Hi! I'm Coach Tim Shaw

I use my 30 plus years as a circus performer, tumbling coach, entertainment Professional and school teacher to teach tumbling and acrobatics to youth and provide employment through performance opportunities. 


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Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a positive experience for the children.


Open House

Starting date: Friday 5-7 pm Sunday 12-2 pm. EVENT DETAILS Time:  Friday 5-7 pm Sunday 12-2 pm. “We will train boys and girls. Tumbling acrobatics

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Hamid Circus

October 22 2021 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EVENT DETAILS Date:  October 22, 2021 Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Category: University VENUE Baldwin Hall AuditoriumBaldwin

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The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, featured on the NBC hit reality competition series “America’s Got Talent (season 8),” is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicago area.

Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team performances include amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing.


Who Are We?

Chicago boyz acrobatic training and educational Non-Profit Organization was founded in 1999. Professional Ringling Brothers Circus Acrobatic Performer and Coach Tim Shaw has dedicated 20+ years to the inner city youth of Chicago.

We strongly believe in teaching our core values:

  • Discipline
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Education

Our strict Policy for the Members of the Chicago Boyz align with core values including:

  • Maintain a “C” average in school
  • No associating with gangs
  • No use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco
  • Remaining in school until graduation

Through Tim’s positive impact, many young adults have not only turned their lives around in the process, but become professional polished gymnasts, entrepreneurs, business men and women,  and build beautiful families of their own.