Circus Moves Youth Troupe (CMYT)

CMYT classes place focus on developing existing skills into creative inter-disciplinary acts, culminating in a community show at the end of the academic school year. Students are encouraged to incorporate dance, music, and other arts and movement techniques acquired outside of circus class.

Community, service, and outreach are an integral part of the CMYT philosophy and our troupers can be found coaching and performing in their community. Older troupers (13+) are offered opportunities as CITs and assistant coaches for spring and summer camps. Senior troupers (16+) are offered paid assistant-coaching and performance opportunities.

Parents are required to participate as occasional volunteers at our performances and community events. Parent volunteer responsibilities may include bringing food/snacks, helping with costuming, kid-wrangling, carpooling, and table promotions.

CMYT Alameda community sightings:

  • Circus for Arts in Schools 2012 photos
  • Alameda Top 100 Places for Youth Award Celebration video
  • Bay Area Circus Arts Festival
  • School Fundraisers
  • Alameda Mayor's 4th of July Parade
  • Park St. & Webster Street Fairs, Alameda photos
  • American Youth Circus National Festival (Portland, ME) video

  • Bending Gravity Excerpt (2012) click here.


    CMYT Alameda
    Mondays 4-5:30pm
    Central Ave, Alameda
    September to June
    Ages 9 & up
    Invite/Audition only

    Invitation based on audition or participation performance in prior Circus Moves programming. Auditions are informal, potential troupers must show desire to participate, demonstrate skills, and participate in one "try-out" class. To request an invite/audition email Cynthia.


    CMYT Berkeley
    ***NOW FORMING!!!***

    Wednesdays 4-5:30pm
    September to June
    8th Street, Berkeley
    Ages 7 & up
    Open invitation, no audition necessary.

    Ideal candidates have some experience in circus, gymnastics, theater, dance or other movement/performance art discipline and/or posess a strong desire to join.

    $250/session + $20 annual insurance/admin fee.

    Intro Class Special $10! Offer good September 30 or October 7. No committment required.

    REGISTER NOW. Space is limited.


    For more info, please contact Cynthia.
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