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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Circus Smirkus teaches Dover kids the wonders of performing
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Garrison Elementary School students balance feathers as they show their new Circus Smirkus skills to friends and family at the school in Dover Friday night.
By AIMEE LOCKHARDTalockhardt@fosters.com
Saturday, March 12, 2011
DOVER — Fourth-grader Mikey Linkevitz was still reeling from his performance with devil sticks where he used two sticks to juggle another back and forth and balance it.
"I made up a new trick!" he said excitedly, dubbing it the "breakfast club" because you flip a stick like you're flipping a pancake in a frying pan.
When asked why he wasn't nervous about performing he simply responded, "Because no matter what you do you have to get on out and do what you do."
Which was precisely some of the confidence students at Garrison Elementary School were expected to learn from Rick Davis and Jill Flemming, of Circus Smirkus, a youth circus from Greensboro, Vt.
Through an artist residency program, Davis and Flemming taught the students a weeklong variety of circus arts including plate spinning, devil sticks, feather balancing and juggling.
Friday night, students put all their skills together to present a circus for friends and family, which was put together by the Garrison PTA and Circus Smirkus.read more at:http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110312/GJNEWS_01/703129893

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