Recreational Activities

2019 Spring 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. 

The registration period for the 2019 Spring Session is over.

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 Spring 2019 at the École nationale de cirque :​​​​​

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

    60 minutes / 8 weeks / 115

    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. No prerequisite is needed.

    Age group 4-5 years old 

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Tuesday5:30 to 6:30 pm
    6:30 to 7:30 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
  • Acro-cirque / 6 to 8 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 8 weeks / 150

    This course focuses on the overall development of the child and takes the form of circuits where the basic techniques of acrobatics, aerials, balancing and manipulation (including juggling) are explored. The instructors adapt the course content according to the skill level and physical condition of each participant. No pre-requesite is required to take this course.

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Thursday6 to 7:30 pm
    Saturday9 to 10:30 am
    10:30 am to 12pm
    Sunday9 to 10:30 am
  • Acro-cirque / 9 to 12 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 8 weeks / 150

    This course focuses on the overall development of the child and takes the form of circuits where basic and intermediate techniques of acrobatics, aerials, balancing and manipulation (including juggling) are explored. Participants in this course may explore additional disciplines such as unicycle, stilts and devil stick. The instructors adapt the course content according to the skill level and physical condition of each participant, from beginner to intermediate. No prerequisite is required to take this course.

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Thursday6 to 7:30 pm
    Saturday9:30 to 11 am
    Sunday10:30 am to 12 pm
  • Acro-cirque Plus / 6 to 11 years oldOpen or Close
    • 5 hours / 8 weeks / $ 370
    • 7 hours / 8 weeks / $ 520
    • 9 hours / 8 weeks / $ 665

    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

    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

     

    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 / 8 weeks / 170

    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, no prerequisite is needed.

    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 / 8 weeks / $ 170

    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. No prerequisite is needed.

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

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    Choice of Schedule
    Saturday1 to 2:30 pm
    Sunday11 am to 12:30 pm
  • Aerials / 13 to 17 years oldOpen or Close

    2 hours / 8 weeks / 215

    This course explores the different techniques of aerial disciplines: silks, fixed trapeze and dance trapeze. The course is adapted to learners of all levels. No prerequisite is needed.

    Age group 13-17 years old

    Register

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

    90 minutes / 8 weeks / 170

    The aim of this activity is to initiate yourself or develop your technical abilities 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. No prerequisite is needed.
    *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

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    Schedule
    Thursday7:30 to 9 pm
    Saturday11 am to 12:30pm
  • Yoga / AdultsOpen or Close

    50 minutes / 7 weeks / 90 + 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
    Saturday9:05 to 9:55 am
    10:05 to 10:55 am
    11:05 to 11:55 am
    Sunday9:05 to 9:55 am
    10:05 to 10:55 am
    11:05 to 11:55 am

Calendar 2019 Spring session

Classes are offered over a period of 8 weeks*
*except for Yoga (7 weeks)

  • Saturdays from April 27 to June 22
  • Sundays from April 28 to June 23
  • Mondays from April 29 to June 17
  • Tuesdays from April 30 to June 18
  • Wednesday from May 1st to June 19
  • Thursday from May 2 to June 20

*No classes on Monday May 20, Saturday May 25, Sunday May 26 and on public holidays (Friday April 19, Monday April 22, Monday May 20)



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

 

Cancellation Policy
We apply the cancellation policy of the "Office de la protection du consommateur", consult the webpage in English to learn more. Please contact us for any cancellation request and changement of group schedule.


Spring session

From April 27 to June 232019

The registration period for the 2019 Spring Session is over.


And also more!

Do you know our extracurricular Preparatory program?

Develop your full potential in circus arts with 13 hours of training per week.

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And also... "Immersion cirque" summer camps

7-15 years old: Summer 2019 

Information and registration on Sports Montréal website (website in French only):

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En Piste members get a 15% discount. After completing the online registration form and proceeding to the payment, please contact our Registrar Office, by email or by calling at 514 982-0859 ext. 239 or 229, with your full name to ask for a 15% refund (refund request must be submitted at the latest in the 2 weeks after begining the course).

National Circus School employees: a 20% discount applies automatically.