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This 17-week online program aims to educate professionals who can initiate students to circus techniques while helping them develop both expertise and motor skills in the context of recreational activities.
This hybrid program is also intended for :
- Physical education and preparation specialists (physical education teachers, instructors of sports and artistic disciplines, etc.);
- Socio-cultural organizers and interveners (recreational or social circus instructors, etc.);
- Professional artists from the worlds of circus arts, dance, or any other artistic or sports discipline;
- Included are health professionals (kinesiologists, physiotherapists, etc.) who would like to experience first-hand the specific demands of circus arts practice.
Why teach circus arts?
Research has demonstrated the positive impact of circus arts practice on young people, particularly in terms of motor skills, emotional resilience and self-confidence. Circus practice also helps reduce gender differences in terms of motor skills.
An accessible hybrid program
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A Circus Arts Instructor’s Career
Circus arts instructors are able to find employment in many areas. These include: schools devoted to circus arts as recreational activity, municipal recreational facilities, day or vacation camps, or resorts that offer leisure activities. Instructors may also be called upon to animate after-school programs in educational facilities. Community and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which may also incorporate these arts as a form of social education, have occasion to call upon the services of circus arts instructors. Teacher training graduates.
The development of this online program was funded by the Québec Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science and by the bilateral Canada-Quebec and the Protocol for agreements for minority-language education and second-language instruction.The School extends its gratitute to the Cirque du Soleil for its contribution on the Social Circus course as well as sharing videos and guides that come from the Basic Techniques in Circus Arts document developed in conjunction with the School.
Special offer for PE teachers in the province of Quebec: Get 50% off the tuition fee!
From March 2 to June 29, 2019
Register before February 20
Program requires 360 class hours
To complete this virtual course, students must take one-week of in person classes onsite at the National Circus School in Montreal (Canada)
Graduate Instructor Testimonials
"My time in Montreal was fantastic! When I brought the activities and skills that I learned in Montreal back to my school I noticed that there was 100% engagement in the activity."
Andrew Woloshyn (Physical Educator, Alberta)
"Once the students feel they are in a safe environment and this can be attained, they are very easy to work with in an enjoyable environment."
Valerie Pratch (Physical Educator, British Columbia)
"I feel like I have better control over my classes, my leadership is stronger, student autonomy is developing, and my classes drain me less. I enjoy it more and take a lot more satisfaction from it now because of the skills I have developed over the last six months."
Lindsay Bellaire (Circus Coach, Ontario)