2013 Inaugural Parade
The Gym Dandies Ride in Raymond, NH 250th Parade!

Pictures of the Raymond NH, 250th Anniversary Celebration Parade are up on Facebook!

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Sep 14, 2014
A New Year Begins!

The Registration and Beginner Information packets are available in the Forms Page. Everything needed to sign up your Gym Dandy can be found there.

We are excited to be starting our 34th year of the Gym Dandies Children's Circus in the beautiful and spacious new Wentworth School!

To honor our Founder and Director, the Gym Dandies Boosters placed this brick near the entrance of the new school.

Sep 10, 2014
Disc Golf Fundraiser is done

The Gym Dandies were fortunate to have another local business hold a fundraiser to help support the New York trip in October!

THANK YOU for your generosity Pleasant Hill Disc Golf!

As always, write us a note and keep in touch over on Facebook. And, if you'd like to donate to The Gym Dandies directly, see our Donations section for details.

Aug 06, 2014
Columbus Day Article in Current

The Current has posted an article about the Gym Dandies' upcoming parade in NYC!

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Jul 31, 2014
Gym Dandies to ride in Colmumbus Day Parade in NYC!

The Gym Dandies are honored to have been invited to appear in the NYC Columbus Day Parade this October! So mark your calendars and watch for the kids in blue riding unicycles in this national event. They should be easy to spot!

Check the Upcoming Events Page for the details on the events.

Jul 06, 2014
2014 Community Performance Pics!

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                                                   Photos courtesy Wes Franklin

Mar 24, 2014
33rd Annual Community Performance

2014 community performance

Feb 16, 2014
Unicycling Society of America article on Gym Dandies

The latest version of "On One Wheel", the official Unicycle_Go-Roundpublication of the Unicycling Society of America, has a 2013 retrospective that includes an article on the Gym Dandies' appearance in the Inaugural Parade!

Issue 36-1: On One Wheel Archives

Feb 05, 2014
Pictures from the La Kermesse

Pictures from the La Kermesse parade have been posted over on Facebook!

Jul 11, 2013
Fundraisers and Upcoming Events

The Gym Dandies were one of two local groups selected by Brighton Collectibles to receive a portion of the sales of their exciting patriotic bracelets for a limited time. See the Fundraising section for details.

Check out the Upcoming Events section to see what The Gym Dandies are up to this Summer!

As always, write us a note and keep in touch over on Facebook. And, if you'd like to donate to The Gym Dandies directly, see our Donations section for details.

Jun 29, 2013
More Pictures of the 2013 Inaugural Parade!

More pics from the 2013 Inaugural Parade!

Some more pictures of the 2013 Inaugural Parade taken by Tech. Sgt. Eric Miller have been posted on the dvids website - a street level perspective of the big event!

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Mar 26, 2013
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manchester
Mar 26, 2013
Thank you!

Thanks to all who came and supported the Gym Dandies on Thursday and Friday.

The kids put on some great performances!  (Click here to see the pictures over on the Facebook page!)

Mar 23, 2013
32nd Annual Community Performance

The Gym Dandies

32nd Annual Community Performance

The Gym Dandies recently performed for the President in the 2013 Inaugural Parade, and now they are back home to perform for the people of Maine! Don't miss the thrill of over 150 unicyclists, jugglers and more!

Scarborough High School Gymnasium

259 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME

Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd, 2013

6:30 PM (doors open at 6PM)

Adults: $5, Senior Citizens: $4, School Age Children: $3, Pre-school Age: FREE (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

The Gym Dandies is the largest continuously operating children's circus in the United States
All performers are Scarborough Students

Feb 27, 2013
Facebook Photos

Mr. Cahill checking things out the day before the parade.

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Feb 07, 2013
Gym Dandies in the White House Highlights Video

Jan 26, 2013
A Parent's Perspective

The Portland Daily Sun - 01.22.13

Gym Dandies Strut Their Stuff

by Karen Vachon

Jan 25, 2013
The 2013 Inaugural Parade!

