Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School 
at Hudson Department of Youth
18 South 3rd Street, between Union and Warren Streets
Mondays, January 30- April 10
(No class February 20)
3pm – 4:30pm
Ages 8 – 12.
Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School uses skills like juggling, stilt walking, tumbling, partner acrobatics, prop manipulation and physical comedy to help youth to become stronger learners, community members, and leaders by encouraging them to express themselves creatively, challenge themselves physically, and work inventively with others. Our projected outcomes are aligned with Social Circus theory, as recognized by the American Youth Circus Organization, which proposes application of instructional and cooperative techniques from the world of circus arts to help accelerate desired outcomes in youth development, therapeutic or community development settings. (
A public performance by Cirkus After School participants will be presented on Monday April 10th, free to the community, at the Youth Center.
Participation is free for HDY participants, but registration is required:
Also, all are invited to join jugglers of all ages at Hudson Juggling Club, held on Mondays from 6-8 pm at the MC Smith Intermediate School gymnasium. It’s free, it’s fun, and provides access to juggling equipment, unicycles, and mentorship from Bindlestiff co-founder Stephanie Monseu.
Bindlestiff’s 2017 Columbia County youth programs are supported, in part, by:
The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Stewart’s Shops
Hudson Department of Youth
The Morris Memorial
The Red Dot, Hudson
Elizabeth LoGuidice
and other generous community members