National Preselection Tour

This fall, the National Circus School is inviting young talent between the ages of 9 and 17 to participate in its annual preselection. Whether you are passionate about circus, dance or acrobatic sports, no matter where you live in Canada, the invitation is out!

Given the current health context, the national preselection tour will not be held in person this year. Exceptionally, the preselection process will therefore take place by video. 

Are circus, dance or acrobatic sports your passion? 

The preselection tour is an opportunity for young people to have their potential evaluated and to meet the School's teachers, while also learning more about the programs and the life of a circus artist. The shortlisted candidates are invited to the official Entrance Exam in February or as part of summer camps to complete the admissions process. A virtual open-house will be held in November 2020 via video conference. It will be possible to meet teachers from the School and learn more about the programs and the life of a circus artist. 

Please note that it is not mandatory to participate in the preselection tour in order to register for the summer camps and to attend our open-house event. For more information about the summer camps, click here

Participation criteria

  • Be between 9 and 17 years of age
  • Be Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Be interested in the higher education in circus arts

As part of this event, the jury, made up of teachers from the School, invites interested candidates to submit a participation video*. In this video, various warm-up, flexibility, physical preparation, movement and acrobatic exercises will be requested in order to evaluate the different qualities and potential of young circus artists to integrate the School's programs. In particular, spatial orientation, coordination, flexibility, strength, stage presence (acting), movement and musicality (dance) will be evaluated. There is no evaluation of circus specialty disciplines or individual performance by participants.   

* All details regarding the content to be prepared for the video will be sent by email once the application has been submitted. 

Registration for the 2020 Preselection Tour is now open!

Please only fill in the form once. A confirmation email will be sent a few days prior to the event with all the useful information.

Preselection registration

Registration deadline : November 22, 2020

Preparatory program

Active and creative? Are you between 9 and 17?

Develop your potential in circus arts! With this extracurricular program of 13 hours of training per week. Registration all year long!

Learn more

Come visit the School

Virtual information sessions will be held in November 2020.


2020 Official Entrance Exam

For the Circus & High School studies and Higher Education programs.

Registrations start in November 2020

Next school year begins : 
August 2021