The World Circus Comes Alive at Diegueño Country School


Diegueño Country School students performed a spectacular show Dec. 20 — The World Circus, the first circus performance in Diegueño’s 40 years of operation. All of the classes joined together to present an extravaganza of intricately choreographed ringmasters, acrobats, dancers, singers, jugglers, clowns, and impressive acts. In essence, the performance was a child’s version of the Cirque with unicycles, juggling balls, hula hoops, spinning plates, and an enthralling magic show.

Guided by the coordinated direction of Bonnie Johnston and Penny Hawkins, the school’s theater and music directors seamlessly integrated all elements of theatre into an extraordinary elementary school production. Their devotion to a supreme product and a meaningful learning experience for the kindergarten through sixth-grade students was evident.

In addition to rehearsing for weeks while continuing their advanced academic studies, the students had specialized training by the school’s dance teacher and two circus professionals. The children were very excited to entertain a captive audience with a sophisticated and delightful show.

The school is currently enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year. Private tours are available by appointment.

Photos/Jon Clark