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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Circus Kids And The Parents Who Love Them Brave kids join Circus Smirkus — and braver parents let them.


By Johanna Corcoran

July 18, 2011

Running away to join the Circus may sound like a cliche, but for the kids of Circus Smirkus, it's the stuff dreams are made of.
Circus Smirkus, the nationally acclaimed youth circus, visits Rhode Island on July 25 and 26 at Washington County Fairgrounds to benefit the Meadowbrook Waldorf School in West Kingston.
What began as a small Vermont show 20 years ago has grown into a two-month summer tour throughout New England. And this circus is run almost entirely on kid power. Kids ages 10 to 18 are the stars of the show, as well as the crew and concessions staff. Their summer with the Circus teaches responsibility, teamwork and valuable performance skills; but since the troupe hails from all over the county and as far as New Zealand, it also means a summer of travel, away from their familiesREAD MORE AT:http://southkingstown.patch.com/articles/circus-kids-and-the-parents-who-love-them-2

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