

4 weeks.
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23
6pm - 7pm

Find out more here.

Cirque Hip-Hop Workshop

Tuesday, April 2 from 5-6pm

Mattcrobat blends hip-hop and circus in this dynamic balance workshop for kids.

Ages 6 - 15.

 *Suggested Donation $20. All proceeds from this donation-based workshop go to the Madison Circus Space Capital Campaign.

Mattcrobat has been teaching kids for over 15 years and is owner of Jasmine Dragons, a successful aerial arts studio in Ohio. We are excited to welcome Mattcrobat into our circus community.

Reserve your spot today!

Upcoming Events

March Mania!

5 weeks, 5 shows! Every Saturday in March at 7pm, come see feats of strength, daring, dexterity, grace, or comedy. Shows will include skill demonstrations, works in progress, and polished performances.Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for kids!

More information here

The Purple Circus: Opioid Awareness Event

A new kind of show is coming to the Barrymore on April 20, 2019! The Purple Circus is a performance reaching across a mixed variety of movement arts. From aerial arts to dance to flow arts to contortion, let us take you on an adventure to another dimension: The Cosmic Circus. A Prince-inspired story about the beauty of friendship and community. Come one, come all!

Produced by Cosmic Circus Arts and Breezi
An amazing lineup of raffle items to benefit Tellurian, Inc.
Professional circus performers
Tickets starting at only $25!!!

To donate, email:

MCS in the Community

MCS Students Facebook Group!

Look for developments on the new Facebook Madison Circus Space Student group! Now available as a hub for sharing information about classes and other insider circus events, the page was started by MCS’ new Marketing and Social Media Committee to inform and involve students that aren’t yet members. To kick off the new page and learn more about our circus space community, we’re inviting students to share a photo and a short bio. 5 lucky winners will be randomly chosen to receive the 2019 MCS calendar!

Join the group here!

Host Family for International German Wheel Student

Are you interested in potentially hosting an exchange student who happens to be an awesome German wheeler, or do you know someone else who might want to know more?! International Experience is looking for a host family for 15-year-old Jana from Germany, who trains wheel in her hometown and is hoping to keep training it while abroad from August 2019 to July 2020. Because there are only about half a dozen places in the U.S. that offer wheel programs and Madison has one of the largest, IE is hoping to connect Jana with a Madison-area family. Here is an FAQ page about hosting. If you are interested in possibly hosting Jana or know someone who might be interested, please contact Judy Hintz at or give her a call at 920-915-1054.

Crossback Massage at MCS

Crossback Massage, located at the entrance of the Madison Circus Space, has several big announcements! 
So far this year, $956.50 has been donated to MCS, so thank you for supporting both spaces as you take care of yourselves.

For the duration of the matching campaign, 50% of the massage price will be donated to MCS, so MCS effectively gets a massage when you do!
Parents, stop in for a quick massage while your kids are in class.
Every four referrals you bring to Crossback Massage earns you a free massage.

Self care is more selfless than ever!
Schedule your massage at or email Alex directly at
Or find Alex in the space to get a 15-minute tune-up before or after your circus classes this year.

We are proud to be supported by our community, including students, members, Diane Ballweg, local businesses, and these amazing community institutions:

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Madison Circus Space

84 N Bryan St. Madison, WI 53704