Through the creative outlet of circus arts, SANCA’s RODA program commits to bringing a community of support, collaboration, and trust to teens most in need in order to help them build the foundation to thrive in their daily lives. 

Presenter: Ian Jagel, Social Circus Director

The mission of the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts. SANCA works to provide access to those with the least access and opportunity to participate in healthy, creative, physical activities, and to provide opportunities for youth to explore their interests and build positive relationships with peers and adults.

Our Social Circus Programs use circus arts as a means of creating positive social change. Working with under-represented communities, these programs expand safe places to build new skills and explore creative expression. Programs include:

Circus RODA — grounded in the core values of empowerment, community, and play, RODA engages teens with a combination of circus experiences and training in 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.

After-school programs for K-12 youth.

Every Body's Circus for people with disabilities.

Transformational Women’s Circus — combining circus arts, group drama therapy, performance, and social science research to support the mental health and trauma recovery of participants.

SANCA also offers ongoing Circus Arts Education classes and camps, and runs Performance Programs, including youth performance troupes, a residency program, and public shows.

Website: www.sancaseattle.org 


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Through the creative outlet of circus arts, SANCA’s RODA program commits to bringing a community of support, collaboration, and trust to teens most in need in order to help them build the foundation to thrive in their daily lives. 

Presenter: Ian Jagel, Social Circus Director

The mission of the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts. SANCA works to provide access to those with the least access and opportunity to participate in healthy, creative, physical activities, and to provide opportunities for youth to explore their interests and build positive relationships with peers and adults.

Our Social Circus Programs use circus arts as a means of creating positive social change. Working with under-represented communities, these programs expand safe places to build new skills and explore creative expression. Programs include:

Circus RODA — grounded in the core values of empowerment, community, and play, RODA engages teens with a combination of circus experiences and training in 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.

After-school programs for K-12 youth.

Every Body's Circus for people with disabilities.

Transformational Women’s Circus — combining circus arts, group drama therapy, performance, and social science research to support the mental health and trauma recovery of participants.

SANCA also offers ongoing Circus Arts Education classes and camps, and runs Performance Programs, including youth performance troupes, a residency program, and public shows.

Website: www.sancaseattle.org