I (recently) discovered Circus Arts isn’t a normal part of most public school curricula.
Me, to Husband, horrified: “But, but, but…how do kids learn how to juggle? or walk on wires? or stand up on a moving horse?”
Husband: “They don’t. That’s dangerous.”
Me, bereft: “That’s so sad!”
I have no idea why this hadn’t struck me as anomalous before now. Or why I consider it so tragically sad, considering I ran away from the circus myself and never looked back.
I also see that Sailor Circus was transferred from the Sarasota County School Board to the Police Athletic League in 2004 and Circus Sarasota in 2011. One of my readers works with Circus Sarasota, perhaps she can let me know if students still get school credit for Circus Arts.
This is a draft that escaped facebook and ran over here when I was cleaning house.