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class cancellation

Following the social distancing guidelines set by the CDC, starting March 17th, until further notice Group and Private Swim Lessons and Youth Sports – including basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance and martial arts.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time as we work together to keep our community safe. As new information becomes available we will keep you updated on any additional changes or modifications.

The Great Y Circus®️

You don’t have to run away to join our circus.

This is the place to be for children, ages 3 and up, to learn basic skills such as tumbling, unicycling, diabolo, aerial, and so much more. A tradition of the Redlands Y since 1929, The Great Y Circus® practices from September – April for the annual Circus held at the YMCA every May. View this year’s class schedule and find an act that is right for you!

Summer Circus

Summer circus is designed for current participants to continue conditioning throughout the summer, as well as giving new participants an opportunity to experience multiple acts to inspire them for the upcoming season. Registration begins May 11th, 2020 at 7:00am.

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Circus in Stereo

Be prepared to be amazed with our 80th Annual Circus show. With over 400 performers and volunteers, our show includes breathtaking acts ranging from advanced aerial acts to tumbling toddlers. This year’s theme will feature popular music from across decades that will have you singing along and tapping your toes. All ticket proceeds benefit the Great Y Circus.

Help continue the Circus Tradition

The Great Y Circus® is partially funded through donations and ticket sales. Please consider making a donation the YMCA to give every child the opportunity to participate in this life-changing program. For more information on giving options, please visit us here. 

The Great Y Circus® was founded in 1929 by Director, Roy Coble, a former Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown. The Y Circus has grown tremendously throughout the years and now has close to three hundred performers. Each year, performers practice from September through April to prepare for our annual shows held in May. During the month of May, we hold nine performances right here at the Redlands Family YMCA. Many people wish to run away and join the circus but don’t know how. Performers start in our circus by joining our Summer Circus session which starts every June and runs for 7 weeks. After that, performers know what interests them the most which helps during our registration in August. We also hold an annual Circus Camp at our Camp Edwards in Angeles Oaks in late July. Here participants are not only able to try out a variety of circus skills but also traditional camp activities such as rock climbing, hiking to the lake, archery, team building and so much more.

Download our 2019 - 2020 Circus Schedule

Registration begins August 26th

Preview the 2019-2020 Circus schedule online and register beginning August 26th!