Gym Dandies Children's Circus

Practice makes everything possible!

The Gym Dandies Children’s Circus of Scarborough is the largest continuously operating children’s circus in the United States and has received state and national recognition as an exemplary program for children. Accolades include:

  • Represented the State of Maine and the town of Scarborough in the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Parade.
  • Winner of the Maine Governor’s Award on Physical Fitness and Sport “Contest for Communities Award 2000” in the youth category.
  • Represented Maine in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. in 2000, 2004, 2006, Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival 2008, 2012 and 2016 in Washington D.C., the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2005 in New York City and on July 4th, 2011, represented the State of Maine in the Philadelphia, PA, Independence Day Parade and the Big E Agricultural Fair 2016 in Springfield, MA. 
  • First place in the specialty division category in the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Parade 2009. 
  • First place winner of “The People’s Choice Award” in the Rockland Lobster Festival Parade.

All Scarborough School Age Children (Home schooled children are welcome) in grades 3 and above may register for this program. No special skills are required to register for the Gym Dandies Circus Arts Program. A willingness to practice is the most important attribute for those who wish to participate. 

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