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The School provides a complete spectrum of professional programs in circus arts :

We also offer teacher training for professional circus arts educators, recreational activities and other discovery activities (intensive summer camps, workshops, etc).

Educational approach

Since circus artists today are called upon to be both creators and performers, creativity and artistic exploration must form the core of their education. For this reason instruction is based on a multidisciplinary approach to the circus arts, integrating other performing arts such as dance, acting and music. A low student / teacher ratio ensures that each student receives personalized attention and encouragement throughout their training.

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Entrance Exam Registration

Next school year begins : 
August 2020

Registration deadlines :
December 15th, 2019 (Paris)
January 15th, 2020 (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) 

2020 Auditions
February 18 to February 21, 2020

February 2020 (The date will be announced in Fall)

February 2020 (The date will be announced in Fall)

January 2020 (The date will be announced in Fall)

Video Auditions 
Before January 15, 2020 
(international candidates and those living in remote areas)

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"The School has evolved into the Harvard of circus training in North America" (Boston Globes, USA)

"Over the past few decades, Montreal has become a formidable beacon for the circus and a career springboard thanks to the National Circus School founded in 1981 and now one of the best in the world" (Telerama, France).