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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown college

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown Joel Jeske and on right, clown Rob Lok teach children in the Clown College how to hold up their shirts with one hand to walk themselves off stage during their act. (March 10, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus' 'clown college', where children learn a clown routine before performing at Nassau Coliseum.

Left to right: Chris Burney, 11, and his
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Left to right: Chris Burney, 11, and his brother Tommy, 9, of Greenlawn, do a hat switching act under the watchful eye of clown Rob Lok in the Clown College with members of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. (March 10, 2012)

Children in the Clown College, with members of
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Children in the Clown College, with members of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, work on their finale for their performance. From left are brothers Tommy, 9, and Chris Burney, 11, holding up Harrison Kay, 8, twins Kirsten and Kristen Benes, 8, holding up Miranda Anguera ,8, with Sydney-Paige Kay, 15, behind them, and Olivia Felice, 11 and Rachel Winer, 11, holding up Grace Dervin, 8. The clowns are Rob Lok, left, and partially hidden on right is Joel Jeske. The camp held at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City, culminates with the campers performing at Nassau Coliseum. (March 10, 2012)

On left, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

On left, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown Joel Jeske, twins Kristen and Kirsten Benes, 8, of Mineola, and Chris Burney, 11, Greenlawn, laugh as clown Rob Lok works on their act in the Clown College. (March 10, 2012)

On right, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

On right, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown Rob Lok teaches children in the Clown College how to hold up one shoulder to walk themselves off stage during their act. (March 10, 2012)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus clown Joel Jeske and on right, clown Rob Lok teach children in the Clown College how to hold up their shirts with one hand to walk themselves off stage during their act. (March 10, 2012)

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