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The National Circus School embarks on a pre-selection tour of some 20 cities, a cross-Canada quest for talented young people between the ages of 9 and 17. There will be stops in close to 20 cities from October 31 to November 13, 2010.
During the tour the School's teaching staff will hold workshops, with exercises designed to assess the aspiring circus artists' calibre 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). 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.
This pre-selection tour also makes the entrance procedures more accessible to all young Canadians who wish to follow their dream of being a circus artist. To participate in the pre-selection, applicants must select the city closest to their home town and register at nationalcircusschool.ca. The tour takes place from October 31 to November 13. There will be stops in Halifax, Moncton, Gaspe, Saguenay, Rivière-du-Loup, Disraeli, Magog, Amos, Gatineau, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and Montreal.
This is a great 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!