Joy Now FREE Sampler day April 9th!

Saturday, April 9th: A FREE workshop and play day for parents and prospective students! 

If you’re thinking about joining Joy Now Camps this Summer, this is a great way to come see what all the noise is all about. If you’re a parent of a current Joy Now student, it’s YOUR turn to try all the fun things your kids have been raving about. 

Joy Now-4This is sort of like an open house, except that it’s more of a scheduled workshop where we ask you to arrive by the start time and stay the whole time to get the full experience. Trust us, you won’t want to leave!! 

Teens, kids AND adults will get to: 

• Experience mini-playshops in circus arts, music, stilt- walking, drumming, costume design and more! 

• Learn more about our camps, what we offer and how you can be a part of the fun this summer! 

FREE Wine (we gotcha covered parents) and gourmet snacks!!!!
Date: Saturday, April 9th

Session Times:

Kids ages 5-12:  1pm-2:30pm (Note: new extended time)

Teens ages 13-18:  2:30pm-4pm (Note: new extended time)

Please arrive on time and expect to stay the whole time! We have catered each session for that age range. Parents with kids in both age groups can come hang out for the whole thing!

Location: St Agatha Catholic School 7960 SE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

(Note: This is our open house location. All Summer camps are held at St David of Wales Church in SE)

PRE-REGISTER  and enter our RAFFLE to win $25 off any Joy Now tuition!!! Drawing will happen at open house. Must be present to win. 


    Each session will be focused on the ages specified. For families with students in both age ranges or if you just want to check out both programs, feel free to come to the whole thing!
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Joy Now and the Marchfourth Birthday Bash!

Once again, Joy Now will take the stage with Marchfourth for their annual birthday extravaganza! 

This year, Joy Now will TWO All-ages shows with Marchfourth!

63158f308eaac9b55e5b28b3529f50ba**Thursday, March 3rd**

Student Matinee Show

In an effort to make the arts and arts education accessible to students, MarchFourth presents a school-day concert for students from public, private, parochial and home schools to experience the transformative power of creativity through the performing arts. Contact us for more information about group tickets for your class.

Doors: 12:30 p.m. Show: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$5 for students (advance orders via schools required)
Limited general public tickets will be released through the Crystal Ballroom box office a week or two before the event

This show is also a FUNDRAISER for Joy Now! So come party and support us! 



Tickets sell fast so grab yours now and we'll see you on the dance floor! 

Evening All Ages Show

MarchFourth 13th Anniversary All Ages Show on March 3rd
with the Joy Now Youth Brigade & DJ GlobalRuckus

6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
Advance: $13 adults, $10 kids 4-12, (3 & under free)
Day of show: $16 adults, $13 kids 4-12 (3 & under free)



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Marchfourth Birthday performance!

We're ecstatic to continue the traditon of playing with Marchfourth into the fourth year!! Once again Joy Now as been invited to take the stage with the spectacular MarchFourth and play a set at their 12th Anniversary party! 

marching shot-print resolutionThis year, Joy Now will play as part of a big ALL AGES show on March 3rd. The event is also a FUNDRAISER for Joy Now, so come party AND support us! 

Tickets sell fast so grab yours now and we'll see you on the dance floor! 


MarchFourth Birthday Party!
With Joy Now Youth Brigade
DJ GlobalRuckus

6 p.m. DJ
6:40 p.m. Joy Now
7 p.m. M4
 (w an encore with Joy Now!)


$13 adults, $10 kids 4-2 advance, $16 adults, $13 kids 4-12 day of show, FREE 3 & under




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Joy Now Kids Circus Open House!

Come see us in action and join in the fun at our end of session Circus Show and open house!

Are you interested in joining one of our AWESOME Kids Circus Summer Camps coming up? This is a great way see what all the noise is about!

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Wednesday, May 28th:  A FREE Circus show and open house for prospective students and families!

