Studies and Reports
The 2018 Circus Survey Report
A 2017 national study, commissioned by the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and conducted by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, shows positive impact of circus programming on youth at risk.
A collection of studies, papers, and articles about Social Circus.
A master list of programs in North America for pursuing circus after youth circus, including useful information on application details, price, duration, and more.
An extensive global list of youth circus programs which teach multiple skills, compiled by Jacqueline Davis, Audrey Djunaedi, Lloyd D. Scharmecker Jr., and Brianna Marie Wegrzyn in 2017.
List of circus, juggling, and aerial clubs and groups at U.S. colleges and universities, organized by state.
Gender and Circus Coaching
An information and reference sheet on gender identity and circus created by the Youth Advisory Committee in 2017.
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Health and Wellness Resources
Compiled by the ACE/AYCO Health and Wellness committee, these Guiding Principles are the first step in creating best practice safety/health guidelines for sexual abuse prevention in the circus arts.
Eight recommended core competencies, as created by twenty-five AYCO organizational members at the 2010 AYCO Educator’s Conference.
Tips and examples from Phyllis Martin (AKA Truffle Pig) on grant writing for circus practitioners in the USA.
Client Management Options
VAMP is a web-based studio management system designed specifically for circus schools, by a member of the community. ACE organizational members get a 20% discount!
A circus-school friendly client management system – ACE organizational members get a 10% discount!