Trainer

The goal of this program is to prepare trainers in circus arts. These trainers will contribute directly to the development of the circus arts professionals of the future by providing highest-quality instruction in techniques associated with the circus.

In addition to the recreation and social service sectors, educators may be employed in the professional preparatory education sector in circus arts, in primary or secondary-level schools, or in the area of continuing education of circus professionals.

The program requires 765 hours (555 course hours and 210 in work internship) offered full-time over three semesters. 

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    765 hours (555 course hours and 210 in work internship) offered full-time over three semesters.

    Course Calendar

    Introduction to circus techniques (75 hours)
    561-FTC-NC       

    Welcome Session : Monday, July 30, 2018
    Tuesday, July 31 to Friday August 3, 2018
    Monday August 6 to Saturday* August 11, 2018
    Monday August 13 to Saturday* August 18, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    *Saturdays end at 12:30 p.m.

    Class management (45 hours)
    410-GEC-NC      

    Tuesday, July 31 to Friday August 3, 2018
    Monday August 6 to Saturday* August 11, 2018
    Monday August 13 to Saturday* August 18, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    *Saturdays end at 12:30 p.m.

    Circus as social action – Implementing activities (60 hours)
    561-ACC-NC      

    Monday August 20 to Friday August 24, 2018
    Saturday October 13 & Sunday October 14 2018
    Saturday October 20, 2018
    Saturday October 27 & Sunday October 28 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Physical and psychological development of the student (60 hours)
    561-DPP-NC
     

    Saturday, October 20, 2018. 
    Saturday, November 3, 2018
    Saturdays, February 16 & 23, 2018
    Saturdays March 2, 16 & 23, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Movement analysis (45 hours)
    561-ANM-NC

    Saturdays September 8 & 15, 2018 
    Saturday, October 6, 2018
    Saturdays November 10, 17 & 24, 2018
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Advanced training in circus techniques (90 hours)
    561-FAT-NC        

    Including 75 hours of in- class tutorial in at least two disciplines within DEC-DEE (college), CES (high school) and PFS (preparatory) programs. 
    On weekdays, between September 4 and December 7, 2018.
    Saturdays September 22 & 29, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Acrobatic apparatus : set up and strike (90 hours)
    561-MDA-NC     

    Sundays, January 6, 13, & 27 and February 3 & 10, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Supervising the creation and production of a performance (45 hours)
    561-ECR-NC      

    Friday April 5 to Sunday April 7, 2019
    Friday April 12 to Sunday April 14, 2019
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Perfecting a circus technique (90 hours)
    561-FHT-NC

    90 hours of in- class tutorial in a speciality within DEC-DEE (college), CES (high school) and PFS (preparatory) programs. 

    Work Experience Internship (210 hours)
    561-STF-NC      
     

    The student will have one or more internship experiences in the workplace (210 hours) to complete before December 2019.

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    Fees

    Admission Fee

    $30  (not refundable)

    Registration Fee

    $200

    Incidental Fee

    $225

    Tuition (payable in three payments)

    $2, 725 Canadians, French and permanent residents
    $4, 250 Foreigners

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    Student Services

    The School offers a range of student services such as on campus housing, a library, a bursary program, food services and health services. Find out more about student services.

    Financial Assistance

    Full time Canadian students or those who have permanent resident status in Canada are eligible for loan and bursary programs offered by the Ministry of Education of the province in which they officially reside.

    The National Circus School Foundation offers assistance to students who lack sufficient financial resources to pursue professional training at the School no matter what their citizenship. Find out more.

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    Requirements

    • High school diploma (DES) or equivalent
    • Has interrupted studies for at least one school year or has completed one year of post-secondary schooling
    • Has a functional knowledge of the French language, spoken and written
    • Practical experience in the fields of circus arts, sports, dance or theater would be an asset
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate


    Competency Exemption

    A candidate selected may receive credit for previous training or professional experience acquired, conditional upon providing proof. The applicant must also pass an examination to be exempted from any given course.


    Documents to enclose with admission application:

    • Onlinw Application Form completed (application opens on December 3rd 2018)
    • One passport-sized photograph (JPEG) 
    • A birth certificate with the name of the parents
    • The most recent report card of secondary-school grades or, if necessary, the official transcript from the Ministry of Education attesting that a high school diploma (DES) or trade school diploma (DEP) or the equivalent has been obtained
    • If relevant, the most recent transcript of college or university grades (courses completed or non-completed)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Any certificates or transcripts confirming participation in an artistic or sports-related pursuit, relevant to School requirements


    For more information on the admissions policy, see this document.


    Deadline to register for next session: April 15th, 2019.

    For any questions please contact the Registrar via registraire@enc.qc.ca or (514) 982-0859 ext. 239.


Register for this program

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Next school year begins :
August 2019

Application opens on December 3rd 2018

Registration deadline :
April 15th, 2019


2018 session

The program requires 765 hours (565 course hours and 210 in work internship).

Classes start from July 30, 2018 to April 14, 2019* (on some intensive weeks and weekends)

* In addition to a 210-hour-internship to be scheduled at the National Circus School.

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