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Auditions are one of the last step in the admission process to our Circus Arts program (DEC 561.D0) program or to our Circus and High School studies.

Your participation in the auditions allows us to evaluate your physical conditions and abilities: flexibility, stability, coordination, agility, strength, synchronism, precision of execution, etc. The selection committee will also take into account the originality of your performance, your ability to act and improvise, as well as your specialized skills – circus, acrobatic, sports or other disciplines.

Those selected to participate in the auditions will receive an official invitation by email.

How to register

To register, you must complete the following steps:

  • Apply for admission via the Omnivox platform
  • Choose the appropriate audition*
    • in person – in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver or Paris
    • by video
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable file opening fees
  • Provide the following documents. If they are written in a language other than French or English, they must be accompanied by a certified translation.:
    • Passport-size photo (JPEG format)
    • Copy of birth certificate showing parents’ first and last names
    • Copy of transcript showing successful completion of high school (level equivalent to the Quebec high school diploma), as well as the last year of schooling completed, if applying to the Circus Arts programs.
    • Copy of transcripts showing last two years of successful schooling for application to Circus and High School studies

* Whenever possible, a in-person audition is preferable to a video audition, as it allows the selection committee to better evaluate your abilities.

If your application meets the admission criteria, you will receive confirmation that your file is complete. An official invitation to attend our auditions will then be sent to you by e-mail.

Auditions in person
Video Audition

Audition dates by city.

Cities Dates
Paris January 11 and 12, 2024
Toronto February 1st, 2024
Vancouver February 2nd, 2024
Montreal February 10 and 11, 2024 : Circus and High School studies
February 13 to 16, 2024: Circus Arts (DEC 561.D0)

Important: Any expenses related to participation in the auditions – travel, accommodation or other – are entirely at the candidates’ expense.

 

In-person auditions for specific disciplines

If you are interested in auditioning in Paris, Toronto or Vancouver and would like to apply for one of the following disciplines: Trampoline, Tight Wire, Cloud Swing, Chinese Pole, Swinging Trapeze, Cyr Wheel, German Wheel, Teeterboard or Spring Board, you must submit an audition video with your application. The studios reserved for these cities are not equipped for the safe practice of these disciplines.

You’ll need to submit a 3 minutes video showcasing your discipline to enable the selection committee to properly evaluate your profile. You’ll find all the information you need to prepare this video in the guide for Circus Arts program applicants, or in the specific guide for participants in the Circus and High School studies.

If you prefer to present your discipline number in person, in front of our selection committee, we invite you to register for our live auditions in Montreal.

 

Deadline for submitting your video  

Paris: To be determined
Toronto and Vancouver: To be determined

Audition video submission deadline: To be determined

Make sure that your video meets the conditions and requirements outlined in the Circus Arts Participation Guide or the one for the Circus and High School studies. These documents contain all the details of the tests to prepare your audition video.

Auditions in person

Audition dates by city.

Cities Dates
Paris January 11 and 12, 2024
Toronto February 1st, 2024
Vancouver February 2nd, 2024
Montreal February 10 and 11, 2024 : Circus and High School studies
February 13 to 16, 2024: Circus Arts (DEC 561.D0)

Important: Any expenses related to participation in the auditions – travel, accommodation or other – are entirely at the candidates’ expense.

 

In-person auditions for specific disciplines

If you are interested in auditioning in Paris, Toronto or Vancouver and would like to apply for one of the following disciplines: Trampoline, Tight Wire, Cloud Swing, Chinese Pole, Swinging Trapeze, Cyr Wheel, German Wheel, Teeterboard or Spring Board, you must submit an audition video with your application. The studios reserved for these cities are not equipped for the safe practice of these disciplines.

You’ll need to submit a 3 minutes video showcasing your discipline to enable the selection committee to properly evaluate your profile. You’ll find all the information you need to prepare this video in the guide for Circus Arts program applicants, or in the specific guide for participants in the Circus and High School studies.

If you prefer to present your discipline number in person, in front of our selection committee, we invite you to register for our live auditions in Montreal.

 

Deadline for submitting your video  

Paris: To be determined
Toronto and Vancouver: To be determined

Video Audition

Audition video submission deadline: To be determined

Make sure that your video meets the conditions and requirements outlined in the Circus Arts Participation Guide or the one for the Circus and High School studies. These documents contain all the details of the tests to prepare your audition video.

Selection

The selection committee will evaluate the applications during the month of February.

You will receive a response by email during the month of March. Only those who meet the necessary requirements will be admitted to the programs.

Please be sure to check your email inbox and junk mail regularly.

Contact and information

If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at [email protected]. For more information on programs or admission, visit the Circus Arts,  Circus and High School studies or the Preparatory Program page.

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