National Circus Project performers Tara, Mary Kelly and Joyce helped students like Declan Mueller (center) learn skills during the week before their final performance.

Locust Valley Intermediate School students unlocked hidden talents last week as they learned how to perform circus acts during physical education class before performing a completed routine for their families on March 10.

Instructors from the National Circus Project, invited by the Locust Valley Elementary Parents Council, helped students become quick experts in stilts, plate spinning, juggling, balancing, flower sticks, diablo spinners and being a clown.

The program culminated in a circus performance in front of more than a hundred people in the Locust Valley High School gymnasium.