January Updates from Madison Circus Space

Circus News January 2019


Dear friend of the Madison Circus Space,

New Year - New Circus Space!

In this newsletter:

  • Madison Circus Space Announcements
    • Madison Community Foundation Award
    • Sign the 2019 MCS Waiver
  • Upcoming Classes and Workshops:
    • Circus After School 
    • Guest Instructors Galore!
      • Cirque Concepts, Holly Ann Jarvis, Elizabeth Blanchard, Jenn Bruyer, & Emiliano Ron
  • Upcoming Events
    • MadFest
    • Wild Rumpus Winter Circus
  • MCS in the Community
    • Crossback Massage

Madison Circus Space Announcements

Madison Community Foundation Challenge Award

Skilled trades needed

We are excited to announce that the Madison Community Foundation has awarded the Madison Circus Space a $50,000 challenge grant, which means that every dollar donated between now and May 1st will be doubled, up to $50,000.

If successful, this challenge will bring our total to 75% of our goal! We hope that you will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity! To learn more, please visit our capital campaign page.

The Madison Community Foundation stewards local charitable funds. MCF inspires giving, supports meaningful initiatives, and connects people for the common good.

Sign the 2019 MCS Waiver

We value your safety, so that is why every year we ask our members, students, and guests to sign a new waiver so you can review the risks and responsibilities associated with active participation at the circus space. Save yourself some time on your next visit and sign it now!

Sign the wavier

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Circus After School

Circus After School with Marcia Miquelon and Jacob Mills is a special after-school survey of all things circus, including aerial arts, juggling, physical comedy, tightwire, stilt walking, acrobatics, German wheel, and more!

Who: Ages 7 through teens
When: Mondays, 3-4 p.m. Jan. 28-Mar. 18
(No class Feb. 18)

More information here.

Handstands and Hand to Hand

Workshops with Cirque Concepts

Saturday, Jan 29
Handstands and Hand to Hand
2:00-6:00 pm

More information here.

Sling and Flexibility Workshops

Workshops with Holly Ann Jarvis!

Monday, Jan 28
Sling Flo, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan 29
Bendability, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Slay the Sling, 7:15-8:45 pm

More information here

Workshops with Elizabeth Blanchard

Tuesday, Feb 5 
Functional Flexibility and Contortion
12:00-1:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb 5
Intro to Handbalancing
5:15-6:45 pm

Tuesday, Feb 5
Aerial Straps
7:15-8:45 pm

More information here

Workshops with Jenn Bruyer

Saturday, Feb 16
Creating Continuous Movement on Fabric, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Fabric Witchcraft, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Sunday, Feb 17
S-Lock Exploration, 9:00 - 10:30am
Dance Hammock, 10:45am - 12:15pm

More information here

Emiliano Ron, Rope Master

Saturday, Feb 16 
12:00 - 1:30pm, Rope Mastery Part 1

Sunday, Feb 17
10:30am - 1:00pm, Rope Mastery Part 1

More information here.

Upcoming Events

47th Annual MadFest Juggling Extravaganza at The Barrymore

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7 PM

Every year, the Madison Area Jugglers host an internationally recognized juggling festival! We love our juggling friends and hope you'll check out the amazing show! Featuring: Kyle Driggs, Duck and Cover, Eric Jackson, and The Mad Five, with special guests TBA and MC Mark Hayward.

For more info and to learn about the open juggling workshops: http://madjugglers.com/madfest

Wild Rumpus Winter Circus

The Wild Rumpus Circus' all-ages cast is concocting a completely original, awesomely acrobatic, and simply entertaining showcase of clowning, juggling, German wheel, tightwire, acrobatic stilt dancing, trapeze, aerial harness, aerial silks, unicycling, hula hooping, and magic!

Saturday, Feb. 9
2:00 and 7:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 10
2:00 pm

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St. Madison

More information here

MCS in the Community

Crossback Massage at MCS

Crossback Massage, now located at the entrance of the Madison Circus Space, has several big announcements! 

  • Crossback Massage is premiering a new Banishing Blues 75 and 90 minute massage that include eucalyptus steam, hot towels, minty massage cream, and ginger oil to invigorate your body and relax your mind.
  • During the duration of the Madison Community Foundation Challenge Grant, 50% of the massage price will be donated to MCS, so MCS effectively gets a massage when you do!
    Self care is now more selfless than ever!
  • Availability includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Or find Alex in the space and get a 15-minute tune up before or after your circus classes this year!

Schedule your massage at www.crossbackmassage.com/schedule or email Alex directly at crossbackmassage@gmail.com

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Madison Circus Space

84 N Bryan St. Madison, WI 53704