The 2013 Presidential Inauguration! (We didn't get to see this part, we were being "staged" at the time.)

The view from the Capitol. The Gym Dandies are way back there at the base of the Washington Monument in the "warming tent" (white tent). Pennsylvania Avenue and the beginning of the parade route to the right.

Outside the warming tent getting ready to go to the "merge point".

The Gym Dandies doing their thing on Pennsylvania Avenue!

A close up.

Rounding the last corner into a blazing spotlight!

Approaching the review stand.

Getting closer!

...and the culmination of a lot of preparation, hard work, and practice!

(Last four photos courtesy Peter Vachon)

Jan 25, 2013
More Post-Parade Press
Jan 24, 2013
WCSH6 Video

Jan 24, 2013
Video and Article in Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily News - 01.22.13

Unicycling youths from Scarborough ride in inauguration parade

(One of the parents who attended the event shot this video and sent it to Bangor Daily News. Good seats!)

Jan 23, 2013
2013 Inaugural Parade Footage!

Jan 23, 2013
Thank you!

A BIG Thank You! to Dr. Lisa Howard’s office who heard about our trip and made a generous donation!!!  (Dr. Lisa P Howard's Website)

Jan 18, 2013
Gym Dandies to ride in the 2013 Inaugural Parade!

The Gym Dandies have been selected to ride in the 2013 Inaugural Parade on January 21st in Washington DC!

2009 inauguration

The Gym Dandies were the first group featured on the official 2013 Inaugural Committee website! Click here to read the article.

In the news:

More coverage on the official Facebook Page

Here's an idea of what it will be like... (Pics from the 2009 Inaugural Parade parade.)

Jan 06, 2013
Gym Dandies featured on Video

Time Warner Cable Video recently ran this video featuring the Gym Dandies. It includes footage from the May 5th performance at Windham Primary School and parade clips from the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade 2012 and Macy's Parade.

The 2012-13 Registration Forms are now available.

May 24, 2012
4th of July Parade in Philadelphia

Independence Day celebrations are known for fireworks, parades and cookouts. Where better to celebrate the 235th anniversary of our country's independence but in the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia. more info...

Check out these pictures from Claudia Murray of the Philadelphia 4th of July Parade.

Jul 05, 2011
Videos from the Community Performance
Jul 04, 2011
News from the State Capital

Jon Cahill has been selected by the Maine Governor's Council as the 2011 Winner of the MAINE FITNESS AWARD for the Lifetime Achievement Category.  Several Gym Dandies were on hand when Jon received the award in Augusta.

May 03, 2011
Successful Community Performance!

The 30th Annual Community Performance was a tremendous success. There was a total of over 1400 attendees for Thursday and Saturday's performance. Special recognition was given for the four graduating seniors and a special award was given to celebrate Jon's 30th Anniversary as the director of Gym Dandies. Pictures are available for Thursday's performance thanks to Claudia Murray.

More pictures from 30th Annual Community Performance the can be found here and here.

ATTN:The Gym Dandies are now on Facebook! Facebook users can find additional pictures (and videos) on the Official Gym Dandies Facebook Page.

