Social Circus Program

Social Circus is defined as a social change intervention that uses the circus arts as a tool for fostering personal and social development of identified “at-risk” individuals. The primary goal of a social circus program is to help participants achieve personal and social development by nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, teaching them social skills, inspiring them to become active citizens, and helping them to express their creativity and explore their potential. Read more about the global work being done with circus arts at American Youth Circus Organization's website here.

At CirqueLouis our goal with social circus to is to promote teamwork that helps foster self-esteem and, eventually, creative output. We strive to provide alternative and artistic physical activity promoting trust, confidence and compassion.

"Thanks so much for allowing my boys the opportunity to be in the social circus program with CirqueLouis. It has been a wonderful experience for both of them! They have both enjoyed practicing and learning new skills with you all. I feel like they've grown so much from circus. Their confidence has grown and they love the friends they've made there. look forward to having them continue to participate and can't wait to see the next production!"

"...both of my daughters have received instruction and improved their skill levels on silks, trapeze, acro, ball walking, floor work, and tumbling. Our family is extremely grateful to the CirqueLouis Social Circus program."

"We also want to say that Lee is just so positive and encouraging of the social circus participants."

Prior to COVID, our social circus program met every Monday at 5:30-6:30 at Louisville Visual Art and in Oldham County at the Buckner YMCA.