Recreational Activities

2018 Fall Session

These recreational courses are aimed at young people between 4 and 17 years of age, and provide a chance to have some diversion while learning the basic techniques of circus arts.

The program is also designed to help develop their coordination, concentration, perseverance and motor skills. All courses are held in the École nationale de cirque (National Circus School) studios. Participants have access to state-of-the-art equipment used by professionals. 

Registrations are now open for Fall session. Try for free on Saturdays August 11th and 18th, 2018: registration online

Teaching approach

The School primarily emphasizes the lighter side of these activities. The courses are presented in a spirit of play; students are able to have fun while learning various circus disciplines and techniques.

At every step they are guided and encouraged by a team of professional instructors selected for their pedagogic and technical expertise.

For the go-getters!
A 10% discount automatically applies when members of the same family enrol in 2 courses (including Adult Yoga) and register online. A 15% discount applies with enrolment in 3 or more courses.

Courses offered in Fall 2018 at the École nationale de cirque :​​​​​

  • Acro-cirque / 4-5 years oldOpen or Close

    60 minutes / 11 weeks / 155 $

    In this course, a playful approach helps children develop motor skills and coordination while taking on new challenges. This course focuses on the child’s overall development and takes the form of circuits where acrobatics, aerials, balancing and manipulation are explored.

    Age group 4-5 years old 

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Tuesday5:30 to 6:30 pm
    6:30 to 7:30 pm
    Thursday6 to 7 pm
    Saturday9 to 10 am
    10 to 11 am
    11 am to 12 pm
    1 to 2 pm
    Sunday9 to 10 am
    10 to 11 am
    11 am to 12 pm
    1 to 2 pm
  • Acro-cirque / 6 to 12 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 11 weeks / 205 $

    This course focuses on the overall development of the child and takes the form of circuits where acrobatics, aerials, balancing and manipulation (including juggling) are explored. The instructors adapt the course content according to the skill level of each participant, from beginner to advanced.

    Age group 6-7 years old | 8-9 years old | 10-12 years old

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Thursday6 to 7:30 pm
    Saturday9 to 10:30 am
    1 to 2:30 pm
    Sunday9 to 10:30 am
    11 am to 12:30 pm
    1 to 2:30 pm
  • Acro-cirque Plus / 6 to 11 years oldOpen or Close

    Age group | 6-8 years old

    • 5 hours / 11 weeks / 510 $
    • 7 hours / 11 weeks / 715 $


    Age group | 8-11 years old

    • 9 hours / 11 weeks / 915 $

    For circus enthusiasts who demonstrate good skills for their age and a greater interest in circus arts. Advanced training focuses on the overall development of the child. Participants selected will be able to increase their technical mastery of the acrobatic, aerial, balancing and manipulation disciplines in a stimulating environment. An introduction to acting and musicality also is included in the program. An assessment is required to be accepted in this course.

    For more information about this class and the evaluation date, please contact : 

    Jérémie Boisier-Michaud
    514-982-0859, ext. 238
    jboisiermichaud@enc.qc.ca

    Register

    Age group 6-8 years old

    Schedule (5 hours/week)
    Wednesday5:30 to 7:30 pm
    Saturday9 am to 12 pm
    Schedule (7 hours/week)
    Monday5:30 to 7:30 pm
    Wednesday5:30 to 7:30 pm
    Saturday9 am to 12 pm

    Age group 8-11 years old

    Schedule (9 hours/week)
    Monday5:30 to 8 pm
    Wednesday5:30 to 8 pm
    Saturday9 am to 1 pm

     

  • Acrobats / 8 to 17 years oldOpen or Close

    2 hours / 11 weeks / 235 $

    Participants advance their learning of acrobatic techniques in the following disciplines: floor acrobatics, trampoline, hand-to-hand and “parkour.” They are divided into groups according to their level. This course is open to beginners.  

    Age groups 8-9 years old | 10-12 years old | 13-17 years old

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Tuesday6 to 8 pm
    Sunday9 to 11 am
  • Aerials / 8 to 12 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 11 weeks / 230 $

    This course explores the basic techniques of aerial disciplines: silks, hoop, fixed trapeze and dance trapeze. The course is adapted to learners of all levels. 

    Age groups 8-9 years old | 10-12 years old

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Saturday10:30 am to 12 pm
    Sunday11 am to 12:30 pm
  • Aerials / 13 to 17 years oldOpen or Close

    2 hours / 11 weeks / 295 $

    This course explores the different techniques of aerial disciplines: silks, fixed trapeze and dance trapeze. The course is adapted to learners of all levels. 

    Age group 13-17 years old

    Register

    Schedule
    Saturday2:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Cirque libre / 13 to 17 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 11 weeks / 235 $

    The aim of this activity is to initiate yourself or develop and improve skills in one or two discipline(s) to choose from the following ones. You will be able to try several disciplines and choose the one(s) that suit(s) you best at the begining of the course session with the help of our instructors.
    *The choice of disciplines will be confirmed according to registrations received.

     

    Acrobatics

    • Hand to hand
    • Chinese hoops
    • Chinese pole
    • Icarian games
    • German Wheel
    • Cyr Wheel


    Balancing

    • Hand to hand
    • Handbalancing
    • Stilts
    • Ladder
    • Monocycle
    • Rola-bola
    • Tight wire


    Aerials

    • Dance trapeze
    • Fixed trapeze
    • Aerial hoop
    • Silk
       

    Age group 13-17 years old

    Register

    Schedule
    Thursday7:30 to 9 pm
    Saturday10:30 am to 12 pm
  • Yoga / AdultsOpen or Close

    50 minutes / 10 weeks / 125 $ + tax.

    In a relaxing atmosphere, our certified staff teaches techniques that combine postures, movements, stretching and breathing. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, our yoga classes allow you to evolve at your own pace. An experience of well-being that unites body and mind.

    Register

    Schedule
    Saturday9 to 9:55 am
    10 to 10:55 am
    11 to 11:55 am
    1 to 1:55 pm
    Sunday9 to 9:55 am
    10 to 10:55 am
    11 to 11:55 am
    1 to 1:55 pm

Calendar 2018 Fall session

Classes are offered over a period of 11 weeks*
*except for Yoga (10 weeks)

  • Saturdays from September 8th to December 1st
  • Sundays from September 9th to December 2nd
  • Mondays from September 10th to November 26th
  • Tuesdays from September 11th to November 20th
  • Wednesday from September 12th to November 21st
  • Thursday from September 13th to November 22nd

*No classes on Saturdays September 29th and November 17th
*No classes on Sundays September 30th and November 18th
*No classes on Monday October 8th (Thanksgiving)



Admission Requirements

  • Have the age prescribed by the course.
  • Complete the online entry form by paying via credit card with Visa or MasterCard.
Circus disciplines and techniques taught
Acrobatics Balancing Aerials Manipulation
Hand to Hand (pyramid)
Floor acrobatics
Trampoline
Chinese Pole
"Parkour"
Unicycle
Rola-Bola
Tightrope
Rope
Fixed Trapeze
Dance Trapeze
Hoop
Silks
Juggling
Devil Stick
Diabolo

 


Fall SESSION

From September 8th to December 2nd, 2018

Registration will open online from June 20th at midnight:

Registration


Try for free!

You are a beginner or want to try another circus discipline? Come and try for free!

On Saturday August 18th, 2018 for Acro-cirque 6 to 12 years old: 9am-10:30am or 10:45am-12:15pm (registration online before August 15th)

Limited offer, only on those dates. Registration online mandatory, limited places available: "cours d'essai gratuits"


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