What's going to happen:

4pm – Arrive and mingle

4:30pmCircus Show!
Students from our weekly circus classes will present a show for you to enjoy! Watch them perform amazing tricks and feats!  You get to be the audience and watch the fun. Then, afterwards YOU get to do it yourself!

Kids will get to:

• Experience mini-playshops in circus arts, stilt- walking, hoola hooping and more!

• Learn more about our upcoming camps, the program, what we offer and how you can be a part of our community

FREE Wine and gourmet snacks!!!!  (Yea parents, we got ya!)

Location: St David of Wales Church, 2800 Southeast Harrison Street Portland, OR 97214

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Please PRE-REGISTER  and enter our RAFFLE to win $25 off tuition to one of our camps!!

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Joy Now at the Umbrella Festival!

Joy Now is excited to be a part of this year's third annual Umbrella Festival – a 3-day weekend of circus and comedy with some of the Northwest's finest vuadevillians! Brought to you by the City of Rose own the Wanderlust Circus!


Saturday, April 5th
Show: 2pm. Call time: 12:30pm
Location: The Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta, Portland, OR


Newcomers and student troupes offer a glimpse into the future of Cascadian Bohemia, with a few veteran performers on hand to show the youngsters how it’s done! Bring your kids out for this one – they’ll love children’s comedy music man Al Simmons and dashing young circus comedians Jan Damm and Curt Carlyle.


Al Simmons

AWOL Dance aerial student showcase

Jan Damm

Curt Carlyle



SHOW info and tickets HERE

Are you a teen who wants to join the show? REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP NOW!

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MarchFourth’s Fat Tuesday Birthday Bash!

It really doesn't get much better than this!  Once again Joy Now as been invited to take the stage with the spectacular MarchFourth Marching Band and play a set at their 11th Anniversary party on Fat Tuesday!

428434_10151374835742414_362907076_nCome rub elbows (or drumsticks) with the awesome rockstars who inspired the creation of Joy Now!  We will play our own set on stage and then join MarchFouth for an awesome encore song!

And Lady luck is smiling on us indeed! What an auspicious and fortuitious delight to have Fat Tuesday intersect with MarchFourth Marching Band's annual anniversary date at the Crystal Ballroom! Could two more colorful, creative and soulful elements be brought together? We think not, and you shouldn't think twice about getting your ticket early to this traditional annual blowout.

*** Early show ***

w/ DJ GlobalRuckus

Joy Now Arts Project – Youth Band!

6 p.m. DJ
6:40 p.m. Joy Now
7 p.m. M4
(w an encore with Joy Now!)

All ages welcome!

$12 advance, $15 day of show | Kids 4-12 $9 adv, $12 d.o.s. | Kids 3 & under free




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School of Rock’s Best of Portland 3!

One of our most exciting shows of the year! Joy Now teams up with School of Rock and Rock n Roll Camp for Girls to play their biggest event. Featuring youth bands from around the city and TONS of celebrity appearances from Portland music groups! You DON'T wanna miss this!

Saturday, January 25th, 8pm
Where: The Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR


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Joy Now to the World! – Winter Gala and Fundraiser!

Let your Holiday spirit shine forth at out big Winter party and Fun-raiser! This is one of Joy Now's most important shows of the year!

Sunday, DEC 15th 7-10pm
The Secret Society, 116 NE Russel, Portland

poster_nov2013_finalSMWe rely on community support to make it possible for all youth to enroll in our programs. ALL money raised will be donated to our scholarship programs!

So come enjoy a super fun night of music, holiday shopping, dancing and merrily hanging with your friends while you help raise scholarships for youth to attend Joy Now!


Our youth in action!

All Women Ukelele ensemble!

Spinning hot Bollywood and Bangha beats to dance to!


A SILENT AUCTION AND BAZAAR – for All your holiday shopping!


And lots of other fun ways to donate and support our youth!

Sunday, December 15th
7pm-10pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Tickets $10-$40 sliding scale
$20+ ticket includes a free raffle ticket!
$40+ ticket includes raffle ticket and a t-shirt!



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