February 2020 Newsletter



That’s right! This is the 10th annual Circus Spectacular. We can hardly believe it’s been 10 years of amazing acts and performances in the Latchis Theater, and 10 years of sharing world-class circus with our community. Performers from all over the country and the world descend on Brattleboro to take part in this unique event, putting together a show people will be talking about all year!

Get your tickets now because this year’s Circus Spectacular is not to be missed! Returning favorites join some new surprises as the performers fly, spin, flip, and contort their way into your hearts—all to benefit NECCA’s scholarship programs.

Show times are:
Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 PM


10 years of amazing entertainment has provided 10 years of smiles and fun to hundreds of students who wouldn’t have had the chance to try circus otherwise. With the help of supporters, volunteers, and the amazing performers who take time out of their busy schedules to support this event, we couldn’t be more proud of what we have been able to accomplish through this show.

Did you know that we have been able to offer a scholarship to 100% of applicants for session classes so far? This once yearly event has made that possible! We hope you’ll come share an evening of jaw-dropping entertainment and help us provide programming scholarships for the next 10 years!


We’re looking for volunteers to help run the show and see what it’s like to work behind the scenes and support world-class artists on the stage. Volunteers receive free admission to the show as well, so this is a great way to get involved and see an amazing performance up close!


NECCA is teaming up with our friends at Frog Meadow and ECHO Restaurant to celebrate the kick-off of LGBTQ+ specific scholarships at NECCA! Join us for a special pre-show event full of entertainment and raffle prizes as we raise money to support our current and future LGBTQ students in adult, youth, and professional programming!

March 7, 5:00 PM—7:00 PM at ECHO Restaurant in Brattleboro.





Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes all the mud, blooms, and circus you need! Spring is a lovely time in the sun-filled trapezium and the energy is palpable as students are trying new things, making new goals, and showing off all the fun skills they finally got this winter.

Registration opens February 24 for classes in everything from wheel to fabric, flying to flipping, and bouncing to juggling—for kids and adults of all ages, levels, and interests. This spring we’re offering new classes in partner trapeze, dance trapeze and act creation along with 48 other adult classes and 24 classes for youth of all ages. Come try something new or sign up for the next level class and push your limits. Many classes fill quickly, so don’t wait!