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!


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. 

Please note that it is not mandatory to participate in the preselection tour in order to register for the summer camps and to participate in our Entrance Exam.

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

During the tour the School's teaching staff will hold workshops, with exercises designed to assess the aspiring circus artists' level and potential to integrate into the School's programs. In particular, they will be tested for spatial orientation, coordination, flexibility, strength, stage presence (acting ability), movement and musicality (dance). There will be no assessment of any individual circus act performance. In addition to this opportunity to be evaluated by circus arts professionals, young aspirants will attend a briefing on the School's training programs and learn more about the career of a circus performer. Once pre-selected, candidates may register for the official Entrance Examination in February or for one of the summer camps to complete the admission process.

Registration for the 2021 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.



Saint-John, Newfoundland: September 23, 2021
Other destinations are to be determined.

Preselection registration


Saint-John, Newfoundland
September 23, 2021

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

2021 Official Entrance Exam

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

Next school year begins : 
August 2022