Middle School Circus a Coast-to-Coast Success!

GBRSS Coast To Coast Circus

Clowning around at the GBRSS Coast To Coast Circus

Students wowed the crowd at “Circus, Coast to Coast,” a biannual circus arts event held in March during which GBRSS middle-schoolers perform feats of daring and skill. The performers stretched their limits to perfect their juggling, tumbling, dancing, clowning, hula hooping, stilt-walking and unicycling. Some students reached well beyond their comfort zones to tackle skills they had once thought impossible. A fifth-grade recorder ensemble serenaded the audience, and GBRSS alumnus Ariel Shrum added to the fun with his mesmerizing magic tricks. Congratulations to all for a superb show!

A heartfelt thanks goes to Krista Palmer, Games Teacher and Director of Physical Education, and Laura Geilen, master clown and movement teacher, for organizing the circus and bringing out the very best in our children. Special thanks, too, to the teachers, parents and staff whose invaluable contributions made the whole event possible— from helping to teach circus skills, designing costumes and sets, providing musical accompaniment, directing traffic, selling tickets, baking and selling concessions, and photographing the performers.

Published in the Spring/Summer 2011 Mosaic Newsletter of the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (PDF).