Circus with Mr. Ganz

Grade school games and gym teacher Justin Ganz will be leading the circus program after school this year for SFWS students in grades 3 and up. Justin has always had a passion for circus arts and is very excited to expand aspects of this after school offering. He will be joined by Cynthia Rauschert and Marina Karadjieva (bio's below) who each bring a rich teaching and circus arts’ backgrounds to the program.

Classes will be focused on the following areas:

  • Aerial and Ground Acrobatics- silks, trapeze, Spanish web, tumbling, gymnastics and stunts.
  • Theater Arts- comedic theatrics, story creations, improvisational skills and circus theater games.
  • Equilibristics - unicycling, stilt walking, balance boards, juggling and object manipulations.

The session will conclude with a presentation for family and friends at the end of the last class.

When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 5:00pm.
September 10th and ending on November 14th.

Please note that there is no class on Halloween or Veteran’s Day (observed Monday, November 12).

Where: Dakin Hall and around the SFWS grade school campus.

Fee: $350 for 10 weeks. Please note that 3rd grade students who stay after school must sign up for the regular After School Program (ASP) from 2:30 – 3:30, all ASP fees and regulations apply.

Questions? Contact the office or Mr. Ganz directly at 415-875-7255 or
Click here for the registration form.

Cynthia Rauschert owns and operates Skilly Circus (soon to be Circus Moves), a developmental circus arts company dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity through the transformational powers of circus arts education and performance.  She has been a circus arts educator since 2003 and is also a professional stilt-dancer, juggler/manipulator, and character animator.  In 2007 Cynthia earned a BA in Experimental Performance with a focus on Theatrical Clowning and is currently pursuing a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  She has also had training in Waldorf Education and Spacial Dynamics.  Cynthia is originally from a small town in New Jersey and now resides in Oakland, California.  She has brought her coaching and performing skills to eighteen states, five countries, three continents, and one great big

Marina Karadjieva has been training in circus arts for fifteen years and has been involved in various performance acts and troupes during that time. She is currently working at Head Over Heels ( teaching aerial acrobatics and balancing acts. She is also the Co-Founder and program director of Vagaboom (, a children’s non profit performance education program. Marina specializes in aerial acrobatics and balancing acts.