BRATTLEBORO — The New England Center for Circus Arts reopened over the summer with extensive COVID-19 safety precautions, and the center says the upcoming fall session “brings the fitness, joy, and creativity that students are familiar with in a safe way.”
In-person class structures have been rearranged to reinforce social distancing and mask wearing, and students who are unable to come in person to NECCA can still include circus fitness in their lives through new virtual programming.
Virtual options focus on at-home fitness, including stretching, conditioning, and inversions/handstands.
NECCA is offering two fall sessions. Space is limited due to distancing requirements, so it is recommended that students register as soon as possible.
Fall Session I runs from Sept. 8 to Oct. 25, while Fall Session II runs from Oct. 26 to Dec. 20. (No classes run from Nov. 23 to 29.)
Registration and information are available at necenterforcircusarts.org or by calling 802-254-9780, as are answers to questions about what NECCA is doing for COVID-19 safety.
NECCA is also available for homeschool group lessons either in person or virtually.
Coaches also offer circus classes for physical training, as well as ways to integrate project-based learning such as mathematics of rigging and knot tying, problem solving through juggling challenges, and circus history and performance development in a variety of genres. Email [email protected] for more information.
And thanks to help from student and staff volunteers and support from Edible Brattleboro and Brattleboro Time Trade, a new community garden at NECCA offers pick-your-own peppers, cucumbers, and salad greens.