The Circus Arts Conservatory (also known as Circus Sarasota) has been part of the Living Room family for over 7 years. Thanks to Laughter Unlimited (Chuck) and Sailor Circus (Robin & Karen) they enrich our programs and the lives of our participants.
During the summer, the circus students perform at the ADC SRQ center to hone their skills and entertain the clients, their families and friends. a few weeks ago, we had middle school students, ages 11 and 12 who were just beginning to learn their acts and how to perform in front of a crowd.
One of the girls had recently learned to ride a unicycle. I’m certain it took lots of practice to learn find her center and balance so well. The performance also reached across cultural borders, there was an exchange student from Spain visiting the center and seeing her friends perform.
The volunteer circus performers also give respite and entertainment to the caregivers who work at the Center. The was in action, a great example of sharing, caring and volunteering.
About Susan Neeves
Susan Neaves is Director of Human Resources for the Friendship Centers and is based out of the Sarasota campus. Find out more about Susan in her profile post from July 22, 2014.