Apr 01, 2011
25th Anniversary Community Performances

25th Anniversary Community Performances

2006_Community_Performances_Merritt_(02)The Gym Dandies would like to thank the community for all of their support in celebrating our 25th Anniversary!  This milestone event was featured in the new Scarborough High School Alumni Gymnasium with two performances on April 6 and 7, 2006.  Director Jon Cahill was honored by the attendance of several original 1981 Gym Dandy alumni including his son, Edwin.  They proved to everyone that once "you're a Gym Dandy, you're always a Gym Dandy" showcasing some of their own clowning, juggling, and unicycling!  But it was the more than 220 children, currently enrolled in the program, who stole the show!  Perseverance is the cornerstone of this unique program.  The circus arts skills are physically challenging and require many hours of practice.  The three graduating seniors highlighted many other benefits that they experienced through the Gym Dandies program - performance skills, teamwork, self-control, and confidence-building to name a few.  The program is unusual because it teaches youngsters about teamwork, encourages physical fitness, and healthy competition.  Joining the Gym Dandies teaches more than just learning to juggle and unicycle - it teaches the importance of commitment and encouragement.  The Gym Dandies program dedicates itself to encouraging today's children and tomorrow's adults with a simple message, "Practice Makes Everything Possible!"

25th Anniversary Community Performance Press Release

Feb 12, 2006
2009 -- West Virginia Strawberry Festival Parade

Gym Dandies Win Specialty Unit Competition!

2009 Strawberry FestivalFifty-five Gym Dandies make the long trip to the mountains of West Virginia for one of the largest parades in the United States. More than one hundred entries from fourteen states, Canada, and South America were featured in the this event. The Gym Dandies wowed the 50,000 spectators crowded along the two mile parade route in Buckhannon, WV with forty-four Giraffe unicycles, three 36" wheel unicycles, and seven 20" unicycles. WVSF Parade organizers made a considerable contribution to the Gym Dandies to help with trip costs for this event.

Dec 21, 2010
2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

2006_NIDP_Pelczar_(060) "The Gym Dandies" Children's Circus of Scarborough Schools represented the Scarborough community and the State of Maine in the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2008.  Sixty Gym Dandies rode unicycles in various formations as they performed before a crowd of 400,000 spectators.  Forty-eight Gym Dandies performed atop 6-foot high Giraffe unicycles while younger members rode smaller 20" unicycles.  This event is the largest and most prestigious parade held in Washington, D.C. each year and is the largest event of the three-week festival.  The parade runs for more than one mile down Constitution Avenue right in front of the White House.  Bands and performing groups from across the nation are selected each year for this nationally significant event based on recommendations and audition videos.

Nov 15, 2008
2008 Scarborough 350th Celebration Parade


2008 Scarborough 350th Celebration Parade

It was awesome to see all of the town support during Scarborough's 350th Celebration July 10-14, 2008.  "The Gym Dandies" Children's Circus was extremely proud to be a part of this historic milestone event by participating in the 350th Celebration Parade on Saturday, July 12, 2008.

Jul 18, 2008
2006 National Independence Day Parade


2006 National Independence Day Parade

“The Gym Dandies” Children's Circus once again proudly represented the State of Maine in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, DC on July 4, 2006.

Nov 17, 2006
Manchester, NH Saint Patrick's Parade

The Gym Dandies wowed the thousands of spectators that lined Elm Street to watch the annual Manchester, New Hampshire Saint Patrick's Parade on Sunday, March 19, 2006.  It was great to see so many new performance level Gym Dandies on giraffe unicycles making their parade debuts.  The 55 giraffe riders equaled our recent showing in New York City. Saint_Patrick's_Parade Our Gym Dandies are the best!

Mar 20, 2006
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Appearance

Macy's_Parade_Aerial_ViewThe "Amazing" Gym Dandies gave the performance of their lifetime during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2005 in New York City.  The Gym Dandies were selected from hundreds of applicants from around the world for this nationally significant event.  "The Gym Dandies" Children's Circus is the only performing group nationally or internationally that can field sixty, six-foot unicycles in one routine.

The Gym Dandies are shown after the "Big Bird" balloon and the "Sesame Street" float. (AP Photo)

During their last week of early morning practice, WCSH Channel 6 and WMTW Channel 8 provided some great coverage.  If you missed the coverage, you can view it by clicking here.  If the video does not play for you, you will most likely need to download the DivX Codec hereSmiley

Macy's_Practice_Stevens (08)November 14 Dress Rehearsal Practice

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Nov 26, 2005
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