The Circus Arts Conservatory's Outreach in the Community

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The Circus Arts Conservatory is home to expansive outreach programs that have a significant impact on the Sarasota-Manatee community. The Education Outreach program serves hundreds of students through the combination of academic school subjects including science, physics, language arts and theater and circus arts. Each year, children of grade levels K–8 participate in programs tailored to a specific curriculum. This one-of-a-kind program from teaching artists Karen Bell and Robin Eurich uses lessons that are developed to comply with the new Florida State Standards. Since 2012, they have instructed thousands of students and inspired countless minds with an enthusiastic approach to education and the arts. 

The Circus Arts Conservatory’s Humor Therapy program provides joy to those in need of a smile or a laugh. Each week, Chuck and Noriko Sidlow, dedicated Humor Therapy artists, visit numerous care facilities and using the age-old art of clowning provide therapeutic interaction that reaches far beyond simple entertainment to foster meaningful relationships with all of their participants. Between one-on-one bedside visitation to memory stimulation and physical activities, the Humor Therapy program strives to bring happiness to all that it serves.

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