BE DAZZLED: Young entertainer Dakota Weber will display her skill on the lyra as part of Webers Circus at Coffs Harbour Showground.
BE DAZZLED: Young entertainer Dakota Weber will display her skill on the lyra as part of Webers Circus at Coffs Harbour Showground.

Roll up, the big top has now hit town

COFFS Harbour Showground is hosting a new act this weekend - the infamous Wheel of Death - as Webers Circus returns to town.

Ten years ago the circus lifted its tent for the first time on the coast and has since been touring the country as well as refining the show.

The performers have returned with a new theme - A Touch of South America - and to wow audiences with new tricks.

Dakota Weber, 20, was born into the circus and has toured with it all her life.

"I love to perform and see the smiles on the kids' faces when we finish," she said.

"It is a great lifestyle - one day you open your window and see the beach, the next day you are in a country town.

"It is a great form of entertainment with a history that stretches right back to the Depression."

Aside from miniature ponies and dogs the circus does not have animals performing tricks, relying instead on talented humans to provide the entertainment, be it clowning around, dancing or acrobatics.

Circus-goers can expect to see the Russian swing, lyra, hula hoops, clowns, flamboyant salsa dancers and trapeze acts.

Dakota said it took them two years to fully learn the Russian swing from an expert who travelled from Hungary especially to teach them.



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