When I was a wee lad I co0nsidered joining the circus. The free and easy life as a juggler, a clown, or God forbid a trapeze artist. My innate fear of heights wouldn’t be over come for many years when I dabbled with flight, but I still long to be a juggler.
So deftly the juggler manipulates a variety of objects from little red balls, to bowling pins and chainsaws saws. These performers make it look all so easy. I can still barely juggle two wads of paper with out looking like an awkward baby giraffe standing for the very first time.
Now there is hope for us closest circus freaks. There is a club called Cirque Out, which is actually part of the same group that brings you Circus Freaks each week. The same people that perform at many functions across the city, making children of all ages squeal with whimsy.
All the classes are hosted by Russ Sharek who we have written about previously.
Their website promises a “weekly circus-skill workout will help you develop your hooping, spinning, juggling and general tomfoolery“.
They also host a Clown Gym which delves into much of the same practice but is a bit less structured. Again, the classes are free and they do not allow photography. The latter is to encourage those with lesser skills to join in without fear of being scoffed. They sincerely want you to join them.
I think this would be a great way to meet new people and develop a fun skill. You may very well soon be the greatest show on earth.Cirque Out: Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm free event (gym membership not required) Crull Fitness 2701 Custer Parkway #801 Richardson, TX 75080