Performance Track

These groups are by instructor’s permission only and are CircEsteem’s elite performing group. Selection to be part of the group is a privilege bestowed upon those who demonstrate exemplary desire and work ethic indicated by attaining a high level of competency in multiple circus disciplines, both as soloists and as partner.

These groups are designed to create group acts, build upon advanced circus skills performers already possess from Saturday Circus, and create smaller acts to be used for gigs. Gigs both showcase Chicago’s only social circus organization and earn income for its programming and scholarships.

Performance opportunities are local, regional, national, and international.



Circus Club Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm.     Class Code: CLUB17

Pre-Requisites: By instructor’s permission only

Circus Troupe Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm.    Class Code: TROUP17

Pre-Requisites: By instructor’s permission only

Performance Track Preparation  Saturday 10:00am-11:00am    Class Code: PTPS10

Pre-requisite: Must be over the age of 9. Interested in participating in our Performance Troupe.
The core skills of our Performance Troupe are Juggling, Tumbling, and Clowning. The Performance Troupe Prep will focus on clowning and juggling (skills necessary to train with Performance Troupe). In addition, students are encouraged to take tumbling and trampoline classes at CircEsteem or elsewhere in order to achieve a level of tumbling proficiency that garners an invite to the Performance Troupe.

Instructor(s): Carlo/Orlene Gentile, Pam Chermansky

Want to Register for Performance Track Classes? Click Here To Register for CircEsteem Sessions Now!  Session begins September 8th, 2012 – The Winter Circus, December 15th and 16th 2012.