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Little circus brings smiles to all

The Little Street Circus has been providing the region with Jacq Hunt from The Little Street Circus in Hervey Bay.
The Little Street Circus has been providing the region with Jacq Hunt from The Little Street Circus in Hervey Bay. Joshuah Buckle

FOR nearly 10 years the Little Street Circus has brought smiles to faces across the region with their interactive circus workshops.

Business owner Jacq Hunt said she loves bringing out all the toys and seeing people have a go.

"I was coaching Active After-school Communities which was a government initiative to get kids active after school,” she said.

"I was coaching different sports and then they released a circus activity.

"I was a busker and backpacker when I was younger and I thought to myself, 'yes, I want to do this circus so I just dove into it and it's become what it is now'.”

Jacq, who is a mum herself, has also run Hervey Bay Dreadlocks for the past 18 years and takes pride in the services she provides to the community.

"I love seeing the parents get involved by playing and interacting with their kids the most,” she said.

"It's really great seeing the kids having a go, there are some great benefits like improved coordination, being active and keeping fit, learning new skills and building confidence.”

The Little Street Circus runs interactive workshops, face painting, tie die workshops and stilt walking for events across the region.

Every new years Jacq also takes her workshops to the Woodford Folk Festival which has its own children's festival.

With the workshops still proving popular, Jacq has no plans to stop doing what she loves any time soon.

"I'll be doing this as long as I can, it'll just keep going, it's a beautiful thing to do and I love being active,” Jacq said.

"Seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids really makes it all worth it.”

The Little Street Circus' mission is to bring laughter, fun, interaction and rainbows to life through the magic of the circus and tie dye.

For more information call Jacq on 0439 549 186.

Topics:  circus fccommunity hervey bay community centre



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