November Updates from Madison Circus Space

Circus News November 2018


Dear friend of the Madison Circus Space,

We're keeping it cool at the Madison Circus Space!

In this newsletter:

  • Ways to Give Back
    • Giving Tuesday
    • Amazon Smile
    • Kickstarter Project
    • Madison Circus Store
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Kids and Teens German Wheel
    • Handstand Workshop
    • Cardinal Skippers Jump Rope Workshop
    • Acro and Slack Jam
    • Madison Area Jugglers
    • Weekly Flow Jams
  • MCS in the Community

Ways to Give Back

Skilled trades needed

Thank you for all of your support! We’ve raised $636,000 so far, and we need your help to reach our capital campaign goal of $1 million for a new, larger, more amazing circus space! Our goal is to raise another $70,000 by the end of 2018. 

As we head into the holiday season, we often take a moment to think about the things and people that matter most to us. This is a time for community, for creativity, and for supporting one another. If, during your holiday reflection, you feel the desire, consider giving to the Madison Circus Space.

  1. Donate! Any amount helps!
  2. Donate stock, mutual funds, or real estate for tax savings.*
  3. Provide a low-interest personal loan.*

*Please contact Director of Development Stephanie Richards,, for details.

Giving Tuesday

November 27

Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Don't forget to donate to your favorite circus space!

Amazon Smile

When you shop at Amazon through Amazon Smile, the Amazon Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to the charitable foundation of your choice. Choose the Madison Circus Space!


MCS is launching a holiday Kickstarter project in support of our capital campaign. With awesome rewards like one-of-a-kind stickers, t-shirts, and leggings, this is a perfect way to introduce the circus space to friends and family. Look for the link on social media later this week, and share it widely!

Madison Circus Store!

GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT! New sparkle logo tank tops, cotton totes, and circus mugs! Suggested donation: $15 each. All proceeds support the capital campaign! Pay with cash, check, or by making a donation on our website.

Stop by MCS today -- these items are only available there.

Shop Online for Print-on-Demand styles

Skilled trades needed for new building

Skilled trades needed

Have a skilled trade? We’re looking for subcontractors to work with us on the new building on projects including electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. If interested, contact Josh at

Upcoming Events

Kids and Teens German Wheel Class

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

For kids between the ages of 8 and 13, with any level of wheel experience! Have fun practicing your favorite tricks and learning more about balancing the wheel, making it move in different ways, and picking up some new skills.

Register here.

Moving Away from the Wall: Finding Independence in your Handstands

Tuesday, November 16th, 6-7:30 pm

Starting with a thorough wrist and shoulder warm-up, we’ll dive into some floor exercises to take you through your natural range of motion and prep you for good alignment and strong pushing. After that, we’ll drill a few back-to-wall handstands, face-to-wall handstands, and cartwheels. Using spotters and mats, you’ll learn a progression you can use at your own pace to eventually move away from the wall and feel confident in bailing out of an unassisted handstand — giving you the freedom to train wherever and whenever you want!

Register here.

Cardinal Skippers Jump Rope Workshop

Thursday, November 15th, 5:30-7:30pm

Participants will learn some start-up skips, jumps, and turns to get them on their way to wow! You will learn various single rope tricks as well as long rope tricks. This workshop is for beginners or advanced jumpers of all ages.  Register here.

Acro and Slack Jams

Saturdays 10 am-12 pm

We'll bring roll-out mats and a few different types of slack lines. You bring a positive, safety-conscious attitude and a willingness to have fun! 

Madison Area Jugglers

Sundays 2-4 pm

A fun, low-key, informal way to practice your juggling skills with friends. All experience levels welcome!

Weekly Flow Jams

Sundays 6-8 pm

Weekly flow jams are BACK at the MCS this Sunday! All experience levels and flow disciplines and dancers welcome!

MCS in the Community

MCS Halloween Fundraiser

We were thrilled to open our doors to the community for all to join the circus for Halloween. We had an amazing turnout and had so much fun showing our community members how we like to have fun at the circus. 

Photos by Doctor Rob

Business After 5

Madison Circus Space had a fantastic time hosting the Monona East Side Business Alliance for their Business After 5 networking event. Some brave business folks tried circus arts, played networking games, and enjoyed lyra, trapeze, diablo, and sling performances. The costume contest was quite a hit, too! 

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Madison Circus Space

84 N Bryan St. Madison, WI 53704