“No resource person or any assembly has been as outstanding as Circus Imagination, several of our students are now selling tickets for their own backyard circuses. In education, success is often measured by emulation.” quote from a Santa Cruz County School Principal.
"This kid has the best imagination," said Tierra Buena resident Teya Baker, whose daughter jumped enthusiastically into her role as Tina the Tightrope Walker, reaching her arms high above her head one after another as she pretended to climb a 100-foot ladder. "I add new things to my imagination a lot," said Lillian Baker, 8. "I think I want to do this at home. I could use my dog as a dingo."
"Circus Imagination - Kids can join the circus using their imagination with props and costumes that are provided. The Ringmaster guides them through a fantasy adventure and before they know it, they have created their own world - something they can take home with them for many hours of backyard adventures.”
“Inside a colorful circus tent is where imaginations run wild at the Merced County Spring Fair. Ringmaster Caton Hegwer and costume coordinator Carol Raintree-Hegwer handpick kids from the audience to take part in an interactive show designed to get children to use their imaginations.”
“It’s a fabulous show,” said Karen Searle, owner of Fair Executives (…) “It’s not just interactive for the kids and their parents, even the audience enjoys it.”
“Maybe you’re a circus buff who’s been under the Ringling Brothers big top and the Cirque du Soleil cute top. But have you witnessed a circus where pint-sized children are turned into elephants and human cannonballs?”
“The purpose of the show is to try and teach kids there are lots of things to do outdoors,” (…) “You can have a circus in your backyard using things you have at your home, just by using your imagination.”
“Circus Imagination is a circus where the kids actually get to run away and join the circus for a day”
“Parents state being more than pleased with the idea of some face-to-face fun that regenerates the notion of educational and safe enjoyment away from screens and remote controls.”
“Aiming to maximize their full creative potential by strengthening their confidences, the major triumph of Circus Imagination is still the fact that it does not end when the show is over.”
“Its inspiration to play outside and use your inventiveness is taken home by every child.”
Circus Imagination will engage the imagination and creativity of children. Prior to each show the Circus Imagination ringmaster tours the fairgrounds and invites children to participate. Colorful costumes and child-friendly direction is given in each act.
The 10-act program features a variety of circus acts from Tina the Tightrope Walker who climbs a make-believe ladder 100 feet in the air to Zazelle the Human Cannonball. No skill or talent is required and the experience leaves children with a strong sense of creativity and resourcefulness.
"How about visiting Circus Imagination, where children become instant stars by being selected from the audience, put in costume, and then performing in a spontaneous circus for the crowd."
Hayley McGilvery, 7, of Morgan Hill gets to be part of the performance at the Circus Imagination at the Monterey County Fair on Wednesday afternoon. The circus, which has been around for 25 years, lets children be part of the show as the ringmaster puts them through a series of make-believe acts.
The idea of the circus is to get children away from video games and have them play with their imagination to help them get more creative.
Kids can join the circus using their imagination with props and costumes that are provided. The Ringmaster guides them through a fantasy adventure and before they know it, they have created their own world - something they can take home with them for many hours of backyard adventures.
"A must-see for all children attending the festival is the participation-based circus performances of Circus Imagination. With a variety of pre-existing circus acts including Tight Rope Walking, and Human Canon Balls, the performers of Circus Imagination will also recruit children from the audience to join them on stage. Children of all ages can dress up as lions, safari explorers, and (of course) clowns and become part of the main attraction while performing in skits and other shows."
“Tina the Tightrope walker just got a new skill, she hula hoops on the Circus Imagination tightrope! Such a talented little girl!” (Click to Watch the video!)
“Had a hassle free experience with better than quoted pricing and a superb product delivered ahead of schedule. All the things you look for in a company. Thanks from Circus Imagination”
Circus Imagination is a second generation family owned business.
It all started in 1985 when Greg Hegwer and Criss Raintree decided to runaway and join the circus and travel around the U.S. bringing the joy of performance & circus to children of all ages.
When the couple retired from the traveling circus life, their son Caton took on the ringmaster hat, keeping the family tradition alive.
He married costumier Carolina Raintree-Hegwer, and together they make the impromptu theater of Circus Imagination. Creating an unforgettable experience for children ages 3 and up in the western United States.
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