Philadelphia School of Circus Arts | Blog

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Adult Student Survey! There was some really clear and valuable feedback from old and new students alike. Class cards are awesome Pretty much everyone agrees that they love the class card system, the warm-up system and 1 hour long classes! So we won’t be changing any of those things. In the fall session, to keep up with everyone’s cost of living, you’ll …

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Did you know that PSCA has a thriving Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program?  We do!  Circus, theater and dance artists can apply for project-specific residencies and receive space, training, feedback and other types of support from PSCA. Right now we have a full house, with SIX resident companies and individual artists developing work here. Let’s get to know them! Renzuko DanceWorks Renzuko Website Ren Williams is developing a new dance piece, MUSE, that …

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Hi PSCA, As we get ready for the Spring session 2016, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some thoughts on creativity, performance, and circus! The focus of the Spring session is Creativity. That doesn’t only mean that we’ll be having recitals and student showcases (more on that later), it means that we’ll be focusing on the fact that circus is not simply an athletic endevour. When you come …

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Hi everyone! I’ve had the Fall session surveys in hand for a couple weeks now, and it’s been really great to receive all the feedback. There was consensus among students on somethings, and division about others…but I received 68 responses, or about 10% of the currently active student body. There are a couple things that people were concerned about that I wanted to address through education and elucidation, and a …

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Hi everyone, This is Adam; I was brought on board in April as PSCA’s Head Coach. Part of my job coming in was to help guide PSCA through a time of transformation and growth, and help usher this community towards its goals. The adult programs are undergoing a massive change! We are trying a class card system that allows you to access any class at the school We’re moving away from multi-apparatus …

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Hi everyone! This is Adam; I came to PSCA in April as the new Head Coach. Part of my job coming in was to help guide PSCA through a time of transformation and growth, and help usher this community towards its goals. This means that our Youth and Adult programs will be changing as we find the right balance of what students need and want. In this post I’m going …

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I saw this on a T-shirt at the American Circus Educators Conference in Montreal this summer, and it has stayed with me. What a fortunate thing it is to walk into the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts every day, and be surrounded by women who compete with how many pullups they can do, not with how few calories they can consume. Circus has taught me that the important thing …

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Since we were kids, September has always been the start of new things. New teachers, never-used pencils, shiny shoes and warm sweaters. We reinvented ourselves every fall. PSCA has a similar vibe this September, especially thanks to our NEW WEBSITE! This has been a long time coming, and we are grateful to BadCat Design for taking the cluttered dysfunction of phillycircus.com and turning it into this streamlined beauty. We’re all …

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A few times this past month, I’ve been able to stay late at the circus school, being the last one to mop up and lock up. I treasure these moments alone here. The place is so still. I can hear the hum of the lift on its charger, or sometimes the barely-audible buzz of the lights. I reflect on all of the excitement and joy that took place during …

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