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Circus Center Reaches New Heights in Britain

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Image: Student Lydia Harper performs on the silks during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts
Student Lydia Harper performs on the silks during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts in east London, on March 11, 2014. The Center, previously known as Circus Space, was launched Tuesday in a bid to encourage young people to train in circus skills and to raise the profile of the circus industry. BEN STANSALL / AFP - Getty Images

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Student Lydia Harper performs on the silks during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts in east London, on March 11. The Center, previously known as Circus Space, was launched Tuesday in a bid to encourage young people to train in circus skills and to raise the profile of the circus industry.

Offering the only BA (Hons) Degree in Circus Arts in the UK, the registered charity has trained over 50,000 students and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Image: Student Jessica Ladley performs on the cyr wheel during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts
Student Jessica Ladley performs on the cyr wheel during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts in east London, on March 11.BEN STANSALL / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Student Joana Dias performs on the aerial hoop during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts
Student Joana Dias performs on the aerial hoop during a photocall for the launch of Britain's National Center for Circus Arts in east London, on March 11.BEN STANSALL / AFP - Getty Images

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