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Third-Graders Celebrate ‘Circus Around the World’

Third-graders, who had been studying about different countries as part of the social studies curriculum, brought their studies to life by performing a variety of circus skills for classmates, teachers and parents during the 18th annual “Circus Around the World” on June 16.

As part of the program, the students conducted in-depth research about Australia, Egypt, Mexico, India, Italy and Japan and worked with Circus Minimus ringmaster Kevin O’Keefe for two weeks to prepare for their performance. O’Keefe taught each class about the history, culture and geography of their assigned country, and helped them master their circus skills.

"It's so exciting to see all of the elements of the Bronxville Promise come to life in the circus: collaboration, innovation, creativity and engaged citizenship,” said second-grade teacher Dianne Aronson and art teacher Kendall Fousek, who organized the learning experience.

The show began with a parade of all performers who covered their faces with handcrafted plaster masks, which they had created in their art classes, before revealing their faces in front of an applauding audience. The students showcased partner acrobatics from Mexico, juggling skills from Japan, tumbling from Australia, human pyramids from Egypt, plates and ringtoss from Italy and circus yoga from India. The show’s grand finale was a performance of bhangra, a traditional Indian dance.
   
“Circus Around The World” was made possible through the Lecture Series, which provides students with educational and arts experiences that enrich the K-5 curriculum. Chaired by Aronson and Fousek, the Lecture Series programs are entirely funded by the generous support of parents and made possible through the volunteer efforts of Bronxville faculty members.

“We are so proud that the Lecture Series has brought this program to our Bronxville students for 18 years,” Aronson and Fousek said. “Special thanks to all parents for their continued support of this magical program."

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