PreTeam is the first level of CircEsteem’s Advanced Performance Troupe. Youth ages 10 and older are eligible to apply to participate in this program. A minimum skill requisite is required to participate in this program.
PreTeam is a school year program with the following schedule:
At Friday practices, PreTeam will train skills in collaboration with Team. Youth will be separated into stations based on their skill level and interest.
On Saturdays, PreTeam will participate with the Chicago Youth Circus program from 9am – 1pm, giving the youth ample opportunity to build their circus skills and join the CircEsteem family.
PreTeam focuses on building circus and social skills. The youth are encouraged to do their best and grow their circus vocabulary to the best of their ability. PreTeam students are eligible to audition into the second level of CircEsteem’s Advanced Performance Troupe: Team, but are not required to do so.
The youth on PreTeam perform in at least three shows per year.