Monday, May 27, 2024

The Openair Circus parade in October 2019. (Photo: Openair Circus via Facebook)

The Openair Circus of Greater Somerville, a nonprofit that’s been teaching circus arts to children, teens and adults for 36 years, is again offering summer classes, though with some Covid-era changes.

Classes are July 5-Aug. 6, with some in-person at Perry Park on Washington Street in Somerville, near Union Square, and capped at 10 students. Other classes will be online (synchronous and pre-recorded, and with unlimited attendance), according to an Openair press release.

In-person classes include beginning and intermediate hula hoops, poi, baton twirling and devil sticks. Other classes include Tumbling for Two (a parent and a 3- to 7-year-old) and musical theater dance. Remote classes include beginning and intermediate diabolo and juggling, as well as sphereplay and yo-yo. Video lessons and equipment loans are available for stilting and unicycling.

Because of the in-person limitations, students should pre-register (and seek needed equipment loans) in May. Preregistration is open at Confirmation of which classes each student has been registered to will be sent June 6. Remote classes will not be capped.

For information and registration, go to