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St Louis’s Flip Side | T+L Family

They’ve juggled with Cirque du Soleil and tumbled with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Coming from the best and worst neighborhoods in the River City, the daring kids of the St. Louis Arches (314/436-7676; circusday.org ) train at the nonprofit Circus Day Foundation, the only year-round performing-circus school in the country— and are now dazzling crowds from their new ring in St. Louis’s City Museum. See them in their hometown or catch their summer tour, which includes stops in Illinois, Nantucket, and Israel. Its oldest performer may be only 16, but this skilled set isn’t clowning around.

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