Wallenda's high-wire walk inspires young Florida circus performers.
(WFLA) Nik Wallenda's historic walk across the Grand Canyon may inspire others to join the circus. 'Circus Sarasota' is a summer camp for children in Sarasota, Florida currently underway.
The current session has sold out. There are 75 boys and girls learning how to juggle, high wire walking, and hanging from a trapeze.
News about the camp has spread fast. 11-year-old Dana Habedank says she heard about the camp and immediately signed up.
She admits, her parents thought she was crazy at first. Now, she says she's considering the circus as a profession. " I would really love to do the circus." said Habedank. "I mean, this circus has helped me going to build up to Dolly Jacobs and her in the straps and everything. "
Rikki Hettig-Rolfe Meaux is an instructor and former student.
She comes from a circus family and has been performing since she was a child.
She believes Nik Wallenda's walk educated the public about the circus.
"And it also it helps bring people into understanding how much work it takes." Said Meaux. "Through things like last night, how they showed his preparation. How he trained and things like that. Giving a perspective that he's just not stepping out on the wire, like whoop, here we go. You know a lot of training involved."
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