Hup (clap) HEY!

Inspiring community through circus arts education and performance since 2018

Dedicated to inspiring youth to reach for their highest potential, to foster community, and to nurture the well-being of all participants through a unique blend of music and circus arts education and performance.


DEC 6th, 2023 @ THE HOWARD CONN FINE ARTS CENTER Minneapolis, Minnesota


Please enter from Nicollet Ave.


Join us for a family friendly evening of juggling, clowning, music and more!

Featuring performances by:

Jason Burnstein, Elena Orsak, Benjamin Domask-Ruh, Carlisle Evans Peck, Peter Lawton, Maya Dunn, Mayla Burnstein and more

All proceeds will go to our Circo Nosara Scholarship Fund.


MARCH 9th, 2024 Costa Rica

HCH will be running our unique Circo Nosara programming in January and February culminating in our biggest show yet called, ¡EL GRAN ESPECTÁCULO! Join us as we make our dreams a reality by bringing together people of all ages and all parts of the Nosara community for one GRAND SHOW.

Stay tuned for more details and registration links.

9 DE MARZO DE 2024 Costa Rica

HCH presentará nuestra programación única de Circo Nosara en enero y febrero, culminando con nuestro espectáculo más grande hasta el momento llamado ¡EL GRAN ESPECTÁCULO! Únase a nosotros mientras hacemos realidad nuestros sueños al reunir a personas de todas las edades y todas las partes de la comunidad de Nosara para un GRAN ESPECTÁCULO.


MAY – AUG 2024

HCH will be returning to City of Lakes Waldorf School to direct the annual circus in April.

We will also be offering after school programing in Minneapolis in the Spring of 2024.

We are excited to announce that we will be running two sessions of summer camps at the start and end of summer; one in June and the other in August.

More details coming soon.

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Hup (clap) HEY! was formed in 2018 by Jason Burnstein and Elena Orsak as a means to share their passion and belief in the important life lessons learned from circus arts and performance. Both Jason and Elena are experienced Waldorf educators with over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages. Jason holds an M.F.A. in Theater, is fully trained in Spacial Dynamics, has been an integral part of the artistic team at Circus Juventas for over 15 years, loves to juggle, mime, surf, and clown around. Elena is a fully trained Waldorf Early Childhood educator, musician, mentor, composer, all around artist, and mother.


Hup (clap) HEY! is inclusive and accessible to people of all backgrounds, ages, and differences. We believe in, “Circus fun for everyone!” Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to know more about financial aid.

Did you know Hup (clap) HEY! is also available to bring their unique style of community team-building exercises, enlivening music, and hilarious challenges to your next corporate event, private party, or community function. Reach out to learn more!