We care about our students' and teachers' health, both immediate and long term. We miss socializing without constraints and being able to picnic together too, but with the current conditions, including the knowledge that fully vaccinated people can still spread the virus and that Long Covid can have long term detrimental health impacts regardless of how low impact the initial illness is, we must remain vigilant and not let our coming together put our community at risk. With that in mind, we will be requiring ALL participants (teachers and students and adminstrators) to remain masked at all times and they all must try to maintain 6 feet distance from those outside their own household. We are also restricting our programming to classes, performances and parades. We look forward to the day we can return to offering workshops but at this time the risk is still too high to our teachers based on community spread.
Summer 2023 Registration IS NOW OPEN!
Classes will run June 28 through August 3 with mini-performances on August 2 and 3.
See for our current plan. All classes will be in-person. Wednesday classes will be held at Nunziato Field (approximately 14 Vinal Ave, Somerville, just west of Union Sq) and Thursday classes will be held at Lou Ann David Park (1060 Broadway, Somerville, just east of Teele Sq and northwest of Davis Sq).
Pre-registration will not be required to participate this year.
We are still loaning equipment instead of bringing each week, so let us know through the registration if you need to borrow anything.
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Please note that we have reduced the information on this page. Below is a very streamlined explanation of our services and limited to only our primary program. We are running things differently for the time being to keep our families and teachers safe and do our part to restrict the spread of COVID-19, see above for details. When we are able to return to our normal services, we will revert the page to include that information. Until then, please stay safe and stay informed.
What We Do
OPENAIR Circus is a non-profit community-based circus. Our primary program is our summer circus, where we offer classes and performances each summer (Please note we will not be having performances as we normally would in 2021. We are considering options for a virtual pre-recorded performance of some form.).
To stay up on our performances, workshops, the summer session, and every other thing that's going on, please contact Peter Jehlen at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you're interested in hearing about.
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