The Actors Gymnasium
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Kiana Harris Simon
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Actors Gymnasium's Circus School Year Continues with Winter I Session

EVANSTON, ILThe Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts School continues its school year with the Winter I session beginning on November 11.   Classes include unique offerings in subjects such as Aerial Arts, Circus Fitness, Contortion, Drama and Physical Theatre, Imaginastics, Parent-Tot Circus, and Parkour. 


Winter I session also continues the Single Weapon Certification series with Rapier and Dagger.  This class will be taught by Chuck Choyl, President of the Society of American Fight Directors ( and concludes with a skills proficiency test that awards a certificate from SAFD if passed.


A lunch time Circus Arts class has been added on Thursday afternoons from 12:30pm  to 1:30 pm.  This class is geared towards those looking for a work out during the work day, professional actors, and others with night-time careers seeking exciting new skills.

The new session of classes in Circus and Performing Arts begins November 11, 2013 and runs through January 26, 2014.  Due to the holiday season taking place during this session, there are several dates on which classes will not run.  There are no classes November 28 & 29, December 23 - January 5, and January 20.
During the extended break from classes, the Winter Break Circus & Performing Arts Camps will take place.  These camps are a shortened version of the extremely popular summer camp and offer an alternative to child care for working parents as well as a physical outlet for cooped-up kids.  Session A runs December 23, 26, and 27. Session B runs December 30, January 2 and 3. 
Further class offerings for kids and adults of all ages and skill levels include Act Up & Dance, Aerial Arts, Circus Arts, Contortion, Gymnastics, Parent - Tot Gymnastics and Tumbling.  
Registration for all Winter I classes and Winter Break Circus & Performing Arts Camps are now open at Classes fill quickly and limited space is available.


The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. For additional information on The Actors Gymnasium's innovative classes, class descriptions, and performances, please visit or call 847-328-2795.

About The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience.  At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively.

Single Weapon Certification in Rapier & Dagger
Image by Joseph Taylor

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Contact Kiana Harris Simon:, 847-328-2795
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