Bindlestiff Family Cirkus – Morris After School Program / Intro to Aerial Arts

Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School 

at Chatham’s Morris Memorial

A public performance by Cirkus After School participants will be presented on Wednesday, April 26th,  free to the community, at the Morris Memorial.

Participation is free, but registration is required:

Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School uses skills like juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, partner acrobatics, prop manipulation and physical comedy to help youth to become stronger learners, community members, and leaders by encouraging them to express themselves creatively, challenge themselves physically, and work inventively with others. Our projected outcomes are aligned with Social Circus theory, as recognized by the American Youth Circus Organization, which proposes application of instructional and cooperative techniques from the world of circus arts to help accelerate desired outcomes in youth development, therapeutic or community development settings. (

Intro to Aerial Arts -teens and adults

Explore the conditioning and technique basic to all aerial apparatus-  utilizing core strength builders and upper body strengthening moves, we’ll also incorporate the vocabulary of movement for static (non-flying) trapeze and Lyra.

Classes are 90 minutes, including stretching and warm-up, conditioning, and time in the air. Suitable for ages 12 and up; no previous circus experience required. A basic level of mobility and fitness will be helpful.  We build strength, flexibility, and balance on and below the trapeze bar and in the ropes of the apparatus.   Ankle-length, fitted leggings (under shorts for males) and fitted tops covering the torso fully are required.


Morris Memorial

21 Park Row Chatham NY

Dates: February 19, 26

March 5, 26

Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm


18+ / Adults: $100 for 4 classes

– 18 / students : $70 for 4 classes

Sibling / family discount available for 2 or more participants

Payment in full at first session is appreciated, thank you!

Bindlestiff’s 2017 Columbia County youth programs are supported, in part, by:

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Stewart’s Shops

Hudson Department of Youth

The Morris Memorial

and generous community members

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