Recreational Activities

2018 Winter 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 2018 Winter session starts on January 13.

Online registration

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.

 

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

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

    60 minutes / 11 weeks / 150 $

    General initiation focus on motor skils development in the form of rotating workshops in acrobatic and aerial techniques, hand balancing and juggling.

    Age group 4-5 years old 

    Online registration

    Choice of Schedule
    Tuesday5:30 to 6:30 pm
    Thursday6 to 7 pm
    Saturday9 to 10 am
    10 to 11 am
    11 am to 12 pm
    1 to 2 pm
    Sunday

    9 to 10 am
    10 to 11 am
    11 am to 12 pm
    1:30 to 2:30 pm

  • Acros-cirque / 6 to 12 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 11 weeks / 200 $

    General initiation focus on motor skils development in the form of rotating workshops in acrobatic and aerial techniques, hand balancing and juggling.

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

    Online registration

    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
    1:30 to 3pm
  • Acros-cirque Plus / 6 to 11 years oldOpen or Close

    Age group | 6-8 years old

    • 5 hours / 11 weeks / 495 $
    • 7 hours / 11 weeks / 695 $


    Age group | 8-11 years old

    • 9 hours / 11 weeks / 895 $

     

    Oriented course on training and focus on motor skills development in the form of rotating workshops in acrobatic and aerial techniques, hand balancing, and juggling. An assessment is required to be accepted in this course.

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

    Marilou Cousineau
    514-982-0859, ext. 264
    mcousineau@enc.qc.ca

    Online registration

    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 / 230 $

    Introduction to specialized acrobatic technique: hand to hand, floor acrobatics, trampoline and ''parkour''.

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

    Online registration

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

    90 minutes / 11 weeks / 222 $

    Introduction devoted exclusively to aerial techniques.

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

    Online registration

    Choice of Schedule
    Saturday10:30 am to 12 pm
    Sunday11 am to 12:30 pm
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Aerials / 13 to 17 years oldOpen or Close

    2 hours / 11 weeks / 285 $

    Introduction devoted exclusively to aerial techniques.

    Age group 13-17 years old

    Online registration

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

    90 minutes / 11 weeks / 229 $

    The aim of this activity is to develop and improve skills in one or two discipline(s) to choose from the following ones :
    *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
    • Aerial hoop
    • Silk
       

    Age group 13-17 years old

    Online registration

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

    50 minutes / 10 weeks / 121$ + tax.

    Introduction to yoga techniques. This course of yoga uses the basic techiques of stretching and breathing for relaxation. It is offered to parents of children who are in classes at the School.

    Online registration

    Schedule
    Saturday9 to 10 am
    10 to 11 am
    11 to 12 am
    1 to 2 pm
    Sunday9 to 10 am
    10 to 11 am
    11 to 12 am

Les Mordus!
Discounts are offered for registration at 2 courses (10%) or 3 courses or more (15%). The discounts automatically apply when you select several courses.


Calendar 2018 Winter session

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

  • Saturdays from January 13 to April 7
  • Sundays from January 14 to April 8
  • Mondays from January 15 to April 9
  • Tuesdays from January 16 to April 3
  • Wednesday from January 17 to April 4
  • Thursday from January 18 to April 5

*No classes from Monday February 19 to Sunday February 25 (week break)
*No classes from Saturday March 31 to Monday April 2 (Easter weekend)



Admission Requirements

  • Have the age prescribed by the course.
  • Complete the online entry form (available from December 1) 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
Hoop
Silks
Juggling
Devil Stick
Diabolo

 


2018 Winter session

from January 13 to April 9

Registrations are underway, don't wait, as some classes are already full!

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