What is a “Hup (clap) HEY!” anyway?

 A “Hup” in circus terms is a call that signals other performers to get ready.  It may be shorthand for “heads up”, as in here comes a juggling ball, person, or a big group ending to a routine. It definitely is a call to the present moment. When you follow the “Hup” with a clap and then everyone shouts, “HEY!” (usually with their arms stretched out high in the air)  you get a traditional ending, or “style” to an act (followed by roaring applause from the audience).  We also use the “Hup (clap) HEY!” as a means to close all of our classes, workshops, camps and performances. We have found that it represents all the joy, community, teamwork, accomplishment, and fun that we want our company to share with the world.  So we took it as our name. Go ahead and give it a try!

Here’s an example of a Hup (clap) HEY!

Do you offer financial aid?

We believe in “Circus fun for everyone!” We aim to offer as much financial aid and scholarship as possible. To inquire, please send an email off our contact page.

Creemos en “¡La alegría y la magia del cierco para todos y todos!” Nuestro objetivo es ofrecer la mayor cantidad de ayuda financiera y becas posible. Para realizar consultas, envíe un correo electrónico desde nuestra página de contacto.

If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund, please DONATE HERE.

How to register?

Registration is now live for CIRCO NOSARA 2024. To register CLICK HERE.

Registation is also now live for HCH CIRCUS SUMMER CAMP 2024. To register CLICK HERE

Ya puedes registrarte en Circo Nosara 2024. Para registrarte haz clic aquí.

We are currenly working on registration for our Minneapolis after school programming in May 2024. We will provide a link for registration as soon as it is available.

You can also find registration information in our upcoming events section.

What is your Summer Camp Cancelation policy?

HCH Cancellation and Refund policy:

Campers who voluntarily withdraw from camp before MAY 1st are refunded all but a $50 processing fee. Any cancellations made after May 1 are not eligible for a refund. Please email info@hupclaphey.org with any questions or cancellation requests.