WOW! What a big day on Sunday! We had high-flying fliers, daring acrobatics, aerial performers, juggling jugglers and so much more - all helping to make SANCAFEST an amazing day of circus.


We especially want to thank YOU - our fundraising participants and their supporters, and everyone who donated to raise funds to support youth scholarships and circus programs like Social Circus, Every Body's Circus, and Youth Performance. You make it possible for kids to come to SANCA and experience the joy of circus, including all the benefits that come from having a safe, healthy, social environment in which to learn, play, and be inspired.


We acheived 87% of our goal toward funding youth scholarships and circus programs for youth. If you'd like to learn more about SANCA and our work in the Seattle community, or make a contribution in support of our programs, visit us at




SANCAFEST is our annual super fun community celebration and an opportunity for our students to show off the exciting circus skills they've been learning. At the same time, the contributions gathered from family and friends in support of student fundraising activities – making circus available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances.

SANCAFEST is also a day filled with circus activities, games & prizes, and performances! All are welcome to come to the shows and open house. At SANCAFEST you can:

  • Watch spectacular, free flying trapeze shows & performances by SANCA’s fabulous fly teams, The Amazing Circus 1-ders, Magnificent 7, and Cirrus Circus. (donations welcome)
  • Play carnival games with a chance to win prizes. Purchase lunch or treats from Hallava Falafel - SANCAFEST’s food vendor.
  • Try out Circus Activities like juggling, tight wire walking, flying trapeze, or trampoline.

DONATE in support of our Student Fundraisers who are setting exciting circus challenge goals to help raise money for our youth circus programs. You can donate online to support a student's effort, or make a suggested $10 donation/pay-what-you can at the event.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Our 2017 fundraising goal is $30,000.
Your contribution provides healthy and inspiring opportunities for youth to enrich their imaginations, build confidence, improve social skills, and experience success in a safe, nurturing environment. Funds raised at SANCAFEST provide scholarships for youth with financial challenges to attend circus classes—in 2016, SANCA awarded more than $211,000 in scholarships to more than 700 youth and families with financial challenges.

Funds also benefit at-risk and homeless youth served through SANCA’s Social Circus programs by providing valuable opportunities to participate in healthy creative circus activities.You can support:

  • Circus scholarship opportunities for low-income youth.
  • Social Circus programs for kids who may be at-risk, homeless, or refugees or immigrants looking for a new community where they can be welcome and safe.
  • Adaptive and integrative circus for kids who have disabilities.


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Friday, October 13, 2017

EVENT DATE: Sunday, October 15, 2017

 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Flying Trapeze Show!
 – 4:00 p.m. Open House!
Student Fundraising Circus Challenges!    AND
          **  Circus Activities  **  Carinval Games & Prizes!  **
                   **  Take-A-Swing on the Flying Trapeze!  **

  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Final Showcase & Flying Trapeze Show!


  1. Students can register for the SANCAFEST Fundraising Circus Challenge! Talk to your coach about your fundraising and circus challenge goals. You can choose up to 3 circus goals to achieve, or join a team.
  2. Turn in your pink registration card at the SANCA Office; keep the yellow card; and give your coach the blue card.
  3. Create your own SANCAFEST Fundraising Page! Register online to set up your personal page. Ask family and friends to make a contribution in support of your goal.
  4. Come to SANCAFEST on Sunday, October 15th to complete your circus challenges and enjoy the show & festival.

We look forward to seeing you at SANCAFEST!

SANCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID # 20-0300045. SANCA's mission is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts.

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