School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts

SANCA's mission 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. Our innovative circus arts programs offer rewarding experiences that are physically challenging, socially enriching, and encourage creativity in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.

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Address:674 S. Orcas Street
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone Number:206-652-4433
SANCA is excited to announce a $20,000 Challenge Match for our GiveBIG Spring Fund Drive! Meeting this challenge will bring us to 90% of our total fundraising goal.

We would like to thank our GiveBIG challenge matching pool donors, including SANCA's Board of Directors and several very generous families in the SANCA community.

SANCA would also like to express gratitude for the continued support of annual funders including 4Culture, ChenSteinO'MalleySven Foundation, Cirque du Soleil, D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, Edward A. Taft Trust, Moisture Festival, Newground Social Investment, Orcas Business Park, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Teamtrio, The Ruddell Kroll Charitable Fund, and The Seattle Foundation.
GiveBIG Goal: $45,000

SANCA is home to people of any age or skill level looking for a fun, holistic way to physically express themselves: from toddlers just learning how to move to professional circus artists. We want to share the importance of arts, movement, and fitness, and make that experience possible for everyone.

Over 1,000 students pass through SANCA's doors every week. SANCA's programs broaden community engagement, reach diverse audiences, and encourage participation in the arts. Our circus classes and camps provide youth with a safe, social, constructive environment for physical literacy and arts education. No child is denied enrollment due to lack of funds. Since 2004, 3,783 youth have received $1,029,408 in financial aid.

SANCA's Social Circus Programs make circus available to those who have the least access and opportunity - youth who are homeless or at risk - to participate in healthy, creative, physical arts. Every Body's Circus makes circus arts available to people with learning differences, trauma-related or mood disorders, or physical disabilities. Personal and social development is supported by nurturing self-esteem and helping to build trust in others, acquire social skills, express creativity, and realize one's own potential.

The Youth Performance Program provides training for youth ages 5 to 18. The Professional Preparatory Program provides training for adults seeking professional careers in circus arts. The Artist-In-Residence Program fosters new work by circus artists.