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Briarcliff Students Tackle Circus Tricks

Todd Elementary School students in Briarcliff Manor enjoyed trying their hand at a number of circus tricks with the help of National Circus Project representatives.
Todd Elementary School students in Briarcliff Manor enjoyed trying their hand at a number of circus tricks with the help of National Circus Project representatives. Photo Credit: Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
Todd Elementary School students in Briarcliff Manor enjoyed trying their hand at a number of circus tricks with the help of National Circus Project representatives.
Todd Elementary School students in Briarcliff Manor enjoyed trying their hand at a number of circus tricks with the help of National Circus Project representatives. Photo Credit: Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. – The National Circus Project recently visited Todd Elementary School in Briarcliff Manor to show students how to learn the skills of circus performers.

Briarcliff Manor’s youngest students practiced their circus tricks as part of the National Circus Project’s annual trip to the school. During the weeklong visit, students tried various activities, ranging from stilt walking and juggling to plate spinning, diabolo manipulation and balancing.

Performers Keith Leaf and Justin Wood demonstrated several circus skills before interacting with the children and teaching them different tricks.

“I liked everything about it,” said first-grader Jonathan Davanzo, who tried out spinning a plate, juggling scarves and balancing a feather. “It’s cool and interesting to see [the performers] do all these skills and it inspires me to do it.”

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