Recreational Activities

2018 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. 

Registrations are closed for Spring session. Next session will start this Fall.

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 Sping 2018 at the École nationale de cirque :​​​​​

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

    60 minutes / 8 weeks / 110 $

    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
    Thursday6:30 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 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 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
  • Acro-cirque Plus / 6 to 11 years oldOpen or Close

    Age group | 6-8 years old

    • 5 hours / 8 weeks / 360 $
    • 7 hours / 8 weeks / 505 $


    Age group | 8-11 years old

    • 9 hours / 8 weeks / 650 $

    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 : 

    Marilou Cousineau
    514-982-0859, ext. 264
    mcousineau@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 / 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.  

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

    Register

    Choice of Schedule
    Tuesday6:30 to 8:30 pm
    Sunday9 to 11 am
  • Aerials / 8 to 12 years oldOpen or Close

    90 minutes / 8 weeks / 165 $

    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 / 8 weeks / 210 $

    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 / 8 weeks / 170 $

    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
    • 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 / 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 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

Calendar 2018 Spring session

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

  • Saturdays from April 21 to June 16
  • Sundays from April 22 to June 17
  • Mondays from April 23 to June 18
  • Tuesdays from April 24 to June 12
  • Wednesday from April 25 to June 13
  • Thursday from April 26 to June 14

*No classes on Monday May 21 (fête des patriotes)
*No classes on Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 (performances of Circus and High School and Preparatory students)



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

 


Spring SESSION

From April 21 to June 18, 2018

Registration are closed


Next session

Fall 2018


And also...

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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Circus summer camps for beginners for 7-12 years old

In addition to a 12-hour initiation at the School campus over 4 days, a host of themed and sports activities is included at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

In partnership with Sports Montreal

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