Smile 90.4FM is proud to be the official broadcast partner of the Zip Circus School.
And now we are spreading the festive cheer and asking our listeners to do the same. The school has been entertaining audiences for 22 years by teaching circus acts to aspiring youngsters in high-risk areas in Cape Town in order for them to reach new heights.
In 2014, 1200 young children benefited from the Zip Zap Circus programme and in total, 8000 Zip Zappers (as they are affectionately known) have completed programmes and have ended up with much greater career prospects. Not only have their alumni become circus performers and technicians, but some have also found work within the education sector and movie industry. Two past Zip Zappers are in the US working for Universoul Circus and Cirque du Soleil; some have opened circus schools with Spier near Stellenbosch and in Cologne, Germany; while others have had their dreams come true by featuring on SA’s Got Talent.
Zip Zap have launched a crowd funding initiative for their brand new academy.