Learn the acts that make sideshow performers the envy of stages around the world. Classes are taught by the Dean of our Sideshow School, Professa Adam (The Real Man) Rinn.
Summer 2013 classes start July 29th. Click here for info and to register online.
Learn from the Best
Learn Ancient Skills from the Very Best in the Business! Have you ever dreamed of running away with the circus? Did anyone ever call you a freak? Well, now's your chance to become one! At Coney Island USA's Sideshow School, you can learn how to hammer a 20-penny nail right into your skull, how to shake and shimmy like a professional, and then paint a banner trumpeting your new career! And now offering a Magic Course and Photo Workshop!
Sideshow Skills - you'll work with Professa Adam Rinn and some of the greatest talents in the business to learn the ins and outs of the working acts of the sideshow- Fire Eating, Snake Charming, The Human Blockhead, Sword Swallowing, Magic and More!! Summer 2013 classes start July 29th. Click here for info and to register online.
Banner Painting - you'll work with our artist-in-residence Marie Roberts, Coney Island Legacy and the only traditonal banner painter working in Coney Island today, and discuss in the history and theory of Sideshow banners, while designing and executing your own. Summer 2013 classes start July 29th. Click here for info and to register online.
Sideshow Magic Course - Learn the Art of Magic at the place where Sideshow Magic began! Professional, Practicing, Masters of Magic will teach a comprehensive program of Magic Skills from beginning concepts to professional routines. Students will be taught Vanishes and Appearances, Magic with and without Apparatus, Magic with coins, cards and ropes, Mentalism, Mind Reading and Psychic skills as well as Close-up, Stage and Illusion effects. Summer 2013 classes start July 9th. Click here for info and to register online.
Photography Workshop - Switch to Manual - Coney Island. This workshop covers the basics of aperture and shutter speed, giving you the skills you need to switch to manual mode on your camera. This one-day seminar balances educational presentations with hands-on location shooting, and provides both classroom-setting and on-site instruction. Next Class: TBA
Burlesque Master Class -Jo Weldon, New York's "Best Burlesque Teacher" according to the New York Burlesque Festival, will help you create a costume, persona, and full burlesque act.
All students must sign a "hold harmless" agreement to be distributed at the start of the first session. Please see each course description for details.
Sideshow Skills Testimonials:
"I have been so void and sick without your class, and ever since I left, my Tuesday life has no purpose. The sideshow by far and forward will be the most interesting thing I will do with my life! So somewhere you can find it in your heart to know, you’re responsible for giving me such the cool outlook, and what a time we had. I’m also thinking of taking the class again. I’ve been doing the human blockhead amazingly; it’s the most progressive act I’ve gotten into. For a brief period in my life, you've shown me the best, most interesting way I could be a hell of a lot powerful by being all-knowing of a craft. And people, people like me, do not forget that!!" Ariel K.
"Big thanks to you, Adam for being an amazing teacher! My only complaint about the class is that it has to end." Holly N.
"The class was so awesome. I had a great time; I pushed my limits, stretched my boundaries and really was inspired. You are a really terrific teacher. If I were your boss I would give you a raise. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to us all." Maxinne L.