Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm is one of the few Waldorf schools in North America with a full circus arts program. We are also fortunate enough to have our very own European big-top circus tent! This fun and fantastic program is lead by Sieglinde and Don Basmajian, both experienced Waldorf and circus arts instructors.
Summerfield students in grades 2 - 8 participate in circus arts classes as part of the physical education program during part of the school year. Students learn circus skills including juggling, clowning, tumbling, trapeze, aerial and more. They also prepare for and perform all the skills they have learned in a Circus Show in the Spring.
Additionally, Circus Waldissima offers after-school circus classes through our Circus Club program, which are open to the public. Classes include, Circus Skills, Aerial, Unicycle, Juggling and Tumbling. We also have an advanced performance group, Cabaret, who put together their own Spring show along with professional circus arts guest performers. There are two sessions of Circus Club during the school year: Fall Session runs from September through December and Spring Session runs from January through March, ending with the Spring performance. Check back in the Fall 2017 for registration forms. Occasionally Circus Waldissima will host special workshops and adult classes. Please check back frequently as details will be posted here.
Finally, Circus Waldissima is thrilled to offer a summer camp program. Click Here for more information about summer camp.
To learn more about our upcoming Spring Shows, Wizard of Oz and Alchemy, Click Here.