Disneyland dream for circus students

Canning Vale College Circus Troupe members Hayley Saxon, Reece Walton, Jarom Kuru, Sam Adams and Isaiah Kuru (front). Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d403889
Canning Vale College Circus Troupe members Hayley Saxon, Reece Walton, Jarom Kuru, Sam Adams and Isaiah Kuru (front). Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d403889

The Healthway Act Belong Commit Circus Troupe auditioned for a performance gig at the popular theme park, for which many students will travel overseas for the first time.

The 27 specialist circus program students trained around the clock in the lead-up to the nine-day show spectacular. The group consists of 10 girls and 17 boys aged 14 to 18.

The young circus artists will perform a bright and colourful skills show, which incorporates circus manipulation equipment, including juggling, clubs, staff, contact ball, poi, hula-hoops, diabolos and plenty of ribbons.

College student Isaiah Kuru (16) spoke with the Canning Times before the group flew out and said the troupe was looking forward to sharing its talents with the rest of the world.

‘I am so excited because it’s a dream come true to be able to travel with my friends and get to do something that I love,’ she said.

‘When I found out our audition had been accepted, I couldn’t believe it. I have mixed emotions because I’m excited to travel overseas but I’m really nervous about making sure I get everything right.

‘I’m still pinching myself to see if it’s real and we are all looking forward to performing in front of a big audience.’

Circus Troupe co-ordinator Crystle Challinger heard about the opportunity through a friend, and said it did not take long for her students to begin rehearsing. Students had been involved in a number of fundraising events to pay for their flights, costumes and circus equipment.