Circus Arts Conservatory

Circus Arts Conservatory

The Circus Arts Conservatory Education Program

Circus, being unique, visual and exciting, offers a solid foundation for learning

This one-of-a-kind education program takes learning in the classroom to a new level. Our teaching artists go into Sarasota and Manatee County schools engaging students in key academic subjects including Science,

Language Arts and Theater. These inquiry based lessons were developed to New Florida Standards with FSA impact/awareness/results. Designed to include students that have difficulty responding to other traditional forms of instruction, the education program introduces students of all learning levels and learning styles to this unique curriculum. Measurements to date demonstrate consistent benefits to retention rates and test outcomes. We follow the Kennedy Center Arts Integration protocol because it is known that “when students learn through arts integration, they are engaged in experiences in which they actively build and demonstrate their understanding of both the art form and the other curriculum area.”

  • Engaging students directly and immediately, our circus-artists demonstrate principles of science, engineering, art, math, technology, communication, and theater
  • Capturing students enthusiasm first, we introduce a new perspective of key academic subjects through our distinctively engaging educational programs’ approach
  • Utilizing inquiry-based lessons, students learn to develop solutions through a question and analysis process
  • Encouraging creativity and introducing students to the circus arts and sciences, we accommodate all levels and learning styles, in a safe environment
  • Helping students recognize the importance of science, technology, and mathematics, we provide a kinesthetic learning experience
  • Following the Kennedy Center Arts Integration protocol, we subscribe to the idea that “when students learn through Arts Integration, they are engaged in experiences in which they actively build and demonstrate their
  • understanding of both the art form and the other curriculum area”
  • Having instructed more than 30,000 students in 32 elementary and middle schools, the Circus Arts Conservatory is proudly offering this educational experience since 2012
  • All lessons comply with Florida State Standards (FSA)


  2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239

(941) 556-5492

Experience Science at the Sailor Circus Arena!

Program description

Circus, is a beautiful art form of movement and skill, it is also a great lesson in physics. This exploration, hosted by The Circus Arts Conservatory allows students to see firsthand and experience for themselves the science of motion in Sarasota’s only circus arena.

The three basic kinds of circus acts that will be investigated: balancing, hanging and manipulation.  This field trip combines lecture and demonstration with engaging activities allowing each student to physically attempt various circus acts. Students will be afforded the opportunity to learn through different types of learning styles. Students will be instructed by professional coaches and experienced Circus Artists. Concepts to be covered are Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and the necessary concepts to understand them. Students will move through a variety of stations including: tight wire, aerial trapeze, juggling, simple machines, manipulation as well as a science station for reflection. A workbook will be provided for each student.


  • Students will understand Newton’s laws through movement of the body as well as objects.
  • Students will find a new appreciation for science through this unique experience.
  • Students will see science through real life applications.
  • Students will experience mental and physical challenges.

Booking / scheduling contact

Karen Bell

   941-355-9335 x302

Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: Off-Campus Field Trip
Population served: 3-5, 6-8
Subject: Language Arts, Math, Physical Education, Science
Bilingual: No

2075 Bahia Vista St.

Sarasota FL 34239

Fees / Ticketing:



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: Yes
If Yes, who arranges transportation?: School
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes