Club Circus


Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Learn the FUN-damentals of circus, including juggling, unicycle, balance, mime, clown and physical comedy. This class introduces students to essential skills for any would-be circus enthusiast. Professional circus and variety artists, Michael Trautman and Janoah Balin, will help you find your hidden talents!

A permission form signed by a parent/guardian is REQUIRED for your child to attend Club MSA programs.



JANOAH BAILIN (janoah…anygoodjokes?) creates and performs energetic, stimulating and educational shows for family audiences with his unique blend of circus, puppetry, story, and dance. He grew up juggling, toured with Circus Smirkus in his teens, and has trained contemporary dance at College of the Atlantic and through the Lion’s Jaw, Bates Dance and Fresh Festivals. For more information, visit

MICHAEL TRAUTMAN had been variously identified as a visual comic, performance artist, new vaudevillian, mime (gasp), physical comedian, storyteller, magician, and fool, he claims only to be a clown…and not a very traditional clown at that. He has appeared at the New York International Festival of Clown Theater, Festival D’Ete in Quebec, the General Jackson Showboat at Opryland USA, Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit

COVID-19 Policy

Students attending Arts After School programs are asked to wear a mask when participating in indoor programs.

For the safety of our staff, teachers, and students, any student that exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home.

MSA’s COVID policy is subject to change. We will email parents/guardians updates as they occur.

Click here to review MSA’s full Covid-19 policy

A Message from Portland Public Schools: Those in the PPS community who aren’t vaccinated or haven’t received boosters are urged to get their shot. COVID vaccines are available to students at our school-based clinics at Casco Bay, Deering and Portland high schools and King Middle School. Here’s a link to find vaccination sites in Maine. That site also contains information about booster shots.

Full Club Circus Schedule

Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 PM

February 27

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10

*school vacation April 17, no Club MSA*

April 24

May 1

May 8

May 15

May 22

*Memorial Day May 29, no Club MSA*

June 5

June 12 (last day!)