Programs


Work hard and play hard.

And what if they’re the same thing? Here’s a whole list of ways to learn and have fun at the same time:

Outstanding Performances – Outrageously Entertaining

Our circus performances come in all sizes, from a solo circus artist to a multiple-artist stage extravaganza. Each performance packs a panoramic presentation of circus skills into a bundle of comedy and variety routines, with lots of audience interaction and participation.

Hands-on Workshops

Our Introductory artist-in-residence (AIR) program begins with a spectacular assembly performance, followed by a series of exciting hands-on workshops in age-appropriate skills. Students can try their hand at juggling, plate spinning, balancing, devil stick and diabolo manipulation and more!

By the way, circus skills provide physical activity opportunities for all types of students, so we can accommodate adaptive and special needs populations, too.

The Student Circus Residence Program

Our most popular program: this five-day residence begins with an awesome assembly, followed by introductory workshops for your entire school population. PLUS, a target group (by age or grade level) also receives training in advanced skills such as stilt-walking, clowning, rolling globes, acrobatics, hula-hoops, balance boards, tightwire and more. The target group works with our artists to develop and choreograph their new skills into incredible solo and group routines, culminating in an amazing, one-of-a-kind Student Circus show.

Teacher Inservice Training

Our Teacher Inservice program provides teachers with the information needed to develop and implement a circus skills component in their school. We explore teaching methods, classroom activities and curriculum development, and include a hands-on session for personal skill development.

Conference Lecture/Demonstrations

An entertaining overview of circus education programs including a hands-on skills component for participants. Recent appearances include the NJEA Convention, the NJ-AHPERD Convention, the NYS-AHPERD Convention, the CAHPERD Convention and the AAHPERD-EDA Convention.

Corporate Team-Building

The goal of NCP’s team-building program is to get people to work together to achieve a common result, and to do it at a greater level of success as a group than they could have done individually. Working cooperatively rather than competitively, your team members have the opportunity to produce and perform in their own circus show for an audience of friends, family and colleagues.

Circus skills allow team members to release inhibitions inherent to the workplace. Creating a circus also allows them to collaborate in ways that would not be possible in the office. It creates bonds removed from the work environment, expanding the architecture of your office relationships. And nothing is more productive than having fun, creatively!

Custom Programs and Walkarounds

Any combination of performances, workshops and/or walkaround entertainment for your special event. Perfect for:

  • Parks and Recreation Events
  • Festivals, Fairs and Outdoor Shows
  • Holiday Events
  • Promotions
  • Corporate Picnics, Parties and Special Events