Anyone can join the circus.

Cirque Bouclé (prounounced "sirk boo-clay") is a mission-driven contemporary circus program for children 8+ and their families.  We now offer free aerial silk classes on Wednesdays from 5 - 6 pm inside Great Lakes Circus CenterIf you are interested in signing up for classes, please email our instructor at

As a community pilot project, we focus on serving the Grand Rapids Southeast Side and Neighborhoods of Focus, seeking to create and support a thriving and equitable contemporary circus community in West Michigan.

We will soon offer performance opportunities and career exploration in circus and theater, so check back soon and follow our Instagram!

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To increase equity in contemporary circus arts through accessible aerial instruction, performance, and performance opportunities for Grand Rapids youth and their families.


To create and support a diverse community of circus artists as Grand Rapids' premier contemporary circus studio.

Join our classes

All classes are free!  Kids 8+ and adults are welcome to join.  Email us to sign up OR catch us at the next neighborhood block party.

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You can support Grand Rapids' first and only Black-owned, equity-focused contemporary circus program.