FSU circus & kids' camp at Panama City Beach

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  1. kurt

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    New ?Circus by the Sea? to Feature Beachside Big Top,
    Florida State University Flying High Circus in Panama City Beach

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (December 5, 2007) ? In June of 2008, Florida?s newest seasonal attraction ? Circus by the Sea ? will spring to life at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, bringing a dazzling three-ring aerial and stage production to visitors and residents alike. Presented by Flying High, LLC, Circus by the Sea will showcase junior and senior performers from the renowned Florida State University Flying High Circus, celebrating 60 years of spellbinding entertainment. Circus by the Sea will also debut the area?s first children?s circus camp, which will include lessons in a wide variety of thrilling circus performance skills, entertaining games and fun activities.
    ?I?m excited to bring the ?Greatest Collegiate Show on Earth? to the area? said Donald Hamrick, Circus Presenter. ?Circus by the Sea will provide a wonderfully unique family entertainment option during one of Panama City Beach?s busiest seasons.?
    With seating for 2,000, the colorful, air-conditioned beachside Big Top will start to rise above the sandy shores at Frank Brown Park on May 12, 2008. Nightly performances will begin on June 13 and will run six days a week (Monday thru Saturday) through August 2. Audiences will enjoy a full evening of jaw-dropping routines rivaling any professional troupe, with occasional special guest intermission performances. Admission is $24 for adults, $16 for children (ages 4-16) and free for children under 4 years old.
    Beginning June 23, 2008, Circus by the Sea will hold week-long (Monday thru Thursday) Circus Camps* for children ages 7 to 12through July 24. Working one-on-one with FSU performers, circus campers will learn to perform various basic circus performance skills, from balancing acts to juggling, and, yes, even flying high on the trapeze.
    According to Hamrick, there are sponsorship opportunities available to area businesses and organizations interested in partnering with Circus by the Sea. Sponsorship packages include advertising and promotional exposure, on-site signage, tickets, and ring announcements at various performances.
    For more information on Circus by the Sea and Circus Camp, please visit www.CircusByTheSea.com. For more information on FSU?s Flying High Circus, visit www.circus.fsu.edu. To purchase tickets for Circus by the Sea, or for specific information on performance times, call (866) 234-8895.
    *Circus Camp runs $285/week for one child and includes a daily snack.
     
  2. Jdarg

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    YESSSSS!!!!:clap:
     
  3. Matt J

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    It's made it this long without the "clown college" reference?
     
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    Oh, honey, in my experience being born and raised in Georgia, FSU was always referred to as "The Circus School" due to their presence at Callaway Gardens. As high school students choosing colleges, none of us chose FSU because we thought that circus was the only major. I guess that's ignorant, but that's the image that was projected to us.
     
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    That's too bad. I know 3 successful FSU grads who all took Circus classes. They all speak of it with much excitement.

    You don't "get" Circus until you participate in some way. Isn't that like it is with many things though- you have to take a close enough look to appreciate. We were lucky enough to participate in Circus of the Kids, and we can't wait to see Circus by the Sea and see this program in person after hearing about it for so many years! :clap:
     
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    We saw it every year on a class trips to Callaway Gardens. So we got unimpressed with it after so many years.
     
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    I never knew this about FSU's reputation (Flying High Circus). I guess it's also a big rival with Univ. of FL. All I know is it has a very respected school of music, comparable to NYU, Cincinnati, Oberlin & many others across the country. It's on my son's list. I've been extremely impressed with FSU - maybe even more so than any other schools in FL (horrors!!).

    The Circus by the Sea sounds awesome! :clap:
     
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    I didn't know that it had a good reputation as a music school until our daughter got involved in music at an advanced level when she was 11. Again, all we saw in Georgia was the circus thing.
     
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    Come to a Sinfonia Gulf Coast concert to see/hear some of the fabulous musical talent of FSU; several of our musicians are FSU students, doctoral candidates and professors.

    www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org
     
  10. Matt J

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    If it is and you own a house in South Walton have the utilities put in his name and get him a Florida driver's license the next time you are down here. Only takes one year to prove "residency". ;-)
     
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    I have to say, FSU is cheapest of all of the colleges on his list, even for out of state. Even cheaper that UofI. But it would be easier to get accepted to FSU as a FL resident. But anywho, we would love for him to attend because of the proximity to the beaches. ;-)
     
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    Thanks Kurt for this post. This sounds like funn!!!
     
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    Would y'all believe that in all the time I've spent at FSU and in Tallahassee, even in the spring when the circus is running, I have never made it inside the big top? :blush:

    This will be awesome! :clap:
     
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    You may enjoy it more than your kids. I grew up around it so I may have to suffer through it with my niece. It's really cool, but once you've seen it 2-3 dozen times it kinda gets repetitive. Wait until yours kids try to mimic the board on pipe routine, my sister chipped a tooth doing that.
     
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    One must physically reside in Florida for at least 12 months to be considered a resident by FSU and other state schools.

    Unless you want to provide your child with early instruction in fraud, simply getting a driver's license and utilities in one's name does not constitute legal residency. FSU could rightfully demand repayment of tuition and dismiss him from school. Criminal prosecution, while unlikely, is also possible.
     
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    Here is am email that I received when I asked for more information....

    There will be 6 sessions that will be Monday – Thursday (4 days) from 9 am – 2 pm]
    Each session will include circus skills as well as games and other indoor and outdoor activities (to come)
    Ages: Children 7-12 years of ageCost: $285 per session
    Place: Frank Brown Park
    Reservations: To reserve a spot for your child, send a note with the exact session in which you wish to enroll, your name, your child’s name, telephone, email, mailing address and a check made payable to Circus By The Sea/Day Camp. Additional forms and information will be sent to you. You may cancel your Day Camp reservation no later than March 1st, 2008 for a full refund

    Session 1: June 23-26
    Session 2: June 30-July 3
    Session 3: July 7-10
    Session 4: July 14-17
    Session 5: July 21-24
    Session 6: July 28-31
     
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    I remember seeing the FSU show at Callaway Gardens, and I loved it. Watching Cirque du Soleil, I became very amazed at the talents of those people, and enjoy watching one of their shows more than any other sporting event I can think of.
     
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    Circus starts next week!
     
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    :clap::clap::clap: The Dargs will be haeding to the big top!
     
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    The Shallows will be out of town! :bang: :pissed:

    Will just have to pick a Saturday nite, real soon. :wub:
     

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