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Kids are joining the circus for two weeks

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Middle school students in Chanute, Kansas are hanging by a wire. Royster Middle School is hosting the circus in its gym for the next two weeks.

"The adrenaline of breaking your neck, I guess that kind of sounds exciting," says Tori Greer, a circus student.

Tori has been prepping her whole life for this performance. Her after school activities include dance, gymnastics, track and now the circus.

The 12 year old says she remembers seeing the performance 3 years ago and couldn't wait for her turn.

"It's just a new opportunity, a once in a lifetime chance and it's just fun," says Greer.

The program is called Circus of the Kids and is a traveling circus school for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This is the fourth time the circus has visited Royster every 3 years, giving all students the chance to participate.

More than 100 kids will perform this year.

"It gives them a sense of pride that may be difficult in other places I know that we reach a lot of different kids and some of them maybe falling through the cracks," says Bruce Pfeffer, director of the circus program. "Especially when they need that boost of self esteem."

Not only do the kids get a shot of self esteem, they gain friends.

"I've seen kids that came from totally different backgrounds and totally different groups in school work together on an event or a program and you see them speaking together in the hall and they didn't used to do that," says Dallas Masoner teacher and event organizer.

"More kids will get a chance to meet other kids and learn to be more social."

In only two weeks the bleachers will be packed and Tori and her peers will learn to juggle, walk the tightrope and eat fire.

Performance will begin April 24th in the Royster Middle School gym.

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